The 62nd annual Grammy Awards just happened, and, as expected, there were moments that stood out. We've got those scene-stealing red carpet looks like Ariana Grande's, loved-up moments from the Jonas Brothers and J Sisters, debut performances of fast-rising artists Lizzo, Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X, and Rosaliá, and a lot of remarkable wins.
Amidst the celebration also came the scenes that were pretty out of sorts—from some of our favorites such as Taylor Swift, Beyonce, and Jay-Z's noticeable absence to Ariana Grande being "snubbed." In short, this year's Grammys turned out to be another eventful night, and we're here to relive the ones people are talking about the most:
Impromptu tribute to Kobe Bryant
Alicia Keys took her hosting stint as an opportunity to give tribute to NBA legend Kobe Bryant who just passed away earlier today in an unfortunate helicopter crash along with her daughter, Gianna. "We're literally standing here heartbroken in the house that Kobe Bryant built," the songstress said referring to the event's venue and the Lakers' home court, Staples Center, before proceeding to deliver an impromptu performance of "It's So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday" with Boyz II Men. #RIPMamba.
After two years of being out of the music scene due to overdose hospitalization, Demi Lovato has made her return to the stage with new single "Anyone," a comeback that's much more meaningful than anything we've ever seen from the songstress. Emotions already got to her the time she began to open her mouth, so she had to ask her pianist to do it all over again. Still, she pulled it off perfectly just like how she did the past few years. We missed you, queen.
All-star performance of "Old Town Road"
Lil Nas X's star-studded "Old Town Road" stage was incredibly much better than we thought and can't nobody tell us otherwise. First, it reminded us why the country trap became a viral smash in the first place and won Best Music Video and Best Pop/Duo Group. Second, there's Billy Ray Cyrus, Nas, Diplo, and Mason Ramsey. But the most important part—yes we're being biased—was BTS coming through the revolving stage while doing the horseback ride moves in those killer looks. We guess we're going to watch this 'til we can't anymore.
5/6 Grammys for Billie
The Grammys went down, and, just like that, Billie Eilish got to be a history-maker. Out of her six nominations, the 18-year-old pop star bagged five including Best New Artist, Song of the Year, and Record of the Year for "bad guy," and Best Pop Vocal Album and Album of the Year for When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? She's the youngest, first woman, and just the second next to Christopher Cross to sweep all big four categories. No one's doing it like her, duh.
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Ariana & Billie interaction
Seriously, we didn't see many on-screen interactions between celebrities during the show but the one bewteen Ariana Grande and Billie Eilish's is enough to make up for it. The two powerful female artists of the industry shared a hug right before the program kicked off. Then Billie went on stage to accept her Album of the Year award just to say that Ari deserves it more while the latter tearfully mouthed her to "no, take your moment," a cue that she believes that Billie is worthy of it. This is the kind of women we stan.
There's of course specific moments that we wish could have panned out at this year's event, sad moments we wish didn't, but, still, we can't look away from the good ones that did. And with that we say, congratulations to all the winners, and we mean both those with awards and none. Hands down.
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