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Grammy honors go to Olivia Rodrigo, Silk Sonic and Jon Batiste

Olivia Rodrigo, Silk Sonic and jazz musician Jon Batiste have shared the top honors at the 64th Grammy Awards, the BBC reports.

Batiste’s uplifting soul record We Are won album of the year, while Rodrigo won best new artist and best pop album.

Silk Sonic’s soul throwback anthem Leave The Door Open took home both the record and song of the year prizes.

Apart from the awards, the ceremony saw a tribute to Foo Fighters star Taylor Hawkins, and a video plea from Ukraine’s president Volodymyr Zelensky.

In a pre-taped message, he urged musicians to “fill the silence” left by Russian bombs “with your music.”

“Tell our story. Tell the truth about the war on your social networks and TV. But not silence.”

His speech was followed by a performance by John Legend, accompanied by Ukrainian musicians Siuzanna Iglidan and Mika Newton; and poet Lyuba Yakimchuk.

The ceremony, held at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, also saw energetic performances from Lil Nas X, Billie Eilish and BTS, while folk icon Joni Mitchell made a rare on-stage appearance to introduce Brandi Carlile.

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