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GRAMMYS 2024: The biggest moments from the music awards

These were the highlights we were all talking about.

The 66th annual GRAMMY Awards descended on Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles with all of the biggest names in music coming together to celebrate the achievements of their industry peers.

The red carpet was on fire, as per usual, with stars like Kylie Minogue, Dua Lipa, Janelle Monae, John Legend, Chrissy Teigen and Olivia Rodrigo all rocking looks to remember. Miley Cyrus had the internet divided as to whether her 80s-inspired look was on point or a big miss and Sofia Richie debuted her baby bump in a chic black gown with cape sleeves and a timeless bun.

And Taylor Swift - who was one of the last celebs to arrive on the red carpet - wowed in a look that evoked Jessica Rabbit in her gown that featured a thigh-high split which she paired with long black gloves and her locks swept to one side.

Taylor was the last major celeb to grace the red carpet - wowing in a Jessica Rabbit inspired look.
Taylor was the last major celeb to grace the red carpet - wowing in a Jessica Rabbit inspired look.

Meanwhile, the actual awards did not disappoint with plenty of OMG moments.

Among the performers that hit the stage were Billie Eilish, Dua Lipa, Billy Joel, Olivia Rodrigo, SZA, Travis Scott, Luke Combs, Burna Boy and U2.

In a historic first, nine-time GRAMMY Award winner Joni Mitchell performed for the first time ever at the annual event in Los Angeles.

And, U2 delivered the first-ever broadcast performance from the ground-breaking Sphere in Las Vegas.

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Here are some of the biggest moments from the 66th GRAMMY Awards.

Killer Mike got arrested

Before the show even got underway there was drama afoot! Rapper Killer Mike won the awards for best rap song and best rap performance for “Scientists & Engineers,” and best rap album for Michael....before being arrested and carted out of the event in handcuffs.

While we know he was arrested on a misdemeanour charge, we don't know yet what the alleged offence was, although it apparently had nothing to do with the actual GRAMMY Awards.

Rapper Killer Mike at the 66th Annual GRAMMY Awards. The artist was arrested on a misdemeanour charge before the official ceremony began.
Rapper Killer Mike at the 66th Annual GRAMMY Awards. The artist was arrested on a misdemeanour charge before the official ceremony began.

All of the Best Pop Solo Performance nominees were women

The night got off to a great start with Mariah Carey presenting the award for Best Pop Solo Performance - a category that featured all women.

Up for the nod was Miley Cyrus for 'Flowers', Doja Cat for 'Paint the Town Red', Billie Eilish for 'What Was I Made For?', Olivia Rodrigo for 'Vampire' and Taylor Swift for 'Anti-Hero'.

Miley Cyrus took out the award and enjoyed a moment on stage with "fellow MC" Mariah, saying that she'd been stuck in traffic in the rain and was worried she'd miss the moment.

'And I could have missed the award, that's fine,' she quipped. 'But not Mariah!'

Billie Eilish made us all cry

With her performance of her GRAMMY-nominated song 'What Was I Made For?' from the Barbie movie, Billie Eilish not only earned a standing ovation from everyone in the room, but had us all getting a little bit misty-eyed!

Prior to her heart-wrenching appearance, host Trevor Noah sat with Billie's parents in the audience and commended them for having two such talented kids. His only question was why they didn't have more. 'You're leaving GRAMMYS on the table, people!', the comedian joked.

Billie, who already has 7 GRAMMYS to her name, is up for 6 awards at the 2024 ceremony, including Song of the Year for 'What Was I Made For?'.

Miley Cyrus called the audience out

Miley Cyrus performed her GRAMMY-winning song 'Flowers', evoking pure rock goddess vibes with her iconic 80's 'do blowing back behind her.

A few bars into the song, the singer called the crowd out for not singing along saying 'why are y'all acting like you don't know this song?!'

The audience quickly got their act together with the camera then panning to show Taylor Swift, John Legend and Chrissy Teigen all singing along enthusiastically.

As the song drew to a close, Miley chose to ad-lib a little singing, 'Didn't want to leave you (but I had to), didn't want to fight (but we did), started to cry but then remembered I JUST WON MY FIRST GRAMMY!!'

The singer ended the hit song (which was written about ex-husband Liam Hemsworth) with a literal mic drop, tossing her mic and its stand to the ground and leaving the stage in a blaze of glory.

Truly, legends only.

Taylor Swift announced she's dropping new album 'The Tortured Poet's Department' on April 19th

Taylor used her 13th Grammy win (for Best Pop Vocal album) to tell her ravenous Swifties that she has been keeping a secret from them for two years... and she has a new album coming out in April.

Taylor said that 'The Tortured Poet's Department' will be released on April 19th and said she was going to go and post the album cover as soon as she got offstage.

She did just that and the post garnered 1.1 million likes within its first 60 seconds of being on Instagram.

Oprah Winfrey and Fantasia Barrino honoured Tina Turner

As part of the 'In Memoriam' segment that paid tribute to the music industry people who have passed away in the last year, actress and former American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino gave a rousing rendition of Proud Mary in honour of the late Tina Turner.

The singer was introduced by Oprah Winfrey who recalled her friendship with Tina as well as the icon's legendary career.

During her performance, Fantasia jumped int the audience and briefly danced with Dua Lipa while the rest of the crowd cheered and danced.

Tina Turner passed away at the age of 83 on May 24, 2023 after years of illness.

Oprah Winfrey and Fantasia Barrino paid tribute to the late Tina Turner at the 66th GRAMMY Awards.
Oprah Winfrey and Fantasia Barrino paid tribute to the late Tina Turner at the 66th GRAMMY Awards.

Jay-Z called out the Recording Academy about Beyoncé

Rapper Jay-Z brought his daughter Blue Ivy up on stage when he collected his Dr Dre Global Impact Award.

After thanking Dre and other performers who had made waves in rap and hip-hop music, Jay-Z (real name Shawn Carter) referenced the time he boycotted the awards due to the late DMX being overlooked. He explained that he just wanted the Recording Academy to get it right before pointing out that Beyonce has been nominated for more GRAMMYs than anyone yet has never won Album of the Year.

'So even by your own metrics, that doesn't work,' he said as Beyoncé looked on stoically. 'Think about that,' he continued. 'Most GRAMMYs, never won Album of the Year - that doesn't work.'

He went on, 'Some of you are going to go home tonight and feel like you've been robbed, some of you may get robbed. Some of you don't belong in the category! When I get nervous I tell the truth!'

Joni Mitchell's standing ovation

Joni Mitchell performed at the GRAMMYs for the first time ever, despite having won 9 of the awards throughout her incredible career.

The legendary songstress - who is now 80 years old - performed a moving rendition of 'Both Sides Now' - and let's just say there was not a dry eye in the house.

Taylor Swift made history again with Album of the Year for 'Midnights'

What a night for Taylor Swift who not only announced the upcoming release of her new album but made history yet again when she took out Album of the Year for 'Midnights'.

Swift was already the first and only woman solo artist to win the Grammy for Album of the Year three times (for Fearless, 1989 and Folklore) tying with Frank Sinatra, Stevie Wonder and Paul Simon for the most wins.

However, with the win for Midnights Taylor is now the first person to win Album of the Year four times - a massive achievement and one that her Swifties will be celebrating for weeks to come.

'The award is the work,' Taylor said in her acceptance speech. 'All I want to do is keep being able to do this - I love it so much, it makes me so happy.'

Taylor Swift accepts her Album of the Year Award for Midnights at the 66th GRAMMY Awards.
Taylor Swift accepts her Album of the Year Award for Midnights at the 66th GRAMMY Awards.

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