Immediately after undertaking a show-stopping opening medley, Lizzo officially recognized her to start with Grammy Award throughout Sunday’s ceremony.
Whilst selecting up the award for pop solo effectiveness for her self-like anthem “Truth Hurts,” the singer-songwriter acquired psychological, saluting her fellow musicians and alluding to the unexpected death of Lakers legend Kobe Bryant, whom she also shouted out in her opener.
“This whole week, I have been misplaced in my issues, stressed out, and then in an immediate, all of that can go absent and your priorities really change,” she reported. “Today, all of my little issues I believed ended up the greatest in the environment ended up long gone, and I realized that there’s people hurting correct now.”
Host Alicia Keys also paid out tribute to Bryant throughout her monologue at the major of the show. The basketball icon died early Sunday in a Calabasas helicopter crash that also killed his 13-year-previous daughter, Gianna, and seven some others. With the Staples Center closed to the community for the Grammys, Angelenos collected exterior to establish a memorial for the Lakers legend.
Immediately after her somber intro, the “Cuz I Like You” artist then shifted focus to her friends in the area, celebrating the energy of tunes — a running concept of the night.
“You men generate attractive tunes. You men generate connectivity,” she reported. “We need to carry on to attain out. This is the starting of creating tunes that moves people all over again — creating tunes that liberates people.”
Coming into the ceremony, Lizzo led the industry with eight nominations, including nods in each individual of the major 4 classes for most effective new artist, album (“Cuz I Like You”), music and document (“Truth Hurts”). Fellow up-and-coming phenoms Lil Nas X and Billie Eilish trailed with six nods apiece.
Lizzo also scored two wins throughout the pre-show ceremony for city modern day album and classic R&B effectiveness.
Study the full transcript of Lizzo’s speech under.
“Wow. 1 next. Thank you. Thank you to the academy, to start with of all, unpredicted, really neat. But I just, I want to say, you know, this whole week I have been misplaced in my issues, stressed out, and then in an immediate, all of that can go absent, and your priorities really change. And now, all of my little issues I believed ended up the greatest in the environment ended up long gone, and I realized that there’s people hurting correct now.
“And you men generate attractive tunes. You men generate connectivity. And as I’m talking to all … in this area, we need to carry on to attain out. This is the starting of creating tunes that moves people all over again — creating tunes that liberates people. Indeed. And if I hadn’t arrived at out, I would not have satisfied my most effective friends, Quinn and Lauren. I never know exactly where I would be correct now — sleeping in my motor vehicle.
“If I hadn’t arrived at out, I would not have … satisfied Kevin and (inaudible) if I hadn’t arrived at out, I would not have satisfied Atlantic Documents. So thank you so substantially for lifting me up. Let us carry on to attain out … and elevate each individual other up. God bless you. Thank you so substantially.”