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.