The biggest award night in the music industry, the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards kicked off on 26th January and to say it was one emotional and moving night would be an understatement. The ceremony began with a heartfelt tribute to basketball legend Kobe Bryant who had passed away just hours before the Grammys commenced and also included singer and songwriter Camila Cabello’s heart-felt performance for her dad.
The iconic basketball player Kobe Bryant tragically died in a helicopter crash on Sunday
Kobe Bryant’s 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, was also with him and they were on their way to Mamba Sports Academy for a practice. The Grammy 2020 began with a touching performance of “It’s So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday” by host Alicia Keys and Boys II Men.
“Here we are together on music’s biggest night, celebrating our artists that do it best,” she began her opening speech. “But, to be honest with you were all feeling crazy sadness right now, because earlier today Los Angeles, America, and the whole wide world lost a hero. And we’re literally standing here, heartbroken, in the house that Kobe Bryant built.”
“Right now, Kobe and his family and all of those that have been tragically lost today are in our spirits, in our hearts, in our prayers, they’re in this building. I would like everybody to take a moment and hold them inside of you and share our strength and our support with their families,” she added. “I know how much Kobe loved music, so we got to make this a celebration in his honor.”
Everyone was further moved by singer Camila Cabello’s heartfelt tribute to her father
It was expected the Cuban-American singer to grace the red carpet with her boyfriend and fellow nominee Shawn Mendes, but she surprised everyone when she showed up at the Grammys along with her father and posed for some adorable father/daughter pics.
And while Camila Cabello may not have taken a Grammy home this year, she reigned in the hearts of everyone who was present as she dedicated her performance to her father Alejandro Cabello for whom she sang First Man, from her new album Romance as he was the ‘first man that really loved’ her.
As she sang, clips of Camila Cabello and her dad when she was a child played in the background. She then walked down the stairs and held her father’s hand as she sang, while he dabbed away tears like the rest of the audience did.