Lady Gaga, Beyonce and Lil Nas X all took home early Grammys ahead of Sunday’s ceremony.

The  video for “Old Town Road”, Lil Nas X’s popular tune with Billy Ray Cyrus, won the Best Music Video award, while Beyonce’s Netflix documentary Homecoming took Best Music Film.

Lady Gaga won two Grammys for A Star is Born. The track “I’ll Never Love Again” was crowned Best Song Written for Visual Media, while A Star is Born took Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media.

Gaga’s song “I’ll Always Remember Us This Way” also scored a nomination in the Song of the Year category.

The Grammy Awards show was taking place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, the home of Koke Bryant’s team, the Los Angeles Lakers. Bryant’s death was announced just hours before the ceremony, and Harvey Mason Jr, the interim Recording Academy chief, opened proceedings before the main show telecast with a call for a moment of silence.

Billie Eilish, Lizzo, Lana Del Rey and Lil Nas X were among the most nominated artists ahead of the ceremony.

Eilish, who turned 18 in December, is nominated for six Grammys, competing with Lizzo and Lil Nas X for the top prizes – Album, Record, Song of the Year and Best New Artist.

All three will perform on the Grammy stage in Los Angeles for the first time, joining a roster of stars including Ariana Grande, the Jonas Brothers, Camila Cabello, Demi Lovato, Blake Shelton and rock band Aerosmith.

You can view our live blog of the 2020 Grammys here.

Additional reporting by agencies


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