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Biggest moments from the 2019 Grammys

Biggest moments from the 2019 Grammys
Kacey Musgraves accepts the award for album of the year for

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The 61st Annual Grammy Awards were handed out at Staples Center in Los Angeles Sunday on “music’s biggest night.” Kacey Musgraves accepts the Grammys’ final and most prestigious award, Album of the Year, for “Golden Hour.”

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Ludwig Goransson accepts the award for Record of the Year for

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Composer and record producer Ludwig Goransson accepts the Record of the Year Grammy for “This Is America” by Childish Gambino. Multi-talented Donald Glover, who performs as Childish Gambino and is one of producers and writers of “This Is America,” didn’t attend Sunday’s ceremony.

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Cardi B accepts the award for Best Rap Album for

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A nervous but elated Cardi B, joined onstage by Offset, talks about the challenge of getting “Invasion of Privacy” finished while pregnant during her acceptance speech for Best Rap Album.

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Dua Lipa accepts the award for best new artist.

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After performing a duet with St. Vincent, Dua Lipa accepts a major Grammy, Best New Artist, as Bob Newhart, right, who won that award in 1961, watches.

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Kelsea Ballerini introduces a performance by Brandi Carlile.

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Grammy nominee Kelsea Ballerini introduces a performance by Brandi Carlile.

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Brandi Carlile performs

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Brandi Carlile performs “The Joke,” which Sunday earned Grammys for Best American Roots Song and Best American Roots Performance. Carlile won three awards overall. 

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Chloe x Halle present the award for best rap album.

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Chloe x Halle present the award for best rap album.

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Lady Gaga performs

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During the CBS broadcast, Lady Gaga sings “Shallow” with Mark Ronson on acoustic guitar. 

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 Jennifer Lopez performs during the Motown tribute segment.

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Jennifer Lopez sings during the Motown tribute segment at Sunday’s Grammy Awards, an event touted as “music’s biggest night.”

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Shay Mooney of Dan + Shay performs

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Shay Mooney performs “Tequila,” before joining Dan + Shay partner Dan Smyers in presenting the Grammy for Best Rap Song.

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Diana Ross' grandson Raif-Henok Kendrick introduces a Diana Ross tribute segment.

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Diana Ross’s 9-year-old grandson, Raif-Henok Kendrick, introduces a segment honoring his grandmother, who turns 75 in March.

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Diana Ross appears during a tribute segment.

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The great Diana Ross graces the Grammy stage during a 75th birthday tribute that featured her performing some of her memorable songs.

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Lady Gaga performs

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Lady Gaga performs “Shallow.” She and “A Star Is Born” co-star Bradley Cooper won a Grammy for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for that song. 

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Alicia Keys and Smokey Robinson introduce a Motown tribute segment.

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Alicia Keys and Smokey Robinson introduce a Grammys Motown segment with a sweet a cappella duet of Robinson’s “The Tracks of My Tears.”

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H.E.R. accepts the award for best R&B album.

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H.E.R. expresses a bit of surprise while accepting the Grammy for Best R&B Album: “It’s not even an album. It’s an EP.”

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Maren Morris, left, Dolly Parton, and Miley Cyrus, right, perform

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As part of a tribute to the iconic Dolly Parton, Maren Morris, left, Parton and Miley Cyrus perform “After the Gold Rush.”

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The Red Hot Chili Peppers and Post Malone, right, perform together.

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The Red Hot Chili Peppers and Post Malone, right, perform together at Sunday’s Grammy ceremony. The medley featured “Stay,” “Rockstar” and “Dark Necessities.”

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Anna Kendrick introduces a tribute to Dolly Parton.

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Actress Anna Kendrick gets the plum Grammy assignment of introducing a tribute to Dolly Parton, who was honored during the lead-up to Sunday’s ceremony as Musicares Person of the Year.

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Katy Perry, left, and Kacey Musgraves sing

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Katy Perry, left, and Kacey Musgraves pay tribute to one of music’s greatest, singing “Here You Come Again” as part of a tribute to Dolly Parton.

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Katy Perry, left, Dolly Parton and Kacey Musgraves, right, sing

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If you’re honoring Dolly Parton, it helps to have the original, as Parton, center, joins Katy Perry, left, and Kacey Musgraves for a joint rendition of the her classic, “Here You Come Again.”

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Little Big Town performs

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Little Big Town gets in on the Parton Grammy tribute, joining the music icon, center, in a performance of “Red Shoes.”

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H.E.R. performs

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H.E.R. performs “Hard Place,” shortly before winning the Grammy for Best R&B Album.

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Cardi B performs

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Cardi B’s performance of “Money” features some eye-catching, on-stage wardrobe changes, including a giant peacock’s tail of black feathers.

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Drake accepts the award for best rap song for

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While holding the Best Rap Song Grammy for “God’s Plan,” performer Drake tells aspiring musicians that they don’t need awards to be successful in their careers. 

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Kacey Musgraves accepts the award for best country album for

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Kacey Musgraves, who honored country music great Dolly Parton in an earlier Grammy tribute, accepts the award for best country album for “Golden Hour.”

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Alicia Keys performs a songs I wish I'd written medley.

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Alicia Keys displays her masterful musical skills, singing and playing two pianos during a Songs I Wish I’d Written segment. 

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Alicia Keys hosts the Grammy Awards.

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Host Alicia Keys brings energy, a Grammy pedigree and superb musical skills to her hosting assignment at Sunday’s 61st Annual Grammy Awards. 

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Miley Cyrus and Shawn Mendes perform

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Miley Cyrus, left, joins Shawn Mendes for a rendition of “In My Blood,” a Grammy nominee for Song of the Year.

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Lady Gaga accepts the award for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for

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Lady Gaga accepts the Grammy for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for “Shallow,” an award she shares with “A Star Is Born” co-star Bradley Cooper. Cooper was at the BAFTA Awards ceremony in England Sunday.

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Devin McCourty and Julian Edelman present the award for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.

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New England Patriots Devin McCourty and Julian Edelman, fresh from last week’s  Super Bowl LIII victory (and a shave for Edelman), present the award for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance. Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper won for “Shallow.”

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Nina Dobrev introduces Kacey Musgraves.

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Nina Dobrev, star of new CBS comedy, “Fam,” introduces a performance of “Rainbow” by Kacey Musgraves. 

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Kacey Musgraves performs

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Kacey Musgraves, winner of three awards in various Country categories at the 61st Grammy Awards, performs “Rainbow.”

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Alicia Keys hosts the Grammy Awards.

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Alicia Keys, who has won 15 Grammys, included music-related stories, famous friends and time at the piano – make that two pianos – as part of her hosting duties Sunday at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.

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Janelle Monae performs

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Janelle Monae, an Album of the Year nominee for “Dirty Computer,” energizes the Grammy ceremony with a performance of “Make Me Feel.”

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John Mayer and Alicia Keys present the award for Song of the Year.

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John Mayer and Alicia Keys, who share halves of a 2004 statuette he won but thinks she deserved, reconnected the pieces as they presented the Grammy for Song of the Year.

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Post Malone performs during the Grammy Awards.

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Post Malone performs during the Grammy Awards. He joined the Red Hot Chili Peppers for a performance that featured “Stay,” “Rockstar” and “Dark Necessities.”

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Lady Gaga, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Alicia Keys and Michelle Obama and Jennifer Lopez appear during the Grammy Awards.

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Host Alicia Keys, center, opened Sunday’s primetime Grammys broadcast with an inspiring appearance by some famous friends, including Lady Gaga, Jada Pinkett-Smith, former First Lady Michelle Obama and Jennifer Lopez.

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Alicia Keys and Lady Gaga hug during the  Grammy Awards.

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Host Alicia Keys and Lady Gaga share a hug early in the 61st Annual Grammy Awards ceremony.

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Camila Cabello performs

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Camila Cabello opens the CBS broadcast with a vivid performance of  “Havana.”

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Young Thug performs

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Young Thug joins in on the Grammy Awards opening number, “Havana,” which also featured Ricky Martin.

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Lady Gaga, speaks during the GRAMMY Awards.

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During an inspirational appearance, Lady Gaga tells the Grammy Awards audience that she was told she was “weird” and that her sound wouldn’t work, but “music told me not to listen to them.”

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Rashida Jones. left, accepts the award for Best Music Film for Quincy at the Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony.

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Rashida Jones. left, accepts the award for Best Music Film for “Quincy” at the Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony, which preceded the CBS primetime broadcast. About 70 awards were handed out at the earlier event.

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Aida Cuevas performs at the Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony.

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Aida Cuevas performs at the Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony.

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Kalani Pe'a accepts the award for Best Regional Roots Music Album for

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Kalani Pe’a accepts the award for Best Regional Roots Music Album for “No ‘Ane’i.”

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Shay Mooney, left, and Dan Smyers of Dan + Shay accept the award for Best Country Duo/Group Performance for

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Shay Mooney, left, and Dan Smyers of Dan + Shay accept the award for Best Country Duo/Group Performance for “Tequila.”

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Trumpeter Craig Morris performs at the Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony.

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Trumpeter Craig Morris performs at the Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony.

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Tucker Halpern and Sophie Hawley-Weld of Sofi Tukker perform at the Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony.

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Tucker Halpern and Sophie Hawley-Weld of Sofi Tukker perform at the Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony.

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Daniel Caesar accepts the award for Best R&B Performance for Best Part by H.E.R. Featuring Daniel Caesar.

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Daniel Caesar accepts the award for Best R&B Performance for “Best Part” by H.E.R. Featuring Daniel Caesar. 

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PJ Morton, left, and Yebba accept the award for Best Traditional R&B Performance for

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PJ Morton, left, and Yebba accept the award for Best Traditional R&B Performance for “How Deep Is Your Love.”

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Joelle James, left, and Larrance Dopson accept the award for Best R&B Song for

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Joelle James, left, and Larrance Dopson accept the award for Best R&B Song for “Boo’d Up” performed by Ella Mai at the Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony.

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Buddy Guy accepts the award for Best Traditional Blues Album for

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Buddy Guy accepts the award for Best Traditional Blues Album for “The Blues is Alive and Well.”

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Brandi Carlile accepts the award for Best American Roots Performance for

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Brandi Carlile accepts the award for Best American Roots Performance for “The Joke.”

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Angela Aguilar performs at the Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony.

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Angela Aguilar performs at the Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony.

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Jason Crabb accepts the award for Best Roots Gospel Album for

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Jason Crabb accepts the award for Best Roots Gospel Album for “Unexpected.”

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Shaggy performs a song of rules for how to accept a Grammy during Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony.

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Shaggy performs a song of rules for how to accept a Grammy during Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony.

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Al Yankovic accepts the award for Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package for

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Al Yankovic accepts the award for Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package for “Squeeze Box: The Complete Works Of ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic.”

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Fatoumata Diawara performs at the  Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony.

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Fatoumata Diawara performs at the Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony.

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Tori Kelly accepts the award for Best Gospel Album for Hiding Place at the Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony.

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Tori Kelly accepts the award for Best Gospel Album for “Hiding Place” at the Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony.

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Lauren Daigle accepts the award for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album for

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Lauren Daigle accepts the award for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album for “Look Up Child.”

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