Don’t have time to watch the 2018 Grammy Awards but still want to know what went on? Don’t worry, we’re here to give you the lowdown on the more memorable moments that took place at the Madison Square Garden in New York.
Whether your favourite music artist won or lost (winners list here), the 60th Annual Grammy Awards also had many amazing performances on stage. Having said that, there were a couple of interesting happenings that took place before and after the award show. Here are the memorable moments that everyone’s talking about:
1. Bruno Mars was the biggest winner
No one had a bigger night than Bruno Mars, who took home 6 Grammys including the big 3 – album, record and song of the year. In addition, he also dominated in the R&B categories. Recalling his earlier days in his music career as a teenager, the 32-year-old singer said, “I would put together a setlist of like 10 to 12 songs and I’ll be honest, I was incredible at 15.”
He continued, “I remember seeing it firsthand, people dancing that had never met each other from two sides of the globe, dancing with each other, toasting with each other, celebrating together. All I wanted to do with this album was that. Those songs are written with nothing but joy and for one reason and for one reason only, and that’s love – and that’s all I wanted to bring with this album.”
2. Miley Cyrus fangirling
Everything Mars touches seems to turn to gold. Is that why Miley Cyrus wanted some of that? Well, we would all like to be in her position too, wouldn’t we?
Later in the show, Cyrus performed “Tiny Dancer” with Elton John.
3. Alessia Cara among the few female winners at male-dominated Grammys
It’s unfortunate that only a handful women took home the gong at this year’s Grammys. Alessia Cara who won the Best New Artist category, may be the only female solo to win. Other female winners were either in a group/duo (Little Big Town) or as featured artists (Rihanna). The hashtag #GrammysSoMale was even trending on Twitter. Don’t blame the winners for winning though, it’s the voters fans should be questioning.
4. Our favourite performances
The performances from Mars and Kendrick Lamar (another big winner with 4 Grammy wins) were top notch. However, our favourite performances came from the ladies – namely, Kesha, Pink, and Lady Gaga.
Joining Kesha in her powerful #MeToo statement for “Praying” were Cyndi Lauper, Julia Michaels, Andra Day, Bebe Rexha, and Camila Cabello. Her comeback single has become more than just a personal mini-memoir but an anthem for a generation. The performance ended with an emotional group hug. She deserved Grammy gold, but too bad she couldn’t walk away with a trophy.
Pink, who performed bare feet in a ripped T-shirt and jeans for “Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken”, and Gaga, who dedicated her medley to her father’s late sister, Joanne, both gave emotionally raw performances.
5. Lorde had a powerful message sewn onto her red dress
Although many stars opted to wear white in support of the Time’s Up movement, Lorde went with a fiery essay sewn onto her dress. According to Entertainment Weekly, the message is taken from artist Jenny Holzer’s “Inflammatory Essays”.
The text reads:
“Rejoice! Our times are intolerable. Take coverage for the worst is a harbinger of the best. Only dire circumstance can precipitate the overthrow of oppressors. The old and corrupt must be laid to waste before the just can triumph. Contradiction will be heightened. The reckoning will be hastened by the staging of seed disturbances. The apocalypse will blossom.”
6. Blue Ivy signalled her parents to calm down
— billboard (@billboard) January 29, 2018
Her parents may be music royalty, but when they’re being embarrassing, someone has to tell them to calm down. Sometime during the show, Blue Ivy made a point to stop Jay-Z and Beyonce from clapping. Maybe they were overdoing it a bit?
7. Camila Cabello squeezed her boobs mid-interview
Camila Cabello discussing her successful album: "Having it out there in the world feels really good — hold on, I have to squeeze my boobs." pic.twitter.com/N2EJRFj0W7
— David Mack (@davidmackau) January 28, 2018
To quote a famous saying, “A girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do“.
8. Chrissy Teigen and John Legend are having a baby boy
Last November, Chrissy Teigen took to Instagram to reveal that she and hubby John Legend were expecting their second child together. Today (Monday, 29th January), the supermodel captioned a photo of herself from the Grammy red carpet. “Mama and her baby boy,” she wrote.
So what were your favourite moments? Let us know in the comments below.
The 60th Grammy Awards airs live on 29th January at 8:30am on FoxLife (Astro Ch 711). Encore presentation is at 8pm the same day.