The 2021 GRAMMY Awards Show Reminded Us That Artists Are Fans, Too

Beyoncé and Megan Thee Stallion 


The 2021 GRAMMY Awards Show Reminded Us That Artists Are Fans, Too

Although notably different this year, Music's Biggest Night reminded us that artists are fans of artists too. Here are some of those moments that made us feel warm inside

GRAMMYs/Mar 17, 2021 - 12:47 am

Every year the GRAMMY Awards show lets us fan-out over our favorite artists. We can't wait to see what they wear, what they'll perform, and we hope that they'll take home the big prize of the night: a golden gramophone.

Although notably different this year (sorry that you felt a little cold sitting in the socially-distanced space outside, Jacob Collier!), the Biggest Night In Music gave us a bit of a reality check: Artists are fans of artists too. Thanks to the intimate stage setting in which our favorite music stars were able to sit side-stage to experience other performances, we saw them light up as they watched on. These moments made us feel a little closer, especially as the pandemic has forced us to be a part. Here are the moments that made us feel warm inside:

Billie Eilish Swaying to Harry Styles' "Watermelon Sugar" Opening Performance

Billie Eilish was among the first to perform at the 2021 GRAMMY Awards show, but not before she got an up-close and personal view of Harry Styles' opening act. Eilish, who took home the coveted "Record Of The Year" award, rocked back and forth with a sweet smile on her face as the British superstar did his thing on stage with his 2020 hit "Watermelon Sugar." 

Watch Harry Styles' full performance here

Harry Styles' Reactions To Black Pumas And Billie Eilish On Stage 

Styles was one of the night's biggest cheerleaders and had his own moments of admiration for some of the other performers. As Black Pumas gave a soulful performance of "Colors," the Best Pop Solo Performance winner of the night, looked on, singing word for one at one point. He continued the support when Billie Eilish took the stage with an emotive performance of "Everything I wanted." Styles intently watched as Eilish performed one of her biggest hits, showing how much he was feeling it with his head bopping. 

Watch Black Pumas' full performance here and Billie Eilish's full performance here

Jhay Cortez and Bad Bunny Grooving To Dua Lipa 

Dua Lipa gave an electrifying performance of her hits "Levitating" and "Don't Start Now," and Jhay Cortez and Bad Bunny were front row to see it. The Puerto Rican superstars had recently stepped off stage when the Best Pop Vocal Album winner of the night took us back to the disco era. The two were seen singing along and showing off their own dance moves.

Watch Dua Lipa's full performance here

Megan Thee Stallion's "What Would Beyoncé Do" Moment With Beyonce

While the Hot girl and Bey, didn't step on the stage together, they did have an on-stage moment when they accepted the Best Rap Song GRAMMY Award for the "Savage" remix.

"Ever since I was little, I was like, you know what? One day I'm gonna grow up and I'm going to be like the rap Beyoncé" Megan said. The rapper went on to talk about how much she admires Beyoncé's work ethic and how her late mother would ask her, "Megan, what would Beyoncé do?" Now, Megan asks herself, "What would  Beyoncé do, but let me make it a little ratchet." Watch the touching speech in full above.

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Allen Hughes' "The Defiant Ones" Wins Best Music Film | 2018 GRAMMY


Allen Hughes' "The Defiant Ones" Wins Best Music Film | 2018 GRAMMY

Director Allen Hughes' four-part documentary takes home Best Music Film honors for its portrayal of the unlikely partnership that changed the music business

GRAMMYs/Jan 29, 2018 - 02:09 am

The team behind The Defiant Ones celebrated a big win for Best Music Film at the 60th GRAMMY Awards. The crew awarded include director Allen Hughes and producers Sarah Anthony, Fritzi Horstman, Broderick Johnson, Gene Kirkwood, Andrew Kosove, Laura Lancaster, Michael Lombardo, Jerry Longarzo, Doug Pray & Steven Williams.

In a year rife with quality music documentaries and series, the bar has been set high for this dynamic category. The Defiant Ones is a four-part HBO documentary telling the story of an unlikely duo taking the music business by storm seems better suited for fantastical pages of a comic book, but for engineer-turned-mogul Jimmy Iovine and super-producer Dr. Dre, it's all truth.The Defiant Ones recounts their histories, their tribulations and their wild success. These include first-hand accounts from those who were there in Iovine's early days, such as Bruce Springsteen and U2's Bono, as well as those on board when Dre and Iovine joined forces, such as Snoop Dogg and Eminem.

The competition was stiff as the category was filled with compelling films such as One More Time With Feeling, Two Trains Runnin', Soundbreaking, and Long Strange Trip. 

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Portugal. The Man To Aida Cuevas: Backstage At The 2018 GRAMMYs



Portugal. The Man To Aida Cuevas: Backstage At The 2018 GRAMMYs

Also see James Fauntleroy, Reba McIntire, Latroit, and more after they stepped off the GRAMMY stage

GRAMMYs/Jan 29, 2018 - 05:39 am

What do artists do the moment they walk off the GRAMMY stage from presenting, accepting an award or performing? Now, you can find out.

Take a peak at Album Of The Year GRAMMY winner Bruno Mars, 60th GRAMMY Awards Host James Cordon, Cardi B minutes before her electrifying performance of "Finesse," and more!

Also see Best Pop Duo/Group Performance GRAMMY winners Portugal. The Man posing with their first career GRAMMY Award, Best Roots Gospel Album GRAMMY winner Reba McIntire right after she walked offstage, Best R&B Song GRAMMY winner James Fauntleroy, Best Remixed Recording GRAMMY winner Latroit, and many more, with these photos from backstage during the 60th GRAMMY Awards.

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Bruno Mars Wins Song Of The Year | 2018 GRAMMYs


Bruno Mars Wins Song Of The Year | 2018 GRAMMYs

The Hawaiian native takes home Song Of The Year for "That's What I Like" at the 60th GRAMMY Awards

GRAMMYs/Jan 29, 2018 - 08:11 am

Feeling the 24K Magic, Bruno Mars' successful progress through the categories he's been nominated in at the 60th GRAMMY Awards picked up another one at Song Of The Year for "That's What I Like."

Christopher Brody Brown and Philip Lawrence co-write with Mars under the name Shampoo Press & Curl. The other winning songwriters for Mars' hit tonight in this category are James Fauntleroy and production team "The Sterotypes" — Ray Charles McCullough II, Jeremy Reeves, Ray Romulus and  Jonathan Yip.

For additional "Finesse" on stage at the 60th GRAMMY Awards, Mars was joined by Cardi B for a reprise of their 148-million-views hit remix.

The Album Of The Year GRAMMY Award wrapped up the night and wrapped up Bruno Mars' complete rampage through his six nominated categories — now six wins.

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Rolling Loud Festival Los Angeles Reveals 2019 Lineup

Doja Cat

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Rolling Loud Festival Los Angeles Reveals 2019 Lineup

Find out who's bringing the heat to the hip-hop fest returning to L.A. this December

GRAMMYs/Oct 2, 2019 - 12:11 am

Today, Rolling Loud revealed the massive lineup for their final music festival of 2019, Rolling Loud Los Angeles, which is set to take over the Banc of California Stadium and adjacent Exposition Park on Dec. 14–15.

This iteration of "the Woodstock of Hip-Hop," as the all-knowing Diddy has called it, will feature Chance the RapperLil Uzi VertJuice WRLDYoung Thug and Lil Baby as Saturday's heavy-hitting headliners. Sunday's headliners are none other than Future, A$AP Rocky, Meek Mill, YG and Playboi Carti.

L.A.'s own Blueface, Tyga and Doja Cat, are slated to perform, as well as representatives from the diverse rap scenes across the country, including Wale, Juicy J, Lil Yachty, Megan Thee Stallion, Gunna, Tyla Yaweh, Machine Gun Kelly and Yung Gravy.

The lineup announcement follows the successful wrap of Rolling Loud Bay Area in Oakland this past weekend. The event's flagship Miami event took place in May this year, and the New York and Hong Kong debut editions will both take place later this month.

Tickets for Rolling Loud L.A. go on sale this Friday, Oct. 4 at 11 a.m. PST. The complete lineup and more info on this event and their other fests can be found here.

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