Lizzo Tearfully Accepts Third Grammy of the Night Lets Continue to Lift Each Other Up

Lizzo Tearfully Accepts Third Grammy of the Night Lets Continue to Lift Each Other Up

Lizzo gave an inspirational speech on stage at the 2020 Grammys after winning her third award of the night.

The musician won the best pop solo performance award for her song “Truth Hurts.” (The other nominees in the category were “Spirit” by Beyoncé, “Bad Guy” by Billie Eilish, “7 Rings” by Ariana Grande, and “You Need to Calm Down” by Taylor Swift.)

During her speech, Lizzo, 31, addressed the somber mood at the awards ceremony following the death of basketball legend Kobe Bryant hours earlier.

“Thank you to the Academy, this is …  unexpected, really cool,” she began tearfully. “I want to say, you know, this whole week I’ve been lost in my problems, stressed out, and then in an instant, all of that can go away and your priorities really shift. And today all the little problems I thought were big as the world were gone, and I realized that there’s people hurting right now.”

“You guys create beautiful music, you guys create connectivity and as I’m speaking to all of y’all in this room — we need to continue to reach out. This is the beginning of making music that moves people again. Making music … that liberates people,” she said.

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“Let’s continue to reach out, hold each other and lift each other up,” she concluded. “God bless you. Thank you so much.”

Lizzo earned eight nominations at Sunday night’s Grammy Awards, the most of any artist nominated this year. During the awards given out ahead of the broadcast, the superstar already won two Grammys: best urban contemporary album for Cuz I Love You and best traditional R&B performance for “Jerome.”

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When the Grammy nominations were announced, Lizzo thanked fans on Twitter with a slew of excited, all-caps tweets.

“THIS HAS BEEN AN INCREDIBLE YEAR FOR MUSIC AND IM JUST SO THANKFUL TO EVEN BE PART OF IT,” she wrote, responding to another tweet which simply read, “THANK YOU.”

“WE ARE ALL WINNERS,” she added in a third tweet.

Tune into the 62nd annual Grammy Awards at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on CBS.

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Jonas Brothers Take the Grammys Stage with Sophie Danielle and Priyanka Watching in the Audience

Jonas Brothers Take the Grammys Stage with Sophie Danielle and Priyanka Watching in the Audience

The Jonas Brothers were burning up at their Grammy Awards performance on Sunday night.

Nick, Joe and Kevin Jonas took the stage to sing their latest single, “What a Man Gotta Do,” live for the first time since releasing the track and its music video on Jan. 17.

Just as they did in the video, wives Danielle Jonas, Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Sophie Turner were on hand for the night — watching in the Grammys audience and sweetly singing along.

The band’s performance comes after the brothers walked the red carpet earlier Sunday but decided to skip all interviews just hours after news broke that Kobe Bryant had been killed along with his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, and seven others in a helicopter crash.

Standing back to back, the brothers kicked off the show with their new song “Five More Minutes,” before transitioning to their latest hit.

Kevin was on the guitar as Nick belted out “Caught my heart about one, two times/Don’t need to question the reason I’m yours, I’m yours.”

Joe later chimed into to croon his part of the romantic melody.

Background dancers then flooded the stage as fireworks sparked and lights flashed.

During the performance, the camera panned to audience to show the brothers’ wives all sitting together. Chopra, 37, burst into her own choreography. Danielle, 33, quickly followed her lead and danced along. (And Kevin gave her a quick kiss as the brothers walked up to the stage during their performance.)

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The brothers, who are competing to win their first Grammy, are nominated in the pop/duo group performance category for “Sucker.”

Days before their Grammys gig, Nick teased their big surprise to Ellen DeGeneres during the band’s appearance on her daytime talk show.

“We have a very special performance lined up. We don’t want to give anything away but we’re playing the new song that just came out and then we’re doing something else which I don’t think anyone is going to expect,” he said.

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2019 was a comeback year for Nick, Joe and Kevin as

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Shaquille ONeal Mourns Death of Former Teammate Kobe Bryant No Words to Express the Pain

Shaquille ONeal Mourns Death of Former Teammate Kobe Bryant No Words to Express the Pain

Shaquille O’Neal is remembering his best friend and former teammate, the late Kobe Bryant.

The NBA star pulled together a series of photos from the duo’s time playing together on the Los Angeles Lakers and wrote an emotional tribute to Bryant, who died on Sunday at the age of 41.

“There’s no words to express the pain I’m going through now with this tragic and sad moment of loosing my friend, my brother, my partner in winning championships, my dude and my homie,” O’Neal wrote on Instagram. “I love you brother and you will be missed. My condolences goes out to the Bryant family and the families of the other passengers on board. IM SICK RIGHT NOW !”

O’Neal joins the many other celebrities and athletes who have reacted to the tragic news that Bryant was killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas Sunday morning. A source confirmed the death to PEOPLE.

RELATED: Kobe Bryant Dies in Calabasas Helicopter Crash at 41

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There are no words to express the pain I’m going through now with this tragic and sad moment of loosing my neice Gigi & my friend, my brother, my partner in winning championships, my dude and my homie. I love you and you will be missed. My condolences goes out to the Bryant family and the families of the other passengers on board. IM SICK RIGHT NOW !

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The NBA legend was reportedly traveling in his private helicopter when it went down, according to TMZ. A rep for Bryant also confirmed to TMZ that his daughter Gianna, 13, was killed in the crash.

Emergency personnel responded but none of the nine people onboard survived, a spokesperson for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office said during a press conference.

Bryant and O’Neal had a famously tumultuous relationship, and were frequent rivals while playing together for the Lakers.

Despite their tension, the team went to the NBA Finals four times between 2000 and 2004 and won three NBA championships in a row.

RELATED: Kobe Bryant’s Daughter Gianna, 13, Dead Alongside Father in Calabasas Helicopter Crash

In 2018, O’Neal and Bryant finally made amends when they sat down

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Authorities Confirm 9 Victims Died in Calabasas Crash Involving Kobe Bryant and His Daughter

Authorities Confirm 9 Victims Died in Calabasas Crash Involving Kobe Bryant and His Daughter

More details have been released regarding Kobe Bryant‘s tragic death.

On Sunday, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva, Los Angeles County Fire Department Chief Daryl Osby and other authorities held a press conference to address the helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, that claimed the life of Bryant, 41, as well as his daughter Gianna, 13.

“All survivors were determined to have been perished,” Osby said, adding it took authorities eight minutes to get to the crash site.

Villanueva confirmed a total of nine victims, the pilot and eight others, died in the crash.

“Our firefighters on the scene indicated there was a debris-filled and steep terrain with quarter-acre brushfire,” Osby said. “Our firefighters hiked into the accident site with medical equipment and hose lines to extinguish the stubborn fire, as it included the brushfire debris from the helicopter. The fire also included magnesium which is very hard for our firefighters to extinguish because magnesium reacts with oxygen and water.”

At the time of the press conference, Villanueva said authorities were awaiting the arrival of the coroner’s office to “assist in the recovery of the remains,” adding that it is “entirely inappropriate to identify anybody by name until the coroner has made the identifications.”

RELATED: Kobe Bryant Dies in Calabasas Helicopter Crash at 41

Bryant was reportedly traveling in his private helicopter when it went down, according to TMZ. A rep for Bryant also confirmed to TMZ that his daughter Gianna was killed in the crash.

Emergency personnel responded but no one on board survived. The outlet says that Bryant’s wife, Vanessa Bryant, was not on board.

Spokespersons for LA county sheriff’s office and LAPD have not responded to PEOPLE’s request for comment.

Bryant is survived by Vanessa, 37, and three of their four children together: daughters Natalia, 17, Bianka, 3, and Capri, 7 months.

Since the start of his basketball career, Bryant, the son of former NBA player Joe Bryant, was one of the most accomplished men in the NBA, having played all 20 seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Bryant entered the NBA straight out of high school in the 1996 draft, becoming the first guard ever drafted di

Read more: https://people.com/sports/authorities-confirm-9-victims-died-in-calabasas-crash-kobe-bryant/

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