And with that, the 2020 Grammy Awards have come to an end!
With the heartbreaking news that Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and seven others had died in a plane crash coming just hours before the show kicked off, stars still found a way to celebrate music’s biggest night on Sunday at the Staples Center.
While many of the memorable moments were captured in front of the cameras — such as the emotional tributes to Bryant and Nipsey Hussle, Demi Lovato‘s triumphant return to the stage, and Billie Eilish dominating the evening — there were also several unseen happenings on the red carpet, during the show and inside the after-parties.
Here are the best behind-the-scenes moments you didn’t see.On the Red Carpet
Lil Nas X was thrilled to be nominated at his first Grammy Awards and relished the moment besides a large entourage, including his brothers, whom he kept close and involved with all photos. Despite the excitement of the night, the “Old Town Road” artist seemed cool, calm and collected on the red carpet.
After snapping photos with his group, Lil Nas X, 20, found time to meet up with Cyndi Lauper. The duo introduced themselves, shaking each other’s hands and later ended their interaction with a hug.
Singers Rosalía and Billie Eilish also shared a sweet greeting on the carpet, embracing in a long hug and chatting for a bit before posing for a number of photos together.
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Ty Dolla $ign made his public debut with his new girlfriend — the pair wore coordinating outfits as they walked the carpet together hand-in-hand.
Elsewhere at the event, Chris Brown showed up with his 5-year-old daughter, Royalty, as his plus one. The duo were captured smiling together inside the venue after finding their seats.Inside the Show
During Keys’ opening tribute to Bryant, 41, cameras caught Bebe Rexha wiping tears from her face. Several other audience members also appeared to be visibly moved by Keys’ heartfelt opening speech.
The Staples Center also honored Bryant by keeping his two retired Lakers jerseys that were hanging from the ceiling illuminated for the duration of the show — an unprecedented move for the venue,