Grammys: Alessia Cara Wins Best New Artist

James Corden hosted the 60th annual music awards show, which aired live from New York City's Madison Square Garden.

Alessia Cara won the Grammy for best new artist on Sunday night.

Cara beat out Khalid, Lil Uzi Vert, Julia Michaels and SZA for the award.

"Holy cow," Cara said as she took the stage. "Wow. I'm shaking. I've been pretend winning Grammys since I was a kid in the shower so you'd think I'd have the speech thing down but I don't."

Still she used her time to thank her family, her team at her label, the Recording Academy and her fans, calling out the latter as the reason she doesn't have to pretend to win awards in the shower anymore. Cara also encouraged the audience to support "real music" that might not get wider acknowledgment.

"Everyone deserves the same shot," she said, adding of her win as she got played off the stage, "My mind is blown."

Cara may have won but SZA was heavily tweeted about after losing. According to Twitter, there were 15 percent more tweets about SZA than Cara in the five minutes after the announcement of the best new artist winner.

SZA went into the evening up for four more awards, losing all of those as well.

Cara went into Sunday night's Grammys nominated for three other awards, including song of the year for her contribution to Logic's anti-suicide song "1-800-273-8255." That award went to Bruno Mars' "That's What I Like."

Before Cara accepted her award, presenter Nick Jonas pointed out that "best new artist" is an award a musician can't win twice, and he and fellow presenter Kelly Clarkson named Tom Jones, Cyndi Lauper, Alicia Keys, Sade and Maroon 5 as past winners in the category.

James Corden hosted the 60th annual Grammys, which aired live from Madison Square Garden on CBS, the first time in 15 years that music's biggest night took place in New York.