The Most Meme-Worthy Moments From This Year’s Grammys

“Hello, Grammys? Why is JLo doing a MoTown tribute?“



Whether it’s a mannequin holding a water bottle or a plus one falling asleep within the crowd, award exhibits are a gold mine for relatable moments, helpful response GIFs and fast photograph quips. When you fill a stadium with celebrities, promise to have fun their accomplishments, encourage them to make daring vogue statements, glue a video digital camera to their face after which broadcast the footage to 20 million viewers, it’s essential to count on the web to do what it does greatest: seize moments, and make viral memes. Here are among the greatest from final evening’s Grammys:

Cardi B Wears Vintage Mugler 

CONTEXT: Actually, she wears 4 completely different appears from Thierry Mugler’s archives — every of them extra spectacular than the final. And, every with their very own popular culture reference. It’s solely the second time in 25 years that Mugler has introduced appears from their archive to decorate a star, however there’s a chance to discover extra of those iconic items: simply head to our February cowl story.

Lady Gaga Gives a Stare

CONTEXT: In a meta movie-meets-reality second, Mother Monster carried out “Shallows,” the hit single from her Oscar-nominated movie A Star is Born, as Lady Gaga. (Or perhaps it was as Aly, we aren’t fairly certain.) At the tip of the efficiency, she bent over awkwardly to stare into the digital camera—and into our souls.

Diana Ross Celebrates Her Birthday

CONTEXT: Like solely an icon might, Diana Ross took to the Grammys stage and celebrated her birthday by giving herself a two-song tribute efficiency. “Thank you for being here to celebrate my 75th birthday,” she informed the group, refusing to acknowledge the truth that her birthday isn’t till March 26. She sang “Reach Out and Touch (Somebody’s Hand)” as she walked by the group, earlier than demanding that everybody within the crowd elevate their fingers, stepping onto a pedestal and proclaiming “HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!”

Katy Perry Cosplays as a Paint Roller

CONTEXT: It’s from Balmain’s spring 2019 couture assortment.

J. Lo, Latin Icon, Gives a Mowtown Tribute

CONTEXT: Few performers placed on a present like Jennifer Lopez. But, was the high-energy pop singer/actress/dancer the suitable particular person to provide a Grammys Mowtown tribute? Maybe not.

Diana Ross’ daughter, Rhonda Ross Kendrick, appeared on residence viewers’ screens for only a second throughout a mid-Mowtown tribute viewers shot. The crowd round her is smiling and applauding, however Kendrick is seen crossing her leg, speaking intently into her mobile phone.

Alicia Keys Plays Many Keys

CONTEXT: Alice Keys, who has 15-Grammy awards of her personal, served because the host of final evening’s 61st Grammy Awards. Between making a case for make-up free pores and skin and sharing her calming, cool aunt aura, Keys stole the highlight with a medley of covers that includes two pianos.


— PAPER Magazine (@papermagazine) February 11, 2019