Grammys 2020: Alicia Keys dubbed the 'coolest host' for bringing 'shining energy' after Kobe Bryant's death
Starting the night on both, a mournful and exciting note, Alicia Keys paid a tribute to Kobe Bryant with Boys II Men
Alicia Keys chanced upon her second golden opportunity to host the 62nd Grammy Awards 2020 and emerged as the show's crowning glory. Starting the night on both, a mournful and exciting note, the singer paid tribute to Kobe Bryant with Boys II Men. And she also made a subtle dig at the Recording Academy in her speech with regards to the ousted CEO Deborah Dugan's lawsuit alleging that the Recording Academy operates like a boys’ club and allows conflicts of interest to pervade its voting and nomination processes.
“I’m proud to be here as an artist, for the artists, with the people, and I feel the energy of all the beautiful artists in this room,” Keys said. “It’s a new decade. It’s time for newness and we refuse the negative energy. We refuse the old systems. Feel me on that.” Keys seemed to hint at this when she said, per The Hollywood Reporter , “We want to be respected and safe in our diversity. We want to be shifting to realness and inclusivity. So tonight, we want to celebrate the people—the artists that put themselves on the line and share their truth with us.”
What's more, she took a break from hosting "music's biggest night" to perform her song 'Underdog' and impressed music lovers.
Calling her an "amazing host," fans have been tweeting about what a wonderful job she did at the Grammys. "Alicia Keys is the coolest person on Earth," one fan wrote and another said, "Chills @aliciakeys chills. Wow... I’m speechless. You gave me all the feels. You are so amazing and so talented. You are such a positive light in this world. #Grammys2020!"
"Alicia literally raised the Earth’s vibration tonight!! Stunning, inspiring, I was on my feet the ENTIRE SHOW!! She truly is Hostess Supreme. Brava," one tweet read and another said, "@aliciakeys you were an AMAZING host and you kept the mood up the whole time!!"
One fan wrote, "The Grammys were a bit longer this time than usual. It's 20 mins till midnight, but Alicia Keys did a great job hosting the Grammys this year! love how she opened the show. It was a bit soothing to hear since getting the somber news about Kobe's passing." Another viewer posted, "You did another miracle @aliciakeys! So proud of you sis. What a moving and touching #GRAMMYs show."
"Alicia Keys brought the loving, grateful, beautiful, shining energy we all needed tonight. #Grammys2020," one fan posted and another said, "I aspire to have Alicia Keys’ wisdom, grace and love. She is amazing! #Grammys2020."