It's the Grammys, "Music's Biggest Night!" All of the pop stars are out, they're taking home awards for the music we couldn't stop listening to last year, and while the Recording Academy rarely honors interesting work that doesn't hit the Top 40, the Grammys are arguably the most entertaining awards show. Because performances take priority, the music only stops when an award winner makes an acceptance speech.
This year's ceremony was more somber than others in recent memory. It took place at the Staples Center, where the Lakers play in Los Angeles, in the wake of Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gigi's tragic unexpected deaths, which Alicia Keys eulogized in her opening monologue and performed "It's So Hard to Say Goodbye" with Boyz II Men in tribute. This year's Grammys also came amid corruption and sexual harassment allegations against previous Recording Academy president Neil Portnow by former president and CEO Deborah Dugan, who was placed on administrative leave just 10 days before the program.
Nevertheless, there were more than a handful of moving and entertaining performances, and wild moments went down, from the red carpet looks, to high energy performances from artists like Tyler, the Creator and Lil Nas X, to Billie Eilish's late night awards sweep that turned her into the biggest winner of the night. Here are the most outrageous moments from the 2020 Grammy Awards.
If you need some other Grammy-worthy music recommendations that the Recording Academy overlooked this year, check out our best albums of 2019 and best songs of 2019.