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Bruno Mars, Kendrick Lamar steal the show in early Grammys

29 January 2018, 07:31 | Erma Lawrence

60th Annual Grammy Awards airs live tonight

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Then Dave Chappelle came out following a verse from "DNA".

Lamar is expected to open Sunday's show which will also feature live performances by U2, Cardi B, Pink, Miley Cyrus, Sting, Sam Smith and many others.

"I just wanted to remind the audience that the only thing more frightening than watching a black man being honest in America, is being an honest black man in America", Chappelle said.

Lamar has already won two awards at the 2018 ceremony.

The rapper thanked Rihanna, who appeared on stage with him.

Trump was accurately pointing to record-low unemployment for U.S. minorities, although critics note that the USA economic expansion began well before under his predecessor Barack Obama.

"This trophy to hip hop", Lamar said.

Awards were also posthumously given to Leonard Cohen, for best rock performance, and Carrie Fisher, for best spoken word album with her reading of her memoir The Princess Diarist.

Childish Gambino, the alter ego of actor Donald Glover, won his first ever Grammy for "Redbone" which was named best traditional R&B performance.

Three artists who performed at a country music festival that became the site of the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history honoured those music fans lost at deadly concert attacks with a tearful performance at the Grammy Awards.

She said she's aware that some are saying the music industry took too long to catch up to the #MeToo and Time's Up movements, but she says that's because there are so fewer music awards shows this time of year. Daddy Yankee and Little Big Town were among the artists to perform during the show.

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