Alicia Keys, Boyz II Men, Lizzo, more pay tribute to Kobe at Grammys
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The deaths of Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, were felt throughout the music industry Sunday as artists gathered at Staples Center for the 62nd annual Grammy Awards.

"Tonight is for Kobe," Lizzo said before opening the show with a performance of her hit "Cuz I Love You."

Host Alicia Keys used her opening monologue to pay tribute to Bryant and Gianna, and then brought out Boyz II Men for an a capella rendition of "It's So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday."

Bryant's No. 24 jersey was held up on stage as Aerosmith and Run DMC performed "Walk This Way." Lil Nas X also incorporated Bryant's jersey into his performance.

During the Grammys' tribute to Nipsey Hussle, a photo of Bryant appeared on a screen alongside one of the late rapper.

"Rest in peace, Nipsey Hussle. Rest in peace, Kobe Bryant, Gianna," DJ Khaled said. "Long live Nip. Long live Kobe. The marathon continues."

Bryant and Gianna were among nine people killed Sunday morning in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California. Southern California's Orange Coast College baseball team head coach John Altobelli, his wife, Keri, and daughter, Alyssa, were also killed, Stefanie Dazio of The Associated Press reports.

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