Not all the Grammy performances were ‘Good as Hell’

Sol Ladetzky

With over 300 nominees, 84 categories and Alicia Keys hosting, it is not surprising that the 62nd annual Grammy Awards was a night filled with memorable moments. Billie Eilish swept all four major categories, Keys sang a parody of Lewis Capaldi’s “Someone You Loved” about the different nominees and Tyler, the Creator even brought his mom on stage to accept his award for Best Rap Album.

Aside from all the heartwarming aspects in this year’s Grammys, the show also highlighted the unexpected tragedy from earlier in the day. Not only is the Staples Center in Los Angeles the location of the Grammys, but it was also Kobe Bryant’s home court for 20 years. To honor his passing earlier that day, many artists dedicated their speeches and performances to him, held up his jersey or asked for a moment of silence. These memorials were a powerful part of the night, bringing both the live audience and TV viewers to tears.

Despite the loss of an influential member of society, the Grammys was still an exciting event to watch. Every year the performances remain some of the most thrilling parts of the event. The absurd outfits, dances, stage setups and lights all amounted to an astonishing show. While many of the performances did not fail to live up to high expectations, others were fairly disappointing. Whether they were startling, mind blowing, entertaining or inspiring, the extravagant performances by Lizzo, Tyler, the Creator, Lil Nas X and Demi Lovato were some of the most noteworthy moments of the night. Here’s why.

All videos of courtesy of ABC.

Not all the Grammy performances were 'Good as Hell'