That’s A Wrap; 2020 Recap

Some of the popular but forgotten moments of 2020 each month.

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Sarah Kincaid, Bear Hub Editor

As we now enter our second month of 2021,  we’ve gone beyond the little sneak peek of the new year we experienced in January. From just this first month we can already tell that this year is going to be filled with a lot of ups and downs for everyone. Although the year of 2020 has brought many struggles upon us, we should take a second to reflect back on some of the pivotal moments in entertainment and politics from this past year we may have forgotten about.

January
– Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their decision to step back as members of the British royal family
– Billie Eilish won five awards at the Grammys, now being known as the youngest person ever to win Album of the Year.
– The Planters mascot “Mr. Peanut” was announced to have passed away- but was soon reincarnated as an infant peanut, “Baby Nut”.

February
– South Korean film Parasite became the first ever non-English language film to win Best Picture at the 2020 Oscars
– Harvey Weinstein, formerly known as one of the most powerful men in Hollywood, is sentenced to life in prison for sexual assault and misconduct.
– Jennifer Lopez and Shakira performed at the Super Bowl LVI half-time show

March
– Tom Hanks and wife Rita Wilson became the first well- known celebrities to be diagnosed with Covid-19
– John Krasinski launched his YouTube series Good News where he was seen reuniting the cast of The Office and the original cast of Hamilton, as well as hosting a virtual prom including the Jonas Brothers and Billie Eilish.
– “Tiger King” premiered on Netflix, sparking quite a big fanbase following the show.

April
– Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid announced to the public that they were pregnant with their first child.
– The TV series “The Last Dance” premiered on Netflix, following Michael Jordan’s last season with the Chicago Bulls.
– The TikTok app surpassed 2 billion downloads, breaking a record for the most popular social media platform.

May
– Elon Musk and Grimes announce the name of their child to be “X Æ A-12.”
– Harry Styles released the music video for “Watermelon Sugar”, the second track on his 2019 album Fine Line. With the premiere of this music video on May 18, Styles formally dedicated it to touching.
– Jaida Essence Hall was crowned the winner of Rupaul’s Drag Race season 12.

June
– The Black Lives Matter Movement started an impactful moment in history where millions of individuals stood together for the issue of racial injustice. All 50 states participated in the BLM protest.
Love, Victor premiered on Hulu on June 17th, inspired by the world of the film Love, Simon.
– Maya Hawke, known for her role as Robin in Stranger Things, released her first studio album “Blush”.

July
– Taylor Swift dropped her second album of the year as a surprise to fans. She broke the record for the most first-day album streams for a female artist on Spotify
– Beyoncé released her visual album “Black is King”, which she inspired from Disney’s The Lion King.
The Umbrella Academy, based on the comic books written by Gerard Way, returned to Netflix for its second season

August
– Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion teamed up for the release of “W.A.P.” which drew a ground-breaking record of 93-million streams in the U.S. during its first week.
– The Ratatouille The Musical craze on TikTok began when user Em Jaccs posted a video ode to main character Remy in an a capella rendition.
– The MTV Music Video Awards returned with proper Covie-19 restrictions in place. The show included live performances from Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande, The Weeknd, and Miley Cyrus.

September
– Zendaya won the Emmy award for Best Actress in a Drama Series from her performance in Euphoria.
– The New York Fashion Show occurred the week of September 17th with a virtual audience.
– Canadian sitcom Schitt’s Creek made history as it took home nine awards from the 2020 Emmys, it became the first show to sweep all seven main comedy categories.

October
– Disney introduced its first openly LGBTQ+ character in their new film Onward
– After a campaign stop in Flint, Michigan, Obama made an incredible 3-pointer in a school gym. His reaction was simply, “That’s what I do”.
– Ariana Grande released her sixth studio album, “Positions” with Republican Records

November
– Joe Biden and Kamala Harris win the election. Kamala Harris becomes the first woman, first African-American and first Asian-American to be elected Vice President of the United States.
– Dolly Parton helps fund the Covid-19 vaccine after donating $1 million to Covid research months prior.
– Harry Styles becomes the first solo male artist to be featured one the cover of Vogue Magazine- sparking controversy for wearing a Gucci dress for the shoot.

December
– Healthcare workers receive the first Covid-19 vaccine throughout the U.S.
– Actor Elliot Page announced to the public that he is transgender, marking a significant moment for the trans community of Hollywood
– Miley Cyrus appears one the cover of Rolling Stone, showing of her new-found rock and roll personality.
of 2020 has brought many struggles upon us, we should take a second to reflect back on some of the moments from this past year we may have forgotten about.