The “Grammys” Started with a Tribute to Kobe . . . And Billie Eilish Cleaned Up

 Music’s biggest night started with a musical tribute to KOBE BRYANT.  ALICIA KEYS walked onto the “Grammy” stage at the Staples Center and said, quote, “We’re all feeling crazy sadness right now . . .

“Because earlier today, Los Angeles, America, and the whole wide world lost a hero.  And we’re literally standing here heartbroken in the house that Kobe Bryant built.”  Then she started singing “It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday” . . . and BOYZ II MEN came out and joined in.

It was a big night for BILLIE EILISH.  She won five Grammys, including Album, Song, and Record of the Year, plus Best New Artist.  At 18, she’s the youngest person to be nominated for, and win, all four of those honors.

LIZZO led all artists with eight nominations, and came out with three wins, including Best Pop Solo Performance for “Truth Hurts” and Best Traditional R&B Performance for “Jerome”.

She also kicked the night off with “Cuz I Love You” and “Truth Hurts”

And DEMI LOVATO got a standing ovation for her comeback performance of “Anyone” . . . even though she had a little hiccup at the beginning.