Early Grammy Moments


February 13, 2017
Gregory Porter poses in the press room with the award for best jazz vocal album for "Take Me to the Alley" at the 59th annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center, last night, in Los Angeles. (AP)
Jacob Collier won for best arrangement instrument and vocals for 'Flintstones' and best arrangement instrumental or a cappella for 'You and I'
In this Sunday, Feb. 11, 2007, file photo, Al Jarreau poses with his awards for best pop instrumental performance for "Mornin'" and best traditional R&B vocal performance for "God Bless the Child" at the 49th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Jarreau died in a Los Angeles hospital early Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, according to his official Twitter account and website. (AP)
Rory Lee Feek, of Joey + Rory, poses with the award for best roots gospel album for 'Hymns' at last night's Grammy Awards.
Ted Nash of the Ted Nash Big Band poses with the awards for best instrumental composition for 'Spoken at Midnight' and best large jazz ensemble album for 'Presidential Suite: Eight Variations of Freedom' at the 59th annual Grammy Awards.
Jesse Huerta (left) and Joy Huerta, of Jesse & Joy, pose with the award for best latin pop album for 'Un Besito Mas' at last night's Grammy Awards.
James Corden, left, helps Jennifer Lopez walk onstage at the 59th annual Grammy Awards, last night. (AP)

Here are some of the early wins from last night's 59th annual Grammy Awards, presented at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.


Adele's '25' is the winner of the best pop vocal album Grammy Award.

Her win came moments after the singer captured the best pop solo performance Grammy during a pre-telecast ceremony.

Adele's "25" beat out albums by Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Demi Lovato and Sia.


David Bowie's 'Blackstar' is the winner of the Grammy for best alternative music album.

The late musician captured three Grammys during Sunday's pre-telecast ceremony.

He was also honored for best rock performance for "Blackstar" and, as the album's art director, received a Grammy for best recording package.

Bowie died of cancer last year at age 69.

Cage the Elephant has won the best rock album Grammy for 'Tell Me I'm Pretty.'


Chance the Rapper has won the Grammy Award for rap performance.

He called his early, pre-televised Grammy win "crazy."

Drake's 'Hotline Bling' won for best rap song and for best rap/sung performance.


It's a gathering of families and firsts on the Grammys red carpet.

Producer Diplo ushered his young sons Lockett and Lazer to their first Grammys, quipping that the event also marked the first time the pair had worn suits.

Hillary Scott walked the red carpet with her parents and 16-year-old sister.

Meanwhile, rapper Desiigner's date was his mom, Sheila.

"He'll always be Sidney," she said with a laugh as she called him by his real name.


Sturgill Simpson's 'A Sailor's Guide to Earth' is the winner of this year's Grammy Award for best country album.

Tim McGraw's 'Humble and Kind,' which was written by Lori McKenna, won for best country song.


Joey + Rory took the Grammy Award for best gospel roots album, a bittersweet honor after last year's death of Joey Feek.

Feek and her husband, Rory, won for 'Hymns', an album they recorded shortly before she died last March at age 40.

"My wife's dream was to make a hymns album. She didn't have the chance to do it until she'd been diagnosed with stage four cancer, so she'd sing in hotel rooms while she did chemotherapy and radiation," Rory Feek said at yesterday's awards ceremony.

When the album was nominated he said his wife made him promise he'd attend the pre-telecast awards ceremony. He says she added with a big smile, "'Remember, if we win, I'll know before you will.'"


The Chainsmokers is the winner of the Grammy Award for best dance recording.

The DJ duo won for 'Don't Let Me Down', one of the most streamed songs on Spotify last year.

The Chainsmokers didn't attend the pre-telecast Grammys ceremony, which happens before top categories are announced during a performance-filled ceremony.

This year's ceremony was hosted by James Corden.


Beyonce's 'Formation' is the winner of the Grammy Award for best music video, but she won't win in all the categories she's nominated in.

The music video Grammy is the singer's first win at last night's ceremony.

The singer did not win the best music film award for her visual album 'Lemonade'. That honor went to the Ron Howard film, 'The Beatles: Eight Days A Week The Touring Years'.

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