COVID-19 drastically altered the music industry in 2020. Concerts, festivals, and appearances were canceled, postponed, and interrupted. However, there were still some big music moments that shaped 2020.
TikTok - TikTok has been around a few years, but it really blew up in 2020. It was an excellent way for people to get creative with music and videos pass the time.
Billie Eilish Grammy Sweep - In January, 18-year-old Billie Eilish dominated the 62nd Grammy Awards and won all four of the big prizes at the show. She took home trophies for Song of the Year, Best New Artists, Best Pop Vocal Album, and Album of the Year.
Megan The Stallion Meets Beyonce - In 2020, we were blessed with one of the best remixes of the year: Megan's song 'Savage' with special guest Beyonce.
The Return of Demi Lovato - Demi Lovato had a memorable comeback when she performed at the Grammys for the first time since her 2018 overdose. She later performed at the Super Bowl and hosted the People's Choice Awards.
Taylor, Taylor, and more Taylor - There were many exciting music moments from Taylor Swift in 2020, including two surprise albums, a Netflix documentary, and calling out Scooter Braun on numerous occasions.
Jennifer Lopez and Shakira Make Magic - JLo and Shakira took the stage in February to perform during the Super Bowl LIV halftime show.
Baby Fever - Many big names in music welcomed babies this year. Some include Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry, Iggy Azalea, Ciara, Gigi Hadid/Zayn Malik, Justin Timberlake, Christina Milian, Tiesto, and Donald Glover.
Beyonce Dominance - Beyonce led the Grammy nominations and is up for nine awards, including Song of the Year for 'Savage.'
We Finally Met Adonis - In March, Drake finally shared a picture of his two-year-old son, Adonis. And it was worth the wait.
Virtual Concerts and Shows - Although we were stuck indoors, we got some great virtual concerts and shows to watch from the comforts of our home. And the highlight of 2020 was easily the Verzuz series created by Timbaland and Swizz Beatz.