The 62nd Grammy awards was held Sunday night amidst tributes to Lakers Legend, Kobe Bryant. Bryant Died with his 13 year old daughter in a helicopter crash; few hours before the award ceremony. This year’s awards, kicked off with a solemn acappella tribute to Kobe Bryant by Boys II Men. And director Ava DuVernay introduced a Nipsey Hussle tribute from John Legend, DJ Khaled, Meek Mill, YG and others.
The shadow of basketball legend Kobe Bryant, who died in a helicopter crash with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others; loomed large over the Grammy Awards ceremony held at the Staples Center.
In which he played for the Los Angeles Lakers for over 20 years. “We’re all feeling crazy sadness right now,” said returning host Alicia Keys to a room in which Bryant’s retired jersey numbers shone brightly overhead. “We’re literally standing here heartbroken in the house that Kobe Bryant built.”
These Are The Black Winners At The Grammy Awards Ceremony;
Best Rap Album– IGOR By Tyler The Creator
Best Rap/Song Performance
“Higher,” by DJ Khaled featuring Nipsey Hussle and John Legend.
Comedy Album– Sticks & Stones By Dave Chappell
Pop Solo Performance– “Truth Hurts,” By Lizzo
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance – “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X & Billy Ray Cyrus
Urban Contemporary Album –Cuz I Love You (Deluxe) by Lizzo
More Grammy Awards Wins
Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Storytelling) Becoming by Michelle Obama
“Old Town Road (Official Movie),” Lil Nas X featuring Billie Ray Cyrus
Best Music Film –Homecoming, by Beyoncé
Rap Performance–“Racks in the Middle,” Nipsey Hussle featuring Roddy Ricch & Hit-Boy
Best Rap Song– “A Lot,” Jermaine Cole, Dacoury Natche, 21 Savage & Anthony White, (21 Savage featuring J. Cole)
Best Reggae Album–Rapture by Koffee
“Love Theory” by kirk Franklin; Kirk Franklin, Songwriter
Best World Music Album –Celia by Angelique Kidjo
Best Roots Gospel Album–Testimony — Gloria Gaynor