How AllMusic Reviewed the 2020 Grammy Winners


The Grammys arrived and went again previous night, held less than the twin darkish clouds of the dying of Kobe Bryant and the guiding the scenes controversy plaguing the Recording Academy. But awards ought to be and had been handed out, with Billie Eilish sweeping the top rated classes, and artists like Lizzo, Tanya Tucker, Gary Clark Jr., Tool, and Tyler the Creator also finding up trophies. Our editors expended 2019 examining and contextualizing the albums showcased on past night’s ceremony, so we have gathered their opinions of the winners in a person handy record.

Record OF THE Year — “Lousy Dude,” Billie Eilish

ALBUM OF THE Yr — When We All Tumble Asleep, Where Do We Go?, Billie Eilish

Finest NEW ARTIST — Billie Eilish

Finest RAP/SUNG Functionality — “Larger,” DJ Khaled Showcasing Nipsey Hussle & John Legend

Music OF THE Year — “Negative Person,” Billie Eilish

Finest RAP ALBUM — Igor, Tyler, The Creator

Greatest COMEDY ALBUM — Sticks & Stones, Dave Chappelle

Greatest Nation DUO/Group Efficiency — “Speechless,” Dan + Shay

Greatest POP SOLO Effectiveness — “Truth of the matter Hurts,” Lizzo


Ideal POP VOCAL ALBUM — When We All Drop Asleep, Wherever Do We Go?, Billie Eilish

Most effective Traditional POP VOCAL ALBUM — Search Now, Elvis Costello & The Imposters

Greatest POP DUO/Group Performance — “Aged City Highway,” Lil Nas X That includes Billy Ray Cyrus

Finest AMERICANA ALBUM — Oklahoma, Keb’ Mo’

Very best AMERICAN ROOTS Tune — “Call My Identify,” I’m With Her

Ideal AMERICAN ROOTS Performance — “Saint Honesty,” Sara Bareilles

Finest Environment Music ALBUM — Celia, Angelique Kidjo

Finest R&B ALBUM — Ventura, Anderson .Paak

Very best City Contemporary ALBUM — Cuz I Love You (Deluxe), Lizzo

Ideal R&B Song — “Say So,” PJ Morton That includes JoJo

Very best Standard R&B Functionality — “Jerome,” Lizzo

Finest R&B General performance — “Occur Property,” Anderson .Paak Showcasing André 3000

Finest Alternate New music ALBUM — Father Of The Bride, Vampire Weekend

Ideal ROCK ALBUM — Social Cues, Cage The Elephant

Finest ROCK Tune — “This Land,” Gary Clark Jr.

Greatest Metal Overall performance — “7empest,” Software

Very best ROCK Functionality — “This Land,” Gary Clark Jr.

Best MUSICAL THEATER ALBUM — Hadestown, Original Broadway Cast

Finest Contemporary CLASSICAL COMPOSITION — Higdon: Harp Concerto, Yolanda Kondonassis, Ward Stare & The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra

Most effective CLASSICAL COMPENDIUM — The Poetry Of Spots, Nadia Shpachenko

Ideal CLASSICAL SOLO VOCAL ALBUM — Songplay, Joyce DiDonato

Greatest CLASSICAL INSTRUMENTAL SOLO — Marsalis: Violin Concerto Fiddle Dance Suite, Nicola Benedetti

Best CHAMBER Music/Little ENSEMBLE Functionality — Shaw: Orange, Attacca Quartet

Greatest CHORAL General performance — Duruflé: Full Choral Works, Robert Simpson

Greatest OPERA RECORDING — Picker: Fantastic Mr. Fox, Gil Rose, John Brancy, Krista River, Andrew Craig Brown, Edwin Vega & Gabriel Preisser

Greatest ORCHESTRAL Effectiveness — Norman: Maintain, Gustavo Dudamel


Ideal ENGINEERED ALBUM, CLASSICAL — Riley: Sun Rings, Kronos Quartet

Most effective RAP Track — “A Good deal,” 21 Savage That includes J. Cole

Finest RAP Overall performance — “Racks In The Center,” Nipsey Hussle That includes Roddy Ricch & Hit-Boy

Most effective TROPICAL LATIN ALBUM (tie) — Opus, Marc Anthony
A Journey By Cuban Tunes, Aymée Nuviola

Greatest REGIONAL MEXICAN Songs ALBUM — De Ayer Para Siempre, Mariachi Los Camperos

Most effective LATIN ROCK, City OR Choice ALBUM — El Mal Querer, ROSALÍA

Best LATIN POP ALBUM — #Eldisco, Alejandro Sanz

Finest ROOTS GOSPEL ALBUM — Testimony, Gloria Gaynor

Best Up to date CHRISTIAN Tunes ALBUM — Burn off The Ships, for KING & Region

Finest GOSPEL ALBUM — Extensive Are living Really like, Kirk Franklin

Greatest Contemporary CHRISTIAN Music Efficiency/Music — “God Only Is familiar with,” for KING & Region & Dolly Parton

Ideal GOSPEL Functionality/Music — “Love Principle,” Kirk Franklin

Ideal Region ALBUM — Although I’m Livin’, Tanya Tucker

Finest Country Music — “Carry My Flowers Now,” Tanya Tucker

Finest Region SOLO Effectiveness — “Experience Me Back Property,” Willie Nelson

Very best LATIN JAZZ ALBUM — Antidote, Chick Corea & The Spanish Coronary heart Band

Greatest Large JAZZ ENSEMBLE ALBUM — The Omni-American Guide Club, Brian Lynch Big Band

Ideal JAZZ INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM — Obtaining Gabriel, Brad Mehldau

Ideal JAZZ VOCAL ALBUM — 12 Tiny Spells, Esperanza Spalding

Greatest IMPROVISED JAZZ SOLO — “Sozinho,” Randy Brecker

Ideal ARRANGEMENT, Instruments AND VOCALS — “All Night Extended,” Jacob Collier That includes Jules Buckley, Consider 6 & Metropole Orkest

Very best ARRANGEMENT, INSTRUMENTAL OR A CAPPELLA — “Moon River,” Jacob Collier

Ideal INSTRUMENTAL COMPOSITION — “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Symphonic Suite,” John Williams

Finest Modern INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM — Mettavolution, Rodrigo y Gabriela

Most effective DANCE/Electronic ALBUM — No Geography, The Chemical Brothers

Best DANCE RECORDING — “Obtained To Preserve On,” The Chemical Brothers

Ideal SPOKEN Term ALBUM — Getting to be, Michelle Obama

Very best Children’s Music ALBUM — Ageless Songs for the Boy or girl Archetype, Jon Samson

Greatest REGGAE ALBUM — Rapture, Koffee

Ideal REGIONAL ROOTS Music ALBUM — Great Time, Ranky Tanky

Finest Folks ALBUM — Patty Griffin, Patty Griffin

Very best Present-day BLUES ALBUM — This Land, Gary Clark Jr.

Best Classic BLUES ALBUM — Tall, Dark & Handsome, Delbert McClinton & Self-Produced Adult males + Dana

Very best BLUEGRASS ALBUM — Tall Fiddler, Michael Cleveland

Most effective NEW AGE ALBUM — Wings, Peter Kater

Finest Tunes Movie — Homecoming, Beyoncé

Finest Songs Video clip — “Old City Street,” Lil Nas X & Billy Ray Cyrus

Most effective IMMERSIVE AUDIO ALBUM — LUX, Anita Brevik, Trondheimsolistene & Nidarosdomens Jentekor

Greatest REMIXED RECORDING — “I Rise (Tracy Young’s Satisfaction Intro Radio Remix),” Madonna

Ideal ENGINEERED ALBUM, NON-CLASSICAL — When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, Billie Eilish

Greatest Historic ALBUM — Pete Seeger: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection, Pete Seeger

Ideal ALBUM NOTES — Stax ’68: A Memphis Tale, Several Artists

Greatest BOXED OR Particular Limited Edition Bundle — Woodstock: Again To The Backyard garden – The Definitive 50th Anniversary Archive, Several Artists

Most effective RECORDING Package — Chris Cornell, Chris Cornell

Greatest Track Published FOR Visual MEDIA — “I am going to In no way Appreciate Again,” Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper

Very best Score SOUNDTRACK FOR Visible MEDIA — Chernobyl, Hildur Guðnadóttir

Very best COMPILATION SOUNDTRACK FOR Visible MEDIA — A Star Is Born, Woman Gaga & Bradley Cooper