Grammys 2016: All The Best Moments


The Grammy Awards are rarely boring; from the red carpet to the stage and beyond, music’s biggest night is often the most entertaining—even if it’s sometimes in a trainwreck sort of way—of all the awards shows. In that sense, tonight did not disappoint, with some big hits, a few misses and everything in between (including last-minute cancellations by two of our favorite performers). Here are all the night’s most memorable moments, so you can best prepare for tomorrow’s inevitably Grammys-centric water cooler convos.

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Bieber's Brother Stole Our Hearts

The Biebs—who won his first-ever Grammy shortly before the telecast—doubled his adorability factor by bringing his baby brother Jaxon as his date to the show. If you weren't already crushing on 2016 Justin Bieber, you are now.

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Pharrell Didn't Give a %$&#

Only Pharrell could pull off this look, and we are so happy he exists to do it.

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Demi Lovato Brought Her A-Game

Demi absolutely killed it in her tribute to Lionel Richie, which entailed a performance of Richie's hit "Hello" (not to be confused with Adele's soul-crushing song of the same name). Watch her performance here.

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The White House Tweeted Support for Kendrick Lamar

The tweet, from @whitehouse, read, "Shoutout to @KendrickLamar and all the artists at the #Grammys working to build a brighter future."

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Stevie Wonder Made Us Feel All the Feels

Before announcing Ed Sheeran's "Thinking Out Loud" as Song of the Year, Stevie made a joke about his results envelope being written in Braille. He then added, "I just want to say...we need to make every single thing accessible to every single person with a disability."

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Songwriter Amy Wadge Won A Grammy In Topshop

Before the show, the "Thinking Out Loud" writer tweeted, "All glammed up and ready to go @TheGrammys thank you so much to @Topshop for my outfit!"

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The Cast Of Hamilton Gave The Best Acceptance Speech Ever

This one you just have to see. Watch it here.

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An Adele Fan Said This On Twitter

Adele apparently had some technical issues during her performance, which is not at all funny, but this tweet by @kylebuchanon in reference to the incident is hilarious:

The Associated Press later confirmed the technical issue: "A CBS spokesperson confirmed there was a five-to-eight second technical issue with the broadcast, adding without elaboration that it was outside the network's control."

Adele also took to Twitter to address her feelings on the flubbed performance.

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Kendrick Lamar Performed A Protest

This already iconic piece of performance art began with Kendrick entering the stage as part of a chain gang and culminated in a graphic of Africa with the word "Compton" scrawled across it. Watch it here.

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Gwen Stefani Recorded A Music Video Live

Gwen made history by becoming the first artist to record a music video live on TV. She teamed up with Target to present the video for "Make Me Like You," of which you can see a clip here.

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Lady Gaga Paid Perfect Tribute to Bowie

After appearing on the red carpet in an outfit homage to Bowie's "Life on Mars" look, Gaga took to the stage to perform some of his biggest hits as only she could. Watch her breathtaking performance here.

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We Finally Got To See Johnny Depp's Band Play

The Hollywood Vampires—a supergroup consisting of Johnny, Alice Cooper and Joe Perry—performed in tribute to late Motörhead founder Lemmy Kilmister. Check out their first televised performance here.

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Taylor Swift Called Out Kanye

While accepting her second award for Album of the Year, Taylor hinted at her "feud" with Kanye by saying, "As the first woman to win Album of the Year at the Grammys twice, I want to say to all the young women out there: There are going to be people along the way who will try to undercut your success or take credit for your accomplishments or your fame, but if you just focus on the work and you don't let those people sidetrack you, someday when you get where you are going, you’ll look around and you will know that it was you and the people who love you who put you there and that will be the greatest feeling in the world." Watch the speech here.