Iconic Moments From This Year’s Grammy Awards

From record-breaking wins to on-stage tantrums, the 66th Grammys was definitely one for the books

 


 

As the music industry’s brightest stars gathered for a night of musical recognition and jaw-dropping performances, this year’s Grammy Awards was more than just the year’s biggest night of music, but a bigger clash of personalities. 

It was a rollercoaster of emotions from candid call-outs by Jay-Z to Travis Scott’s vocal frustrations—while not without tender moments between Miley Cyrus and Mariah Carey. Taylor Swift also announced her new album, to the delight of fans around the world. Meanwhile, SZA took home a sizeable amount of the Gramophone trophies.

Read on as we unravel the iconic moments that defined this 66th Grammy Awards Ceremony.

 

SZA debuts upcoming single “Saturn”

Out of her nine (9) nominations, R&B hitmaker SZA took home three (3) Grammy Awards for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, Best R&B Song, and Best Progressive R&B Album.

She is now a four-time (4) Grammy Award winner. This comes after she won best Pop Duo/Group Performance for Kiss Me More during the 64th Grammy Awards

Aside from performing her chart-topping tracks “Kill Bill” and “Snooze,” SZA also took the stage during the show’s commercial break for “Saturn”—an unreleased single from “LANA,” an upcoming deluxe version of her second studio album “SOS.”

 

 

Taylor Swift confirms new album

Taylor Swift made history after becoming the only artist to ever win Album of the Year four (4) times. She officially broke the tie she previously held with Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon, and Frank Sinatra.

Giving the swifties even more to cheer about, she also officially announced the arrival of her upcoming album, “The Tortured Poets Department,” coming this April 19.

 

Jay-Z calls out the Grammys

In a Kanye-esque moment, ​​Jay-Z, during his acceptance speech for the Dr. Dre Global Impact award, called out the Grammys for never giving Beyoncé the Album of the Year award.

He said, “Some of you going home tonight and feel like you’ve been robbed—some of you may get robbed—some of you don’t belong in a category. When I get nervous, I tell the truth.”

“Outside of that, we gotta keep showing up. And forget the Grammys for a second, just in life… you gotta keep showing up until they give you all those accolades you feel you deserve—until they call you chairman, until they call you a genius, until they call you the greatest of all time,” he added.

 

Travis Scott snubbed?

Travis Scott has a total of 10 Grammy Award nominations, but no wins. He made sure to make his frustrations felt during his performance of “FEIN.”

“They slept on me 10 times,” he shouted onto the mic.

 

Miley Cyrus and Mariah Carey

Miley Cyrus and Mariah Carey shared a tender moment onstage as the “Flowers” singer was not only elated due to her first Grammy win—she won two (2) for the night—but also ecstatic over the five-time (5) winner being the one to hand her the award.

“I could’ve missed the award, that’s fine, but not Mariah Carey,” Cyrus said during her acceptance speech.

 

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