The 2019 Grammy Awards: Live winners and highlights - live updates

 cbsnews.com  2/11/2019 1:58:00 AM  2

By Justin Carissimo

/ CBS News

The biggest night in music is here. The 61st Annual Grammy Awards are live from Los Angeles. CBS News will bring you all the winners, snubs and performances right here.

Follow Grammy Awards live updates below:

  • Childish Gambino's "This Is America" wins best song, best music video and best rap/sung collaboration
  • Ariana Grande wins her first Grammy, best pop vocals for "Sweetener"
  • Beck's "Colors" wins best alternative music album
  • Dave Chappelle takes home best comedy album for "Equanimity & the Bird Revelation"
  • Here's a complete list of tonight's winners (Updating)

Childish Gambino didn't attend tonight's show but he just won his third award for "This is America." So far he's won best song, best music video and best rap/sung collaboration.

In her opening, Alicia Keys brought out Michelle Obama, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez and Jada Pinkett Smith. The stars shared stories of how music led them to success, and the former first lady could hardly get a word in without the crowd erupting.

"From the Motown records I wore out on the South Side (of Chicago) to the 'Who Run the World' songs that fueled me through this last decade, music has always helped me tell my story," Obama said on stage.

"I know that's true for everybody here. Whether we like country or rap or rock, music helps us share ourselves, our dignity and sorrows, our hopes and joys. It allows us to hear one another, to invite each other in. Music shows us that all of it matters, every story within every voice, every note within every song."

Lady Gaga, Jada Pinkett Smith, Alicia Keys, Micelle Obama, JLo -- 61st Annual Grammy Awards
(Left to right) Lady Gaga, Jada Pinkett Smith, Alicia Keys, Michelle Obama, and Jennifer Lopez speak onstage Feb. 10, 2019, in Los Angeles. Getty

Camila Cabello opened tonight's show with an energized performance of her hit song "Havana." She was joined on stage by rapper Young Thug and singers Ricky Martin and J Balvin.

The late Chris Cornell won the best rock performance award for "When Bad Does Good." His daughter Toni and son Christopher accepted the award for their father Sunday. Cornell, 52, died in May 2017.

"He is a rock icon, the godfather of grunge and the creator of a movement, whose contribution to music history made a lasting impact across genres and generations," Christopher told the audience, ET reports. "While he touched the hearts of millions, the most important thing he is known for, to us, is being the greatest father and our hero."

Ariana Grande skipped this year's ceremony but won her first Grammy Award in her career. The 25-year-old singer won the award for best pop vocals for her album "Sweetener." She tweeted her thanks Sunday evening.

i know i'm not there tonight (trust, i tried and still truly wished it had worked out tbh) and i know i said i try not to put too much weight into these things .... but fuck ....... 🥺 this is wild and beautiful. thank you so much.

— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) February 10, 2019

but mostly thank y'all for being my main source of joy and inspiration always

— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) February 10, 2019

Here's how you can watch tonight's big show:

Kendrick Lamar has the most nominations of the night with eight. He's being recognized for his work on the soundtrack of Marvel's "Black Panther," including his single "All the Stars" with SZA.

Drake is up for seven awards for his latest album "Scorpion." His single "God's Plan" is up for song of the year (for songwriters) and record of the year (for artist, engineers, mixers).

First published on February 10, 2019

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Justin Carissimo

Justin is a breaking news editor at CBS News. Reach him at justin.carissimo@cbsi.com.

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