All of the best moments at the 2024 Grammys

Jay-Z, Taylor Swift, Celine Dion, Miley Cyrus, Joni Mitchell, and Tracey Chapman all had memorable moments
February 5, 2024 2:50 p.m. EST

The 2024 Grammys were last night and it made history for awarding all the big awards to women. Album of the Year went to Taylor Swift’s “Midnights,” making her the only artist in history to win AOTY four times. Record of the Year went to Miley Cyrus’ “Flowers,” Song of the Year went to Billie Eilish and Finneas’ song from the Barbie soundtrack, “What Was I Made For?” and Best New Artist went to an ecstatic and emotional Victoria Monét.


Of course, this being a Hollywood award show, there were some notable, and infamous, moments on stage. No, no one was slapped by Will Smith this time, but music fans and at-home viewers were sure they noticed some major shade from the stage. From Jay Z sharing his hot takes to Taylor seemingly snubbing Canadian vocal queen Celine Dion, here are all the moments from the Grammys you might have missed.



OF course, the moment that everyone is talking about is iconic rapper Jay-Z taking the stage with daughter Ivy Blue to accept the Dr. Dre Global Impact Award and used the opportunity to throw some serious shade at the Grammys for snubbing his wife Beyonce for Album of the Year despite having the most Grammy wins ever, and even threw shade at some nominees, suggesting they didn’t deserve to even be in their categories.



"I don’t want to embarrass this young lady, but she has more Grammys than anyone and never won Album Of The Year," he stated. ÈSo even by your own metrics, that doesn’t work. Think about that: The most Grammys; never won Album Of The Year. That doesn’t work."


He continued, "Some of you are going to go home tonight and feel like you’ve been robbed. Some of you may get robbed. Some of you don’t belong in the category."


Cue the audience reacting with a mixture of shock, laughter, and even some boos!



Taylor Swift walked away with some of the biggest awards of the night, including Album of the Year. When she first took the podium to accept the award for Best Pop Vocal Album, she dropped some major news that her new album will hit the airwaves on April 19, and is called “The Tortured Poets Department.”


Hmmmm, is that title ringing a bell for you? Because some Swifties quickly took the social media to point out that Tay-Tay’s ex, British actor Joe Alwynn, has publicly said he, along with Irish actors Paul Mescal and Andrew Scott, are in a What’s App group called “The Tortured Man Club.”



Taylor’s genius strikes again!


That wasn’t the only controversy fans picked up on during Taylor’s time on stage. When she won the prestigious Album of the Year, the award was presented to her by Canadian living legend Celine Dion who made a surprise unannounced appearance during the show. Her appearance was extra special considering the Quebecoise chanteuse had to cancel her world tour due to her struggle with Stiff Person Syndrome, and she took the stage with the help of an aide.


So as Taylor bounded up on stage, she hugged everyone and hooted and hollered and even took Lana Del Rey by the hand to bring her onstage with her. Except, she appeared to snub Celine, just taking the award from her hands, not even looking her in the eye before taking the mic.



The video looks bad, but the two took a hugging snap together backstage later on in the evening, so it would appear no hard feelings.



“Flowers” hitmaker Miley Cyrus had quite a few buzzworthy moments during the show. First she took home the award for Best Pop Solo Performance and later the award for Record of the Year. The former was presented to her by another famous singer with the initial MC – Mariah Carey, something that Miley couldn’t help but point out, calling the moment just too “iconic.”



Later, during her performance of “Flowers,” Miley did what she does best – riff in between the lyrics to spice it up and make it memorable. During the performance, she half sang/half exclaimed, “I didn’t wanna leave you (but had to!), I didn’t wanna fight (but we did!), started to cry but the remembered… I JUST WON MY FIRST GRAMMY!”



Shooting her hands up in the air, she danced around the stage in celebration as Taylor Swift cheered her on from the audience. We stan a queen.


She wasn’t done there. When “Flowers” won Record of the Year, she gave an acceptance speech where she thanked dozens of people, including her mother and her family, but she notably left out her famous father, Billy Ray Cyrus, whose divorce from Miley’s mother Tish has been reported in the news as acrimonious.


If you suspect it was just an oversight, think again, but Miley specifically said at the end of her speech that she didn’t forget anyone. However, she admitted, she did forget her underwear.



Another iconic Canadian who made everyone weep in their seats with the legendary Joni Mitchell who performed her iconic song, “Both Sides Now” after suffering a brain aneurysm.





Another emotional moment of the night goes to Luke Combs and Tracey Chapman taking the stage together to perform her legendary 1988 hit “Fast Car” together, showing that the song has not only longevity, but that good music can cross generations.



Billboard reports that Chapman’s song has returned to the Top 100, peaking at number 2, 35 years after it was released.


This is why we love music, and we love the Grammys!


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