Beyonce, Lady Gaga and Lil Nas X are among the early winners at the Grammy Awards.
Although the televised portion of the 62nd annual event at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles is yet to get underway, a number of gongs have been handed out.
Rapper Lil Nas X scored the prize for best music video for his Old Town Road remix with Billy Ray Cyrus.
"Old Town Road (Official Movie)" [@LilNasX, @billyraycyrus; @CALMATIC, video director; Candice Dragonas, @melissaflarsen, @saullevitz, video producers] took home a GRAMMY earlier today!— Recording Academy / GRAMMYs (@RecordingAcad) January 27, 2020
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Beyonce’s Netflix documentary detailing her vaunted 2018 headline performance at Coachella festival, Homecoming, took best music film.
Lady Gaga’s turn in a A Star Is Born earned two awards.
The song I’ll Never Love Again took home best song written for visual media, while A Star Is Born earned best compilation soundtrack for visual media.
Country star Dolly Parton picked up best contemporary Christian song for God Only Knows, a duet with pop duo King And Country.
The ceremony is taking place hours after basketball great Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash aged 41 at the home of his former team the Los Angeles Lakers.
The five-time NBA champion and two-time Olympic gold medallist died alongside his 13-year-old daughter Gianna in the incident in California on Sunday morning.
Recording Academy chief executive Harvey Mason Jr opened the pre-show, where the bulk of the night’s 84 awards are distributed, by paying tribute.
He said: “As most of you may know, we lost Kobe Bryant in a tragic helicopter accident today. Since we are in his house, I would ask you to join me in a moment of silence.”
Fans gathered outside the Staples Centre to pay tribute, leaving flowers and wreathes.
Sunday’s ceremony is expected to include a further tribute to the sportsman.