As you may know, the Grammys took place in Los Angeles last night - but the biggest night in music was somewhat overshadowed by the death of one of the city's most famous adopted sons.

Kobe Bryant and his teenage daughter Gianna died tragically in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California yesterday morning. The basketball star's death was marked at the Grammys by several performers who acknowledged it.

Lizzo opened the show with two of her hits, who announced 'Tonight is for Kobe' before launching into 'Cuz I Love You' and 'Truth Hurts'.

Meanwhile, Alicia Keys performed with Boyz II Men and she also referenced the retired NBA great's passing by saying: "To be honest with you, we’re all feeling crazy sadness right now because earlier today, Los Angeles, America and the whole wide world lost a hero. We’re literally standing here, heartbroken, in the house that Kobe Bryant built.”

The ceremony took place the Staples Center, where Bryant's former team the Lakers play their games.

She continued: "Right now, Kobe and his daughter Gianna and all those that have been tragically lost today are in our spirits, our heart, our prayers. Their spirits are in this building. I just want everyone to take a moment and hold them inside you.

"We never imagined in a million years we’d have to start the show like this. Never, never, never. So we wanted to do something that could describe a tiny bit how we all feel right now."

She then performed a haunting a capella version of '70s Motown song 'It’s So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday' with the soul group.

Watch it below: