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Lizzo won three Grammys, but her mind was on Kobe Bryant tragedy

Lizzo won three Grammys, but her mind was on Kobe Bryant tragedy

Lizzo went into Grammys night as the most nominated artist of the evening with eight. And while she didn’t sweep the awards like some had hoped, she won three and showed that her thoughts were of Kobe Bryant and those killed with him Sunday in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California. The 31-year-old singer was…MORE

Vanessa Bryant and his daughters were Kobe Bryant’s great loves

Vanessa Bryant and his daughters were Kobe Bryant’s great loves

It all began with a music video. Kobe Bryant was barely in his 20s and already a basketball phenom when he met a 17-year-old California high school student who captured his heart instantaneously. He and the former Vanessa Urbieta Cornejo Laine were engaged after six months and married after she turned 18. Now Vanessa Bryant…MORE

Billie Eilish has a history-making night at the Grammys

Billie Eilish has a history-making night at the Grammys

It appears the party is just getting started for 18-year-old Billie Eilish. The singer on Sunday swept the four biggest prizes at the Grammy Awards — best new artist, record of the year, album of the year and song of the year. She also took home best pop vocal album, for a total of five…MORE

Grief over Kobe Bryant’s death overshadows politics at the Grammys

Grief over Kobe Bryant’s death overshadows politics at the Grammys

Grief overshadowed politics at the 62nd Grammy Awards, as the shocking death of Kobe Bryant hours before the event resulted in a series of tributes throughout a show held at Staples Center, the venue where the NBA superstar occupied center stage with the Los Angeles Lakers. Host Alicia Keys opened the awards by addressing Bryant’s…MORE

Demi Lovato debuts ‘Anyone’ in teary Grammy performance

Demi Lovato debuts ‘Anyone’ in teary Grammy performance

Demi Lovato made an emotional return to the Grammy stage on Sunday, debuting a poignant ballad before the music community. In “Anyone,” Lovato sings of her struggle with alcohol and loneliness in her time of need. The 27-year-old singer was hospitalized in July 2018 after an overdose. In December 2018, Lovato opened up about her…MORE

Ariana Grande makes return to the Grammy Awards

Ariana Grande makes return to the Grammy Awards

It’s official: Ariana Grande no longer has a problem with the Grammys. The singer on Sunday made nice with the Recording Academy with a performance that had her singing hits like “Imagine” and “7 Rings.” Last year, Grande, whose hits include “Problem” and “Boyfriend,” decided not to perform or attend the event after a dispute with the…MORE

Read the lyrics to Alicia Keys’ healing Grammys song

Read the lyrics to Alicia Keys’ healing Grammys song

In her second time as host of the Grammy Awards, Alicia Keys attempted to bring a message of healing to a heavy-hearted Los Angeles crowd with a timely piano tune. Keys memorably showed off her musical skills at last year’s ceremony by playing two pianos at once. This year, it was Keys’ talent for uplifting…MORE

Alicia Keys opens Grammys with powerful musical tribute to Kobe Bryant

Alicia Keys opens Grammys with powerful musical tribute to Kobe Bryant

Grammys host Alicia Keys — with some help from Boys II Men — kicked off Sunday’s ceremony at the Staples Center with a musical tribute to Kobe Bryant. “We’re all feeling crazy sadness right now,” Keys said. “Earlier today, Los Angeles, America and the whole wide world lost a hero. We’re literally standing here heartbroken…MORE

Kobe Bryant left his mark on Hollywood, too

Kobe Bryant left his mark on Hollywood, too

In 2011, Kobe Bryant became the first professional athlete who was not an actor to have his hand and footprints enshrined at Hollywood’s historic Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. Crowds and attendees cheered during the ceremony for the beloved NBA superstar and Olympic athlete. After being introduced by late-night host and master of ceremony Jimmy Kimmel, Bryant…MORE