Music's biggest night, the Grammy Awards, was held Jan. 26 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The awards show held a somber tone due after the death of NBA legend Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and seven others in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, that morning. Bryant was remembered in performances throughout the night, with Alicia Keys, Boyz II Men, Lizzo, Lil Nas X and more all dedicating their acts to his memory.
Hip-hop superstar Tyler, the Creator made his presence felt throughout the night, delivering a jaw-dropping performance and accepting the Grammy for Best Rap Album for his 2019 project, Igor. He also shed some light on underlying social issues in the Recording Academy that can no longer be ignored.
During his acceptance speech, Tyler's mother accompanied him on stage. He thanked her first, saying: "To my mother, you did a great job raising this guy," before embracing her. It was a heartwarming moment where his mom couldn't help but let the tears flow.
Along with Billie Eilish, who won four of the most significant awards (Album of the Year, Best New Artist, Song of the Year and Record of the Year), Tyler dominated the night. Here are three reasons why.