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Grammys 2023 live updates: How to watch, red carpet highlights and more

1m ago / 3:00 AM UTC

Madonna wants ‘troublemakers’ to know they’re appreciated

Introducing Sam Smith and Kim Petras’ performance of “Unholy,” Madonna reminded everyone to always express themselves no matter what the haters say.

“If they call you shocking, scandalous, troublesome, problematic, provocative or dangerous, you’re definitely on to something,” she said. “All you troublemakers out there, your fearlessness doesn’t go unnoticed. You are seen, you are heard, and most of all you are appreciated.”

The “Material Girl” singer applauded Smith and Petras for rising above the noise and critics.

5m ago / 2:57 AM UTC

Quavo honors nephew Takeoff in moving Grammys performance.

Rapper Quavo was emotional Sunday while performing “Without You,” his tribute track honoring his nephew, Takeoff, who died in November. 

He performed the rendition alongside Maverick City Music in his first major performance since Takeoff’s death. Takeoff, whose real name is Kirshnik Khari Ball, was fatally shot on Nov. 1 outside a downtown Houston bowling alley. He was 28.

Quavo performs at the Grammy Awards.
Quavo performs at the Grammy Awards. Valerie Macon / AFP – Getty Images

A series of photos of Takeoff and the rap trio Migos appeared on screen behind the rapper as he sat with part of his face covered. He donned all black and later held up a chain in Takeoff’s honor.

Maverick City Music joined Quavo with a rendition of “See You Again,” by Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth.

Officials said Takeoff and Quavo, both members of Migos, were at a private party at 810 Billiards & Bowling. Gunfire erupted near the entrance after the party ended, police said. Takeoff died after he and Quavo released their joint album, “Only Built for Infinity Links,” as the duo Unc & Phew.

Fans reacted with shock and devastation. Quavo shared a lengthy message to his late nephew on Instagram, writing, “It’s so hard to tell you Ima miss you because you always with me and we did everything together.”

Patrick Clark, 33, was arrested on a charge of murder in connection with the shooting.

11m ago / 2:51 AM UTC

Grammys honors lost icons

The Grammys produced a heartfelt in memoriam tribute to deceased stars of the music, arts and media world — among the list of impactful figures were Loretta Lynn and Christine McVie.

Kacey Musgraves performed a tribute of “Coal Miner’s Daughter” in honor of Lynn, who was born the daughter of a coal miner and ascended to country music icon status. The decorated singer won three Grammy awards previously with a total of 18 Grammy nominations. Lynn died at age 90 in October.

Sheryl Crow, Bonnie Raitt and McVie’s Fleetwood Mac bandmate Mick Fleetwood honored her with a touching performance of “Songbird” against a rose-adorned piano. McVie died at age 79 in November.

Sheryl Crow, left, Bonnie Raitt and Mick Fleetwood perform "Songbird" during a tribute to the late singer Christine McVie.
Sheryl Crow, left, Bonnie Raitt and Mick Fleetwood perform “Songbird” during a tribute to the late singer Christine McVie. Chris Pizzello / AP

25m ago / 2:36 AM UTC

Kendrick Lamar says he ‘finally found perfection’ with album

Kendrick Lamar won his 15th Grammy, this one for best rap album, thanks to “Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers.”

“As artists we’re all entertainers. We say things to provoke thoughts and feelings and emotions,” he said in his acceptance speech. “Making this record, one of my toughest to make, allowed me to do that and share other people’s experiences.”

Lamar beat out Jack Harlow, Future, DJ Khaled and Pusha T for the honor.

“I finally found perfection with this album,” Lamar added.

Kendrick Lamar accepts the award for best rap album.
Kendrick Lamar accepts the award for best rap album, Chris Pizzello / AP

26m ago / 2:35 AM UTC

Why does Ben Affleck kind of look like he’d rather be at Dunkin’?

Social media users are sharing screenshots of Ben Affleck during the Grammys, joking that it seems like the actor has zero enthusiasm about being there (he’s seated next to his wife, Jennifer Lopez, who presented earlier).

“Ben Affleck looks like he’d rather be at Dunkin,” one person tweeted.

“However bad of a day you’re having, I promise you’re not as miserable as Ben Affleck at the Grammys right now,” another person wrote.

Another person tweeted: “Never seen a man with more of an Existential Dread Resting Face than Ben Affleck.”

“Whoever keeps cutting to Ben Affleck as he gets more and more exasperated, thank you,” another person quipped.

28m ago / 2:33 AM UTC

Harry Styles performs ‘As It Was’ in silver jumpsuit

Harry Styles is one of the hardest-working men in the biz! Given the number of shows the man does per week, it’s a marvel that he can give us such a great performance tonight.

Styles brought out the iconic “As It Was” for his performance of the song on the Grammys stage. He almost slipped, but in true Styles fashion, he quickly rebounded.

Harry Styles performs at the Grammy Awards.
Harry Styles performs “As it Was.”Kevin Winter / Getty Images

34m ago / 2:27 AM UTC

Beyoncé stuns after late arrival

There you are, Queen.

Beyoncé finally was spotted at the Grammys, where she had a front row seat to Harry Styles’ performance. Iconic.

Beyonce in the audience at the Grammy Awards.
Beyoncé in the audience at the Grammy Awards.Chris Pizzello / AP

38m ago / 2:23 AM UTC

It won’t ever be a summer without Bad Bunny

After kicking off the night with a party, Bad Bunny’s “Un Verano Sin Ti” won best música urbana album at the 65th Grammys.

Dedicating the win to his homeland of Puerto Rico, he said making the album was all about “love and passion.” He is also nominated for album of the year and best pop solo performance.

Jennifer Lopez, who is always full of Puerto Rican pride, could be seen cheering for Benito following his win.

52m ago / 2:09 AM UTC

‘Unholy’ winning is gay rights

Kim Petras made Grammy history as the first transgender woman to win a Grammy in the best pop duo/group performance category. She got a standing ovation for her win alongside Sam Smith.

“I want to thank all the incredible transgender legends before me who’ve kicked these doors open for me so I could be here tonight,” she said.

Petras paid homage to her late friend and music producer Sophie, who she says always believed in her. She also thanked Madonna for fighting for LGBTQ rights.

“I don’t think I could be here without Madonna,” she said.

Kim Petras, right, and Sam Smith accept the award for best pop duo/group performance for "Unholy."
Kim Petras, right, and Sam Smith accept the award for best pop duo/group performance for “Unholy.”Chris Pizzello / AP

53m ago / 2:09 AM UTC

Lizzo makes us all feel special

Lizzo, who is nominated for five Grammys tonight, graced the stage for a moving performance.

She was joined tonight by a powerful gospel choir.

Lizzo performs at the Grammy Awards.
Lizzo performs at the Grammy Awards.Kevin Winter / Getty Images

55m ago / 2:06 AM UTC

An hour into the Grammys feels like 15 minutes

What a show so far.

Bad Bunny opened the show with a dance party, followed by Brandi Carlile performing “Broken Horses,” which won best rock performance earlier in the night.

Beyoncé tied for most Grammys win but wasn’t there to receive her historic trophy because she was … stuck in L.A. traffic? Newly minted EGOT winner Viola Davis got a well-deserved standing O.

Stevie Wonder was joined by a stellar group of musicians for a get-off-your-couch Motown mix. And Sam Smith gave the spotlight to Kim Petras at the microphone when she became the first transgender person to win a Grammy for best pop duo/group performance for their song “Unholy.”

If the next couple of hours are anything like the first, we continue to be in for a treat.

56m ago / 2:05 AM UTC

Some people are apparently having Paramount+ streaming woes

The Grammys are available to stream live on Paramount+, but some subscribers took to Twitter to blast the streaming service.

In their tweets, some were confused about why they couldn’t watch the show. Others alleged that it appears you can stream the show on Paramount+ only if you pay for the Premium plan, which costs $9.99 a month. The lowest-tier Essential subscription allows viewers to watch the broadcast the next day for $4.99 a month.

A spokesperson for Paramount+ did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

1h ago / 1:59 AM UTC

If you’re not dancing to Stevie Wonder, you don’t like music

Stevie Wonder, or the ninth wonder of the world (as Billy Crystal described him), graced the Grammys stage to bring some Motown magic to the awards show.

The performance featured Smokey Robinson and Chris Stapleton, with Boyz II Men’s Wanya Morris’ kids on background vocals.

The audience rose to their feet to dance, clap and groove as Wonder performed his classic “Higher Ground” with Stapleton.

Now, that’s a show.

Chris Stapleton and Stevie Wonder perform.
Chris Stapleton performs with Stevie Wonder.Kevin Winter / Getty Images

1h ago / 1:54 AM UTC

Spotted in the audience: Jay Z. But WHERE is Beyoncé?

Jay Z was spotted in the crowd during Stevie Wonder’s performance. Unfortunately, we have to wait a bit longer to see Beyoncé, because she is nowhere to be seen.

1h ago / 1:45 AM UTC

EGOT winner Viola Davis gets a standing ovation

“R&B is not a fad; it’s the truth,” Viola Davis announced before she revealed the winner of the best R&B song award, Beyoncé’s “Cuff It.” Yoncé is so close to beating the record for most Grammy awards ever.

Davis, 57, earned the rare and coveted EGOT status earlier in the evening.

Viola Davis at the Grammy Awards.
Viola Davis at the Grammy Awards.Frazer Harrison / Getty Images