Music's top stars hit the Grammys, Carlile and Gaga early winners

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Gaga, now a nine-time Grammy victor, won best pop solo performance for "Joanne", while hit "Shallow", from "A Star is Born", was named best song written for visual media. "I'm in tears with honor and gratitude", she wrote on Twitter after her first win.

Michelle Obama stole the show at the 61st Grammy Awards without singing a note. The song is nominated for an Oscar and also won at the Golden Globes, Critics' Choice Movie Awards and the Satellite Awards.

Grande, who pulled out of a planned performance at the ceremony, received best pop album for Sweetener - her first ever Grammy Award.

At the age of 85, country star Willie Nelson won best traditional pop vocal album for My Way.

Beck's head mastering engineer Emily Lazar announced she was the first female audio engineer to be nominated for a Grammy in 2015.

"It was when my creativity & self-expression was stifled by you that i decided not to attend. He's over in the United Kingdom, I know he wants to be here, Bradley, I love singing this song with you".

Women artists scored nominations in all of the top categories, after being largely muted a year ago: rapper Cardi B, pop diva Lady Gaga, pop futurist Janelle Monae and folk rocker Brandi Carlile are among the frontrunners. I'm so excited to be the master of ceremonies on the biggest night in music and celebrate the creativity, power and magic.

"There´s a great respect that is deserved to women and you will see that live embodied on Sunday".

Gaga, Carlile, Monae, Cardi B and Musgraves are all due to take the stage.

The 35-year-old artist's Grammy win is his second overall, after his hit "Redbone" won the prize for Best Traditional R&B Performance last year.

The song's striking video from Childish Gambino - the alter ego of actor and recording artist Donald Glover, who has snagged three Grammys so far - racked up more than 35 million YouTube views in just two days last spring.

"The performance is based off of my grandma's childhood, and I have my family in the performance", she said on the red carpet.

Kendrick Lamar and Drake lead this year's nominations, with eight and seven respectively.

Here were her full remarks: "I gotta thank God". There will be awkward moments, but a planned tribute to Aretha Franklin, which will be performed by Yolanda Adams, Fantasia and Andra Day, had better be one to remember.

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