With what felt like about 800 performances within the house of 3 and a part hours, with a few awards dished out each and every 45 mins or so, it’s honest to mention that this 12 months’s Grammys had been a jam-packed affair.
As a result of there was once such a lot to soak up, we’ve completed a useful information to the evening’s maximum essential, silliest and from time to time cringiest moments, simply if you happen to had higher issues to do on a Sunday evening than gazing the display are living.
Y’know, like slumbering for instance.
Listed below are our 21 largest moments of this 12 months’s Grammys…
1. Camila Cabello’s star-studded opening quantity
Opening the most important display within the song calendar is a frightening process for any artist, however thankfully Camila Cabello had a complete manufacturing to get the evening off with a bang.
Beginning with a efficiency of her chart-topping hit Havana, carried out towards an elaborate and vibrant backdrop, she was once joined via a number of all-star visitors, together with singers J Balvin and Ricky Martin, musician Arturo Sandoval and rapper Younger Thug.
2. The creation of the all-star lady crew we truly deserve in 2019
As presenter Alicia Keys confident Grammy audience she had each and every purpose of “taking care” folks, she hastily delivered via an ideal handful of ladies, together with Lady Gaga, Jada Pinkett Smith, Jennifer Lopez and, oh yeah, the literal former First Woman, Michelle Obama.
Reminding everybody what the evening was once truly about, every of the ladies published what song supposed to them, with Michelle pronouncing: ““Track has all the time helped me inform my tale… whether or not we love nation or rap or rock, song is helping us percentage ourselves, our dignity and sorrows, our hopes and joys. It lets in us to listen to one any other. To ask one any other in.”
Alicia mentioned it highest as she requested the gang: “Who run the sector?”
three. Shawn Mendes and Miley Cyrus carry out a duet
The Grammys are famend for his or her big-name collaborations, and this 12 months noticed Miley Cyrus becoming a member of Shawn Mendes on level to lend a hand him enhance an already-powerful rendition of his fresh hit In My Blood.
In addition they each went sleeveless, which we weren’t mad about, both.
four. Janelle Monáe utterly steals the display
There was once simply no query that Janelle Monáe delivered the efficiency of the evening.
She sang, she served choreography, she gave us seems, she performed guitar, she made statements about feminism and sexuality – and she or he made it glance completely easy.
Janelle Monáe is rather merely a top-notch ability, or even at her highest like she was once right through the Grammys, there’s an exhilarating feeling that the most productive is but to come back. An actual capital “m” Second.
five. John Mayer and Alicia Keys come complete circle
Forward of the Track Of The Yr consequence, Grammys host Alicia Keys was once joined on level via musician John Mayer, and recalled the 12 months they had been each up in that very same class.
“When hero Stevie Marvel unfolded that card,” she recalled. “And began studying in Braille… I knew he was once going to really feel my call.”
A clip from that evening then published that John Mayer was once its precise winner, however Alicia published that when the display, he cut up his Grammy in two so they might percentage it, as he felt she deserved it up to he did.
The 2 then published that Infantile Gambino – certainly one of a number of nominees no longer in attendance – was once this 12 months’s recipient, for his critically-acclaimed monitor This Is The us, which additionally received Very best Track Video and File Of The Yr.
6. A fully killer tribute to Dolly Parton
What might be higher than stars like Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Maren Morris and Kacey Musgraves coming in combination to pay homage to the Queen of Nation, Dolly Parton?
Why, the lady herself becoming a member of them on level for a gaggle efficiency of nine To five, after all.
Dolly additionally gave a solo rendition of her fresh monitor Crimson Sneakers, reminding everybody that she’s a drive to be reckoned with, and there’s a reason why she’s lasted goodbye within the song business.
eight. Cardi B slays everybody with Cash efficiency
This efficiency was once just about the whole thing we adore about Cardi B. It was once in-your-face, it was once loud, it was once assured, it was once completely additional, it was once good.
No, we’re no longer 100% satisfied there wasn’t a little bit of *ahem* lend a hand within the ol’ vocal division, however who else within the business presently goes to offer us a perfectly-executed twerking regimen on height of a grand piano, ahead of giving a shout out to her toddler daughter and strutting about in a leopard-print peacock tail?
nine. Even if we most certainly can have completed with out this pink carpet second
10. …and this one, come to consider it
11. Alicia Keys couldn’t withstand appearing herself
And this was once no “James Corden and Kylie Minogue on the Brit Awards” second, Alicia Keys’ efficiency was once certainly one of our faves of the evening.
Sitting down not to one however two pianos (a unmarried piano efficiency is so passé, don’t you assume), she went via one of the crucial songs she “needs she’d written”, masking artists like Coldplay, Kings Of Leon, Ella Mai, Lauryn Hill, Roberta Flack and Nat King Cole.
Clearly, it wouldn’t be an Alicia Keys set with no little bit of Empire State Of Thoughts, which she ended on a formidable rendition of, despite the fact that this 12 months’s Grammys had been if truth be told held in LA.
12. Was once that… Drake?!
Yeah, in spite of leaving everybody below the affect he wouldn’t be appearing as much as the Grammys this 12 months (even swerving the pink carpet utterly), Drake made a marvel look when God’s Plan was once named Very best Rap Track.
Throughout his acceptance speech, he started musing about how unimportant awards displays if truth be told are, just for Grammys bosses to unexpectedly pull the plug on him, which we’re certain was once a complete twist of fate.
13. Diana Ross’ grandson, Raif-Henok Emmanuel Kendrick
“Did she say little man? I’m virtually 4 foot 9.”
14. Diana Ross’ efficiency was once a wide variety of iconic
We’re no longer certain the place to even get started with this one. Diana Ross was once invited to accomplish to commemorate her upcoming 75th birthday, and after a adorable creation from her aforementioned cute grandson, she gave an enthusiastic rendition of The Very best Years Of My Existence.
She then moved directly to Achieve Out And Contact (Any individual’s Hand), urging everybody to position up their fingers and “transfer the power of the room”. She then moved into the target market, started placing her microphone into folks’s faces and welcoming them to sing alongside, ahead of remind them to not “be lazy” and proceed shifting their fingers.
Omit Ross ended via wishing herself a contented birthday (“glad birthday to me! Glad birthday to me”), even though her birthday isn’t if truth be told till the tip of final month.
There was once not anything we didn’t love about it.
15. Woman Gaga’s efficiency of Shallow was once… vigorous
With Bradley Cooper in the United Kingdom for the Baftas, Gaga was once left flying solo for this efficiency in their Grammy-winning duet, and she or he was once absolutely able to rock out.
Sadly, the track she was once appearing didn’t truly permit for this, that means she was once left head-banging, hair-flipping and doing jerking dance strikes to an emotional low-tempo ballad.
Nonetheless, she will get complete issues for that growl halfway via, which we’re by no means no longer within the temper for.
16. Smokey Robinson and Alicia Keys do an impromptu duet
Reside awards display moments like this all the time have the possible to be toe-curling and uncomfortable, however the mutual appreciate from this pair as they traded strains on Tracks Of My Tears if truth be told simply made for an excellent a capella rendition.
17. Cardi B has an extraordinary speechless second as she wins Very best Rap Album
And sure, Offset clearly joined her on level for her speech…
18. However no longer everybody was once inspired with Cardi’s win
Ariana Grande has since insisted she wasn’t calling Cardi “trash”, however was once if truth be told disillusioned that the Grammys invited Mac Miller’s circle of relatives to the awards display in spite of the truth he didn’t win anything else.
19. Dua Lipa’s acceptance speech was once our favorite of the evening
Straight away after appearing a duet with fellow singer/songwriter St Vincent, Dua Lipa was once awarded Very best New Artist, taking the opportunity to throw shade at Grammys boss Neil Portnow over his feedback about ladies in song final 12 months.
She additionally advised audience: “I’ve something that I truly wish to say… for any individual that hasn’t realised how particular they’re to have a special tale, a special background, or a reputation that honours their roots as a result of they simply wish to be norma – regardless of the hell that implies – simply know that regardless of the place you’re from or your background or what you consider in, by no means let that get in the way in which of your desires since you deserve it.
“And I’m evidence that you’ll be able to do no matter you place your thoughts to.”
Regrettably, via that level of the evening, time was once truly getting on, and manufacturers pulled the plug ahead of she had the danger to complete up.
Nonetheless, a excellent speech all of the similar.
20. This exceptional tribute to Aretha Franklin
In the event you’re going to position in combination a tribute efficiency to Aretha Franklin, then you’re going to need to carry vocals. Fortuitously, Fantasia, Andra Day and Yolanda Adams nailed it, turning in a model of (You Make Me Really feel Like) A Herbal Girl that the Queen Of Soul could be happy with.
21. Kacey Musgraves wins Album Of The Yr
This 12 months’s height award went to nation singer Kacey Musgraves, who received 4 awards over the process the night time together with Very best Album, Very best Nation Solo Efficiency and Very best Nation Album.
She beat stiff festival from Cardi B, Janelle Monáe, Publish Malone and Drake, and devoted the victory to her husband.