Printed 7:32 AM EST Feb eleven, 2019
There became loads to have fun at Sunday’s splendidly numerous Grammy Awards, with ladies folks and folks of color dominating prime classes in conjunction with album (Kacey Musgraves’ “Golden Hour”), document and tune of the year (each Infantile Gambino’s “This Is The USA”). Latin artists dazzled at the tip of the show cowl with a medley from Camila Cabello, Ricky Martin and J Balvin, while Motown music bought a excessive-vitality (if significantly questionable) tribute from Jennifer Lopez and Smokey Robinson.
More of the evening’s fine moments that you just’ll be capable to’ve overlooked:
1. Drake reveals as a lot as settle for award, but reputedly gets silenced.
The Grammys have been ruthless with the playoff music this year, cutting off speeches by winners in conjunction with Dua Lipa, H.E.R. and Cardi B. Nonetheless none sparked more outrage on-line than Drake’s, whose microphone looked as if it would possibly maybe perhaps be silenced mid-speech as he licensed the like minded rap tune award for “God’s Belief.” The rapper – who notoriously criticized the Grammys for failing to comprise hip-hop classes within the televised show cowl and hasn’t attended the ceremony since 2013 – gave an impassioned speech that genuinely boiled down to why the awards don’t matter. “You do now not want this generous here, I promise you,” he mentioned, addressing fellow artists before he became by shock slit off. “You already won. Nonetheless –.”
2. Cardi B tearfully thanks daughter, husband Offset at some level of sweetly true speech.
The “I Bask in It” breakout became the first female rapper to decide on out the like minded rap album Grammy as a solo artist, for closing year’s hit “Invasion of Privacy.” Accepting the award, Cardi gave the evening’s funniest and most heartwarming speech: joking about her nerves walking on stage (“Perchance I need to originate smoking weed!”), and thanking her semi-estranged husband, rapper Offset, and their 8-month-outdated daughter, Kulture (“After I came upon out I became pregnant, my album became now not full. We have been worship, ‘We want to rep this album accomplished so I will shoot these videos while I’m silent now not showing.’ And it became very prolonged nights.”).
3. Michelle Obama makes a shock look.
No one makes an entrance moderately worship the archaic first woman, whose presence earned such deafening cheers that she had to restart her speech at the tip of Sunday’s show cowl. Obama became readily on hand to open the Grammys with host Alicia Keys, Woman Gaga, Jada Pinkett Smith and Jennifer Lopez, where they shared their thoughts on the vitality of music. “From the Motown recordsdata I wore out on the South Aspect to the ‘who sprint the world’ songs that fueled me through this closing decade, music has consistently helped me expose my story,” Obama told the audience. “It enables us to hear each assorted and to invite each assorted in. Music reveals us that all of it matters.”
4. Woman Gaga confuses Twitter with contaminated “Shallow” efficiency.
The actress/singer served hair, body and face at some level of her over-the-prime rendition of the already-iconic “A Celebrity Is Born” music, which picked up two Grammys, in conjunction with fine pop duo/crew efficiency. Wearing a bedazzled jumpsuit with full platform heels, Gaga went corpulent ’80s glam-rock celebrity as she belted the emotional music: swinging her jewel-embellished microphone, clawing at the air and mugging to the camera. Some folks on Twitter have been bowled over by the dramatic expose, with users calling it everything from “valuable” to “unfamiliar.”
5. Dolly Parton outshines each person at some level of all-celebrity tribute.
The eight-time Grammy winner proved why she’s the Queen of Country at some level of an A-checklist occasion of her five-decade career, singing about a of her fine hits with goddaughter Miley Cyrus, Kacey Musgraves, Diminutive Huge Town, Maren Morris and Katy Perry. Parton, 73, earned a standing ovation for her rousing vocals on most contemporary single “Purple Shoes,” before closing out the efficiency with crowd well-liked “9 to 5.”
6. Bebe Rexha shuts down elephantine-shaming designers alongside with her “Cinderella moment.”
The “Intended to Be” singer looked and felt worship a princess on the carpet in a billowing pink Monsoori dress, weeks after she published in an Instagram video that many designers refused to costume her for the awards show cowl on memoir of she’s “too elephantine.” Since then, Rexha says she’s got an outflow of increase from fans and assorted A-checklist designers, and he or she managed to search out the costume of her targets. “It be been astounding. … I appropriate did the video on memoir of I became of route heartbroken,” she told E! on the pink carpet, calling her two Grammy nominations a “Cinderella moment” in a pre-taped section.
7. Ariana Grande is a no-show cowl, but silent picks up her first award.
Days after the initiate of fresh album “thank u, next,” pop’s reigning princess picked up her first-ever Grammy Award for fine pop vocal album (for closing year’s “Sweetener”), which became presented hours before the ceremony started. Despite skipping the ceremony altogether after a public spat with Grammys producer Ken Ehrlich closing week over her want of songs to develop, Grande showed her appreciation on Instagram Sunday evening, calling the honor “wild and expedient,” and posting a describe spread of her sporting her would-be Grammys dress, designed by Zac Posen.
She additionally resulted in a dart on-line when she tweeted and deleted the phrase “trash” at once following Cardi’s fine rap album make a choice, which she later clarified became now not in reference to the rapper. (Grande’s ex-boyfriend, the slack Mac Miller, became additionally nominated within the category.)