Keys goes through a medley of songs she wishes she had written, including Killing Me Softly, Use Somebody, Doo Wop (That Thing), and Unforgettable, and it would have been a lazy time, a talented singer and musician like this one set and do not let them perform
But it's just a reminder that we have almost two hours and only three prizes were awarded on stage …
Alicia Keys plays two pianos at the same time. James Corden / most people in the world could never do it.
WINNER: Best Country Album – Kacey Musgraves: Golden Hour
Not surprisingly, the Breakout Country pop star won the big Country Award of the night (it's the third time on stage today). "I love country music with everything I am, and I'm very proud to play my version of it with the world," says a very flattered and amiable Musgraves of the crowd.
Another achievement! Only two prizes awarded in the first 90 minutes! Just saying!
But hey, here's one of the biggest moments of the night: Cardi B. While many big stars have decided not to perform or even be out tonight, the rapper, who has several nominations today, remains one of the best offers from eager producers.
She plays Money in an upholstered lounge club set and her vivid on-stage presence reminds us all of why she's at the top of her game. She has effortless control and even an accidental necklace slip does not stop her and goes with style across the stage. I expect some important successes for you later.
Today Grammy winner, one of the breakout artists of the year, H.E.R. has now gone on stage with a transparent guitar! She quickly put together an impressive array of songs released on EPs, and it's great to see that she has such a big stage.
When she sang one of her newer songs, Hard Place, she was accompanied by a choir to add more soul, and it's a rousing reminder that the Grammys made something good decisions this year. Once.
Dolly's show-stopper performance ends up pretty good on Twitter:
Oh, and a pretty big trailer was dropped last commercial break! Here is a longer look at Aladdin depicting Will Smith as a very good ghost
Tonight one of the biggest set pieces: a tribute to Dolly Parton. An all-star ensemble of artists including Miley Cyrus (again), Kacey Musgraves, Maren Morris, Little Gold Town and Katy Perry are here.
It starts with the far less experienced Musgraves Perry singing in front of the stage before Parton himself comes to the couple. After singing all in a row to sing Here You Come Again, Cyrus, Parton's goddess, joins a Jolene duet. It is rare to see that a Grammy tribute is indeed the person to be celebrated, and it is a pleasure to see that Parton has fun with younger generations enjoying all their music.
The medley continues with the help of Morris and then Little Big Town, and it's an unusual example of a group performance of the Grammys that actually works as intended. Parton's stage presence really stays something.
It's worth noting that Childish Gambino's Song of the Year award is a milestone. It seems that this is the first time that a hip-hop track has won this special prize. The same goes for the record of the year, so let's see what happens later …
Post Malone surprised millions by singing pretty well before starting Rockstar, the song he was supposed to play with 21 Savage.
Instead, he was accompanied by Red Hot Chili Peppers, and frankly, the mix of the two acts is a total mess. It's hard to figure out who sings what and why someone thought it would be a good idea. May be a problem with the volume of the microphones, but is not pleasant. These duets are often a game of chance and this is definitely a game of chance that was not worth it.
WINNER: Song of the Year – Childish Gambino: This is America
Something akin to a comedy sketch, with Alicia Keys talking about her regret that she did not win a song of the year and instead lost to John Mayer. Then he joins her on stage. It is not completely funny?
It's weird to announce this song so early (it's usually about to end), but it's nice to see that one of the best songs of the year receives the attention it deserves, especially at a ceremony, often the more obvious Tracks rewarded.
Donald Glover is not present, one of many stars that it is not, and there is some unpleasant fumbling on stage right afterwards.