Lizzo kicked off the 2020 Grammys with a performance and a big win on Sunday night (January 26, 2020) in Los Angeles.
The hip-hop star opened the show at the Staples Center and then minutes later she picked up the ceremony’s first prize for Best Pop Solo Performance for her 2019 hit Truth Hurts.
It was her third Grammy win of the day – at a pre-show prizegiving, Lizzo also claimed the Best Traditional R&B Performance for Jerome and the Best Urban Contemporary Album for Cuz I Love You.
The Truth Hurts hitmaker called her big win “unexpected, really cool”, adding, “This whole week, I be lost in my problems, stressed out, and then in an instant all of that can go away and your priorities really shift.
“Today, all of my little problems that I thought were big as the world were gone and I realize there are people hurting right now… We need to continue to reach out. This is the beginning of making music that moves people again…, that liberates people.”
Lizzo opened the show by dedicating her performance and the awards ceremony to basketball legend Kobe Bryant, who died in a helicopter accident on Sunday morning.