Usher and Boyz II Men rock the 2020 GRAMMYs with moving tributes

By Zach Harper

Usher performed an incredible tribute to Prince, while Boyz II Men honoured Kobe Bryant and joined Tyler, the Creator for a very unique rendition of his "Earfquake" at the 2020 GRAMMYs.

Introduced by host Alicia Keys, Usher, who has a new album tentatively titled Confessions 2 out later this year, ran through a great selection of Prince's songs, including "When Doves Cry." British singer/songwriter FKA Twigs joined him, wowing the crowd with her incredible moves during the medley.

Boyz II Men never really went away, but now perform as a trio including Nathan Morris, Shawn Stockman and Wayna Morris. They took to the stage to help open the show with Alicia, singing "It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday."

The moving tribute to Kobe was just one of many acknowledgements of how important the former NBA star, who passed away in a helicopter crash with his daughter Gianna on Jan. 26, was to the music community. That the GRAMMYs were held in the Staples Center, the Los Angeles Lakers' home arena, was also not lost on many of the presenters and winners.

Charlie Wilson joined Boyz II Men and Tyler, The Creator for their performance. Photo: © Kevin Winter/Getty Images for The Recording Academy

Later in the show, Boyz II Men returned for an incredible performance of "Earfquake" with Tyler, The Creator and Charlie Wilson. It saw them open the number before Tyler welcomed dozens of lookalikes, dressed in the same blonde wigs and red-and-purple suits, on stage.

Tyler's Igor won Best Rap Album at this year's awards.

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