Grammy Awards 2018 Live Blog: Winners List, Performances and More!
Host James Corden and a bevy of talented performers take center stage as the 2018 Grammy Awards are presented… and "Extra" is there to give you running commentary of the night's festivities!
11 p.m. It's time for Album of the Year... U2 and The Edge are handing out the biggest award of the night! The award goes to Bruno Mars for "24K Magic"!
10:54 p.m. The In Memoriam ended with a photo of Chester Bennington and went right into Logic, Alessia Cara and Khalid singing "1-800-273-8255." The title of the song is also the number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
10:47 p.m. Chris Stapleton and Emmylous Harris strike an emotional chord as they perform Tom Petty's hit "Wildflowers." The show then went into the in memoriam, remembering stars like Gregg Allman, Joni Sledge and Malcolm Young.
10:34 p.m. Alicia Keys just announced the winner of Record of the Year! Bruno Mars wins again for "24K Magic"!
10:29 p.m. SZA gives it her all singing "Broken Clocks," despite going home empty handed. The singer was the most-nominated female singer this year with five Grammys.
10:16 p.m. Patti Lupone is also honoring Bernstein with a powerful performance of "Don't Cry for Me Argentina."
10:12 p.m. In a tribute to Leonard Bernstein, Ben Platt performs "Somewhere." Platt's Broadway show "Dear Evan Hansen" won Best Musical Theater Album earlier in the night.
10:10 p.m. James introduces his parents who are in the audience. They joke that the Grammys is so long they were able to slip away to see "Hamilton" and make it back in time.
10:08 p.m. It's Zedd's new music video for "The Middle" featuring Maren Morris and Grey!
10:02 p.m. Here is a duet we never thought we would see... Elton John and Miley Cyrus. Ahead of the show he told us, "I get on with her like a house on fire!"
9:59 p.m. As a play on the Spoken Word category the stars are reading from "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House"... with a surprise appearance by Hilary Clinton!
9:55 p.m. Song of the Year is next! Who will win? The big winner is Bruno Mars!
9:42 p.m. James praises the performance before introducing Camila Cabello. Camila takes a moment to talk about Dreamers, insisting "just like dreams these kids can't be forgotten and are worth fighting for." She goes on to introduce a pre-taped U2 performance of "Get Out of Your Own Way" at the Statue of Liberty.
9:36 p.m. Janelle Monae delivers an important #TimesUp message for the music industry as she introduces Kesha's "Praying." Kesha is joined by a stageful of singers including supporters like Cyndi Lauper, Camila Cabello ,Bebe Rexha, Andra Day and Julia Michaels. The song ends with an emotional group hug.
9:26 p.m. Eric Church, Maren Morris and Brothers Osborne give a touching rendition of "Tears in Heaven." Maren's microphone wasn't working, but it sounds like the song was dedicated to those who lost their lives when a gunman opened fire on a concert in Las Vegas in October.
9:23 p.m. Chris Stapleton just picked up the award for Best Country Album for "From A Room: Volume 1"! This was his third win of the day! He picked up two trophies in the pre-show.
9:13 p.m. Get ready for "Wild Thoughts"! It's DJ Khaled, Rihanna and Bryson Tiller. Rihanna is really rocking the dance moves in this one.
9:09 p.m. The Sting and Shaggy collab is everything!
9:00 p.m. James just announced that they are giving out consolation puppies, as Sarah Silverman and Jerry Seinfeld are handed adorable, snuggly pups. Too cute!
8:57 p.m. Trevor Noah is handing out Best Comedy Album. And the Grammy goes to... Dave Chappelle for "The Age of Spin & Deep in the Heart of Texas"! Dave was sure to thank everyone on his list from his parents to his wife and kids to his colleagues.
8:53 p.m. Katie Holmes takes the stage to introduce Bruno Mars and Cardi B singing "Finesse"! Cardi B comes out wearing a colorful ensemble including short shorts a bralette and long jacket. Meanwhile, Bruno is "drippin' in finesse" as he shows off his dance moves and amazing vocals.
8:49 p.m. In a pre-taped segment James, Sting and Shaggy try to take Carpool Karaoke to the subway... and it doesn't go well. The subway riders are not amused, assuming they are singing for money or making a Youtube video.
8:40 p.m. P!nk gives a powerful performance of "Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken."
8:36 p.m. Dave Chapelle just took the stage! He's presenting Best Rap Album. The Grammy goes to... Kendrick Lamar! The rapper said it's all about expressing yourself and putting paint on the canvas - so to speak. He also paid tribute to those he idolizes like JAY-Z, Puff and others.
8:25 p.m. Next up... Childish Gambino. The multi-talented Donald Glover, looking dapper in a white suit, hits all the high notes in the slow jam "Terrified."
8:23 p.m. Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee take over the Grammys page for the ultimate performance "Despacito"! Corden takes the stage next, joking that the song is so catchy...
8:20 p.m. Sarah Silverman and Victor Cruz are up to introduce Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's performance of "Despacito"!
8:14 p.m. Best Pop Solo Performance is next! Who will it be? Kelly Clarkson, Kesha, Lady Gaga, P!nk, Ed Sheeran??? The winner is Ed Sheeran for "Shape of You"! The star was not in attendance to accept the award.
8:12 p.m. Gary Clark Jr. and Jon Batiste are taking us back with their Chuck Berry and Fats Domino tribute.
8 p.m. Jim Gaffigan, who is up for Best Comedy Album, is giving the viewers a little laugh break, joking that his father was in ABBA and his motehr is Elton John! Gaffigan went on to introduce Little Big Town and their performance of "Better Man." The country group gives an emotional performance of the break up anthem.
7:56 p.m. Nick Jonas and Kelly Clarkson are handing out Best New Artist! The award goes to Alessia Cara. Awww, she confessed she has been pretending to accept Grammys in the shower since she was a kid. Cara encouraged everyone to support the underdogs in music and other industries and ended by saying "My mind is blown!"
7:54 p.m. Sam Smith takes us to church with his gospel-like rendition of "Pray." The Brit, who has been steadily losing weight over the past few years, looked dapper in a button up shirt and long jacket.
7:52 p.m. James takes a moment to congratulate JAY-Z on his President's Merit Award. He followed up by joking that he has been in NYC for a week and would be happy to show the mogul around.
7:45 p.m. Tony and John present Best Rap/Sung Performance to Kendrick Lamar for "LOYALTY," which features Rihanna.
7:43 p.m. Past Grammy winners Tony Bennett and John Legend take the stage to present. John points out that Tony won his first 56 years ago! Of course the singers can't help but break into song, giving the crowd a little taste of "New York, New York."
7:39 p.m. Lady Gaga gives an emotional performance of "Joanne" for her father's sister who passed away, before transitioning to "Million Reasons." As she sits at a piano decorated as if with angel wings, she wears a strapless rose gown embellished with light pink and crystal beading. The Armani Prive dress features billowing sleeves and plenty of tulle. Her platinum hair is pulled back in a long braid.
7:39 p.m. Host James Corden popped in to introduce Lady Gaga's performances of "Joanne" and "Million Reasons."
7:30 p.m. Kendrick Lamar kicks off the Grammys with an explosive performance. He called the compilation a "satire by Kendrick Lamar." U2 made an appearance and Dave Chappelle provided commentary.