A tribute to Kobe Bryant, the basketball player who tragically died in a helicopter crash on Sunday.

The Grammy Awards ceremony, prestigious award for American music, opened in Los Angeles just after the announcement of the disappearance of basketball player Kobe Bryant, ex super star of the NBA, who died

at 41 years in a helicopter crash.

“It’s so hard to say goodbye,” sings Alicia Keys, the Mistress of ceremony, at the opening of the gala evening. A tribute to Kobe Bryant, the basketball player who tragically died during the day. The evening took place

at Staples center, the home of the Los Angeles Lakers, the Kobe Bryant team.

Several artists have paid tribute to him. Lizzo, an exuberant black rapper from Texas, won two prizes and the immense stars Lady Gaga and Beyoncé were also rewarded. Another star of the evening, the young singer

Billie Eilish crowned “revelation of the year” and “album of the year”, while her title Bad Guy received both the prize for best song and for best recording during of the 62nd Grammy Awards.

And in the world music category, Angelique Kidjo wins.

The Beninese singer won the fourth Grammy of her career and elegantly saluted her young competitor, the Nigerian Burna Boy. “Four years ago on this scene I warned you that a new generation of artists from Africa

was going to sweep you away like a storm. This time has come. This is for Burna Boy. Burna Boy is one of those young artists who are changing the way our continent is perceived. African music is the basis of all

music! “.

And the Beninese star made use of the ceremonial hall to celebrate Africa. But outside the stadium, hundreds of fans gathered in memory of Kobe Bryant.

By Subiru M.