Lizzo emerges as one of the big winners at the Grammy Awards

The Twin Cities-based singer walked away with three awards.
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Lizzo came away as one of the big winners from Sunday night's Grammy Awards, taking home three awards.

The Minneapolis-based singer-songwriter won Best Pop Solo Performance for "Truth Hurts," Best Traditional R&B Performance For "Jerome," and Best Urban Contemporary Album for Cuz I Love You.

It would have been more if not for Billie Eilish, who won four awards in categories in which Lizzo had also been nominated, including the big prizes of Record of the Year and Album of the Year.

It was nonetheless a huge night for Lizzo on a night tinged with sadness following the death of Kobe Bryant. With the Grammys being held at the Staples Center – the home of the Lakers – the awards were filled with tributes to No. 8 and 24 including by Lizzo herself.

"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 problems that I thought were as big as the world were gone. And I realized that there are people hurting right now," she said while accepting her first Grammy.

"And 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 makes you feel good that liberates people."

Lizzo had earlier paid tribute to Bryant as she took to the stage for her performance, saying "Tonight is for Kobe" before performing "Cuz I Love You" in a ballgown.

She then shifted into the more upbeat "Truth Hurts," breaking out her famous flute for a solo, and ending her set by shouting: "Welcome to the Grammys, b***h."

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