The previous music year saw a meteoric rise of many young new faces topping charts and breaking musical records.- many of them got their big break on social media putting out their work on platforms like Tiktok, Instagram and sound cloud- and Boom they got discovered and snatched up by big labels
These new stars edged out industry giants like Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift and Beyonce from the charts and remained there for several weeks, well, 2020 grammies was coronation day
Break out hit track; Good as hell
Honours: Lizzo who was Time magazine’s musician of the year 2019 won three Grammy’s- Best Urban Contemporary Album, Best R&B Traditional Performance, Best Pop Solo.
She is that big girl that works into a room and shuts it down with her loud and larger than life attitude. She twerks in high heels, talks loudly, sings loudly, embraces her fat and cellulite and takes fans to church with her songs on body positivity.
To add the icing on the cake, she is actually a music nerd and plays the flute beautifully- She studied music since she was 12 and knows her music notes, scales and harmonies properly.
Her initial plan was to join an orchestra and play in Paris, but life happened, her father died and she found herself on YouTube and Instagram playing her flute with high heels while twerking like a bad girl.
The clip below which she posted to Instagram was her big break
But it was not all good- 10 years ago she was homeless because she chose to stay in Houston and follow her music career rather than move with her family to Denver after her father died
She also has several music videos on YouTube – the old days when she was just Lizzo struggling to get herself heard
Well with three Grammies in the bag and a kingdom of Media and fans calling her name- its time to rule with more good music
Break out hit track: bad-guy
Honors won – Her first ever album won the grammies big 4 – Best New Artist, Record of the Year, Album of the Year, and Song of the Year , the first artist to achieve this since 1981, listen up she cleared it all
She is a teenage punk rock type of chick, who just makes music in her bedroom with her brother like its not a big deal- she seems to care less about being famous or glamorous
How she was discovered :
She has been singing since she was a little girl, her brother writes and produces most of her songs – at home. Late one night in 2016, at just-14-years old, She uploaded her song ocean eyes to the streaming platform Sound-cloud for her dance teacher’s listening pleasure.
The next morning, she was a viral sensation. The song’s sudden popularity led to her signing with Darkroom and Interscope Records.
Eilish’s first album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, features 13 songs—12 of those songs charted on the Billboard Hot 100, a first for a female artist.
Meet lil Nas X
Breakout hit track: Old Town Road” remix featuring Billy Ray Cyrus.
Honours won: He took home 2 wins: best pop duo/group performance and best music video.
His hit track is the longest-running No. 1 song in US chart history. Its 17-week run put the song ahead of previous record holders “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi and “One Sweet Day,” a Mariah Carey-Boyz II Men collaboration from 1995.
Lil Nas X wrote “Old Town Road” himself using a beat he bought for just $30 on the online platform Beat Stars. He then promoted the song on ticktock- and became an overnight success.
These three are one of the many breakout stars coronated on Grammy Night as the kings and queens of Global music- Long may they reign!