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Bruno Mars celebrated Little Richard, Lionel Richie honored Kenny Rogers and Brandi Carlile paid tribute to John Prine throughout an in memoriam phase on the Grammy Awards that featured an particularly lengthy checklist of names after a yr of the coronavirus pandemic.
Mars, joined by Anderson .Paak blazed by way of Little Richard’s “Good Golly Miss Molly.” Richie sang “Woman,” the ballad he wrote and Rogers made successful including, “I miss you Kenny” as he ended.
And Carlile sang “I Bear in mind Every little thing” for Prine, one of many artists misplaced in 2020 to the coronavirus, together with Charley Satisfaction, Okay.T. Oslin, Adam Schlesiner, Trini Lopez and plenty of others.
The performances had been interspersed between montages of the names and faces of the lifeless.
Host Trevor Noah launched the phase by telling viewers they’ll see the names of practically 1,000 individuals within the music business who died final yr at Grammys.com.
Brittany Howard, backed up by Chris Martin on piano, ended the tribute with a stirring model of the Broadway commonplace “You’ll By no means Stroll Alone.”
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— Queen Bey is close to sitting on her Grammys throne: The singer received her twenty sixth Grammy on Sunday, virtually matching, and on monitor to surpass, Alison Krauss’ 27-win report.
— Doja Cat went for neon feathers and a moto jacket-inspired leather-based costume zipped all the way in which down and DaBaby brightened up the Grammys in a vibrant mustard and inexperienced floral go well with as music’s massive night time Sunday offered a luxe fashion moment for the stars.
— Kanye West, Fiona Apple, Megan Thee Stallion and Beyoncé alongside along with her daughter, Blue Ivy, are among the early winners at the Grammy Awards.
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Harry Kinds has received his first Grammy, taking for finest pop solo efficiency for “Watermelon Sugar.”
Kinds accepted the award Sunday night time for the music that he additionally carried out to open the present, wearing a leather-based go well with and a feather boa. He’s nominated for 2 extra Grammys on Sunday night time.
Kinds topped fellow nominees Justin Bieber, Doja Cat, Billie Eilish, Dua Lipa and Taylor Swift.
The previous One Route member has put out two solo albums and his sophomore effort is named “Wonderful Strains.” It additionally accommodates the music “Lights Up.”
Taylor Swift carried out on the Grammys for the primary time in 5 years, singing a medley of songs from her albums “evermore” and “folklore” in a mystical woodland-and-cabin setting.
Swift sang “Cardigan,” “August” and “Willow” on Sunday night time, beginning whereas mendacity on a faux-grassy hillside with timber and projected fireflies behind her in a gold robe and headpiece that had echoes of a forest fairy. She made her manner right into a cabin the place she picked up a guitar and was backed up by collaborators Jack Antonoff and Aaron Dessner.
The audience-free scene was arrange on a stage contained in the Los Angeles Conference Middle, the place many of the performances had been pre-recorded this week due to pandemic precautions, although the present is presenting all the performers as if they had been dwell.
Swift is nominated for six Grammys on Sunday together with album of the yr for “folklore.” A win would make her the primary lady to take the award 3 times.
Simply earlier than her efficiency, Miranda Lambert received finest nation album, a Grammy beforehand received by Swift, in a class that was practically all girls.
Lambert’s “Dusk” beat out albums by Ingrid Andress, Brandy Clark, Little Massive City and Ashley McBryde.
The Grammys are spotlighting among the nation’s best-known music golf equipment that had been pressured to shut their doorways due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Representatives from the Station Inn in Nashville, the Troubadour and Lodge Café in Los Angeles, and the Apollo Theater in New York had been chosen to current trophies throughout Sunday night time’s present. Every of the venues holds a singular place in music.
JT Grey from the Station Inn, identified for its bluegrass custom, will announce one of the best nation album. Rachelle Erratchu of the Troubadour, the place Elton John made his U.S. debut in 1970, will hand out one of the best pop solo efficiency trophy.
Billy Mitchell of the Apollo, famed for its beginner nights, will award one of the best rap music. Candice Fox of the Lodge Café, identified for that includes acoustic-based songwriters, will announce album of the yr.
Megan Thee Stallion has received finest new artist on the Grammy Awards.
The 26-year-old grew to become simply the fifth rapper to win the award, which she accepted in particular person on the outside stage Sunday night time, tearing up earlier than she even started speaking.
The award was the primary one handed out through the telecast, however Megan Thee Stallion had already received a Grammy earlier Sunday for “Savage,” her hit that options Beyoncé.
The music can also be nominated for finest rap music and report of the yr.
She beat out fellow nominees Ingrid Andress, Phoebe Bridgers, Chika, Noah Cyrus, D Smoke, Doja Cat and Kaytranada.
Megan Thee Stallion had a monster musical yr that additionally introduced undesirable consideration when she was shot within the foot. Rapper Tory Lanez has pleaded not responsible to expenses associated to the taking pictures.
“It’s been a hell of a yr, however we made it,” she mentioned.
Trevor Noah opened the pandemic-altered 63rd annual Grammy Awards on an out of doors stage in entrance of a sparse crowd outdoors the Los Angeles Conference Middle, with the Grammy’s regular residence, the Staples Middle, as a backdrop.
“We now have made the choice to socially distance from the Staples Middle,” the host mentioned. “This isn’t a Zoom background.”
Noah walked contained in the Conference Middle throughout his presentation, the place the present’s performances, lots of them pre-recorded, will probably be broadcast from.
On 4 levels that face one different within the audience-free room, he launched Black Pumas, HAIM, Billie Eillish and Harry Kinds, who started the night time’s music with a rendition of his “Watermelon Sugar.”
The music is among the many nominees for finest pop vocal efficiency, considered one of three nominations for the ex-One Route singer.
He carried out with a full band carrying a black leather-based sports activities coat with no shirt beneath, and a inexperienced feather boa.
Eillish, who dominated final yr’s Grammys, instantly adopted with a efficiency of “Every little thing I Wished.” The three sisters of HAIM performed instantly after Eillish.
Jacob Collier says he recorded his Grammy-nominated album in the identical North London residence “the place I discovered to stroll as a 1-year-old.”
Earlier than Sunday’s Grammy Awards on the Los Angeles Conference Middle, Collier informed The Related Press that “Djesse Vol. 3,” which is nominated for album of the yr, is the fourth he has recorded in his music room there.
Collier mentioned: “I produced it on my own and I performed the devices on the album and I wrote the songs and organized it and combined it and stuff. However I imply, actually it was simply an experiment.”
He says the approval for the album and the nomination got here “utterly out of the blue” and it’s surreal to “be amongst these giants, these legends of the business.
Collier’s fellow nominees within the class embody Taylor Swift and Submit Malone.
— Marcela Isaza on the Grammy Awards (@misaza)
Noah Cyrus says it’s “been a curler coaster of tears” to be nominated for finest new artist on the Grammy Awards whereas coping with the lack of her grandmother.
The 21-year-old Cyrus informed The Related Press earlier than Sunday’s Grammy Awards that she had already been pondering of Loretta “Mammie” Finley, who died in August, when “somebody mentioned, ‘You look similar to your grandma.’ And I began tearing up and it’s simply been actually emotional as a result of I’d have given something to be along with her, you realize, or let her have her simply be capable of watch this on the TV. However I really feel like I type of have her with me.”
She mentioned she has taken consolation and assist from her household, which incorporates her father Billy Ray Cyrus and sister Miley Cyrus.
Sporting a wildly elaborate Schiaparelli cream-colored robe, Noah Cyrus says to make her personal identify she has needed to “attempt to work with ten instances extra ardour, extra love” and to “be extra pushed.”
— Jonathan Landrum Jr. on the Grammy Awards (@MrLandrum31)
DaBaby says his Grammy efficiency will probably be “lovely” regardless of performing in a “room filled with no one.”
DaBaby is among the many performers who, due to the pandemic, pre-recorded a efficiency on the Los Angeles Conference Middle with no viewers that can air throughout Sunday night time’s Grammy Awards telecast.
Decked out in a broad-brimmed, green-and-red fedora, yellow turtleneck and floral jacket within the run-up to the present, DaBaby informed The Related Press that “on the finish of the day, we nonetheless have the power to precise ourselves by way of digital camera. So it’s no completely different than like a music video.”
He says he added a 3rd verse with a particular message to his efficiency of “Rockstar,” which is nominated for 4 Grammys, and will grow to be simply the second rap music to win report of the yr.
DaBaby says he “feels prefer it’s going to the touch all people.”
— Marcela Isaza on the Grammy Awards (@misaza)
Brandi Carlile is worked up to carry out at Sunday’s Grammy Awards, even when there isn’t an viewers. She says she’s really only performing for one person — the late singer-songwriter John Prine.
“I feel that previously performing in entrance of an viewers is the one factor that issues to me,” Carlile tells The Related Press. “However this time I’m simply performing for John Prine. It’s only for John, and I do know he’s there.”
Carlile spoke to the AP this week and addressed how completely different it feels to be taking part in dwell music once more after a yr of the pandemic. She says “it feels good to be dressed up and to be glowing.”
She mentioned that after being a performer for her whole grownup life, the lockdown has given her an opportunity to cease. Even when she is able to get again to rhythm of touring.
“I’m type of a born entertainer, you realize, that’s who I’m. However I all the time questioned what would occur if I ended for lengthy sufficient to type of look inward,” Carlile says. “I’m actually pleased with what did occur, however I’m able to get again on the street once more.”
— Jonathan Landrum Jr. on the Grammy Awards (@MrLandrum31)
Nation star Mickey Guyton says her efficiency Sunday night time on the Grammy Awards will probably be “a second for Black individuals in nation music.”
Guyton, a first-time nominee and first-time performer, is the primary solo Black feminine artist to be nominated in a rustic class on the Grammys, following within the footsteps of the Pointer Sisters who’ve received a rustic Grammy Award.
“My life modified as soon as I began operating in the direction of every thing that made me completely different,” Guyton told The Associated Press during interviews backstage prior to the show. “They are saying nation music is three chords and the reality. So I began writing my reality as a Black lady, singing nation music and my experiences in my life. And a type of first songs was ‘Black Like Me.’”
She mentioned that stepping on that stage shouldn’t be solely essential to her, however all these communities which have felt marginalized in nation music.
“I understand that not solely am I strolling by way of these doorways as a Black lady, I would like to carry the door open for a lot of different Black, brown, LBGTQA plus artists which have the identical goals,” says Guyton.
— Jonathan Landrum Jr. on the Grammy Awards (@MrLandrum31)
Justin Bieber is a Grammy winner within the nation style for his “10,000 Hours” collaboration with Dan + Shay.
Dan + Shay accepted one of the best nation duo/group efficiency Grammy nearly. Bieber didn’t seem through the Grammys Premiere Ceremony, the place nearly all of Sunday’s awards are bestowed.
It’s Bieber’s second Grammy. He beforehand received for finest dance recording for “The place Are U Now” with Diplo and Skrillex.
Dan + Shay have received two earlier Grammys, for “Speechless” and “Tequila.”
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Late singer songwriter John Prine received two posthumous Grammys for finest American roots music and finest American roots efficiency for his final recorded music, “I Bear in mind Every little thing,” a music about loss and reminiscence.
Prine died final yr on the age of 73 of issues on account of COVID-19. His spouse, Fiona Whelan, informed reporters throughout a digital press convention on Sunday that the music spoke to the significance of reminiscences and actually linked with individuals this previous yr.
“John had a manner of stating the simplest on a regular basis issues that typically we overlook,” mentioned Whelan.
Prine, a two-time Grammy winner who wrote songs like “Angel from Montgomery” and “Sam Stone,” additionally obtained a lifetime achievement award final yr.
“I really feel John’s presence at present very strongly,” mentioned Whelan.
Megan Thee Stallion has received a Grammy for “Savage,” her collaboration with Beyoncé.
She excitedly screamed for a number of seconds and rushed to compose herself whereas accepting the award nearly through the Grammys’ Premiere Ceremony.
She thanked God, her grandmother and her mom for pushing her, then turning her gratitude towards Queen Bey.
She mentioned: “I nonetheless can’t even consider this,” as she struggled to maintain her composure.
Megan Thee Stallion is among the many performers on the principle Grammys present that airs at 8 p.m. Japanese on CBS.
The win brings Beyoncé one step nearer to changing into essentially the most adorned lady in Grammys historical past.
The late jazz pianist Chick Corea received two Grammys Sunday solely a couple of month after his loss of life.
Corea received the trophy for finest improvised jazz solo and moments later received for finest jazz instrumental album, which he shared with Christian McBride & Brian Blade. The wins for “All Blues” and “Trilogy 2” means Corea has a staggering 25 Grammys.
His widow, Gayle Moran, accepted each awards nearly. “His mission in life was to maintain the music fires burning vibrant,” she mentioned by way of tears.
Corea, who died at 79 on Feb. 9 of a uncommon type of most cancers, was not the one artist who received a posthumous Grammy. John Prine additionally received two.
Billie Eilish and her producer brother, Finneas, have received a Grammy for his or her music “No Time to Die” from the pandemic-delayed James Bond movie.
The pair appeared remotely to just accept the music written for visible media honor and Eilish excitedly thanked actor Daniel Craig and “No Time to Die” director Cary Joji Fukunaga.
Eilish says “It was a dream to make this music, to work on this.” As for Finneas, he mentioned: “I really feel very fortunate to be your brother.”
The award was introduced through the Grammys’ Premiere Ceremony, which palms out nearly all of the awards forward of the principle telecast at 8 p.m. Japanese.
“Jojo Rabbit” and the “Joker” soundtrack additionally received Grammys within the phase of the present that awarded music created for visible media.
“Jojo Rabbit” director Taika Waititi accepted the award nearly from what seemed to be a trailer. He mentioned he was engaged on a movie set. He joked, “I assume they’re simply giving Grammys to anybody now. I’ll take it.”
Beyoncé — and her 9-year-old daughter Blue Ivy — have received the Grammy Award for finest music video.
Blue Ivy is the second youngest winner of a Grammy behind Leah Peasell, who was 8 when The Peasall Sisters received album of the yr on the 2002 present for his or her look on “O Brother, The place Artwork Thou?” soundtrack.
Neither Beyoncé or Blue Ivy had been on the digital Premiere Ceremony the place the award was introduced.
The win brings Beyoncé a step nearer to changing into essentially the most adorned lady in Grammy historical past. Beyoncé received her twenty fifth Grammy on Sunday, hours earlier than the official awards present begins at 8 p.m. Japanese.
With 27 wins, Alison Krauss holds the title for many Grammys for a feminine artist.
It could possibly be an evening for the historical past books for Taylor Swift and Beyoncé at Sunday’s Grammy Awards.
Beyoncé has by no means received album of the yr all through her profession — she’s not up for the distinction this yr as a result of she didn’t launch a mission through the eligibility interval — however she is essentially the most nominated act.
Trevor Noah will host the present, which airs at 8 p.m. Japanese on CBS and Paramount+. The Grammys had been initially scheduled for Jan. 31 however had been pushed again due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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