While 2020 was undeniably a troublesome 12 months for a lot of it additionally included a couple of vivid moments.
Jennifer Lopez headlined the Super Bowl LIV Halftime Show with Shakira, Bad Bunny dropped three albums in a single 12 months and Megan Thee Stallion spoke into existence a collaboration with Beyoncé.
Meanwhile, Selena Gomez used quarantine to launch new music and a make-up line and grow to be a TV chef. Tyler Perry reminded us of the significance of paying it ahead and DJ D-Nice introduced us a celeb-filled at-home digital membership. Also bringing pleasure into our houses was the forged of Schitt’s Creek, reminding us to remain true to ourselves and admire our family members.
Here’s a take a look at a couple of celebrities who’ve lots to be happy with this 12 months.
Selena Gomez’s 2020 included an album, a TV present and a magnificence line! The singer started the 12 months by dropping her newest album, Rare, which was rapidly beloved by followers.
Following its launch, Gomez instructed ET that she “wanted to make something that was transparent yet really classy and very real to me.”
In February, Gomez introduced that she was launching Rare Beauty to advertise the concept that “being rare is about being comfortable in yourself.” The line launched in October.
“I’ve stopped trying to be perfect. I just want to be me,” she stated. “I think Rare Beauty can be more than a beauty brand. I want us all to stop comparing ourselves to each other and just start embracing our own uniqueness. You’re not defined by a photo, a like, or a comment. Rare Beauty isn’t about how other people see you; it’s about how you see yourself.”
Gomez’s magnificence model didn’t decelerate her music profession, because the singer continued to launch new music and accompanying movies all year long. Gomez additionally landed an HBO Max quarantine cooking present, Selena + Chef. It has since been renewed for a second season. Acting jobs continued to roll in for Gomez as properly; she booked a task on a Hulu comedy sequence and one other taking part in a homosexual, feminine mountaineer. On prime of all of that, Gomez spoke out about politics and produced a rom-com.
“What really defines success is seeing how people connect to a song or a movie or a TV show. It might have a positive impact on someone’s life,” Gomez stated in the course of the Latin Recording Academy’s 2020 Leading Ladies of Entertainment in November. “Everyone has this right to be seen and visibility and representation are vital to the process of articulating our identities.”
Billie Eilish started her banner 12 months by touchdown the title monitor for the most recent James Bond movie, No Time to Die, which she debuted in February.
Eilish subsequent made her GRAMMYs crimson carpet debut and wowed with a powerful efficiency in the course of the present. She went on to win in 5 of the six awards she was up for, together with a sweep of the highest 4 classes. In an interview with ET after the ceremony, Eilish known as her epic evening “surreal,” including that it was “like a dream.”
The “Bad Guy” singer additionally attended her first Academy Awards, the place she carried out the “In Memoriam” section.
Throughout the 12 months, Eilish made headlines for talking out in help of the Black Lives Matter motion. In separate posts, Eilish demanded justice for Rayshard Brooks, a Black man who was killed by police, and slammed the All Lives Matter motion, urging white folks to “Stop making everything about you. You are not in need. You are not in danger.”
She went on to carry out her tune, “My Future,” on the Democratic National Convention. During that look, Eilish gave an impassioned speech in regards to the want for leaders who will “solve problems” and “fight against systemic racism.” She additionally inspired younger folks to vote, one thing she was in a position to do for the primary time in 2020.
Eilish closed out the 12 months with a efficiency on the American Music Awards, at which she was nominated twice, in addition to incomes 4 2021 GRAMMY nominations.
Club Quarantine was the most popular ticket on the town this 12 months, and it’s all because of DJ D-Nice. The 50-year-old DJ, producer and rapper, whose actual title is Derrick Jones, rose to fame within the ‘80s, but found a brand new audience amid quarantine thanks to his often celeb-filled, at-home club on Instagram Live.
“The self-isolation thing is driving me nuts. I’m like, ‘I need to play music and I need to feel some energy.’ So I made a decision to enter my IG reside and play music,” D-Nice instructed ET in March. “All of the sudden my friends came in. It was only 200 of us, and then the next day it was 2,000, and then the day after, it was, like, 15,000.”
As the viewers grew, the variety of celeb drop-ins did as properly, with everybody from musicians to actors to politicians stopping by.
“All of the sudden J.Lo was in there and Drake popped in… You had Michelle Obama, you had Oprah [Winfrey], you had Gayle [King], you had Joe Biden, Bernie [Sanders], Janet Jackson, Patti LaBelle, Justin Timberlake, Lionel Richie, Bradley Cooper,” he stated. “It was insane.”
The membership bought so huge, in actual fact, that D-Nice was tapped to DJ the 2020 Emmy Awards.
“I’m on cloud nine right now,” he instructed ET after the present. “… I was just happy DJing in the very beginning and now all of these incredible opportunities have come from Club Quarantine…To actually participate and take part in bringing music out and allowing music to uplift spirits, out of all the things I’ve experienced recently in terms of career within the last six months, this one right here, it means a lot.”
In addition to his efficiency, D-Nice acquired some award present love, strolling away with the DJ of the Year honor on the 2020 BET Hip Hop Awards.
Gwen Stefani’s 12 months to recollect kicked off when she launched a music video along with her now-fiancé, Blake Shelton, for his or her duet, “Nobody But You.” They went on to carry out the monitor on the 2020 GRAMMY Awards. The tune later hit No. 1 on the nation charts, Stefani’s first such achievement on nation radio.
Once quarantine resulting from COVID-19 started, Stefani and Shelton rode it out collectively at his Oklahoma ranch. Spending quarantine collectively, a supply instructed ET on the time, made Stefani and Shelton’s relationship “stronger than ever.”
In June, NBC introduced that Stefani would return for The Voice’s nineteenth season, after final serving as a coach on the competitors sequence in season 17. After the information broke, a supply instructed ET that Stefani was “over the moon” to be again on the present.
Stefani’s epic 12 months continued when she and Shelton launched one other romantic duet, this one known as “Happy Anywhere,” and an accompanying music video. They carried out the monitor on the 2020 ACM Awards.
Stefani’s life solely bought extra thrilling from there, along with her and Shelton shopping for a California dwelling collectively in September and happening to win a CMT award and get engaged in October.
“They have lived like a married couple for so long that those closest to them already saw them as ‘married’ but now they are finally making it official and their family is excited by the announcement,” a supply instructed ET after Shelton popped the query with a shocking ring. “Gwen has always spoken about a big traditional wedding with family and friends but they plan to wait and see how the pandemic pans out. And in the meantime, enjoy their engagement.”
The closing month of the 12 months was one other excessive level for Stefani, whose artist on The Voice, Carter Rubin, gained the present. It marked Stefani’s first win on the present.
“I think my win was due to Gwen’s coaching,” Rubin instructed ET after his victory. “She’s phenomenal.”
Jennifer Lopez’s 12 months started with awards reveals galore, because the singer and actress was continuously nominated for her function within the 2019 flick Hustlers.
Even with all of her performing acclaim, Lopez’s deal with music didn’t decelerate. Just the other, in actual fact, as Lopez, together with Shakira, gave an epic efficiency in the course of the Pepsi Super Bowl LIV Halftime Show. Lopez’s 12-year-old daughter, Emme, even joined her onstage in the course of the efficiency, which, the singer later instructed ET, made the mother-daughter duo “so happy.”
While Lopez and her fiancé,Alex Rodriguez, needed to push their deliberate summer time wedding ceremony resulting from COVID-19, the couple made the most effective of the state of affairs, with the couple posting humorous household movies on TikTook.
Despite the marriage delay, Lopez didn’t cease fascinated with the large day, telling ET in May that her and Rodriguez’s first dance as husband and spouse will “be a big production of some sort.”
Even with quarantine, Lopez didn’t take a profession break, reasonably, she launched two songs with Maluma, starred in a luxurious model marketing campaign, landed a brand new film function, was honored as WSJ’s Pop Culture Innovator and with the People’s Icon Award, and seemed forward to the 2021 launch of her skincare line, JLo Beauty.
“[The brand is based on] the idea of beauty having no expiration date,” Lopez instructed ET in December. “You get to a certain age and then people are already kind of like, ‘Boop boop, you next, bye bye.’ And you’re like, ‘Hold on, I’m still here.’”
Megan Thee Stallion
Megan Thee Stallion’s breakout 12 months was one for the books, which kicked off with the March launch of “Savage,” which grew to become an enormous success.
“It just really blows your mind every day. When I write music or when I am rapping, I am not really thinking, ‘Oh my gosh, it’s gonna go crazy.’ I am just making it because I like it and I know my hotties are going to like it,” Megan instructed ET in May of the tune’s success. “For it to blow up the way it did, I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, this is crazy.’”
One month after releasing the monitor, the rapper delighted followers by dropping a remix of the monitor, which featured Beyoncé.
“For me to have the Beyoncé remix, I was like, ‘What’s happening?’” she instructed ET. “… I had been speaking it into existence, like, ‘I wanna do a song with Beyoncé, I want a song with Beyoncé.’”
Megan continued her rise by performing her monitor, “Girls in the Hood,” on the 2020 BET Awards. In addition to the efficiency, the rapper gained two awards in the course of the digital ceremony.
Megan’s 12 months took a flip when she was allegedly shot within the foot, however she used the expertise to talk out in regards to the necessity for Black feminine empowerment. That was by no means extra true than along with her debut efficiency on Saturday Night Live.
In the midst of the drama surrounding the alleged capturing, Megan teamed up with Cardi B for “WAP,” a tune that went on to make historical past.
In addition to her music success, which included the discharge of her album, Good News, Megan launched a Fashion Nova line.
“I just realized how big of a lack of representation there is for curvier girls, or taller girls, or girls with bigger feet,” Megan told ET of her reason for launching the line. “Everybody is not just a cookie-cutter size, so I just want to make sure that starting with this collab, we have better representation with just women in general.”
As if her 12 months wasn’t sufficiently big, Megan went on to win three awards on the BET Hip Hop Awards, win one award on the AMAs, and rating 4 GRAMMY nominations.
Schitt’s Creek Cast
The sixth and closing season of Schitt’s Creek premiered on Jan. 7, when nobody might’ve imagined the acclaim it’d go on to have.
Following its emotional finale, Dan Levy, who co-created and starred within the present along with his dad, Eugene, launched a press release expressing his gratitude to the followers that tuned in.
The forged — which additionally contains Annie Murphy, Catherine O’Hara and Emily Hampshire — didn’t finish their success when their present stated goodbye. Rather, celebs continued to gush over them and the present, which went on to earn a complete of 15 Emmy nominations.
“The man is not going to be able to fit his head through the doorway after all this,” Murphy joked to ET about Dan. “I mean, he has worked so, so hard on this show, and it certainly would not be anywhere close to what it is without him, so he deserves every single nomination and hopefully award that’s coming at him.”
The present ended up successful 9 Emmy awards, which included a sweep of the comedy classes. While the forged was unhappy to say goodbye to Schitt’s Creek, none of them are ruling out a reunion sooner or later.
“I do believe that we’re all going to work together again at some point. I can’t see us not doing something,” Hampshire instructed ET. “Also, we all really like each other a lot. Dan didn’t end this because he didn’t like doing it, he ended it because he has so much respect for the characters, and the story, and the audience and he knew it was the right thing to do.”
“If it was up to me, I would do 25 more seasons. I have been bribing Dan on a daily basis to write another season / do a movie / something. But if that doesn’t come to pass, we were so, so, so lucky to be able to go out on a high note,” Murphy instructed ET. “So, even though it’s a bittersweet goodbye, we were so lucky that it ended the way it did.”
Bad Bunny had an insanely productive 2020, dropping three profitable albums over the course of the 12 months. Before the brand new music got here out, although, Bad Bunny made headlines for becoming a member of Jennifer Lopez and Shakira’s Super Bowl halftime present together with J Balvin.
The singer earned 4 iHeartRadio Awards nominations, and went on to win the trophy for Latin Album of the Year on the ceremony. He continued his sizzling streak by scoring 14 nominations on the 2020 Billboard Latin Music Awards, of which he gained seven.
He was additionally nominated for 4 Billboard Music Awards. At the ceremony, throughout which he gave a strong efficiency, he took dwelling two trophies. Later within the 12 months, Bad Bunny gained one of many 9 Latin GRAMMY Awards he was nominated for, after delivering two unforgettable performances.
Bad Bunny’s first album of the 12 months, YHLQMDLG, got here in February and peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. In an interview with ET in March, the singer stated the inspiration for the album was “good vibes, happiness, nothing complicated or anything serious.”
Bad Bunny continued to make headlines when he launched the music video for “Yo Perreo Sola,” which featured him wearing drag. The transfer, one among many in help of the LGBTQ neighborhood, was praised by J Balvin.
His second album of the 12 months, Las Que No Iban a Salir, adopted, peaking at No. 7 on the Billboard 200 after its shock launch in May.
Shortly after that, Bad Bunny revealed that he’ll make his performing debut in a Netflix drama, which was later revealed to be Narcos: Mexico. He was subsequent forged in his first movie, American Sole, earlier than closing out the 12 months by touchdown a task alongside Brad Pitt in Bullet Train.
Bad Bunny’s final album of 2020 was additionally his most profitable. El Último Tour del Mundo hit No. 1 on the Billboard chart, making it the primary all-Spanish language album to take action. In an interview with ET, Bad Bunny described his newest album as “dark,” however admitted that engaged on it was a “relief” amid quarantine.
Tyler Perry’s 2020 included each charitable work and private successes. The producer donated each present playing cards and meals all year long, simply two examples of the work that earned him the Governors Award on the 2020 Emmys. The award honors a person or group whose achievement goes past the scope of annual Emmy Awards recognition.
“For the Governors to even consider me for it and to know that they were watching and paying attention, that was really, really powerful. I was blown away by it,” Perry instructed ET in August. “When they said I’m getting that award and it’s about philanthropy and it’s about the contributions to television, I think about all the people who work for me.”
Perry was in a position to shoot full seasons of BET’s Sistas and The Oval in simply two weeks amid the COVID-19 by turning his Atlanta studio into Camp Quarantine.
“As I’m directing, I’m editing. So I know I have it, I know if I have the shots,” he instructed ET of working amid the pandemic. “I got an amazing team, the actors are ready to go. They’ve had their scripts for months. They don’t miss a line. It’s pretty amazing.”
His continued work demonstrated a dedication to his tasks that’s unsurprising, as Perry was named a billionaire by Forbes in September. Additional recognitions for the newly minted billionaire included successful the People’s Champion Award, in addition to being honored as WSJ’s 2020 Entertainment Innovator.
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