The R&B/pop star dedicated her performance to NBA legend Kobe Bryant, who died this afternoon in a tragic helicopter crash just outside of Los Angeles. “Tonight is for Kobe,” she said, “I’m crying ’cause I love you.”
Donning a black, glittery dress, she then aptly launched into the Cuz I Love You title track while accompanied by an orchestral ensemble. A short ballet piece ushered in the second part of Lizzo’s performance, which saw her belt out “Truth Hurts” in a new glow-in-the-dark outfit and with assistance from her trusty Sasha Flute. Watch below.
Lizzo led the way with a total of eight nominations, including Album of the Year, Song, of the Year, Record of the Year, and Pop Solo Performance. Ultimately, she’s was victorious in three categories: Best Solo Pop Performance (“Truth Hurts”), Best Traditional R&B Performance (“Jerome”) and Best Urban Contemporary Album.
Grammys 2020 also saw performances from Billie Eilish, Ariana Grande, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani, Lil Nas X and BTS, Tyler, the Creator, Rosalía, Camila Cabello, Demi Lovato, H.E.R., Aerosmith and Run-D.M.C., and The Jonas Brothers. The show also featured tributes to Prince, Kobe Bryant, and Nipsey Hussle. To check out our complete coverage of tonight’s ceremonies, head here.
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