We’re simply half an hour into the 2020 Grammy Awards, and Lizzo has not solely kicked off the present with a implausible (and heartbreaking) efficiency, however one more win.
On Sunday evening (Jan. 26), Lizzo — essentially the most nominated artist at this yr’s ceremony with eight nods — gained her third Grammy of the evening for greatest pop solo efficiency minutes after she carried out two of the hits which have earned her extra nominations, “Cuz I Love You” and “Fact Hurts.”
She crossed her fingers as Cynthia Erivo and Keith City learn by her fellow nominees on the facet of the stage, and fought again tears as she approached the rostrum.
“Thanks to the academy, to start with — that is surprising, actually, cool, however I wish to say, this complete week, I may very well be misplaced in my issues, stressed, after which right away, all of that may go away and your priorities actually shift…” Earlier than launching into her show-opening medley moments prior, she had paid tribute to Kobe Bryant, who, alongside together with his teenaged daughter Gianna, died hours earlier than in a helicopter crash. Bryant was clearly nonetheless on Lizzo’s thoughts as she spoke on the therapeutic energy of music and “making music that strikes individuals… that liberates individuals” earlier than providing honest due to her closest buddies and members of her staff.
Lizzo has already secured Grammys within the classes of greatest conventional R&B efficiency for her track “Jerome,” in addition to greatest city up to date album for 2019’s Cuz I Love You. She is nominated within the “large 4” classes of file of the yr (for “Fact Hurts”), track of the yr (“Fact Hurts”), album of the yr (Cuz I Love You) and greatest new artist.
Watch a clip of Lizzo accepting her awarsd beneath.
“Let’s proceed to succeed in out and maintain one another down.” @Lizzo accepts her #Grammys win for greatest pop solo efficiency with an emotional speech https://t.co/uKUpaz8cwl pic.twitter.com/L5ZqrFL5aj
— The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) January 27, 2020