2020 Black Grammy Weekend

To kick off Grammy Weekend, Jay-Z's Roc Nation hosted their annual star-studded brunch. Attendees included Jay-Z, Beyonce', Lauren London, Kevin Hart, Megan Thee Stallion, Rihanna, Diddy, Ella Mai, Meek Mill, and countless other amazing Black people. This event seems like a staple Black Excellence event and the Black social media world is always trying to find out how we get invited to this amazing brunch.

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Following the brunch, many of the attendees arrived at the Pre-Grammy Gala to support their friend and role model, Diddy, as he accepted the President's Merit Award. During his speech, he said to the Recording Academy, “You’ve got 365 days’ notice to get this sh-t together. We need transparency, we need diversity. They’re [the Academy] a non-profit organization that’s supposed to protect the welfare of the musical community. But it’s going to take all of us to get this done. It’s going to take the artists and executives to recognize their power. So sign me up. I’m here to help make a difference and help us have a positive outcome.”

On yesterday, Sunday, January 26th, the 62nd annual Grammy Awards were held at Staples Center in Los Angeles, hosted by the ever so talented and beautiful Alicia Keys. To Kick off the show, she and Boyz II Men kicked off the show with their rendition of It's So Hard to Say Goodbye after learning of the tragic news of world Icon Kobe Bryant's passing along with his daughter and seven other individuals in a helicopter crash Sunday morning in Calabasas, CA.

An immediate relief to the news of Kobe's passing was learning of Nipsey Hussle's Grammy in for Best Rap Performance for Racks in the Middle featuring Roddy Rich and Hit-Boy. This was much deserved, as many felt Nip should have won Best Rap Album at last year's Grammy Awards. On the night, there were also tribute to fallen greats, Prince and Nipsey Hussle.

Other Black Winners from the night include:

Michelle Obama: Best Spoken Word Album - Becoming

Beyonce': Best Music Film - Homecoming

Lizzo: Best Pop Solo Performance - Truth Hurts

Lil Nas X: Best Pop Duo/Group Performance - Old Town Road ft. Billy Ray Cyrus

Lil Nas X: Best Music Video - Old Town Road ft. Billy Ray Cyrus

Gary Clark Jr.: Best Rock Performance - This Land

Gary Clark Jr.: Best Rock Song - This Land

Anderson .Paak: Best R&B Performance - Come Home ft. Andre 3000

Lizzo: Best Traditional R&B Performance - Jerome

PJ Morton: Best R&B Song - Say So

Lizzo: Best Urban Contemporary Album - Cuz I Love You (Deluxe)

Anderson .Paak: Best R&B Album: Ventura

DJ Khaled: Best Rap Sung/Performance - Higher ft. Nipsey Hussle and John Legend

21 Savage: Best Rap Song - A Lot ft. J. Cole,

Tyler the Creator: Best Rap Album - Igor

Esperanza Spalding: Best Jazz Vocal Album - 12 Little Spells

Kirk Franklin: Best Gospel Performance/Song - Love Theory

Kirk Franklin: Best Gospel Album - Long Live Love

Gloria Gaynor: Best Roots Gospel Album - Testimony

Keb' Mo': Best Americana Album - Oklahoma

Gary Clark, Jr.: Best Contemporary Blues Album - This Land

Ranky Tanky: Best Regional Roots Album - Good Time

Koffee: Best Reggae Album - Rapture

Angelique Kidjo: Best World Music Album - Celia

Dave Chappelle: Best Comedy Album - Sticks and Stones

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