BTS, H.E.R., And More Grammy First-Timers Lived Their Best Lives At Last Night’s Show

This weekend’s 61st Grammy Awards celebrated the best in music, including some of our favourite new artists who had a great past year. Whether it was delivering a show-stopping performance or sweeping with multiple award wins, artists like Dua Lipa and H.E.R. proved that music’s freshest faces are here to stay.

Check out our round-up of the must-see music moments of the night featuring Grammy first timers.

 

Shawn Mendes Made Our Miley x Shawn Dreams Come True

Pickering native Shawn Mendes had a new friend on hand to help ring in his first time at the Grammys—Miley Cyrus. Following a stellar performance together at Friday’s MusiCares Person of the Year Event, Miley x Shawn made a surprise reunion for a fresh take on “In My Blood.” Based on his red carpet interviews, this may not be the last we see of our new favourite collaborators. “I guess we’ll just have to just wait and see,” Mendes told Beats 1’s Zane Lowe. “I never said I had a good poker face.” How can you not love them?

 

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Ella Mai Realized Alicia Keys Is A Big Fan

In one of the most GIF-able moments of the night, rising R&B star Ella Mai was just as shook as everyone else to hear host Alicia Keys covering her hit song “Boo’d Up” on stage. That track also earned Mai her first Grammy for Best R&B Song. “I feel like I’ve dreamed of this moment since I was a little girl,” she told Billboard. Not a bad night, if you ask us.

 

Cardi B Made History

Cardi B continued her run of money moves at her first Grammys, becoming the first solo woman to win Best Rap Album for Invasion of Privacy. Celebrating with her fans via Instagram, Cardi revealed that she wanted to share her win with the late Mac Miller, who had been nominated for his 2018 album Swimming.

 

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H.E.R. Came To Slay And Scored Big

Five-time nominee H.E.R. made a triple play at the Grammys, scoring her first two wins (one shared with Canadian artist Daniel Caesar) and delivering a stunning performance of her new single “Hard Place.” Fellow stars like Lauren Jauregui, Kehlani, and Dinah Jane sang H.E.R.’s praises on Twitter following her night of success, making us that much more excited to see what’s next for the 21-year-old.

 

Chloe x Halle Delivered Grown-Ish Soul 

Grown-ish stars Chloe and Halle Bailey impressed us all with their beautiful performance of “America the Beautiful” at last week’s Super Bowl, and they did it again at last night’s Grammys. Though the Best New Artist nominees left empty handed, their performance of “Where Is The Love” in tribute to soul legend Donny Hathaway showed exactly why they deserved to be nominated.

 

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our very first grammy’s!! ☺️🙏🏽

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Dua Lipa Received One Of The Biggest Honours 

For most artists, the minutes after a big performance are filled with catching your breath, thanking fans online, and finding the catering table. For Dua Lipa, her epic performance with St. Vincent ended with the “One Kiss” singer returning to the stage to claim her Best New Artist award. Earlier in the night, Lipa felt “electricity” scoring her first Grammy alongside Silk City’s Diplo and Mark Ronson for Best Dance Recording.

 

BTS Were The Social Stars Of The Night

Although the K-pop megastars lost the one award they were up for, BTS made the night their own and had the best time doing it. The group was centre stage for all of the hottest moments of the night—taking over and looking dapper on the red carpet, vibing to every performance from their prime seats, presenting an award to their fave H.E.R., and making friends with seatmate Anna Kendrick. We can’t get enough.