Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande win early Grammy awards

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The seven members of the massively successful K-Pop boy band - RM, V, J-Hope, Suga, Jungkook, Jimin and Jin - posed for pictures while arriving at the 2019 Grammy Awards on Sunday (February 10) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. "I'm in tears with honor and gratitude".

This is NPR Music's live blog of the 2019 Grammy Awards.

At almost the two-hour point of the show, country duo Dan + Shay seemed ebullient when they announced Drake's name as victor for best rap song.

"His voice was his vision and his music was his peace", his daughter Toni said while accepting the trophy along with her brother.

The track will compete for more Grammys, including song of the year, record of the year and best pop duo/group performance.

Monae's groundbreaking album, "Dirty Computer", is one of five albums by women nominated for the top prize at Sunday's show, airing live at 8 p.m.

An absent Ariana Grande, who pulled out of the Grammys show last week after a dispute with producers, won her first Grammy best pop vocal album for Sweetener. We just won our first of Grammy nominations for the night.

"I've kept my mouth shut but now you're lying about me", she tweeted. 2nd Grammy win of the night I am so overwhelmed by this kindness. The performance definitely feels like a statement, even though the set (which, in a pre-show interview with Ryan Seacrest, Cabello said was supposed to evoke a family home - her grandmother's, I think) felt a little Broadway. "He's over in the United Kingdom, I know he wants to be here, Bradley, I love singing this song with you". Cardi B's "Invasion of Privacy", Kacey Musgraves' "Golden Hour", Brandi Carlile's "By the Way, I Forgive You" and H.E.R.'s self-titled album are also in contention. "So you can take all that disgrace, Mr. Pence, and you can look yourself in the mirror and you'll find it right there".

Carlile is the most nominated woman with six nominations, including bids for song and record of the year with "The Joke".

Diana Ross, who used her performance to mark her 75th birthday, also got the crowd up with hands in the air. And, well, let's just say there aren't a lot of "who is Drake" and "who is Kendrick Lamar" articles being written for tonight.

A performance honoring the legacy of the late "Queen of Soul" Aretha Franklin is also expected.

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