2020 Grammys In Memoriam Honors Late Stars — and Draws Criticism for Misspelling Ric Ocaseks Name

2020 Grammys In Memoriam Honors Late Stars — and Draws Criticism for Misspelling Ric Ocaseks Name

Beloved musicians who died over the past year were honored during the 2020 Grammy Awards — but an unfortunate spelling snafu stole attention from the tribute.

On Sunday, Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue united for a touching tribute to artists such as Ric Ocasek, Peter Tork and Nipsey Hussle, who won two posthumous Grammys and was nominated for a third earlier in the night.

Photos of late stars include Doris Day, Diahann Carroll, Eddie Money and Rush drummer Neil Peart graced the screen alongside their names as a medley of various songs played.

Once all the photos were presented, Shorty and the band took the stage for an energetic performance.

Still, much of the attention from viewers was focused on an unfortunate spelling error, as Ocasek’s first name was misspelled as “Rick” during the segment.

“HOW Y’ALL GONNA MISSPELL RIC OCASEK’S NAME??! #GRAMMYs 😭,” one user wrote on Twitter.

HOW Y’ALL GONNA MISSPELL RIC OCASEK’S NAME??! #GRAMMYs 😭

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Another wrote that the typo showed “such a lack of respect,” while others still called on the Grammys to hire a copy editor.

“Dear #Grammy: His name is RIC Ocasek, not RICK. How about hiring a copy editor?!
@RecordingAcad,” one user wrote.Read more: https://people.com/music/grammys-2020-in-memoriam-ric-ocasek-name-misspelled/

Grammys 2020 See the Complete List of Winners

Grammys 2020 See the Complete List of Winners

Music’s biggest night sure lived up to its nickname!

On Sunday, the brightest stars in music flocked to the Staples Center in Los Angeles for the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards, hosted for the second time by Alicia Keys.

Full of fresh faces and industry legends, the ceremony delivered thrilling performances and, of course, a plethora of golden gramophone trophies that were handed to lucky artists, recognized for their contributions to the airwaves in 2019.

See the list of winners (in bold) and nominees below, updated throughout the ceremony.

Be sure to check out PEOPLE’s full Grammy Awards coverage to get the latest news on music’s biggest night.

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
I,I, Bon Iver
Norman F***ing Rockwell!, Lana Del Rey
When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, Billie Eilish
Thank U, Next, Ariana Grande
I Used to Know Her — H.E.R.
7 — Lil Nas X
Cuz I Love You (Deluxe) — Lizzo
Father of the Bride — Vampire Weekend

SONG OF THE YEAR
“Always Remember Us This Way,” Natalie Hemby, Lady Gaga, Hillary Lindsey & Lori McKenna, songwriters (Lady Gaga)
“Bad Guy,” Billie Eilish O’Connell & Finneas O’Connell, songwriters (Billie Eilish)
“Bring My Flowers Now,” Brandi Carlile, Phil Hanseroth, Tim Hanseroth & Tanya Tucker, songwriters (Tanya Tucker)
“Hard Place,” Ruby Amanfu, Sam Ashworth, D. Arcelious Harris. H.E.R. & Rodney Jerkins, songwriters (H.E.R.)
“Lover,” Taylor Swift, songwriter (Taylor Swift)
“Norman F***ing Rockwell,” Jack Antonoff & Lana Del Rey, songwriters (Lana Del Rey)
“Someone You Loved,” Tom Barnes, Lewis Capaldi, Pere Kelleher, Benjamin Kohn & Sam Roman, songwriters (Lewis Capaldi)
“Truth Hurts,” Steven Cheung, Eric Frederic, Melissa Jefferson & Jesse Saint John, songwriters (Lizzo)

RECORD OF THE YEAR
“Hey, Ma,” Bon Iver
“Bad Guy,” Billie Eilish
“7 Rings,” Ariana Grande
“Hard Place,” H.E.R.
“Talk,” Khalid
“Old Town Road,” Lil Nas X Featuring Billy Ray Cyrus
“Truth Hurts,” Lizzo
“Sunflower,” Post Malone & Swae Lee

BEST NEW ARTIST
Black Pumas
Billie Eilish
Lil Nas X
Lizzo
Maggie Rogers
Rosalía
Tank a

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Billie Eilish Wins Record of the Year at Grammys as She Becomes Youngest Artist to Sweep Top 4

Billie Eilish Wins Record of the Year at Grammys as She Becomes Youngest Artist to Sweep Top 4

Billie Eilish might’ve gotten “everything i wanted” tonight.

The 18-year-old musician just earned record of the year for her song “Bad Guy,” meaning the star swept all four major categories of the night, including album of the year, song of the year and best new artist.

The singer, who was the second-most nominated artist of the night, is the youngest musician to ever be nominated — and win — all four.

Eilish skipped a speech, instead taking to the microphone alongside brother and collaborator Finneas O’Connell for a quick “Thank you” in unison before quickly leaving the stage.

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The duo had only just left the stage after previously accepting the award for album of the year.

“Mainly I think the fans deserve everything. I feel like they have not been talked about enough tonight, because they’re the only reason any of us are here at all,” Eilish previously told the crowd as she accepted her best new artist prize. “So, thank you to the fans… You guys make this worth it.”

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Lizzo and Eilish are the first to be nominated in all four general field categories since Sam Smith in 2015.

Also nominated in the record of the year category were Bon Iver for “Hey, Ma,” Ariana Grande for “7 Rings,” H.E.R. for “Hard Place,” Khalid and Disclosure for “Talk,” Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus for “Old Town Road,” Lizzo for “Truth Hurts” and Post Malone and Swae Lee for “Sunflower.”

Be sure to check out PEOPLE’s full Grammys coverage to get the latest news on music’s biggest night.

Last year, Childish Gambino took home the record of the year award for “This is America.” In 2018, Bruno Mars took home the prize for “24K Magic.”

The 62nd Grammy Awards aired live from Los Angeles’ Staples Center on Sunday, Jan. 26 at 8 p.m. EST on CBS.

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Billie Eilish Wins Best New Artist at the 2020 Grammy Awards This Is So Crazy

Billie Eilish Wins Best New Artist at the 2020 Grammy Awards This Is So Crazy

It was a big night for Billie Eilish at the 2020 Grammy Awards.

Host and former best new artist winner Alicia Keys and 2019’s award best new artist Dua Lipa announced the 18-year-old singer as the best new artist winner at this year’s awards show, which celebrates the best in music.

This year was a particularly crowded year in the best new artist category, with eight nominees. Eilish, Black Pumas, Lil Nas X, Lizzo, Maggie Rogers, Rosalía, Tank and the Bangas, and Yola were all up for the coveted award.

“Thank you! Two!” Eilish said during her acceptance speech, referencing that she won earlier in the night for song of the year. “Okay, I forgot to thank my touring team in the last one so I want to thank you guys for helping me put on a show that I actually like.”

The “Bad Guy” singer went on to thank her fans — and those of her best new artist competitors.

“I think the fans deserve everything,” she continued at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. “I feel like they have not been talked about tonight because they’re the only reason any of us are here at all so thanks to the fans. I know that … God, this is so crazy. I know that all the other artists that were in this category, I love you all, you guys are amazing. You deserve it just as much as I do. I know your fans are hardcore and they are going to fight for you and they love you.”

Be sure to check out PEOPLE’s full Grammy Awards coverage to get the latest news on music’s biggest night.

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Eilish went into the Grammys with six nominations, tying with Lil Nas X.

She made history when at 17, she became the youngest nominee in Grammys history to be nominated in all four general field categories: record of the year, album of the year, song of the year and best new artist.

She was nominated alongside her brother and producer, Finneas O’Connell, in the record of the year, album of the year and song of the year categories for her single “Bad Guy” and her debut album, When We Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? Along with their album of the year and record of the year wins, O’Connell, 22, also earned producer of the year, non-classical.

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