The Latest: Chris Cornell wins posthumous Grammy (2024)

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the 61st annual Grammy Awards, which are being presented Sunday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles (all times local):

3:40 p.m.

Chris Cornell has won a posthumous Grammy Award, which two of his young children accepted Sunday.

Cornell’s daughter Toni and son Christopher accepted the award for best rock performance for “When Bad Does Good.”

The song was released as part of a posthumous album of unreleased music that Cornell’s estate put out last year.

Toni Cornell held the award while her brother spoke at the Grammys pre-telecast ceremony, telling the audience “His voice was his vision and his music was his peace.”

Cornell died in May 2017 at age 52.

Toni Cornell ended the speech by saying, “This is for you daddy, and we love you so much.”

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3:05 p.m.

Best new artist nominee Margo Price is rocking her baby bump on the Grammy carpet.

Price says her baby was kicking on her way to Staples Center and she thinks it’s because “babies can kind of feel your adrenaline.”

The 35-year-old country singer says it’s interesting and exciting to be 6 ½ months pregnant with her daughter at the same time as music’s biggest awards show.

Price says she needed to be regularly measured to ensure her red gown fit her changing body. She was wearing heels, too.

She says her appearance makes “a powerful statement” because often society doesn’t believe pregnant women are sexy. Price thinks it’s the opposite.

— Beth Harris (@bethharrisap) on the Grammy red carpet.

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2:45 p.m.

Ariana Grande, who this week publicly clashed with a Grammys producer, has won her first Grammy Award.

Grande won Sunday for best pop vocal album for her song “Sweetener.” She was not in attendance at a pre-telecast ceremony to accept the honor.

The superstar accused Grammy producer Ken Ehrlich of lying about discussions with Grande about performing at Sunday’s ceremony. Ehrlich told The Associated Press on Thursday that Grande had told producers that she said she didn’t have adequate time to prepare.

Grande blasted the comments in a social media post, saying she could have prepared a performance overnight.

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2:30 p.m.

A week ago, PJ Morton was playing the Super Bowl halftime show with Maroon 5. Now, he’s at the Grammys and nominated for four awards.

Maroon 5 caught plenty of flack online about its Super Bowl show.

Morton says the band knew going in that “we had a lot stacked up against us in general. We knew it would be hard to please everybody.” Still, he says Maroon 5 is proud of the show it put on.

The keyboardist has three nods in the R&B categories and one for pop duo/group performance for “Girls Like You.”

— Beth Harris (@bethharrisap) on the Grammy red carpet.

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2:20 p.m.

“Weird Al” Yankovic says winning his fifth Grammy is one of his most standout moments in his career.

The comedic musician’s box set “Squeeze Box: The Complete Works of ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic” won Sunday for best boxed or special limited edition package. The award recognizes the art direction of the project.

Yankovic says: “In my entire career, and it’s been like 40 years, I would have to say this one right now stands out to me the most.”

He adds that he always wanted to be an art director and “this is special to me.”

The retrospective box set includes all 14 of his studio albums along with an additional disc. It’s packaged inside a replica of Yankovic’s accordion.

Yankovic won his first career Grammy in 1984 for best comedy recording. He won best comedy album in 2014 and 2003, and best concept music video in 1988.

— Jonathan Landrum Jr. (@MrLandrum31 on Twitter) backstage at the Grammy Awards

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2:05 p.m.

Former president Jimmy Carter is now a three-time Grammy winner.

The 39th president won the best spoken word album honor at Sunday’s Grammy Awards for his work, “Faith — A Journey for All.”

It is Carter’s third win, all in the spoken word category. He won in 2016 for “A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety” and his first Grammy in 2007 for “Our Endangered Values: America’s Moral Crisis.”

Carter did not attend the Grammys’ pre-telecast ceremony, where dozens of awards are handed out before the main show starts at 8 p.m. Eastern. The early awards are being livestreamed on www.grammy.com and the main show is airing on CBS.

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This story has been corrected to show that Carter has now won three Grammy Awards, not two.

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1:40 p.m.

Lady Gaga has won a Grammy Award for her song “Shallow” from “A Star is Born.”

The superstar was not in attendance to accept the award for best song written for visual media, which she shares with Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt.

Gaga beat out “All the Stars” from the “Black Panther” soundtrack, as well as songs from “Coco” and “The Greatest Showman.”

Hugh Jackman also became a Grammy winner Sunday when he was among the winners for the best compilation soundtrack for visual media for “The Greatest Showman.” Jackman wasn’t present to accept the honor.

“Black Panther” composer Ludwig Goransson won the best score soundtrack Sunday during the Grammys premiere ceremony. The ceremony, where dozens of Grammy Awards are handed out, is being livestreamed on www.grammy.com.

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1:15 p.m

At no other awards show is fashion more all over the place than the Grammys.

Faux fur, leather, lace, velvet, rubber, studs and sequins are all at home on the red carpet.

And no one exemplifies the individual aesthetic more than nominee Fantastic Negrito, the Oakland, California-born blues artist.

He wore a red suit with colorful swatches of fabric making up the pockets. A large silver necklace in the form of two fish hung from his neck.

Negrito says it used to be a belt buckle.

He says his sartorial choices are inspired by upcycling, which is using discarded objects or material to create something of higher quality than the original.

— Beth Harris (@bethharrisap) on the Grammy red carpet.

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12:45 p.m.

Dave Chappelle has won a Grammy Award for best comedy album, the first honor handed out Sunday.

Chappelle won for “Equanimity & the Bird Revelation,” which was turned into a two-part Netflix special.

The comedian’s win came during the premiere ceremony, where dozens of Grammy Awards are handed out before the main telecast begins at 8 p.m. Eastern. The ceremony is being livestreamed at www.grammy.com .

Chappelle was not in attendance to accept the award Sunday.

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12:40 p.m.

Grammy nominees and performers are making their way to the red carpet under gray skies and rain drops in downtown Los Angeles.

Some attendees are toting furry coats to ward off temperatures in the lower 50s.

The forecast calls for a chance of rain over the next three hours when the carpet reaches its apex and awards are being handed out before the telecast begins at Staples Center.

The red carpet is tented with black chandeliers hung from the ceiling so once under cover attendees need not worry about the weather.

Shaggy, who is hosting the premiere ceremony where dozens of awards will be presented ahead of the telecast, noted the cool weather in his opening remarks, noting his efforts to bring warm Jamaican weather weren’t successful.

— Beth Harris (@bethharrisap) on the Grammy red carpet.

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3 a.m.

Janelle Monae remembers being frustrated at last year’s Grammy Awards, where male acts dominated in nominations and the only woman competing for the night’s top award, Lorde, didn’t get a chance to perform onstage.

But this year, Monae is looking forward to the show, where women are now leading in nominations for big categories like album of the year and best new artist.

Monae’s “Dirty Computer” is one of five albums by women nominated for the top prize at Sunday’s show. Cardi B, Kacey Musgraves, Brandi Carlile and H.E.R. also in contention.

Women also have a strong presence in song and record of the year, including Lady Gaga, SZA, Maren Morris and Ella Mai.

H.E.R., Chloe x Halle, Margo Price, Dua Lipa, Bebe Rexha and Jorja Smith are also up for best new artist.

The Latest: Chris Cornell wins posthumous Grammy (2024)

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The Latest: Chris Cornell wins posthumous Grammy? ›

Chris Cornell has won his first posthumous Grammy, with the late rocker collecting the prize for best rock performance for “When Bad Does Good” on Sunday night at the 2019 Grammy Awards. Two of Cornell's children, daughter Toni and son Christopher, accepted the award.

Has anyone won a Grammy posthumously? ›

Amy Winehouse

The songstress died of alcohol poisoning in July 2011 at age 27. Already a four-time Grammy winner, she received a posthumous award for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance in February 2012. Her recording of “Body and Soul” with Tony Bennett bested the category.

Who won most Grammys but not Album of the Year? ›

I don't want to embarrass this young lady, but she has more Grammys than everyone and never won Album of the Year. So even by your own metrics that doesn't work.” That “young lady,” as Jay put it, is Beyoncé, his wife.

Can you win a Grammy posthumously? ›

Comedians George Carlin and Joan Rivers each won an award the year after they died. Carlin won his fifth and final award for Best Comedy Album, and Rivers won for Best Spoken Word Album. And Amy Winehouse won six Grammys in her brief career — the last one coming just months after she died.

Who are the Grammys honoring dead musicians? ›

Music icons who died in the last year — from Tina Turner to Tony Bennett — will be honored at Sunday's 2024 Grammys with performances by Stevie Wonder, Annie Lennox, Fantasia Barrino and Jon Batiste.

Who has won a posthumous award? ›

Heath Ledger, Peter Finch and Walt Disney are among the most famous stars to win Oscars after their deaths, something that is more common than you might at first think, writes Geoffrey Macnab.

Who was the only person to be awarded the Oscar for best actor posthumously? ›

Peter Finch is one of the two recipients of a posthumous Academy Award for acting (Best Actor, for Network in 1976).

Who is the most famous artist to never win a Grammy? ›

Here are some artists who've never taken home music's highest honor.
  • 1 of 20. Tupac Shakur. Columbia Pictures. ...
  • 2 of 20. Demi Lovato. Coin Flip Productions. ...
  • 3 of 20. Jonas Brothers. Coin Flip Productions. ...
  • 4 of 20. Lana Del Rey. ...
  • 5 of 20. Jennifer Lopez. ...
  • 6 of 20. ABBA. ...
  • 7 of 20. Katy Perry. ...
  • 8 of 20. Blake Shelton.
Apr 17, 2024

Who is the only person to refuse a Grammy? ›

Despite running for over 60 years, only one artist in the ceremony's history has had the courage to reject the honour. In 1991, Sinêad O'Connor was nominated for 'Best Alternative Music Performance', 'Song of the Year', 'Best Pop Vocal Performance (Female)' and 'Best Music Video – Short Form'.

Which popular artist has never won a Grammy? ›

The 2024 Grammys are right around the corner! This year could be a big moment for Nicki Minaj and Miley Cyrus, who have yet to take home their first Grammy. The pair are among other artists, such as Jennifer Lopez, Sia, Blake Shelton and more, who've been nominated, but have not won a Grammy.

Is it legal to own a Grammy? ›

It's illegal to sell a Grammy since the statues legally belong to the National Academy of Recording Arts & Science.

Does Blue Ivy have a Grammy? ›

She doesn't take sippy cups—and she has her own Grammys.” In case you forgot, Blue became the second-youngest Grammy winner ever in 2021, when she and Beyoncé won the Best Music Video award for “Brown Skin Girl.”

Do you get paid after winning a Grammy? ›

The answer is straightforward: Grammy winners do not receive any financial compensation directly from the Recording Academy for their victory. The value of a Grammy, therefore, lies not in direct monetary gains but in the prestige and recognition it affords.

Who was stripped of a Grammy? ›

"The last two years of our lives have been a total nightmare. We've had to lie to everybody. We are true singers, but that maniac Frank Farian would never allow us to express ourselves." The next week, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences revoked Milli Vanilli's 1990 Grammy for Best New Artist.

Who has been stripped of a Grammy? ›

30 Years Ago Milli Vanilli Won The Only Grammy That's Ever Been Revoked.

Who is the Grammy tribute to those who died in 2024? ›

The GRAMMY Awards segment will feature performances by Stevie Wonder in tribute to Tony Bennett; Jon Batiste honoring Clarence Avant; Annie Lennox for Sinead O'Connor; and Fantasia Barrino remembering Tina Turner, airing live on Sunday Feb. 4.

Has anyone won an Oscar posthumously? ›

'Gone With the Wind' Screenwriter Sidney Howard Earned the First Posthumous Oscar. This long history of posthumous Oscar nominations and wins extends all the way back to 1940, when an award was attributed to a deceased talent for the very first time.

How many people have won a posthumous Oscar? ›

As of 2024, 64 individuals have reserved posthumous nominations in competitive categories, 29 individuals have won posthumously, including 14 individuals in honorary categories.

Who have never won a Grammy? ›

Some of the most popular musicians of all time have never won Grammy Awards. Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, and Blake Shelton have several nominations but no Grammys. Rappers Busta Rhymes and Tupac both have at least one nomination but zero wins.

Who has been nominated but never won a Grammy? ›

20 superstar musicians who never won a Grammy
  • 1 of 20. Tupac Shakur. Columbia Pictures. ...
  • 2 of 20. Demi Lovato. Coin Flip Productions. ...
  • 3 of 20. Jonas Brothers. Coin Flip Productions. ...
  • 4 of 20. Lana Del Rey. ...
  • 5 of 20. Jennifer Lopez. ...
  • 6 of 20. ABBA. ...
  • 7 of 20. Katy Perry. ...
  • 8 of 20. Blake Shelton.
Apr 17, 2024

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