LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the 64th Annual Grammy AwardsPresenting Sunday in Las Vegas (all local times):
Olivia Rodrigo has won her first career Grammy, which could be the start of a big night.
The 19-year-old won the award for Best Pop Solo Performance for her viral hit “Drivers License” on Sunday.
The viral single turned the Disney Channel actress into a pop star and propelled her album Sour into one of the biggest of the year.
Rodrigo did not personally accept the award, which was presented ahead of the Grammys broadcast, but is scheduled to perform during the show. she walked the red carpet in a black Vivienne Westwood shift dresswhich contained purple glitter trimmings.
She’s nominated for six more Grammys as of Sunday night, including Best New Artist and Best Album of the Year.
Foo Fighters have won three Grammys just days after the death of drummer Taylor Hawkins.
The group won Grammys for Best Rock Performance, Best Rock Song and Best Rock Album.
No one from the band showed up to accept the award at Sunday’s ceremony in Las Vegas.
Hawkins was the band’s drummer for 25 years and was best friends with Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl.
You were supposed to be on the Grammys show. Producers say Hawkins will be honored during the ceremony.
Hawkins died at the age of 50 in Bogota, Colombia, where the band was due to play at a music festival on March 25.
Last week’s slap at the Oscars got some early laughs at the Grammys.
LeVar Burton, the host of Sunday’s pre-show ceremonies, introduced comedian Nate Bargatze and told everyone to stay in their seats.
“I have to warn everyone, the next host is a comedian,” Burton said. “I have to warn everyone, stay in your seats and keep your hands to yourself.”
Bargatze came out with a comically oversized helmet, just in case.
“They said comedians now have to wear these to awards shows,” he joked. “It doesn’t even cover your face.”
The pair referenced the shocking moment on the Oscars show when actor Will Smith punched comedian Chris Rock. Grammy host Trevor Noah was also expected to address the controversy.
Chick Corea and Vicente Fernandez have both posthumously won Grammys.
Jazz giant Corea, who passed away in February 2021, won two awards on Sunday, for best improvised jazz solo and best Latin jazz album with Eliane Elias and Chucho Valdés.
Mexican singer, actor and cultural icon Fernandez won Best Regional Mexican Music Album for “A Mis 80s”.
Fernandez died in December at the age of 81.
More posthumous Grammys are possible Sunday for Chris Cornell, who died five years ago and is nominated for Best Rock Performance. And the Foo Fighters, who lost drummer Taylor Hawkins just over a week ago, are aiming for three Grammys.
First the Oscar, now “Summer of Soul” has garnered Grammy fame.
Sunday’s win for best musical film came a week after Summer of Soul’s Oscar moment was turned on its head by Will Smith’s slap in the face by Chris Rock. Director Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson gave the Oscar gossip a quick nod and said the film had embarked on a journey from the Sundance Film Festival “until… last week,” he said, laughing.
Questlove instead focused his speech on the artists appearing in the film, naming many of them.
While the winners at the Grammys Premiere Ceremony, which awards more than 70 awards, are typically limited to 45 seconds and one speaker, the four winners on “Summer of Soul” were allowed to speak. (Mostly uninterrupted – the band started after the second speaker but quickly stopped.)
“Who has a better week than Questlove?” asked host LeVar Burton after the win. “No one!”
Summer of Soul tells the story of the largely forgotten and unseen 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival, which featured performances by young Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, Sly and the Family Stone, the 5th Dimension BB King and many others.
Joni Mitchell has won a Grammy and made a rare appearance on stage at the awards ceremony to accept it.
Mitchell won best historical album for “Joni Mitchell Archives – Vol. 1: The Early Years (1963–1967)” on Sunday afternoon.
Mitchell, 78, needed a cane and the help of an escort to get onto the podium, but strutted and danced as she made her way to accept her ninth career Grammy.
“Thanks to the academy for this nomination and this win, I didn’t expect that,” she said.
Along with her music team, she thanked her physical therapist, whom she called “my angel.”
Mitchell had a brain aneurysm seven years ago that left her unable to speak or walk.
She was honored by the Recording Academy on Friday night the person of MusicCares of the Year, an award that recognizes an artistic and philanthropic career. John Legend, Brandi Carlile and Jon Batiste performed her songs in tribute to her.
TJ Osborne gave an emotional speech at the Grammy Awards after winning an award with his brother for their song “Younger Me.”
Osborne, the came out as gay last yearHe fought back tears as he reflected on the moment and the support he had received. He noted that “Younger Me” was written in response to his coming out. The song won an award for Best Performance by a Country Duo or Group on Sunday afternoon.
“I never thought that because of my sexuality I would be able to make music professionally. And I never thought that I would be standing here on stage and accepting a Grammy after doing something that I thought would change my life, and possibly in a very negative way,” Osborne said.
“And here I am tonight not only accepting this Grammy Award with my brother who I love so much, but I’m here with a man who I love and he loves me back.
“I don’t know what I did to be so lucky.”
Osborne appears as Brothers Osborne with his brother John.
The Brothers Osborne win came shortly after Chris Stapleton won the Grammy for Best Country Solo Performance for a third time. He accepted the trophy on Sunday for his single “You Should Maybe Leave.” He also won the award in 2018 and 2016.
A project that turned Bridgerton into a musical has won a Grammy Award.
Emily Bear and Abigail Barlow won the Grammy for Best Musical Theater on Sunday afternoon “The unofficial Bridgerton musical.”
They happily accepted the award, noting that the project began a year ago by asking what Bridgerton would look like if it were a musical.
LeVar Burton presented them with the honor during the Grammys Premiere Ceremony, where more than 70 awards are presented.
Burton does double duty — he’s also nominated for Best Spoken Word Album.
While John Legend was being honored for his musical achievements, the Grammy singer took to the Recording Academy stage to pay homage to a black music culture that shaped him and the world.
Legend explained how black music has set trends for global listeners during the Academy’s Black Music Collective event, held in Las Vegas on Saturday night. He received the Global Impact Award for his personal and professional achievements in the music industry. Like Legend, the event was packed with messages of encouragement, touching on the importance of recognizing Black music creators, and featured a number of popular performances.
Several artists like Billie Eilish, Olivia Rodrigo and Jon Batiste have the chance to do so Carve their names into the Grammy history books on Sunday.
Eilish could become the first artist to win the record of the year three times in a row and, along with Paul Simon, the only artist to take home the award three times.
She is in a position to join Adele as she is the only one to have won the three main categories – record, song and album of the year – twice.
Trevor Noah returns for a second year to host the show, which will air live in Las Vegas on CBS and Paramount+ beginning at 8 p.m. Eastern.
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