The 2019 Grammy Awards, which is dubbed music’s biggest night (according to the Recording Academy, anyway) has officially come and gone.
The award show which took place the at Los Angeles’s Staples Center, moving from New York City’s Madison Square Garden, was hosted by the incomparable Alicia Keys, and a pretty great list of nominees and performers appeared. Before the battles for those shiny Gramophone trophies began, the artists and music-adjacent celebrities walked the most exciting, fashion-statement-prone red carpet of the awards season.
At a ceremony dominated by female performers and presenters, Cardi B became the first woman to win best rap album as a solo artist, Michelle Obama brought the ceremony to a halt. BTS swayed and Dolly Parton and Miley sang ‘Jolene’, and we saw the comeback of Lady Gaga who snagged two awards last night.
Sisters, Chloe x Halle, who are fast becoming one of R&B’s best duo didn’t disappoint with their tribute to the late singer Donny Hathaway by performing a flawless rendition of “Where Is The Love,” his 1972 hit duet with Roberta Flack.
Although we couldn’t help but notice some of the music industry’s biggest names were no-shows at the Grammy Awards.
A line in Travis Scott‘s hit “NO BYSTANDERS” goes “The party never ends,” and he proved that with his Grammy performance.
Scott performed most of the song in a cage, surrounded by a huge swarm of people who rushed the stage and pretty much turned it into a rave.
Scott started out his performance a tad bit more mellow, singing another song with James Blake and Philip Bailey from Earth, Wind and Fire.
A cage, though? This year’s show is oh, so many things.
Also, who thought it was a good idea that Jennifer Lopez perform a medley of Motown hits? No, seriously, we need a word.
For a full list of all the winners, check here.
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