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In pictures: Grammy winners and performances

The 61st Grammys got a dose of girl power, with women scooping several of the main awards, alongside tributes to Diana Ross and Dolly Parton.

Country star Kacey Musgraves won four accolades, including the night's main prize, album of the year. Childish Gambino also got four trophies for This Is America; while Dua Lipa won best new artist and best dance single for Electricity.

Here are pictures of the winners and performers from the ceremony in Los Angeles.

Lady Gaga, Jada Pinkett Smith, Alicia Keys, Michelle Obama, Jennifer Lopez Image copyright Getty Images

Alicia brought out her "sisters, Lady Gaga, Jada Pinkett Smith, Alicia Keys, Michelle Obama, Jennifer Lopez to talk about the power of music.

"They said I was weird, that my look, my choices my sound, that it wouldn't work," said Gaga. "But music told me not to listen to them, music took my ears, took my hands, my voice and my soul and it led me to all of you and my little monsters who I love so much."

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Miley Cyrus joined Canadian singer Shawn Mendes for a performance of his nominated song In My Blood.

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An emotional Lady Gaga picked up her third Grammy of the night for Shallow, from the movie A Star Is Born, accepting best pop duo performance. "I wish Bradley [Cooper] was here with me now," she said of her director, co-star and fellow singer. "He's over at the Baftas in the UK. Bradley, I loved singing this song with you."

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Gaga later gave the first televised performance of Shallow, throwing herself around the stage on a pair of skyscraper heels.

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Definitely one of the most anticipated performances of the evening - Cardi B took to the stage to sing her track Money, with a host of dancers writhing in front of the world's biggest purple padded headboards. We like to think this set resembles the late, great Prince's boudoir. Cardi was nominated in five categories including album of the year, winning best rap album

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British star Dua Lipa celebrated winning two Grammys, best dance recording for her track Electricity with Silk City and best new artist and used her platform to celebrate women nominated in her category.

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Janelle Monae's performance of Make Me Feel, Pynk and Django Jane brought a dose of feminist funk to the ceremony.

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Travis Scott started his segment singing the introspective Stop Trying To Be God accompanied by James Blake and the Earth Wind & Fire horns. But things kicked up a gear when he launched into the rowdy club anthem No Bystanders, as stage invaders scaled a cage to reach him. He ended the performance by stage diving backwards into their arms and rapping the closing bars held aloft in their arms.

Anderson .Paak and son Rasheed Image copyright Getty Images

In what has to be the coolest father-son combo at this or indeed any other award show ever, Anderson .Paak - the joint winner of the Grammy for rap performance for his track Bubblin' - took his little boy Rasheed to the event and made the most of a family day out. This is #dadgoals.

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Just like his Grammy, Anderson .Paak might have to share the honour of coolest dad. Ricky Martin brought his 10-year-old son Matteo as his official "plus one". High fives all round...

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Rising R&B star H.E.R. aka Gabi Wilson gave a soulful rendition of her beautiful ballad Hard Place. She was joined by a full gospel choir and even indulged in a bit of rock and roll guitar antics. It's her debut at the Grammys and this could be one of those "I was there when..." moments.

The singer went on to win best R&B album for her debut, also called H.E.R. "First of all, this is unbelievable," she said. "Second of all it's not even an album, its an EP."

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Demonstrating that you don't need need explosives or dancers or thousands of people crowding the stage, singer-songwriter Brandy Carlile instead let the music do the talking with a faultless performance of her track The Joke. Her band played in front of a black backdrop upon which the song's lyrics appeared as if written by an invisible hand. The enthusiastic reception proved that, sometimes, less is more.

Yolanda Adams, Fantasia and Andra Day Image copyright Getty Images

A special tribute to the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, saw R&B powerhouses Yolanda Adams, Fantasia and Andra Day perform a pitch-perfect cover of (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman. Despite all three singers possessing some serious pipes, it never felt like they were trying to outsing each other. It was a fitting tribute to Aretha.

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Dua Lipa and St Vincent's mash-up of Masseduction and One Kiss was an unexpected highlight.

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Soul singer Leon Bridges was a tied winner in the traditional R&B category, while St Vincent won rock song for Masseduction. She said: "I think this is the first time I've given a thank you speech," adding a thank you to "bad ass female engineer Catherine Marks".

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Post Malone was joined by veteran funk rockers the Red Hot Chili Peppers. The rapper opened with an acoustic version of his song Stay, before singing his smash hit Rock Star solo and then joining the Peppers on guitar for a rendition of their song Dark Necessities. It was, by some measure, the worst performance of the night.

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Jennifer Lopez, on the other hand, put on an impressively acrobatic, Vegas-style Motown revue.

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