Lizzo Stuns Grammy Audience with Next-Level Opening Performance (and Flute Solo)

The 62nd Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles is officially underway and kicked off in the best way—with a performance from Lizzo. 

Yup, the “Good as Hell” singer opened music’s biggest night with a mix of her hit songs “Jerome” and “Truth Hurts.” But before she even started singing, the pop star provided some sweet words for the late Kobe Bryant, who sadly passed away a few hours prior. 

“Tonight is for Kobe,” she said into the mic. Her performance included two costume changes, tons of ballerinas and even a flute solo. We’re not kidding.  

Lizzo is nominated for a whopping eight awards tonight and shortly before her performance, the 31-year-old won Best Traditional R&B Performance for "Jerome" and also took home Best Urban Contemporary Album for her major 2019 breakout album, Cuz I Love You. Not to mention, she also won Best Pop Solo Performance during the ceremony. 

She stepped onto the red carpet in a strapless white gown by Versace, which featured a sweetheart-style neckline, a thigh-high slit and silver beading. She accessorized the look with a feathery stole, white strappy heels and sparkly jewelry.

In an interview on the red carpet, her stylist revealed that the look was inspired by two music industry icons. While the mermaid silhouette pays homage to Cher, the fur stole honors Ross. (Natch.)

So, if you need us, we’ll just be here obsessing over Lizzo all night.