Billie Eilish and FINNEAS Make Grammy History, Lead ASCAP's 34 Winners

January 27, 2020

The ASCAP family took home trophies in 36 categories at the 62nd annual Grammys, held January 26, 2020 at the Staples Center in LA. 

ASCAP Vanguard Award winner Billie Eilish and her collaborator/brother FINNEAS each won five Grammy trophies. Billie made Grammys history as the first woman - and youngest artist ever - to win all four "general field" categories: Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Album of the Year and Best New Artist. FINNEAS also became the youngest ever producer to be named Producer of the Year. 

+Read our 2019 interview with FINNEAS 

The Recording Academy honored ASCAP members from across the genre-spectrum, including EDM veterans The Chemical Brothers, Christian pop duo for KING & COUNTRY and arranging-composing phenom Jacob Collier, who took two apiece.

Lifetime Achievement Awards went to ChicagoRoberta FlackPhilip Glass & Sister Rosetta Tharpe.

As always, the Grammys telecast was filled to brimming with memorable performances from the night's biggest ASCAP stars. Billie and FINNEAS set a reflective mood on their gorgeous ballad "When the Party's Over;" Korean boy band BTS continued their global domination during an ensemble performance of "Old Town Road," joined by ASCAP DJ DiploUsher and Sheila E paid tribute to Prince, and Meek Mill paid his respects to the late Nipsey Hussle with a verse on DJ Khaled's epic "Higher;" Ariana Grande underwent shifting sets and costumes for an elegant mashup of "Imagine," "My Favorite Things," "7 Rings" and "Thank U Next;" ASCAP legends Aerosmith and Run-DMC joined forces for "Walk This Way," to celebrate Aerosmith's MusiCares Person of the Year honor on Friday night; ASCAP violin star Joshua Bell and Americana duo The War and Treaty jammed in an all-star tribute to music education.

We also heard stunning performances from ASCAP members H.E.R. and Bonnie Raitt, Gwen Stefani duetting with her partner Blake Shelton, Trombone Shorty and The Roots. Demi Lovato sang an emotionally-wrenching, inspired version of new song "Anyone," her first public performance since a near-fatal overdose in 2018. But perhaps the night's most poignant performance came right at the beginning, as host and ASCAP member Alicia Keys (joined by Boyz II Men) sang "It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday" in honor of basketball icon Kobe Bryant, who died the morning of the Grammys. Tuesday, January 28 would have been the 20th anniversary of Bryant's election to ASCAP. 

Congratulations to all of our winners for making the 2020 Grammys an unforgettable one. Listen to their winning music below. 

Record of the Year  

"Bad Guy"
Billie Eilish
Finneas O'Connell, producer; Finneas O'Connell, engineer/mixer

Album of the Year

When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
Billie Eilish
Finneas O'Connell, producer & engineer/mixer; Billie Eilish O'Connell & Finneas O'Connell, songwriters

Song of the Year

"Bad Guy"
Billie Eilish O'Connell & Finneas O'Connell, songwriters

Best New Artist

Billie Eilish

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

Look Now
Elvis Costello & The Imposters (PRS)

Best Pop Vocal Album

When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
Billie Eilish

Best Dance Recording  

"Got to Keep On"
The Chemical Brothers (PRS)
The Chemical Brothers (PRS), producers; Steve Dub Jones (PRS) & Tom Rowlands (PRS), mixers

Best Dance/Electronic Album  

No Geography
The Chemical Brothers (PRS) 

Best Metal Performance

"7empest"
Tool

Best Alternative Music Album

Father of the Bride
Vampire Weekend

Best R&B Performance

"Come Home"
André 3000  

Best Rap Song

A Lot
21 Savage, songwriter

Best Country Duo/Group Performance

"Speechless"
Dan + Shay

Best Jazz Vocal Album

12 Little Spells
Esperanza Spalding  

Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song

"God Only Knows"
for KING & COUNTRY; Jordan Reynolds & Joel Smallbone, songwriters

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album

Burn the Ships
for KING & COUNTRY

Best Roots Gospel Album

Testimony
Gloria Gaynor

Best Latin Pop Album

#ELDISCO
Alejandro Sanz (SGAE) 

Best Tropical Latin Album

Opus
Marc Anthony

Best American Roots Performance

"Saint Honesty"
Sara Bareilles

Best American Roots Song

"Call My Name"
Aoife O'Donovan & Sara Watkins, songwriters

Best Folk Album

Patty Griffin
Patty Griffin

Best Regional Roots Music Album 

Good Time
Ranky Tanky 

Best World Music Album

Celia
Angelique Kidjo 

Best Musical Theater Album

Hadestown
Reeve Carney & André De Shields, principal soloists; Anaïs Mitchell, producer (Anaïs Mitchell, composer & lyricist) 

+Listen to Anaïs Mitchell narrate the long journey of Hadestown on VERSED: The ASCAP Podcast

Best Song Written for Visual Media

"I'll Never Love Again (Film Version)"
Hillary Lindsey, songwriter
Track from: A Star Is Born

Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella

"Moon River"
Jacob Collier, arranger

Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals

"All Night Long"
Jacob Collier, arranger

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical

When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
Finneas O'Connell, engineer

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical

FINNEAS
When We Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?

Best Remixed Recording

"I Rise (Tracy Young's Pride Intro Radio Remix)"
Tracy Young, remixer 

Best Orchestral Performance

Andrew Norman: Sustain
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor (Los Angeles Philharmonic) 

Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance

Caroline Shaw: Orange
Attacca Quartet

Best Classical Solo Vocal Album

Songplay
Chuck Israels & Charlie Porter, accompanists

Best Contemporary Classical Composition

Higdon: "Harp Concerto"
Jennifer Higdon, composer 

Best Music Film

Homecoming
Beyoncé
Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, video director

 

+Read the full list of ASCAP's 2020 Grammy nominees