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Lizzo (And Her Flute) Open The 2020 GRAMMYs With "Cuz I Love You" & "Truth Hurts"
Donned in a black, crystallized, off-the-shoulder gown, Lizzo sent out a spoken tribute to Kobe Bryant ("Tonight is for Kobe!") and crooned her way through her album’s title track "Cuz I Love You," which was accompanied by a full orchestra. Dancers en pointe soon took to the dimly lit stage as Lizzo and her crew switched gears, performing a spirited rendition of her chart-topping hit "Truth Hurts," complete with a solo on her social media-famous instrument, "Sasha Flute."
Lizzo is the most nominated artist at this year’s event; she was nominated for eight potential wins. During the pre-show awards presentation, the Minnesota-raised/Houston transplant was awarded gramophones for Best R&B Performance ("Jerome") and Best Urban Contemporary Album for Cuz I Love You (Deluxe).
She could manifest a few more trophies tonight, including potential wins in all of the Big Four categories, which will be announced throughout tonight’s show.