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She was already a winner to her legions of fans, but Sunday night Lizzo got some industry love at the emotion-filled 62nd Grammy Awards.  

While wearing a black, sparkly gown, the singer, rapper and flutist was the first performer and first winner of the night. The eight-time nominee kicked off the broadcast saying "tonight is for Kobe," in tribute to the fallen NBA star who died in a helicopter crash that morning. 

Shortly after her high-energy medley of "Truth Hurts" and "Cuz I Love You," Lizzo, born Melissa Jefferson, accepted the award for Best Pop Solo Performance. 

"Hold each other down and lift each other up," she said while accepting the honor. 

Before the 8 p.m. televised show even began, the Detroit-born performer already had two wins. "Cuz I Love You (Deluxe)" nabbed the Urban Contemporary Album prize. Her song "Jerome" from that album won Traditional R&B Performance.

Lizzo, 31, and her flute was on screen even during the commercial breaks when she appeared in a spot for Dolby. 

The big awards she was up for — Best New Artist, Song of the Year, Album of the Year and Record of the Year — all went to 18-year-old Billie Eilish. Lizzo also lost the R&B Performance award to Anderson .Paak. 

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