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Chance The Rapper hailed best new artist

Press Association logoPress Association 12/02/2017 David Mercer

Chance The Rapper has been named best new artist at the Grammys as Adele and David Bowie brought early British success at the star-studded music awards show.

The hip hop star is the first artist to be nominated at the Grammys for a streaming-only album, following the release of 2016's Coloring Book.

On stage, he said: "I want to thank God for my mother and father who have supported me since I was young."

Adele - who has earned five Grammy nominations - opened the awards show at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles with a performance of her smash-hit single Hello.

Before the televised ceremony, it was announced the British singer had won best pop solo performance for Hello and best pop vocal album for 25.

Bowie, who died from cancer in January 2016 aged 69, also won three posthumous awards for best alternative music album, best rock performance and best engineered non-classical album for his last release, Blackstar.

British comedian James Corden, who is hosting this year's Grammys, appeared on stage after falling down a flight of stairs in a rehearsed routine.

He then launched into a rap with the lyrics: "With President Trump we don't know what comes next."

Beyonce, who leads the way with nine nominations, picked up her first award of the night before the televised ceremony by winning best music video for Formation.

Michael Jackson's daughter Paris appeared to voice support for the Dakota Access Pipeline protests as she introduced The Weeknd and Daft Punk to the stage for their performance.

The 18-year-old told the audience: "We could use this kind of excitement at a pipeline protest, guys."

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