2020 Grammy Winners: The Full List

26 January 2020 – Los Angeles, California – Billie Eilish. 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center. Photo Credit: AdMedia

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

i,i, Bon Iver
Norman Fucking Rockwell, Lana del Rey
WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?, BILLIE EILISH
Thank U Next, Ariana Grande
I Used to Know Her, H.E.R.
7, Lil Nas x
Cuz I Love You, Lizzo
Father of the Bride, Vampire Weekend

RECORD OF THE YEAR

“Hey Ma,” Bon Iver
“BAD GUY,” BILLIE EILISH
“7 Rings,” Ariana Grande
“Hard Place,” H.E.R.
“Talk,” Khalid
“Old Town Road,” Lil Nas X
“Truth Hurts,” Lizzo
“Sunflower,” Post Malone and Swae Lee

SONG OF THE YEAR

“Always Remember Us This Way,” Lady Gaga
“BAD GUY,” BILLIE EILISH
“Bring My Flowers Now,” Tanya Tucker
“Hard Place,” H.E.R.
“Lover,” Taylor Swift
“Norman Fucking Rockwell,” Lana del Rey
“Someone You Love,” Lewis Capaldi
“Truth Hurts,“ Lizzo

BEST NEW ARTIST

Black Pumas
BILLIE EILISH
Lil Nas X
Lizzo
Maggie Rogers
Rosalía
Tank and the Bangas
Yola

BEST POP SOLO PERFORMANCE

“Spirit,” Beyoncé
“Bad Guy,” Billie Eilish
“7 Rings,” Ariana Grande
“TRUTH HURTS,” LIZZO
“You Need to Calm Down,” Taylor Swift

BEST POP DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE

“Boyfriend,” Ariana Grande & Social House
“Sucker,” Jonas Brothers
“OLD TOWN ROAD,” LIL NAS X FEATURING BILLY RAY CYRUS
“Sunflower,” Post Malone & Swae Lee
“Señorita,” Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello

BEST POP VOCAL ALBUM

The Lion King: The Gift,Beyoncé
WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP WHERE DO WE GO?, BILLIE EILISH
Thank U, Next, Ariana Grande
No. 6 Collaborations Project, Ed Sheeran
Lover, Taylor Swift

BEST R&B PERFORMANCE

“Love Again,” Daniel Caesar and Brandy
“Could’ve Been,” H.E.R. feat. Bryson Tiller
“Exactly How I Feel,” Lizzo feat. Gucci Mane
“Roll Some Mo,” Lucky Day
“COME HOME,” ANDERSON PAAK FEAT. ANDRE 3000

BEST R&B SONG

“Could’ve Been,” H.E.R. feat. Bryson Tiller
“Look At Me Now,” Emily King
“No Guidance,” Chris Brown feat. Drake
“Roll Some Mo,” Lucky Daye
“SAY SO,” PJ MORTON FEAT. JOJO

BEST R&B ALBUM

1123, BJ The Chicago Kid
Painted, Lucky Daye
Ella Mai, Ella Mai
Paul, PJ Morton
VENTURA, ANDERSON PAAK

BEST RAP PERFORMANCE

“Middle Child,” J. Cole
“Suge,” DaBaby
“Down Bad,” Dreamville Featuring J.I.D, Bas, J. Cole, EARTHGANG & Young Nudy
“RACKS IN THE MIDDLE,” NIPSEY HUSSLE FEAT. RODDY RICCH & HIT-BOY
“Clout,” Offset Featuring Cardi B

BEST RAP SONG

“Bad Idea,” YBN Cordae feat. Chance The Rapper
“Gold Roses,” Rick Ross feat. Drake
“A LOT,” 21 SAVAGE FEAT. J. COLE
“Racks in the Middle,” Nipsey Hussle feat. Roddy Ricch & Hit-Boy
“Suge,” DaBaby

BEST RAP/SUNG PERFORMANCE

“HIGHER,” DJ KHALED FEATURING NIPSEY HUSSLE & JOHN LEGEND
“Drip Too Hard,” Lil Baby & Gunna
“Panini,” Lil Nas X
“Ballin,” Mustard Featuring Roddy Ricch “The London,” Young Thug Featuring J. Cole & Travis Scott

BEST RAP ALBUM

Revenge of the Dreamers III, Dreamville
Championships, Meek Mill
I Am Greater Than I Was, 21 Savage
IGOR, TYLER THE CREATOR
The Lost Boy, YBN Cordae

BEST COUNTRY SONG

“BRING MY FLOWERS NOW,” TANYA TUCKER
“Girls Goin’ Nowhere,” Ashley McBryde
“It All Comes Out in the Wash,” Miranda Lambert
“Some Of It,” Eric Church
“Speechless,” Dan and Shay

BEST COUNTRY SOLO PERFORMANCE

“All Your’n,” Tyler Childers
“Girl Goin’ Nowhere,” Ashley McBryde
“RIDE ME BACK HOME,” WILLIE NELSON
“God’s Country,” Blake Shelton
“Bring My Flowers Now,” Tanya Tucker

BEST COUNTRY DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE

“Brand New Man,” Brooks & Dunn With Luke Combs
“I Don’t Remember Me (Before You),” Brothers Osborne
“SPEECHLESS,” DAN + SHAY
“The Daughters,” Little Big Town
“Common,” Maren Morris Featuring Brandi Carlile

BEST COUNTRY ALBUM

Desperate Man, Eric Church
Stronger Than the Truth, Reba McEntire
Interstate Gospel, Pistol Annies
Center Point Road, Thomas Rhett
WHILE I’M LIVIN’, TANYA TUCKER

BEST ROCK ALBUM

Amo, Bring Me the Horizon
SOCIAL CUES, CAGE THE ELEPHANT
In The End, The Cranberries
Trauma, I Prevail
Feral Roots, Rival Sons

BEST ROCK PERFORMANCE

“Pretty Waste,” Bones UK
“THIS LAND,” GARY CLARK JR.
“History Repeats,” Brittany Howard
“Woman,” Karen O & Danger Mouse
“Too Bad,” Rival Sons

BEST ALTERNATIVE MUSIC ALBUM

U.F.O.F., Big Thief
Assume Form, James Blake
I,I, Bon Iver
FATHER OF THE BRIDE, VAMPIRE WEEKEND
Anima, Thom Yorke

BEST URBAN CONTEMPORARY ALBUM

Apollo XXI, Steve Lacy
CUZ I LOVE YOU, LIZZO
Overload, Georgia Anne Muldrow
Saturn, NAO
Being Human In Public, Jessie Reyez

BEST TRADITIONAL R&B PERFORMANCE

“Time Today,” BJ The Chicago Kid
“Steady Love,” India.Arie
“JEROME,” LIZZO
“Real Games,” Lucky Daye
“Built For Love,” PJ Morton Featuring Jazmine Sullivan

BEST DANCE/ELECTRONIC ALBUM

LP5, Apparat
NO GEOGRAPHY, THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS
Hi This Is Flume (Mixtape), Flume
Solace, RÜFÜS DU SOL
Weather, Tycho

BEST DANCE RECORDING

“Linked,” Bonobo
“GOT TO KEEP ON,” THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS
“Piece Of Your Heart,” Meduza Featuring Goodboys
“Underwater,” RÜFÜS DU SOL
“Midnight Hour,” Skrillex & Boys Noize Featuring Ty Dolla $ign

BEST COMEDY ALBUM

Quality Time, Jim Gaffigan
Relatable, Ellen DeGeneres
Right Now, Aziz Ansari
Son of Patricia, Trevor Noah
STICKS & STONES, DAVE CHAPPELLE

BEST COMPILATION SOUNDTRACK FOR VISUAL MEDIA

The Lion King: The Songs, (Various Artists)
Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time In Hollywood, (Various Artists)
Rocketman, (Various Artists)
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, (Various Artists)
A STAR IS BORN (VARIOUS ARTISTS)

BEST SONG WRITTEN FOR VISUAL MEDIA

“The Ballad Of The Lonesome Cowboy,” Toy Story 4
“Girl In The Movies,” Dumplin’’’“I’LL NEVER LOVE AGAIN,” A STAR IS BORN
“Spirit,” The Lion King
“Suspirium,” Suspiria

BEST MUSIC VIDEO

“We’ve Got To Try,” (The Chemical Brothers) Ellie Fry, video director; Ninian Doff, video producer
“This Land,” (Gary Clark Jr.) Savanah Leaf, video director; Alicia Martinez, video producer
“Cellophane,” (FKA Twigs) Andrew Thomas Huang, video director; Alex Chamberlain, video producer
“OLD TOWN ROAD (OFFICIAL MOVIE),” (LIL NAS X & BILLY RAY CYRUS) CALMATIC, VIDEO DIRECTOR; CANDICE DRAGONAS, MELISSA LARSEN & SAUL LEVITZ, VIDEO PRODUCERS
“Glad He’s Gone,” (Tove Lo) Vania Heymann & Gal Muggia, video directors; Natan Schottenfels, video producer

BEST MUSIC FILM

HOMECOMING, (BEYONCE)
Remember My Name, (David Crosby)
Birth Of The Cool, (Miles Davis)
Shangri-La, (Various Artists)
Anima, (Thom Yorke)

BEST SPOKEN WORD ALBUM

Beastie Boys Book, (Various Artists) Michael Diamond, Adam Horovitz, Scott Sherratt & Dan Zitt, producers
BECOMING, MICHELLE OBAMA
I.V. Catatonia: 20 Years As A Two-Time Cancer Survivor, Eric Alexandrakis
Mr. Know-It-All, Jon Waters
Sekou Andrews & The String Theory, Sekou Andrews & The String Theory

BEST MUSICAL THEATER ALBUM

Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations
HADESTOWN
Moulin Rouge! The Musical
The Music of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Oklahoma!

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR, NON-CLASSICAL

FINNEAS
Jack Antonoff
Dan Auerbach
John Hill
Ricky Reed

Five Ways to Optimize Your YouTube Videos

It’s no secret that YouTube is a major avenue for musicians to not only cultivate a fanbase, but to stay in constant contact with their fans. Consistently publishing videos on YouTube shows fans that you’re creating all the time. It also gives them something to enjoy while you’re working on recording new songs, and it shows that you’re more than just a musician.

So, there are a myriad of benefits to posting videos on YouTube. But more than that, there’s a right way to do it. Below, we outline the five best ways to optimize your videos, so you get the most out of using YouTube.

1. Make sure your metadata is in order:

Just like music, metadata on YouTube is crucial. On YouTube, metadata is mainly the title and description. It’s the text featured on the page for your video. If your title is confusing or misleading, viewers are less likely to watch because they won’t know if they’re in the right place.

The same goes for your video description. Accurately describe what’s in your video so viewers know what they’re watching. If you want to get viewers to leave YouTube and head to another page like your personal website, put that URL at the beginning of your video’s description so it appears before the “show more” section.

2. Keywords are crucial:

If you’re trying to build your fanbase, many of your new viewers and potential fans are going to come from people finding your video when searching YouTube for something else. This is where keywords come in. Have you ever searched for something specific and then clicked another video that showed up in the search out of curiosity? Of course you have. Everyone has. This is how viewers come across your video when they weren’t searching for it specifically. Think about what keywords you can work into your metadata to make your video easier to discover.

Your description is especially useful for employing keywords since there’s much more room than in the title. It pays to do some research on keywords related to your topic, and there are a few free services that tell you which keywords you can use. While these sites might not give you something specific, they can jar your brain and inspire some creativity to think of new related words or phrases.

3. Introduce yourself:

Create a short introduction that can be used in multiple videos in a series. This creates a sense of cohesion for your channel. That’s important when trying to establish a vibe or certain tone in your videos. It unifies them. One of the keys to a well-presented channel is that all of the videos in a series flow from one to the next. Using the same intro for multiple videos gives your channel a personal style and establishes character.

4. Make it interactive:

Have you seen pop-ups at the beginning or end of a video linking to other videos or specific URLs? Those are called Cards in YouTube-speak, and they’re a great tool for your viewers to interact with your video. If you have other videos, create cards for a few of them and post one at the beginning and one or two at the end of your video. This will drive traffic to your other videos, so viewers don’t have to search for them. It also leads to the infamous “YouTube Rabbit Hole.” Who among us hasn’t finished watching a video and clicked on the next recommended one, thinking “just one more before bed,” only to emerge from the deep dive an hour later? If you have lots of videos, you want that continuity. In the On-Demand era, convenience is crucial for users. Why make them search when you can point them directly to another of your videos?

5. Professionalize it:

Finish your video by making it look professional. There are a few little touches you can add to really elevate your video and make sure your future videos draw and keep viewers.

A custom thumbnail will make your video stand out in a column of generic thumbnails. You can use this to tease something exciting in the video you’re posting.

Adding a watermark to your video places a signature logo in the bottom right corner. Think of a cool logo for your channel and stick it in all your videos as a watermark. Viewers can click on the logo to head to your channel, where they can subscribe. Subscriptions are what take a channel from good to great. Subscribers to a channel are notified any time that channel posts a new video, which in turn guarantees more views. You want to take any opportunity to point viewers to where they can go to subscribe.

You’ll also want to upload your video in HD quality. Users can select the quality of videos, so make sure to upload the highest quality possible. This is at least 720p or 1080p resolution.

These are just the basics to get you started on your way to YouTube fame and fortune. YouTube adds new functions to its service fairly frequently, so you’ll want to keep apprised of those to take advantage of new tools. To get the most out of YouTube, we suggest joining YouTube Academy to learn everything the service has to offer.