Grammys 2024 Live Updates: Taylor Swift Makes History with 4th Album of the Year Win, Celine Dion Surprises as Presenter

The 66th Grammy Awards electrified the Crypto Arena in Los Angeles on Sunday night, and under the guidance of host Trevor Noah, the event delivered a series of unforgettable performances with a remarkable lack of disappointments.

Highlights included Tracy Chapman and Luke Combs’ emotionally charged duet on “Fast Car,” Billie Eilish’s stunning rendition of “What Was I Made For?” accompanied by a faithful recreation of a 1965 Barbie outfit, and Miley Cyrus achieving a significant milestone by clinching her first-ever Grammy and then adding a second to her accolades. It was undeniably a night that solidified its status as the pinnacle of the music industry.

Fantasia Barrino paid a fitting tribute to Tina Turner with a powerful performance of “Proud Mary,” leaving nothing on the table. Billy Joel, making his first Grammy appearance in this century, graced the stage and even returned for an encore to bring the night to a memorable close. Joni Mitchell, at 80, made her debut Grammys performance alongside Brandi Carlisle, evoking emotional responses from the audience.

Notably, Jay-Z took the stage to defend his wife Beyoncé’s Grammy legacy, delivering a roast aimed at the Recording Academy for past snubs.

However, the crowning moment of the night came with Taylor Swift’s record-breaking win for Album of the Year with “Midnights.” This victory marked her as the only artist to clinch the top category four times, adding a golden touch to the already sweet Grammy night. Adding to the surprise, the gold was presented by none other than Celine Dion.

Billy Joel performs his new song ‘Turn the Lights Back On’ for the first time

At the 2024 Grammy Awards on Sunday, the 74-year-old music icon took the stage to debut his first new pop song in decades, titled “Turn the Lights Back On.”

Before his performance, Joel graced the red carpet alongside his wife, Alexis Roderick, and their two young daughters, Della Rose (8) and Remy Anne (6), at the Arena in Los Angeles. The family appearance added a heartwarming touch to the evening.

Billy Joel, a five-time Grammy winner, boasts an impressive record of 23 nominations throughout his illustrious career. The last time he graced the Grammy stage was in 2002, performing a duet with Tony Bennett on their collaboration, “New York State of Mind.”

“Turn the Lights Back On” marks Joel’s first venture into new music since his release of “All My Life” on Valentine’s Day in 2007, making the performance a highly anticipated and memorable moment for fans and the music industry alike.

Kelsea Ballerini appears annoyed after losing Grammy to Lainey Wilson

Kelsea Ballerini’s disappointment was palpable at the 2024 Grammy Awards held at the Arena in Los Angeles on Sunday night. The 30-year-old singer, nominated for Best Country Album for her record “Rolling Up the Welcome Mat,” was visibly upset when the award went to fellow artist Lainey Wilson for her work on “Bell Bottom Country.”

Cameras captured Ballerini looking a bit disheartened after the loss. However, as the night unfolded, her mood seemed to lift. Later in the evening, despite the earlier setback, Ballerini was seen in higher spirits. She joined Taylor Swift in the audience, dancing along to Miley Cyrus’s performance of her hit song “Flowers.” The moment showcased Ballerini’s resilience and ability to enjoy the celebration despite the initial disappointment.

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