LOS ANGELES – Oh what a night!
The ceremony for the 61st annual GRAMMY Awards, held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, aired Sunday night on News 3. R&B singer and 15-time GRAMMY winner Alicia Keys hosted the show for the first time.
Some of the big-name presenters included GRAMMY nominees Kelsea Ballerini, Leon Bridges, Luke Combs and Charlie Wilson; GRAMMY winners Alessia Cara, Julian Edelman, Eve, John Mayer, Bob Newhart, Smokey Robinson, Swizz Beatz and Meghan Trainor; recording artist Kane Brown, South Korean pop sensation BTS, past GRAMMY nominee Cedric The Entertainer, actress Nina Dobrev, actress Anna Kendrick, actress Jada Pinkett Smith and actor Wilmer Valderrama.
Artists who performed included nominees Chloe x Halle, GRAMMY winner Lady Gaga, GRAMMY winner Mark Ronson and GRAMMY nominee Travis Scott. Nominee Dua Lipa also performed with GRAMMY winner St. Vincent.
In what was a memorable performance, GRAMMY winners Yolanda Adams, Fantasia and past GRAMMY nominee Andra Day honored the late Queen of Soul, the legendary Aretha Franklin.
They all joined previously announced performers J Balvin, Camila Cabello, Cardi B, Brandi Carlile, Dan + Shay, H.E.R., Little Big Town, Post Malone, Ricky Martin, Shawn Mendes, Janelle Monáe, Maren Morris, Kacey Musgraves, Dolly Parton, Katy Perry, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Diana Ross, Arturo Sandoval, and Young Thug.
Check out our gallery of photos from the show!