34 Must-See Moments from the 2024 Grammys

Gathering the biggest names in the music industry under one roof is usually a surefire recipe for fireworks – but this year’s Grammys ceremony was even more action-packed than usual.

Between controversial speeches, historic wins and surprise appearances by top artists, the event was full of attention-grabbing moments that all happened while music fans across the UK were fast asleep.

To help you understand what’s happening at the 2024 Grammys, we’ve rounded up all the key moments. And, as usual, we started with the red carpet.

1. Miley Cyrus’ red carpet moments are always hard to beat

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2. But Doja Cat really delivers with this stunning ensemble

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3. Calvin Harris and Vick Hope made their first red carpet appearance as a couple – after secretly getting married last year

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4. And we’re totally smitten with Boygenius’ matching outfits

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5. The last to arrive was Taylor Swift, who was accompanied by her friend and collaborator Lana Del Rey on the red carpet

6. Before the actual broadcast started, we were ecstatic to hear that Kylie Minogue had won her second Grammy (but definitely not as excited as Kylie herself!)

7. Dua Lipa kicked off proceedings with what might be the performance of her career (and a new song in the process!)

8. Trevor Noah’s opening speech included a shoutout to surprise guest Meryl Streep…

9. …And Taylor Swift seemed more impressed with his joke than Jo Koy’s

10. He also cracked a very topical joke about the ongoing debacle involving TikTok and Universal Music

11. Mariah Carey really Mariah Carey presented the first award of the night…

12. …which was awarded to another MC, Miley Cyrus, giving her the first Grammy win of her career65c06c832200003200ad5ae2

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13. Tracy Chapman’s Fast Car appearance is a good reminder of her true talent

14. SZA brings her song Kill Bill to life with this cinematic performance

15. And Billie Eilish proves that, above all, she is a great vocalist…

16. …although he’s inspired quite a few memes over the years…

17. Trevor Noah touches on the upcoming US election as he reflects on the history of the Recording Academy

Trevor said, “Hollywood’s biggest music night is still younger than America’s next president”

Please bring him back every year

— wicked witch of the east bro (@wickedchromatic) February 5, 2024

18. Miley Cyrus’ Flower Show got everyone dancing (and we mean everyone!)

19. Taylor Swift used her 13th Grammy win to announce that she will be releasing a new album soon

20. Annie Lennox ends her impassioned tribute to Sinéad O’Connor to call for a ceasefire and ‘peace in the world’

21. The In Memoriam section ends with a fitting celebration of Tina Turner from Fantasia Barrino’s The Color Purple

22. Jay-Z certainly spoke the truth during his surprise appearance

Jay-Z on the #Grammys: “…(Beyoncé) has more Grammys than anyone and has never won album of the year.

Some of you will feel like you were robbed. Some of you will be robbed. Some of you don’t fall into that category! Sorry…if I’m nervous, I tell the truth!” pic.twitter.com/1suz8P8APR

— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) February 5, 2024

23. Joni Mitchell more than lived up to her reputation as a music legend with her first Grammy performance

Can you imagine what it would mean to sing the lyrics to “Both Sides Now” when you’re in your eighties? The song always holds so much wisdom, and now it feels even more weighty. pic.twitter.com/yNVg7CJ6NG

— Sophie Vershbow (@svershbow) February 5, 2024

24. And Burna Boy brings Afrobeats to the Grammys stage for the first time, with a little help from Brandy and 21 Savage

25. Victoria Monét highlighted the importance of perseverance with her Best New Artist speech (even though they tried – unsuccessfully! – to play it off)

26. Meryl Streep stole the show once again when she performed Record Of The Year with her son-in-law Mark Ronson

27. And Miley Cyrus’ second acceptance speech of the night was a little less family friendly than her first

28. Billy Joel is a musical legend who delivers extraordinary performances

29. Céline Dion gave a beautiful speech when presenting Album Of The Year to Taylor Swift

30. Taylor is now the artist with the most Album of the Year wins in history, overtaking previous record holders Frank Sinatra, Stevie Wonder, and Paul Simon

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31. Many people thought Taylor ‘ignored’ Céline when she accepted her award

32. But we’re happy to report that they looked very happy to see each other after the ceremony

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33. Taylor Swift also gave a shout-out to the ‘hiding’ Lana Del Rey during her Album Of The Year speech

Taylor Swift praises Lana Del Rey while accepting Album of the Year at the #GRAMMYs:

“I think so many female artists wouldn’t be where they are today and wouldn’t be as inspired if it wasn’t for the work that she has done. I think he’s a legacy artist, a legend in… pic.twitter.com/xWyZjQQWSc

— Pop Base (@PopBase) February 5, 2024

34. Let’s end as all good awards shows should… with a glamorous photo of Beyoncé

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