It seems as if the year that was 2020 was never ending, even though everything felt like a blur. Beginning the year with glimpses of hope, things slowly started to crumble for the worse and the better. From quarantine inspired releases, to powerful protests, these were the best moments in music of 2020.
Coachella 2020 Lineup: Frank Ocean, Calvin Harris, Flume, Lana Del Rey, Rage Against The Machine, Travis Scott, and more
Future and Drake release Life Is Good
Tyler, The Creator wins his first Grammy
Shakira and JLO perform at the Super Bowl
Eminem performs at the Oscars
Beyoncé pays tribute to Kobe Bryant
Lil Uzi Vert, The Weeknd, and Dua Lipa release the first set of albums to get us through lockdown
Verzuz was born
Travis Scott and Kid Cudi release “The Scotts”, which ultimately became Cudi’s first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100
Four black women top the Billboard Hot 100 — Nicki Minaj scores her first No. 1
Black Lives Matter — Musicians stand in solidarity and song streams skyrocket amid the protests
Lil Baby releases “The Bigger Picture”
Pop Smoke’s debut album arrives and makes an impact.
Drake and Lil Durk release the stadium status hit “Laugh Now Cry Later”
The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights” wins Video of the Year at the MTV Video Music Awards
Justin Bieber stars in the music video for “POPSTAR”
SZA returns with Hit Different
Bad Bunny performs on a moving bus throughout New York City
Zendaya makes history as she wins Best Actress at the 2020 Emmys!
Rihanna hosts Savage x Fenty Vol. 2: Teases new music, plays Frank Ocean, and Rosalía, Travis Scott, Miguel, and Bad Bunny perform.
Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams” goes viral and re-enters Billboard charts!
Kendrick Lamar somewhat returns on Busta Rhyme’s “Look Over Your Shoulder”
Tame Impala cover Nelly Furtado’s “Get It Right”
Harry Styles becomes the first man to cover Vogue
Ariana Grande and Thundercat join forces to perform “Them Changes”
Kid Cudi releases ‘Man On The Moon III: The Chosen’