LOS ANGELES (AP) – Vallejo artist HER won the Grammys song of the year for “I Can’t Breathe”.
The song, with its Black Lives Matter themes, won the Songwriter Award on Sunday night for songs by superstars such as Beyonce, Taylor Swift and Billie Eillish.
HER shared the award with co-authors Dernst Emile II and Tiare Thomas.
When she accepted, she said, “I’ve never been so proud to be an artist. We wrote this song through FaceTime, and I didn’t imagine that my fear and pain would impact and possibly change. “
She noticed that she wrote the song at her mother’s house during the pandemic.
Trevor Noah opened the pandemic-altered 63rd annual Grammy Awards on an outdoor stage in front of a sparse crowd in front of the Los Angeles Convention Center, with the Grammy’s usual home, the Staples Center, as a backdrop.
“We made the decision to socially distance ourselves from the Staples Center,” said the host. “This is not a zoom background.”
Noah entered the convention center during his presentation, from where the performances of the show, many of which were taped, were being broadcast.
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