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The model awards are being handed out sooner than the foremost ceremony

Dolly Parton has obtained her 10th aggressive Grammy Award, as „music’s ideally suited evening“ kicks off in LA.

The country large name picked up easiest up to the moment Christian tune for God Only Is conscious of, a duet with King & Country.

Rap large name Lil Nas X also obtained two awards for his viral hit Extinct Town Avenue: Easiest video and easiest pop community efficiency.

Many recipients be pleased paid tribute to basketball large name Kobe Bryant, who played for 20 years at the Staples Arena, where the Grammys are taking location.

Recording Academy CEO Harvey Mason Jr opened the pre-ticket, where the majority of the evening’s 84 awards are distributed, by recognising the huge name’s contribution.

„As most of it’s in all probability you’ll maybe well know, we lost Kobe Bryant in a tragic helicopter accident as of late,“ Mason mentioned,

„Since we are in his house, I’d quiz you to enroll in me in a moment of silence.“

It’s thought Alicia Keys will initiate the foremost ceremony with an additional tribute to Bryant and his family.

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A complete bunch of fans be pleased gathered out of doorways the venue after the huge name died in a helicopter accident earlier in the day; while his describe is being projected on screens around the enviornment.

Interior, musician John Anecdote mentioned he become once „unhappy and jumpy“ by the news.

„It be a extraordinarily solemn day,“ added Motown legend Smokey Robinson. „It be gruesome.“

DJ Khaled added that a deliberate tribute to rapper Nipsey Hussle would be expanded to recognise Bryant.

„To be correct with you, or no longer it’s accurate complicated,“ he mentioned. „It be a accurate complicated day. It be devastating.“

The tribute to Hussle, who become once shot dead in Los Angeles closing year, will attain hours after he obtained a posthumous Grammy, easiest rap efficiency, for his tune Racks In The Middle.

The trophy become once gathered by his family, alongside side his grandmother, who counseled the viewers: „I be pleased to thank all of you for sharing the esteem I felt for him for all of his lifestyles“.

Parton wasn’t contemporary to accept her award, but King and Country counseled the legend of how she had ended up singing on a remix of their hit single.

„She mentioned, ‚I with out a doubt esteem this tune on memoir of or no longer it’s reaching to the marginalised, to the guts-broken, the suicidal, which is all of us at some point,'“ mentioned the duo. „After which she mentioned, in her Dolly accent, ‚I’ll consume this tune from Dollywood to Bollywood to Hollywood.'“

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Nipsey Hussle’s family attended the ceremony to earn his award

Varied early winners incorporated British dance act The Chemical Brothers, whose single Purchased To Abet On become once named easiest dance recording; and Michelle Obama, who obtained easiest spoken observe recording for the audiobook of her memoir, Changing into.

Beyoncé’s Homecoming, which captured her historical headline efficiency at the Coachella music festival, obtained easiest music film,

Spanish singer Rosalía also picked up easiest Latin recording for her album El Mal Querer – and mentioned she become once having a cost forward to her „flamenco-inspired“ efficiency at some point of the foremost ceremony, which starts at 01: 00 GMT on Monday, 27 January.

Varied performers on the line-up encompass Ariana Grande, Aerosmith and Billie Eilish.

Lizzo leads the nominations, with eight nominations in entire, while Lil Nas X and Billie Eilish be pleased six apiece.

All three be pleased picked up awards in their respective model categories at some point of the pre-ticket, leaving the hurry for the evening’s „sizable four“ marquee categories (album, tune and memoir of the year; and easiest new artist) wide open.

Scottish singer Lewis Capaldi can be in the working for tune of the year, for his heart-rending ballad Any individual You Loved.

Speaking on the red carpet, he mentioned he intended to variety the most of the evening.

„Let’s face it, or no longer it’s by no attain gonna happen all over again,“ he joked. „It be all downhill from right here.“

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