2020 GRAMMY Awards: 11 Amazing Moments You Missed

January 26, 2020

With unthinkable news coming just hours before music’s biggest night, 2020 GRAMMY Awards host Alicia Keys was left to guide the room and a large section of the world out of a devastating day. Earlier on Sunday, reports spread about the death of Kobe Bryant. The Los Angeles Lakers star was killed in a helicopter crash along with his daughter and 7 others. With that, a celebration in the Staples Center quickly turned to something much more powerful.

“Here we are together on music’s biggest night, celebrating the artists that do it best. But to be honest with you we’re all feeling crazy sadness right now,” Alicia Keys admitted as she walked onto the stage, noting that they were all “heartbroken in the house that Kobe Bryant built.”

With his jerseys illuminated in the rafters of the Staples Center, Keys invited Boyz II Men to the stage for a touching version of “It's So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday,” as the crowd looked on still shocked from the passing of the icon. It wouldn’t be the last time Bryant was remembered throughout the evening, with his legacy in the building and beyond looming over the night.

There was still a task at hand, to also honor the artists that made it another amazing year of music. Short on actual awards and big on performances, collaborations, and unmatched emotion, these are the biggest moments from the 2020 GRAMMY Awards.