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Lizzo Tearfully Accepts Her Best Pop Solo Performance Grammy Award

We're just half an hour into the 2020 Grammy Awards, and Lizzo has not only kicked off the show with a fantastic (and heartbreaking) performance, but yet another win.

On Sunday night (Jan. 26), Lizzo -- the most nominated artist at this year's ceremony with eight nods -- won her third Grammy of the night for best pop solo performance minutes after she performed two of the hits that have earned her additional nominations, "Cuz I Love You" and "Truth Hurts."

She crossed her fingers as Cynthia Erivo and Keith Urban read through her fellow nominees on the side of the stage, and fought back tears as she approached the podium.

"Thank you to the academy, first of all -- this is unexpected, really, cool, but I want to say, this whole week, I could be lost in my problems, stressed out, and then in an instant, all of that can go away and your priorities really shift..." Before launching into her show-opening medley moments prior, she had paid tribute to Kobe Bryant, who, along with his teenaged daughter Gianna, died hours before in a helicopter crash. Bryant was clearly still on Lizzo's mind as she spoke on the healing power of music and "making music that moves people... that liberates people" before offering sincere thanks to her closest friends and members of her team.

Lizzo has already secured Grammys in the categories of best traditional R&B performance for her song "Jerome," as well as best urban contemporary album for 2019's Cuz I Love You. She is nominated in the "big four" categories of record of the year (for "Truth Hurts"), song of the year ("Truth Hurts"), album of the year (Cuz I Love You) and best new artist.

Watch full video of Lizzo accepting her award below.

2020 Grammy Awards