2020 in music

This topic covers notable events and articles related to 2020 in music.

List of years in music (table)
In radio
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021
2022
2023
In television
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021
2022
2023

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62nd Annual Grammy Awards (USA)
Record of the Year: "Bad Guy" by Billie EilishAlbum of the Year: When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? by Billie Eilish • Song of the Year: "Bad Guy" by Billie Eilish • Best New Artist: Billie Eilish
Billboard Music Awards (USA)
Top Artist: Post MaloneTop Male Artist: Post Malone • Top Female Artist: Billie EilishTop New Artist: Billie Eilish • Top Duo/Group: Jonas BrothersTop Billboard 200 Album: When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? by Billie Eilish • Top Hot 100 Song: "Old Town Road" by Lil Nas X Featuring Billy Ray Cyrus
2020 Brit Awards (UK)
British Album of the Year: Psychodrama by DaveSong of the Year: "Someone You Loved" by Lewis CapaldiBest New Artist: Lewis Capaldi
2020 Juno Awards (Canada)
Artist of the Year: Shawn MendesGroup of the Year: Loud LuxuryAlbum of the Year: The Pains of Growing by Alessia CaraSingle of the Year: "Senorita" by Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello
2020 MTV Video Music Awards (USA)
Video of the Year: "Blinding Lights" by The WeekndBest Push New Artist: Doja CatArtist of the Year: Lady Gaga
2020 MTV Europe Music Awards (Europe)
Best Song: "Dynamite" by BTSBest Video: "Popstar" by DJ Khaled featuring DrakeBest Artist: Lady GagaBest New: Doja Cat
2020 American Music Awards (USA)
Artist of the Year: Taylor SwiftNew Artist of the Year: Doja CatCollaboration of the Year: "10,000 Hours" by Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber
2020 Pulitzer Prize for Music (USA)
The Central Park Five by Anthony Davis
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (USA)
Inductees: The Doobie BrothersWhitney HoustonDepeche ModeT. RexThe Notorious B.I.G.Nine Inch Nails
Mercury Prize (UK)
Kiwanuka by Michael Kiwanuka
Polar Music Prize (Sweden)
Inductees: Anna NetrebkoDiane Warren
Polaris Music Prize (Canada)
God Has Nothing to Do With This Leave Him Out of It by Backxwash
Eurovision Song Contest (Europe)
Event cancelled as result of COVID-19 pandemic

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ReferencesEdit

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