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The Grammy Awards are undeniably the biggest night in music. In 2020, a whole host of incredible artists (including Lil Nas X) won major awards. And we’ve got them all right here, updating as the show progresses (more or less).

Lil Nas X arrives to accept the award for Best Music Video for 'Old Town Road' during the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards pre-telecast show on January 26, 2020
Lil Nas X arrives to accept the award for Best Music Video for ‘Old Town Road’ during the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards pre-telecast show on January 26, 2020 | Robyn BeckK/AFP via Getty Images

(Many awards, including Lil Nas X’s for Best Music Video for “Old Town Road,” were presented before the telecast. This list only includes those that were given out during the ceremony. These are the four big general awards, along with a few others.)

Best Pop Solo Performance

Winner: “Truth Hurts” — Lizzo
“Spirit” — Beyoncé
“Bad Guy” — Billie Eilish
“7 Rings” — Ariana Grande
“You Need To Calm Down” — Taylor Swift

Lizzo took the stage in total shock, crying and asking the audience to give a second. She spoke about how all her problems disappeared with the news of Kobe Bryant’s death. “This is the beginning of making music that moves people again,” she said. She also encouraged everyone to “reach out and lift each other up.”

Best Country Duo/Group Performance

Winner: “Speechless” — Dan & Shay
“Brand New Man” — Brooks & Dunn with Luke Combs
“I Don’t Remember Me (Before You)” — Brothers Osborne
“The Daughters” — Little Big Town
“Common” — Maren Morris ft. Brandi Carlile

They gave a very simple speech, with Dan (Smyers) speaking first, followed by Shay Mooney. Both spoke quickly trying to fit in every one of note, from their manager (Scooter Braun) to their wives and families.

Best Comedy Album

Winner: Sticks & Stones – Dave Chappelle
Quality Time – Jim Gaffigan
Relatable – Ellen DeGeneres
Right Now – Aziz Ansari
Son of Patricia – Trevor Noah

Best Rap Album

Winner: IGOR — Tyler, the Creator
Revenge Of The Dreamers III — Dreamville
Championships — Meek Mill
i am > i was — 21 Savage
The Lost Boy — YBN Cordae

Tyler, the Creator took the stage with mom, who he gave a huge hug while she cried. He thanked her first, saying, “You did a great job raising this guy.” He notably thanked Pharrell Williams, saying, “That man has opened up doors,” as he was played off the stage.

Song of the Year

Winner: “Bad Guy” — Billie Eilish
“Always Remember Us This Way” — Lady Gaga
“Bring My Flowers Now” — Tanya Tucker
“Hard Place” — H.E.R.
“Lover” — Taylor Swift
“Norman F—ing Rockwell” Lana Del Rey
“Someone You Loved” — Lewis Capaldi
“Truth Hurts” — Lizzo

“So many other songs deserved this, I’m sorry,” Billie Eilish began. “I never thought this would happen in my whole life.” This is an award that goes to all of the songwriters, so her brother, Finneas O’Connell, was also on stage. He joined in saying, “We just make music in a bedroom.”

Best Rap/Sung Performance

Winner: “Higher” — DJ Khaled ft. Nipsey Hussle & John Legend
“Drip Too Hard” — Lil Baby & Gunna
“Panini” — Lil Nas X
“Ballin” — Mustard ft. Roddy Ricch
“The London” — Young Thug ft. J. Cole & Travis Scott

DJ Khaled opened up, saying it was all for Nipsey Hussle, who passed away in 2019. The rapper’s family was also on stage with them. “We’ve seen so much tragedy, but let’s love each other,” finished John Legend.

Best New Artist

Winner: Billie Eilish
Black Pumas
Lil Nas X
Maggie Rogers
Tank and the Bangas

Taking the stage for the second time that night, Eilish added on her acknowledgment of her tour team. “Mainly I think the fans deserve everything. They’re the only reason any of us are here at all!” She added that she loves everyone else in the category, as well as all of their fandoms.

Album of the Year

Winner: When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? — Billie Eilish
I, I — Bon Iver
Norman F—ing Rockwell! — Lana Del Rey
Thank U, Next — Ariana Grande
I Used To Know Her — H.E.R.
7 — Lil Nas X
Cuz I Love You (Deluxe) — Lizzo
“Father of the Bride” — Vampire Weekend

Eilish once again took the stage with O’Connell for her debut album. “Can I just say that I think Ariana deserves this? I love you so much,” Eilish said to Grande. “We wrote an album about depression and suicidal thoughts and climate change,” said O’Connell, explaining what the album means to them.

Record of the Year

Winner: “Bad Guy” — Billie Eilish
“Hey, Ma” — Bon Iver
“7 Rings” — Ariana Grande
“Hard Place” — H.E.R.
“Talk” — Khalid
“Old Town Road” — Lil Nas X Featuring Billy Ray Cyrus
“Truth Hurts” — Lizzo
“Sunflower” — Post Malone & Swae Lee

By this point, Eilish was crying, and she hadn’t even left the stage after receiving Album of the Year. She and O’Connell simply said, “Thank you” and good night into the mic at the same time.