ALICIA Keys joked that her fellow artists should keep their Grammy Award speeches short in a playful remix of Lewis Capaldi’s hit song, Someone You Loved.
The 15-time Grammy winner chose to get guests into the mood for the ceremony by bringing out the piano and showing off her famous skills.
She explained: “Music is that one language we can all speak. No matter where we’re from. We all understand it.”
Alicia then began to sing in the tune of Someone You Loved: “Rosalía’s hot, Beyoncé took us all on safari/We obsessed by BTS, HER, and Lewis Capaldi—”
The hitmaker broke from the song to ask Lewis if he was okay with her covering his hit song, to which he gave her an delighted thumbs-up.
Alicia continued: “Jonas Brothers return/Billie and Phineas/Camila like Shawn, they call her señorita/Ariana went next/Tyler brought us “Igor”/Lil Nas rode that road ’til he couldn’t no more.”
The chorus then followed: “It’s the Grammys/Gonna have a ball/And here’s Alicia Keys/To get you through it all/If you like country/Or you prefer Young Thug/Imma getcha kinda used to hearing music you love…”
While the next verse went: “Commander impeached, y’all/Get out, get Cardi B in/Cause music changes the world/Just like Beethoven said/Old dude had a wig/But I still give him some cred.
“It’s just too many lies/Too much hate, too much spin/It’s when good people do nothing that the bad guys win…
And the next chorus followed: “But it’s the Grammys/Ten thousand hours long/So keep the speeches short/And go for one more song/To all my overkills/And all my underdogs/Imma getcha kind of used to knowing music is love.”
All eyes were on the Staples Center in Los Angeles as the 62nd Grammy awards kicked off.
Aerosmith performed live at the 2020 MusiCares Person Of The Year event in their honour.
While John Legend, DJ Khaled, Meek Mill, Roddy Ricch, YG and Kirk Franklin were on hand for a tribute to the late, Grammy-nominated Nipsey Hussle.
Grammys 2020 Winners List
- BEST POP SOLO PERFORMANCE: Truth Hurts – Lizzo
- BEST POP VOCAL ALBUM: When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? – Billie Eilish
- BEST POP DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE: Old Town Road – Lis Nas X Featuring Billy Ray Cyrus
- BEST TRADITIONAL POP VOCAL ALBUM: Look Now – Elvis Costello & The Imposters
- BEST RAP SONG: A Lot – Jermaine Cole, Dacoury Natche, 21 Savage & Anthony White, songwriters (21 Savage Featuring J. Cole)
- BEST RAP PERFORMANCE: Racks In The Middle – Nipsey Hussle Featuring Roddy Ricch & Hit-Boy
- BEST COUNTRY ALBUM: While I’m Livin’ – Tanya Tucker
- BEST COUNTRY SOLO PERFORMANCE: Ride Me Back Home – Willie Nelson
- BEST COUNTRY DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE: Speechless – Dan + Shay
- BEST COUNTRY SONG: Bring My Flowers Now – Brandie Carlile, Phil Hanseroth, Tim Hanseroth & Tanya Tucker, songwriters
- BEST ROCK ALBUM: Social Cues – Cage The Elephant
- BEST ROCK PERFORMANCE: This Land – Gary Clark Jr.
- BEST ALTERNATIVE MUSIC ALBUM: Father of the Bride – Vampire Weekend
- BEST URBAN CONTEMPORARY ALBUM: Cuz I Love You – Lizzo
- BEST R&B PERFORMANCE: Come Home – Anderson .Paak Featuring André 3000
- BEST TRADITIONAL R&B PERFORMANCE: Jerome – Lizzo
- BEST R&B SONG: Say So – PJ Morton, songwriter (PJ Morton Featuring JoJo)
- BEST R&B ALBUM: Ventura – Anderson .Paak
- BEST DANCE/ELECTRONIC ALBUM: No Geography – The Chemical Brothers
- BEST DANCE RECORDING: Got To Keep On – The Chemical Brothers
- BEST COMPILATION SOUNDTRACK FOR VISUAL MEDIA: A Star Is Born – Various Artists
- BEST SONG FOR VISUAL MEDIA: I’ll Never Love Again (Film Version) – songwriters (Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper), Track from: A Star Is Born
- BEST MUSIC VIDEO: Old Town Road (Official Movie) – Lil Nas X & Billy Ray Cyrus
- BEST MUSIC FILM: Homecoming – Beyoncé Knowles-Carter & Ed Burke
- BEST SPOKEN WORD ALBUM: Becoming – Michelle Obama
- BEST MUSICAL THEATER ALBUM: Hadestown – Reeve Carney, André De Shields, Amber Gray, Eva Noblezada & Patrick Page, principal soloists
- PRODUCER OF THE YEAR, NON-CLASSICAL: Finneas
- BEST COMEDY ALBUM: Sitcks & Stones – Dave Chappelle
- BEST LATIN ROCK, URBAN OR ALTERNATIVE ALBUM: El Mal Querer – Rosalia
- BEST GOSPEL ALBUM: Long Live Love – Kirk Franklin
- BEST REGGEA ALBUM: Rapture – Koffee
- BEST WORLD MUSIC ALBUM: Celia – Angelique Kidjo