2020 Year in Review: Newbies Lil Nas X, Lizzo, & Billie Eilish Swept the GRAMMYs

Published: Tuesday 29th Dec 2020 by Rashad

Whether penciled in history books for reasons good, bad, ugly, and/or everything in between, 2020 brought with it some of entertainment’s most memorable moments.

Now, as the year draws to a close, That Grape Juice is reflecting on our favorite moments that rocked – and to some degree maybe even reshaped – the Urban and Pop cultural landscape as we know it.

Next, we’ll look back on how the new kids on the block rocked the year’s GRAMMY Awards!

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As evidenced by the Billboard Hot 100, 2019 was undoubtedly the year of the newcomer.  For proof of this one needn’t look any further than the seemingly overnight successes of breakout stars Lizzo, Lil Nas X, and Billie Eilish.

Collectively, the trio spent over 25 weeks atop the tally to historic measure.  While Lizzo’s ‘Truth Hurts’ tied the record for the longest-running female Rap #1, X’s ‘Old Town Record’ broke the record for the longest-running #1 hit of all-time (among all genres).  In what would’ve been his 20th week atop the chart, Eilish’s ‘Bad Guy’ dethroned him – making history in the process for becoming the first act born in the 2000s to top the chart.

For these accomplishments and more, it made sense the three would sweep the 2020 GRAMMYs (and sweep they did).  Lizzo received the most nominations, 8, while Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X followed with six each.

When it was all said and done, Eilish walked away with five trophies, Lizzo landed three, and Lil Nas nabbed two.

 

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  1. Shayla Queen 👑 December 29, 2020

    At the risk of being labelled a “hater,” I still have to say that looking at this – Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X and Lizzo – is this really the future of music?

    • Incognito December 30, 2020

      I hope so, especially for Billie. Never been a fan of Lizzo tho but I like the body positive message she sends, Lil Nas X sounds ok but I feel like he’s more about visuals than originality in the voice and the sound. Anyway, I wish them all the best and look forward to hear what they will release next year.

  2. Justme December 29, 2020

    When beyonce wins song and record of the year, nobody better not say anything.. y’all stayed quiet when billie swept and we all know it wasn’t the best song of the year nor album

  3. Incognito December 30, 2020

    Congratulations to them. Billie is the one of the 3 that I like the most. The album WWAFAWDWG is such a gem 💎 she helped a lot of people with her music and the last single is pure gold for me, good message to the world “stop judging others and mind your own business” I have high hopes in her.

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