Grammys 2019: The Biggest Moments

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The 2019 Grammys aired on Sunday night (February 10), and it was a high-energy show. Not only were the performances on-point—I’m still not over Cardi B’s, TBH—but there were some emotional, powerful speeches, not to mention so much epic red-carpet fashion.

Below, check out all the moments you need to know about from the 2019 Grammys:

Lady Gaga, Jada Pinkett Smith, Michelle Obama, Alicia Keys and Jennifer Lopez all graced the stage at the same time. They each talked about how the odds were stacked against them in their respective careers. It was such a badass moment.

Lady Gaga addressing mental health during one of her acceptance speeches. “I’m so proud to be a part of a movie that addresses mental health issues,” she said. “They’re so important. And a lot of artists deal with that, and we’ve got to take care of each other. So if you see somebody that’s hurting don’t look away. And if you’re hurting, even though it might be hard, try to find that bravery within yourself to dive deep and go tell somebody and take them up in your head with you.”

Camila Cabello, J. Balvin, Ricky Martin, and Dr. Arturo Sandoval’s opening performance. Their energetic renditions of “Havana” and “Mi Gente”kicked off the night perfectly.

Kacey Musgraves’ beautiful performance of “Rainbow.” It was simple and powerful. Musgraves’ Golden Hour album is one of the best records of 2018, full stop. Thank God it won the trophies for Best Country Album and Album of the Year.

Janelle Monáe serving production during her performance of “Make Me Feel.” In a sea of mostly acoustic performances, Monáe’s punchy set was a breath of fresh, pop-music air.

Jennifer Lopez’s instantly-iconic hat. It was large and in charge. Twitter couldn’t get enough of it.

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Childish Gambino winning Song of the Year and Record of the Year for “This Is America.” So deserved. “This Is America” is arguably the most important piece of music to come out of 2018.

That star-studded Dolly Parton tribute. So many of your faves came out to tribute the Queen of Country, including Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, and Kacey Musgraves. Parton herself also hit the stage to belt a few of her hits.

Ariana Grande just lounging around in her Grammys dress. She didn’t attend the show, but that didn’t stop her from wearing the custom Zac Posen gown she had prepped.

Cardi B’s performance of “Money.” This was, hands down, the best performance of the evening. Cardi brought out all the stops for this one: a flock of dancers, a piano player, and a show-stopping outfit. We are absolutely bopping and stanning.

Diana Ross’ performance. In celebration of her 75th birthday, Ross sang a medley of her greatest hits while wearing the most fabulous red dress.

Lady Gaga’s chills-inducing rendition of “Shallow.” She went full-on pop star for this performance, wearing a bedazzled jumpsuit and belting the award-winning tune like it was “Bad Romance.” I’m still recovering.

Jennifer Lopez’s tribute to Motown. Choreography! Outfit changes! Literal gymnastics! Someone please tell me why she hasn’t played halftime at the Super Bowl yet.

Cardi B winning Best Rap Album for Invasion of Privacy. She was truly taken aback in her speech, joking her nerves were so bad she’s considering smoking weed. This makes Cardi B the first solo woman to win Best Rap Album.

Dua Lipa winning Best New Artist. She gave one of the most heartfelt speeches of the night. “No matter where you’re from, or your background, or what you believe in, never let that get in the way of you and your dreams, because you deserve it,” she said.



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