The 2024 Grammy Awards are now underway in Los Angeles, with Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus and Dua Lipa among those up for the night’s major awards.
And it’s already been a night of highs and lows for one artist, with rapper Killer Mike picking up three awards for his song Scientists & Engineers – then getting arrested.
Footage from the event shows him being led out of LA’s Crypto.com Arena in handcuffs by police, shortly after his triple-win.
The Hollywood Reporter’s Chris Gardner shared a video of the incident on Twitter, explaining that Killer Mike’s arrest is over “a misdemeanor and has nothing to do with anything that happened today here inside the arena. Likely he will be released once it’s sorted. It’s a big nothing.”
Only a handful of actual awards are handed out across the Grammys’ mammoth, three-and-a-half-hour televised ceremony. Instead, the bulk of the ceremony is dedicated to live performances, with most of the awards handed out in the hours before the show.
It makes for some anticlimactic wins: Aussie Kylie Minogue won the second Grammy of her career this morning, with Padam Padamtaking out Best Pop Dance Recording. Minogue found out she’d won while in her hotel suite, getting ready for the ceremony – sure would’ve been nice to see her taking the stage to accept the award.
Instead, we’ll get a ceremony filled with live performances, some of them sure to be very special indeed. Legendary singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell will make a very rare live performance, and Tracy Chapman, who has performed live in public only a handful of times over the past 15 years, is set to duet with country singer Luke Combs on his hit cover of her classic song Fast Car.
Earlier, stars including Miley Cyrus and Dua Lipa walked the red carpet – Miley’s gold ‘naked’ dress look was one of this year’s most eye-catching.
Major awards that will be handed out during the ceremony today include Best New Artist, Song and Record of the Year and the night’s biggest award, Album of the Year.
This year’s nominees for the big awards are a stacked – and largely female – list, with singer Jon Batiste the only male nominated in the Song, Record and Album of the Year categories alongside stars like Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift and Lana Del Rey.
More to come …