Beyonce and Blue Ivy claimed the Best Music Video prize for "Brown-Skinned Girl" while Kanye landed the Best Contemporary Christian Music Album award for "Jesus Is King".
Beck was among the group that claimed the Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical for Hyperspace, Billie Eilish and her brother Finneas collected the Best Song Written For Visual Media prize for their James Bond theme "No Time To Die", and John Legend's "Bigger Love" was named Best R&B Album.
There were also early wins for "Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice", which scored the Best Music Film prize, PJ Morton (Best Gospel Album), Nas (Best Rap Album), Megan Thee Stallion (Best Rap Performance), Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande (Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for "Rain On Me"), and Grupo Niche (Best Tropical Latin Album), while the late John Prine, a victim of the COVID-19 pandemic, was honoured with the Best American Roots Performance and Best American Roots Song gongs for his final recording, "I Remember Everything".
Early double winners also included Fiona Apple, late jazz great Chick Corea, and Maria Schneider.
The list of some selected early winners for the 63rd Grammys: