Awkward food mishaps and emotional tributes: The 10 best moments from this year's Grammy Awards.

From the bizarre red carpet fashion to the over-the-top musical performances, it’s not hard to see why the Grammys are one of the most talked-about award shows. And this year was no different.

Hosted by Alicia Keys, the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards saw female artists like Lizzo and Billie Eilish take home big wins.

But aside from the awards themselves,  this year’s ceremony paid tribute to past performers and well-known American legends, including the late Kobe Bryant.

Here are 10 of the most memorable, heartfelt and straight-up awkward moments from this year’s Grammy Awards.

1. Lizzo gave an emotional acceptance speech after winning Best Pop Solo Performance.

In what became a running theme at this year’s Grammys, Lizzo beat Beyoncé and Ariana Grande to win the award for Best Pop Solo Vocal Performance.

And in true Lizzo fashion, the singer wasn’t afraid to get candid and emotional during her acceptance speech.

“Thank you to the Academy, this is… unexpected, really cool. I want to say, this whole week, I’ve been lost in my problems, stressed out, then in an instant that can go away, your priorities shift,” said Lizzo.

“I realised there are people hurting now, and you guys create beautiful music… we need to continue to reach out. This is the beginning of making music that’s good again, music that liberates people. And if I hadn’t reached out, I wouldn’t have met my best friends… thank you so much for lifting me up, let’s continue to hold each other down and lift each other up, thank you so much.”

Before taking home the grammy for Best Pop Solo Performance, Lizzo was seen chanting Beyonce’s name backstage before winning Best Pop Vocal Performance for ‘Truth Hurts’. Do we need another reason to love her?


2. Nick Jonas was spotted with spinach stuck in his teeth mid-performance.

Unsurprisingly, all eyes were on the Jonas Brothers when they took to the stage to sing a mash-up of their new songs. But some eagle-eyed fans couldn’t help but notice Nick seemed to have a bit of… food stuck in his teeth. And not just any food, it was an unfortunately placed piece of spinach.

Fans immediately took to Twitter to speculate whether Nick did, in fact, have food in his teeth or if he was suffering from a very severe tooth cavity.


After noticing the Tweets, Nick put everyone’s mind at ease and confirmed it was just spinach with his hilarious response, “At least you know I eat my greens.”

Poor Nick, we’ve all been there. Still, you’d think his brothers or just about any member of the backstage crew would have warned him before walking on stage. 

3. The J-sisters supported the Jonas Brothers up on stage.

While on the topic of the Jonas Brothers, their wives proved once again that they’re the boys’ number one fans.


During their performance of ‘Five More Minutes’ and ‘What a Man Gotta Do’, the cameras showed Priyanka Chopra, Sophie Turner and Danielle Jonas smiling and dancing along in their seats.

And just in case we needed another reminder of how much the Jonas Brothers love their wives, Kevin stopped singing mid-performance to kiss Danielle while the trio were walking through the crowd.

4. Lizzo, Alicia Keys, Billie Eilish and others paid tribute to Kobe Bryant.

When news broke of Kobe Bryant and his daughter’s tragic death earlier today, a moment of silence was held in the Grammys stadium, which happened to be where Kobe built his legendary basketball career.


“As most of you may know, we lost Kobe Bryant in a tragic accident. Since we are in his house, I’d ask you to join me in a moment of silence,” The Recording Academy’s acting president, Harvey Mason Jr. said.

Alicia Keys then paid tribute to Kobe during the opening of the Grammys and was joined by Boyz II Men for a moving performance of ‘It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday’, in honour of Kobe.

Lizzo also dedicated her opening performance of ‘Cuz I Love You’ to Kobe.

Throughout the day, celebrities continued to pay their respects to Kobe and his family both on stage and on the red carpet.

“I’m devastated,” Billie Eilish told Variety. “I don’t know what else I can say. I feel like it’s… It’s f***ing crazy…”

“Anything I say is not enough for what’s going on, you know what I mean? My love to his whole family and everyone he knows for real.”

5. Keith Urban gave a special shout-out to Australia.

Before announcing the nominees for Best Pop Solo Performance, Keith Urban stopped to recognise our country’s ongoing bushfire crisis.

“Sending our love and support to everyone in Australia,” he said.

6. Demi Lovato gave an emotional comeback performance.

After being hospitalised for a drug overdose in 2018, Demi Lovato bravely stepped out on stage to sing her new single ‘Anyone’ for her fist major comeback performance. 

The song was recorded just days before Demi was taken to hospital.  


Overcome by emotion, Demi broke down at the beginning of the song but she managed to collect herself and re-start the performance.

Demi ended up receiving a standing ovation from the crowds and fans online applauded her powerful performance.

7. Camilla Cabello made her dad cry during her performance.

In another heartfelt moment, Camilla Cabella decided to dedicate her performance of ‘First Man’ to her father, Alejandro Cabello.

Alejandro was seen watching on from the front row while wiping away tears from his eyes.

8. Tyler, the Creator literally set the stage alight.

Over the years, the Grammys has seen its fair share of unusual and over-the-top performances. And Tyler’s performance with Boyz II Men was no different.


Donning a blonde Sia-inspired wig, Tyler sang ‘Earfquake’ alongside Boyz II Men. A bunch of Tyler lookalikes then marched in from the audience during his performance of ‘New Magic Wand’ before the stage burst into flames for the big finale.

And the internet is well… confused. 


9. Tyler, the Creator accepted his award with his mum by his side.

When Tyler won the award for the Best Rap Album for Igor, the artist invited his mum up on stage with him. And it was just. Too. Much.

His mum was (understandably) caught up in all the emotions and couldn’t stop hugging her son on stage.

But the time eventually came for Tyler and his mum to stop celebrating so he could give his speech.

“All right, I gotta say my speech, dawg,” he joked as he gave his mum a final hug.


10. Celebrities paid tribute to Nipsey Hussle.

Celebrities such as DJ Khaled, John Legend, Meek Mill and Roddy Ricch paid tribute to rapper Nipsey Hussle, who was shot outside a store in Los Angeles in March last year.

“Long Live Nip! Long Live Kobe!” DJ Khaled said at the end of his performance.

When John Legend, DJ Khaled and Nipsey Hussle’s song ‘Higher’ won the award for Best Rap/Sung Performance, John took to the stage saying, “We all love him and miss him. It’s terrible that we had to lose him so early… We’ve seen so much tragedy today and last year, let’s love each other. Let’s love our families. Let’s hold each other tight.”

Earlier in the day, Nipsey won his first Grammy posthumously for Best Rap Performance with Roddy Ricch and Hit-Boy for ‘Racks in the Middle.’

His family took to the stage to accept the award on his behalf.

“I speak on behalf of our family and in honour of Nip, who is – was – a phenomenal vessel,” said his partner, Lauren London.

“Nip did it not just for the awards, but for the people. God allowed him to use this music to speak his truth, give us wisdom, something we will forever be able to live with.”

What was your favourite moment from the Grammys? Let us know in the comments below. 

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