American singer, songwriter, musician, bandleader, and television personality Jon Batiste has already won four grammy awards in early show.
During the pre-show ceremony Sunday, Batiste won for best American roots performance, American roots song and tied with Carlos Rafael Rivera for best song written for visual media.
Batiste won for “Soul” alongside Rivera for his composing efforts on “The Queen’s Gambit” and Music Video award respectively.
Jon Batiste won had 11 Grammy nominations was not in attendance to pick up his award, but a surprised Rivera was there to scoop up his first career Grammy.
“I am speechless,” Rivera said.
TJ Osborne, who came out as gay last year, fought back tears as he and his brother accepted a Grammy for their song “Younger Me.” He noted the song was inspired by his coming out.
“I never thought that I would be able to do music professionally because of my sexuality. And I certainly never thought I would be here on the stage accepting a Grammy after having done something I felt like was going to be life-changing and potentially in a very negative way,” Osborne said.
“And here I am tonight, not only accepting this Grammy Award with my brother, which I love so much, but I’m here with a man that I love and he loves me back. … “I don’t know what I did be so lucky.”