Following the tragic news of Kobe Bryant’s death on Sunday, music’s biggest stars gathered for an intimate and soulful evening at his old stomping grounds.
The 2020 Grammy Awards kicked off at the Staples Center in LA, opening with a heartfelt tribute to the late NBA superstar and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, who also died in the accident. It was sung by host Alicia Keys and Boyz II Men, and the room was filled with emotion.
In addition to the loving tributes, emotional acceptance speeches, and moving performances (Demi Lovato, we’re looking at you), there were some lighthearted moments, too.
From the Jonas Brothers revealing their new head-bopping track “Five More Minutes” to Billie Eilish winning a whopping five Grammys, there were many other reasons to smile (and moments to gush over!). Ahead, see all the hottest photos from this year’s Grammys.
Billie Eilish Wore Gucci All the Way Down to Her Nails on the Grammys Red Carpet
If there’s one thing we know about Billie Eilish, it’s that she loves her designer prints – and she likes to wear them everywhere. The “Bad Guy” singer stepped out at the 2020 Grammy Awards on Sunday night rocking an all-green Gucci outfit that was decked out in the designer’s signature prints all the way to her nails.
Eilish, who normally wears her nails extra long with bold designs, was spotted on the red carpet wearing a square tips that were painted green and decorated with the Gucci logo. According to an Instagram photo, the nail art was created by manicurist Emi Kudo, whose celebrity client list also includes Brie Larson, Links”>Kristen Bell, and Hailey Bieber.
Read ahead to get a closer look at Billie Eilish’s Gucci nail art.
We Demand to Know What Lil Nas X Said to Lizzo at the Grammys to Warrant This Expression
In addition to its rousing performances and acceptance speeches, the Grammy Awards must also be a great place to gossip. At least that’s what it looks like Lizzo and Lil Nas X were doing when the fellow nominees and performers were caught sharing a funny exchange during the show. Between his pleased expression and her mouth-agape reaction, it’s imperative that we figure out what exactly was said. Did Lil Nas X ask to store his phone in her tiny purse?
Was Lizzo upset she wasn’t one of the *checks tape* 215 artists onstage with Lil Nas X during his “Old Town Road” performance? Form your own theories by checking out photos of the two ahead, as well as their group shot with the evening’s big winners, Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell.
The Marathon Continues: Artists Perform Moving Tribute to Nipsey Hussle at the Grammys
It’s been almost a year since the death of rapper Nipsey Hussle, but his memory lives on. On Sunday night, the late rapper’s friends came together to perform a beautiful tribute to his legacy. The performance opened with Meek Mill and Roddy Ricch performing “Letter to Nipsey,” before transitioning into DJ Khaled and John Legend’s rendition of “Higher.”
The song is off DJ Khaled’s Father of Asahd album and features both Hussle and Legend, which Khaled highlighted by featuring a video of Hussle in the background. Kirk Franklin joined the act alongside a full choir, with the performance’s closing verse delivered by rapper YG, a close friend to Hussle.
Hussle is nominated for three posthumous awards, including best rap/sung performance and rap song. The rapper won his first-ever Grammy earlier in the evening for best rap performance for “Racks in the Middle” with Roddy Ricch and Hit-boy. Hussle’s family, including his brother, grandmother, and partner Lauren London, accepted the award during the pre-telecast ceremony, with his grandmother thanking those in attendance for “showing all the love” for her grandson “that I have felt for him all of his life and will always live in my heart, so thank you.” Watch the touching performance in Hussle’s memory ahead.