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JoJo Won Her First Grammy and No One Is More Excited Than Her Fans. Get out! JoJo won her first Grammy! The "Too Little Too Late" singer took home the award for Best R&B Song during the 2020 Grammys Sunday night for "Say So," her collaboration with PJ Morton. This mark's the star's first ever nomination and win at music's biggest night -- an accolade her fans feel was a long time coming. To celebrate the major milestone, the star and her supporters took to Twitter to, well, completely freak out. In her first tweet, the 29-year-old tweeted she was "OVER. THE. MOON." about the win. In a second tweet, she said, "SO GRATEFUL FOR THIS MOMENT. R&B song of the year #SAYSO @PJMORTON." Fellow singer Tinashe responded to the "Leave (Get Out)" singer's tweet congratulating her on the big win. "You deserve all the accolades!!" she said. Nothing beats her fans' reactions to the long-awaited win, though. As one joyous fan said on the social media site, "JOJO WON A F*@KING GRAMMY!!!!" Chimed in another, "this woman deserved a grammy at the age of 13 when she released Get Out.. congratulations to you @iamjojo this is LONG overdue!" JoJo has been famous since she came onto the music scene when she was just 13 years old. Her impressive vocals made "Leave (Get Out)" and "Too Little Too Late" instant hits, but the star experienced some major legal battles with her former record label, Blackground Recordings, which made her old music unavailable for fans to access. It made her journey to releasing new music difficult, to say the least, but once she was finally released from her contract, she re-recorded and released her first two albums -- JoJo and The High Road -- in 2018. (Taylor Swift is also planning on re-recording her old music in order to regain ownership of her work.) In response to the legal drama, the singer grew an avid group of supporters over the years who wished better for the singer. And it's those same fans who have been gushing over the star and her win now. As one supporter tweeted, "Been rooting for you since the beginning. You deserve this and so much more. Congrats." As another wrote, "ABOUT. DAMN. TIME @iamJoJo gets the props she DESERVED for so long!!!" Congratulations on your big win, JoJo! We'll be watching Aquamarine to celebrate. (Eonline)

Demi Lovato Releases Heartbreaking Song "Anyone" After 2020 Grammys Performance. Demi Lovato made her return to music at the 2020 Grammys, and it was an unforgettable performance. The 27-year-old star performed her new song "Anyone" during the award show, which she released as a new single directly after her performance. And the single is quite the emotional journey, as it was written just days before her nearly fatal overdose in July 2018. As she sings, "I tried to talk to my piano / I tried to talk to my guitar / Talked to my imagination / Confided into alcohol." Lovato also sings of feeling isolated. "A hundred million stories / And a hundred million songs / I feel stupid when I sing," she admits in the lyrics. "Nobody's listening to me / Nobody's listening." In the chorus, she begs for the feelings of isolation to end. "Anyone, please send me anyone," she belts. "Lord, is there anyone? / I need someone." The song proved to be a difficult one for Lovato to perform Sunday night. The musician was so overcome with emotion that she had to stop and compose herself before starting the song over. The audience, of course, was supportive and patient as she gathered herself. When she made it to the end of the performance, she received a standing ovation from the crowd. Now, the song is available for purchase and on streaming platforms for everyone to hear. Leading up to the Grammys, Lovato sat down for an interview with Zane Lowe, revealing that "Anyone" was recorded just before her overdose and that she now realizes it was a "cry for help." "I feel like I've been waiting for this moment for so long," she said in the interview. "It's only telling a fraction of my story, but it's still a little bit, and it's enough to kind of show the world where I've been." As she continued, "I recorded the vocals for it four days before [the overdose]. The lyrics took on a totally different meaning [after]. At the time when I was recording it, I almost listened back and hear these lyrics as a cry for help. You kind of listen back to it and you kind of think, how did nobody listen to this song and think, 'Let's help this girl'?" "I even think that I was recording it in a state of mind where I felt like I was okay, but clearly I wasn't," she went on. "I even listened back to it and I'm like, 'Gosh, I wish I could go back in time and help that version of myself.' I feel like I was in denial." The "Skyscaper" singer also revealed that following her overdose, she knew that if/when she staged her return to music, "Anyone" would be the first thing she would perform. As she explained, "It was about a week after I had been in the hospital and I was finally like awake, and I just remember hearing back the songs I had just recorded and thinking, 'If there's ever a moment where I get to come back from this, I want to sing this song.'" She did just that Sunday night. Following the powerful performance, Lovato took to Instagram to thank everyone for the support she received. "What an unbelievable night," she wrote. "My first time back on stage in almost 2 years. So emotional for me. Thank you all for the love, support and for sharing this moment with me. I love you all." (Eonline)

Billie Eilish Just Made So Much History at the 2020 Grammys With All Her Wins. Billie Eilish is quickly making history. The 18 year-old artist just won a whole bunch of awards at the 2020 Grammys, sweeping all the major ones to the point where she was almost looking annoyed that her name was announced yet again. And even before she won her final award of the night, she could be seen mouthing "Please don't be me!" and shouting "noooo!" when it was, in fact, her. "Um, can I just say I think Ariana deserves this?" she said as she took the stage to accept Album of the Year. Whether or not she believed she deserved it, Eilish won not just Album of the Year, but Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best New Artist, and Best Pop Vocal Album, and she made a little bit of history while she did it. First of all, Eilish, at 18, is the youngest star to ever win Album of the Year, taking the record from its previous holder, Taylor Swift, who won for Fearless when she was 20. She's currently number seven on the list of youngest Grammy winners ever, with LeAnn Rimes (14 years old in 1996) and Lorde (17 years old in 2014) ahead of her. Even more impressively, she's the second person ever and the first female artist to win all four of the major awards -- Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best New Artist -- in the same ceremony. The only other artist to ever do that is Christopher Cross, who did it in 1981, 20 years before Eilish was even born. Adele was the second artist to win all four awards in general, but she didn't manage it in a single year. They are the only three who have all four awards in the history of the awards ceremony. Billie was just one award away Sunday night from making the list of artists who won the most Grammys in a single night. Michael Jackson and Santana both won eight in a single night, while Roger Miller, Quincy Jones, Eric Clapton, Beyonce, Adele, and Bruno Mars all have won six in one night. Billie won five. Whether she believes she deserves it or not, she's well on her way to holding even more records in the years to come. (Eonline)

BTS Teases "Better and Harder" New Album at the 2020 Grammys. BTS has arrived at the 2020 Grammys and they're spilling all the deets on what fans can expect from their new album. All seven members of the mega-popular South Korean boy band stepped out on the Grammys red carpet on Sunday at the Los Angeles Staples Center looking dapper. V: The Series, Jungkook, Jimin, SUGA, Jin, RM and J-Hope were working the red carpet looking chic AF. Speaking with E!'s very own Ryan Seacrest on the red carpet, BTS members gave us the low-down on what fans can expect from their Grammy performance Sunday night as well as what we can expect from their new album. Despite being snubbed from a Grammy nomination this year, BTS still took the stage later Sunday night for a special performance. When asked how they found out they were performing Sunday night, one of the lead members, RM, said they found out "about two or three weeks ago." Citing that they didn't think they would be invited to perform since they weren't nominated, they were still stoked to get up on stage Sunday night. Speaking on the vibe of the new album, RM tells E! News: "It's going to be whatever you're expecting it is but it's going to be better and harder." Jokingly, Seacrest also asked BTS to give us a little preview of what we could expect and all the band members broke out in dance on the red carpet. The group also opened up about whether they'll ever get used to their massive following and how that helps them keep going. "It's something we can never get used to... performing in front of thousands of people," BTS tells E! News. "It's all about love and truly transcends language, races, and nationalities." Sunday night will also mark the first time the K-Pop group has ever performed at the Grammys. The group also joins a star-studded list of performers at the Grammys, including Ariana Grande, Camila Cabello, Jonas Brothers, John Legend, Demi Lovato, Billie Eilish, Lizzo and more. (Eonline)

Rosalia Updates on Her Song With Billie Eilish & Imagines What a Frank Ocean Collab Might Sound Like. Rosala caught up with Billboard on the red carpet at the 2020 Grammy Awards, chatting about her friendship with Billie Eilish, working with Travis Scott, and wanting to collaborate with Frank Ocean. In the interview, Rosala is asked what she appreciates most about Billie Eilish. "I think that she is a super talented musician... and she has this pure soul," she says. "She's open, and when I was with her on the studio, I remember she was super inspired and she was sharing all the time. She was playing on the piano. She's a very creative mind and a very good friend." Speaking of being in the studio with Eilish, Rosala is asked when fans might be able to expect the collaboration the pair has been teasing. "Let's ask Billie," she replies with a laugh, "Cause I recorded my vocals, and I'm waiting, I'm waiting that we have maybe more time to go to the studio and finish it. Cause, yeah, I think that it's a very beautiful song that we have together." Rosala is also asked how she ended up working with Travis Scott on the "Highest in the Room" remix, and she reveals that he texted her asking if she'd be interested in working on the rework. "He knows I'm a huge fan of him," she adds. "I went to the studio, I started writing, and then he just came there, like, he just appeared. And then we hang out there in the studio, and we had fun. It was great." When it comes to collaborations, there is one other artist Rosala would love to join forces with. Seeing as she's a fan of Frank Ocean, the singer is asked what a possible Frank Ocean- Rosala track might sound like. "It would sound like fire," she says. "Really, that's it. That's how it would sound, I think... Frank, let's do it, let's do it." (Billboard)

Someone Thought Lewis Capaldi Was a Seat Filler at the 2020 Grammys and He Had the Best Reaction. Someone you loved? More like someone you rebuffed! While he was nominated for one of the biggest awards of the night at the 2020 Grammys, it seems not everyone knows who Lewis Capaldi is just yet. During the ceremony on Sunday night, the 23-year-old Scottish crooner took to Twitter to reveal that another attendee thought he was a seat filler hired for the event and wanted to take his seat. Yes, one of the "Song of the Year" nominees was believed to be a seat filler. "A lady at the grammys has just come up and offered to take my seat because she thought I was one of the people who sits in the chairs to fill them when someone gets up to use the bathroom," Lewis tweeted, adding six laughing-crying emojis...which yes, six of those laughing-crying emojis definitely is the appropriate amount of emojis for the occasion. Don't you agree? It's not surprising that the "Someone You Loved" singer took the woman's mistake in stride, given his attitude towards being nominated for a Grammy in the first place. "Listen, it's never going to happen again, right?" he told Ryan Seacrest on the red carpet. "After this, the career is all downhill from here." he then went on to compare just being nominated to being "bloated" with "chicken parm," calling the feeling "an explosion in your explosion of flavor in your mouth." Sure! As for his game-day prep before hitting the red carpet for his first-ever Grammys? Well, Lewis gave his fans a very, um, revealing look into his getting ready process. While he ultimately lost to Billie Eilish in his category, Lewis still has a lot to celebrate; he's the first Scottish artist to hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart since the '80s and he's set to go on tour with Niall Horan later this year. Just don't get up from your seat, Lewis! (Eonline)

Jameela Jamil & James Blake Praise Taylor Swift for Calling Out 'Ridiculous Double Standards' in the Music Industry. James Blake and Jameela Jamil spoke with Billboard on the red carpet at the 2020 Grammy Awards, where they discussed which changes they would like to see in the music industry, why they were moved by Taylor Swift's recent Women in Music speech, and which artist James Blake would love to work with. After Taylor Swift gave an empowering speech at Billboard's Women in Music event last month, where she accepted the Woman of the Decade award, James Blake tweeted about the importance of the pop star's speech and the imbalance in music. Asked which changes he still hopes to see in the music industry going forward, he notes that he would like to see more women in studios. "I hope to see more female engineers. I hope to see more female producers coming up," he says. "Just generally studio life is an incredibly male environment, traditionally, and I've noticed that being in the industry... I mean, it's happening very, very slowly, but it is super slow." Jamil adds that there are "ridiculous double standards" for men and women in this industry, and that she admired Taylor Swift for speaking up. "I think that it's really great that she spoke out and called these double standards out, which she's done continuously over the last couple of years," Jamil says. "I think we both are in support of any woman who speaks out about injustice in this industry or anywhere in the world, really." In another clip, Blake is asked if there are any artists he'd still like to collaborate with, to which he names Finneas. He does add, however, that whenever he works with other artists, the pairings always happen naturally and he doesn't seek them out. "Also, you've already just worked with Andre 3000," adds Jamil. "He's worked with Andre 3000, JAY-Z, and Beyonce. He's done. Any more would just be greedy!" (Billboard)


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