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Grammys 2020: List Of Winners At The 62nd Annual Event

Recently, Nipsey Hussle won an award for Best Rap Performance.

On Sunday (Jan. 26), the 62nd annual Grammy Awards commenced, handing out the coveted gramophones to a number of artists. So far, musicians that have reigned victorious for this year's edition include Anderson .Paak, 21 Savage, J. Cole, and a posthumous award for Best Rap Performance was awarded to Nipsey Hussle for "Racks in the Middle."

Here's the list of winners so far. It will be updated throughout the evening.

* Winner(s) denoted in bold.

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 Featuring Billy Ray Cyrus
"Truth Hurts" - Lizzo
"Sunflower" - Post Malone & Swae Lee

Album Of The Year
I,I - Bon Iver
Norman F***ing 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 (Deluxe) - Lizzo
Father Of The Bride - Vampire Weekend

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 F***ing Rockwell" - Lana Del Rey
"Someone You Loved" - Lewis Capaldi
"Truth Hurts" - Lizzo

Best New Artist
Black Pumas
Billie Eilish
Lils Nas X
Lizzo
Maggie Rogers
Rosalia
Tank And The Bangas
Yola

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 Featuring Roddy Ricch & Hit-Boy
"Clout" - Offset Featuring Cardi B

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 Song
"Bad Idea" - YBN Cordae Featuring Chance The Rapper
"Gold Roses" - Rick Ross Featuring Drake
"A Lot" - 21 Savage Featuring J. Cole
"Racks In The Middle" - Nipsey Hussle Featuring Roddy Ricch & Hit-Boy
"Suge" - DaBaby

Best Rap Album
Revenge of the Dreamers III - Dreamville
Championships - Meek Mill
I Am > I Was - 21 Savage
IGOR - Tyler, The Creator
The Lost Boy - YBN Cordae

Best R&B Performance
"Love Again" - Daniel Caesar & Brandy
"Could've Been" - H.E.R. Featuring Bryson Tiller
"Exactly How I Feel" - Lizzo Featuring Gucci Mane
"Roll Some Mo" - Lucky Daye
"Come Home" - Anderson .Paak Featuring André 3000

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 R&B Song
"Could've Been" - H.E.R. Featuring Bryson Tiller
"Look At Me Now" - Emily King
"No Guidance" - Chris Brown Featuring Drake
"Roll Some Mo" - Lucky Daye
"Say So" - PJ Morton, songwriter (PJ Morton Featuring JoJo)

Best Urban Contemporary Album
Apollo XXI - Steve Lacy
Cuz I Love You (Deluxe) - Lizzo
Overload - Georgia Anne Muldrow
Saturn - NAO
Being Human In Public - Jessie Reyez

Best R&B Album
1123 - BJ The Chicago Kid
Painted - Lucky Daye
Ella Mai - Ella Mai
Paul - PJ Morton
Ventura - Anderson .Paak

Best Reggae Album
Rapture - Koffee
As I Am - Julian Marley
The Final Battle: Sly & Robbie Vs. Roots Radics - Sly & Robbie & Roots Radics
Mass Manipulation - Steel Pulse
More Work To Be Done - Third World

Best World Music Album
Gece - Altin Gün
What Heat - Bokanté & Metropole Orkest Conducted By Jules Buckley
African Giant - Burna Boy
Fanm D'Ayiti - Nathalie Joachim With Spektral Quartet
Celia - Angelique Kidjo

Best Gospel Performance/Song
"Love Theory" - Kirk Franklin; Kirk Franklin, songwriter
"Talkin' 'Bout Jesus" - Gloria Gaynor Featuring Yolanda Adams; Bryan
Fowler, Gloria Gaynor & Chris Stevens, songwriters
"See The Light" - Travis Greene Featuring Jekalyn Carr
"Speak The Name" - Koryn Hawthorne Featuring Natalie Grant
"This Is a Move (Live)" - Tasha Cobbs Leonard; Tony Brown, Brandon Lake, Tasha Cobbs Leonard & Nate Moore, songwriters

Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song
"Only Jesus" - Casting Crowns; Mark Hall, Bernie Herms & Matthew West, songwriters
"God Only Knows" - for KING & COUNTRY & Dolly Parton; Josh Kerr, Jordan Reynolds, Joel Smallbone, Luke Smallbone & Tedd Tjornhom, songwriters
"Haven't Seen It Yet" - Danny Gokey; Danny Gokey, Ethan Hulse & Colby Wedgeworth, songwriters
God's Not Done With You (Single Version)" - Tauren Wells
"Rescue Story" - Zach Williams; Ethan Hulse, Andrew Ripp, Jonathan Smith & Zach Williams, songwriters

Best Gospel Album
Long Live Love - Kirk Franklin
Goshen - Donald Lawrence Presents The Tri -City Singers
Tunnel Vision - Gene Moore
Settle Here - William Murphy
Something's Happening! A Christmas Album - CeCe Winans

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album
I Know A Ghost - Crowder
Burn The Ships - for KING & COUNTRY
Haven't Seen It Yet - Danny Gokey
The Elements - TobyMac
Holy Roar - Chris Tomlin

Best Roots Gospel Album
Deeper Roots: Where The Bluegrass Grows - Steven Curtis Chapman
Testimony - Gloria Gaynor
Deeper Oceans - Joseph Habedank
His Name Is Jesus - Tim Menzies
Gonna Sing, Gonna Shout (Various Artists) - Jerry Salley, Producer

Best Latin Pop Album
Vida - Luis Fonsi
11:11 - Maluma
Montaner - Ricardo Montaner
#ELDISCO - Alejandro Sanz
Fantasia - Sebastian Yatra

Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album
X 100PRE - Bad Bunny
Oasis - J Balvin & Bad Bunny
Indestructible - Flor De Toloache
Almadura - iLe
El Mal Querer - Rosalia

Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano)
Caminando - Joss Favela
Percepcion - Intocable
Poco A Poco - La Energia Norteña
20 Aniversario - Mariachi Divas De Cindy Shea
De Ayer Para Siempre - Mariachi Los Camperos

Best Tropical Latin Album
Opus - Marc Anthony
Tiempo Al Tiempo - Luis Enrique + C4 Trio
Candela - Vicente García
Literal - Juan Luis Guerra 4.40
A Journey Through Cuban Music - Aymée Nuviola

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This week we filed a commutation of sentence with the President of the United States. The fact that a non -violent paperwork offense by an individual who is not a convicted felon, recieved 46 months and was sent to a max security prison, 1100 miles from his hom, who has been in the bix on 23 hour lock down since September 2019, with no visitation, no programs and no phone privileges is not justice. Where BOP made a significant error in his designation paperwork. The treatment coupled with the actual crime calls for true justice to intervene and say enough is enough. Individuals similarly situated received significantly less time. We are asking for what is fair. Letters of support or letters from people he has helped in the past can be written or scanned to my office, 1132 SE 3rd Avenue, Fort Lauderdale Fl 33316 or [email protected] #freekodak #justicereform #freeyak #prisonreform #kodakblack #kodak #judicialreform #fairtreatment

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I am just at a loss for words.... 💔

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