With eclectic red carpet style, sensational live performances and more drama than an episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, The Grammy Awards is the most talked-about night in showbiz.
While the best of the film and TV world were celebrating in the UK at the BAFTAS, pop's most celebrated stars were out in force over the pond at the 61st annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
The biggest names in music descended on the Grammys red carpet in their droves - and pulled out all the sartorial stops in the process. While Miley Cyrus opted for a low-key black suit and Camilla Cabello and Kylie Jenner channeled their inner Barbie with hot and baby pink outfits respectively, Cardi B plumped for a much more eccentric ensemble, donning a shell-esque Mugler gown. Oh, Cardi, never change.
One of the major moments of the night was Michelle Obama's surprise appearance on stage. She joined Lady Gaga, Jada Pinkett Smith, J. Lo, and Alicia Keys, to discuss exactly what music means to them - and things got deep. One of the major moments of the night was Michelle Obama's surprise appearance on stage. She joined Lady Gaga, Jada Pinkett Smith, J. Lo, and Alicia Keys, to discuss exactly what music means to them - and things got deep.
"They said I was weird," Lady Gaga said. "That my look, my choices, my sound, it wouldn't work. But music told me not to listen to them. Music took my ears, took my hands, my voice, and my soul and it lead me to all of you and to my little monsters who I love so much."
J. Lo added: "Back in the Bronx, music gave me a reason to dance... and it kept me moving from the block to the stage to the even bigger screens... Music has always been the one place we can all feel truly free."
Every voice we hear deserves to be honoured and respected," said Jada.
Michelle left the audience in tears with her response, naturally: "From the Motown records I wore out on the south side. Alright, alright we got a show to do! To the 'Who Run the World' songs that fuelled me through this last decade, music has always helped me tell my story... Music helps us share ourselves, our dignity, our sorrows, our hopes and joys, it allows us to hear one another, to invite each other in. Music shows us that all of it matters, every story within every voice, every note within every song. Is that right ladies?"
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[Via GLAMOUR UK]