‘Bad Guy’ by Billie Eilish Wins Record of the Year at the 2020 Grammy Awards

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The Grammys just crowned another winner, and the lyrics are already stuck in our head.

Tonight, the music industry’s biggest stars gathered at the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles for the 62nd annual Grammy Awards. During the ceremony, Billie Eilish won the award for Record of the Year for “Bad Guy.”

The track was up against “Hey, Ma” by Bon Iver, “7 Rings” by Ariana Grande, “Hard Place” by H.E.R., “Talk” by Khalid, “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, “Truth Hurts” by Lizzo and “Sunflower” by Post Malone and Swae Lee.

Record of the Year has been around since the first Grammy Awards ceremony in 1959. Because the category recognizes a single song, the statuette is given to the artist, the producers, the recording engineers and the mixers for that particular track.

The win officially dethrones Childish Gambino (aka Donald Glover), who took home last year’s award for “This Is America.” Other previous winners include “24K Magic” by Bruno Mars, “Hello” by Adele, “Uptown Funk” by Mars, “Stay with Me” by Sam Smith, “Get Lucky” by Daft Punk, “Somebody that I Used to Know” by Gotye, “Rolling in the Deep” by Adele, “Need You Now” by Lady Antebellum, “Use Somebody” by Kings of Leon, “Rehab” by Amy Winehouse and “Please Read the Letter” by Robert Plant and Alison Krauss.

Up next? The after-party.

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