Hollywood was front and center last night at music’s biggest night, the Grammy Awards, and amidst all the jaw-dropping performances and noteworthy moments, the stars were taking time to capture all the behind-the-scenes happenings via Instagram. From an on-stage snap of Beyoncé and hubby Jay Z that will make you say aww, to a hilarious shot of Neil Patrick Harris photo-bombing Chrissy Teigen and John Legend’s selfie, to Rita Ora showing off her blinged out digits, the stars were making the most of their glam night out. We rounded up the 10 best Grammy-inspired Instagram shots from the evening. Click through the gallery to see the stars’ best candids.
Pink’s Impressive Aerial Tricks and Beyonce Dancing On a Chair: Our 6 Favorite Moments From the 2014 GrammysJan 27, 2014 @ 5:56 am
The 56th annual Grammy Awards certainly didn’t fail to entertain this year. From Beyonce turning up the heat during the opening of the show, to Pink dancing in the air while singing, here are our favorite moments from the night:
1. Beyonce and Jay Z’s Performance Got Taylor Swift Dancing
Beyonce wasn’t the only one dancing during her steamy performance of “Drunk in Love” with Jay Z, country crooner Taylor Swift got out of her seat and shimmied along to the beat in her metallic Gucci chain link dress.
2. Pink’s High-Flying Acrobatics
For Pink’s performance of “Try,” she flew above the crowd, pulling off some impressive aerial tricks while managing to sing live. Now that’s what we call multitasking.
3. Jay Z Gave a Shout Out to Blue Ivy
When Jay Z accepted his Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for “Holy Grail” with Justin Timberlake, not only did he give a shout out to wife Beyonce, but to their two-year-old daughter Blue Ivy. “Daddy got a gold sippy cup for you,” he said while holding up his gold-plated gramophone. Our hearts melted a bit (ok, a lot).
4. Lorde Won Big
The 17-year-old singer-songwriter from New Zealand has her arms full of gramophones! “This is the one thing did I expect the most about tonight, thank you so much,” Lorde said as she took home some of the night’s biggest awards including Best Pop Solo Performance and Song of the Year for her hit, “Royals.”
5. Bruno Mars Danced Onstage While Accepting His Grammy Award
What’s the best way to celebrate winning Best Pop Vocal Album? For Bruno Mars it’s by doing a little jig onstage, of course! The Locked Out Of Heaven singer took home a Grammy for his second studio album, Unorthodox Jukebox.
6. 33 Couples Got Married
Now this is a first! During Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ performance of “Same Love” with Mary Lambert, Queen Latifah officiated the marriage of 33 gay and straight couples right from the stage. Once the couples said their “I do’s,” Madonna stepped out singing her hit song, “Open Your Heart” and eventually joined Lambert with finishing ”Same Love.”
To see the full list of winners from the 56th annual Grammy Awards, visit grammy.com.
Leave it to Beyonce to open the 56th annual Grammy Awards with a sexy performance alongside her husband Jay Z. The couple set the tone for the evening with a steamy rendition of Queen B’s hit song, “Drunk in Love” off of her fifth album Beyonce, complete with a sexy chair dance, Beyonce in a La Perla ‘cage’ vest, Nichole de Carle bodysuit, Saint Laurent tights, and Stuart Weitzman heels, and of course Jay Z dressed in a suit and (bow) tie. Their Grammy performance got us reminiscing over the power duo’s most memorable onstage moments and you can see them all in our gallery dating back to their “Bonnie & Clyde” days.
Music’s biggest night out is only a few days away! And where there’s music, there’s fashion – sometimes gorgeous and glam, others theatrically thrilling (cue: Lady Gaga’s egg incubator). Whichever way the stars choose to dress, it’s always got us – and everyone else – talking. So in anticipation of the celeb-filled award ceremony, we are looking back at our favorite looks that landed on last year’s red carpet with our A-List tool.
Beyonce hit the scene in a color-block Osman jumpsuit, Florence Welch arrived in a custom green Givenchy gown (which was modified from the house’s Fall 2009 Couture collection), Taylor Swift took the plunge in a Grecian-style J. Mendel column, and Rihanna looked chic in a crimson, semi-sheer Azzedine Alaïa gown.
It’s no secret that musicians (thankfully!) aren’t afraid to take some risks – hello, Lady Gaga and Miley - and we can only hope that there’s no-holding-back this Sunday night. For now, take your hand at being a fashion editor and choose your favorite looks from last year’s awards, then share them with your friends on Facebook.
And be sure to check back on Instyle.com, we’ll have everything you need to know about buzz-worthy looks that hit the red carpet for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards airing this Sunday.
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The Grammy Awards have set the stage for some of music’s most unforgettable moments—whether it was Celine Dion‘s last-minute performance of “My Heart Will Go On,” Destiny’s Child performing for the first time on the Grammy stage featuring a then-20-year-old Beyonce or Justin Timberlake‘s highly anticipated return to music after a six-year hiatus with Jay Z. With each year that passes, our favorite artists continue to perform remarkable sets that we’ll be watching over and over again as time goes on.
With the 56th Annual Grammy Awards just days away (airing live on CBS on January 26) and some of the performers already announced—including Taylor Swift, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Sara Bareilles, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr—we’re getting excited for music’s biggest night. In honor of the upcoming ceremony, take a trip down memory lane and look through our gallery of over 30 unforgettable Grammy moments dating as far back as 1985.
Even while filming in black and white, Beyonce’s digits proved to be as fierce and flawless as ever on the set of her sultry new video, “Drunk in Love.” Dying to know how you can rock the same glistening shade? You’re in luck — we tracked down nail pro Lisa Logan for all the details. The secret lies in one of Minx’s heat-activated nail coatings in Gold Lightening — a go-to choice for the singer’s busy lifestyle. “Minx are a fun way to get a unique metallic look with a nice finish that you can’t get from any bottle or gel,” Logan said of the shiny gold decals. Thanks to the brand’s innovative system, Beyonce’s eye-catching toppers lasted well past the shoot without a single smudge or chip in sight. To score the same chrome tips, head over to minxnails.com to find a manicurist near you.
Like Rihanna, Beyoncé, and even Bradley Cooper and Gerard Butler, we’ve all tried out the selfie phenomenon. But before you click and (more importantly) send, scroll down to follow these three expert tips on how to look your best in this kind of self-portrait.
1. The Best Angle to Shoot Is…
Chris Schoenbohm, co-founder of the app Viewfinder, advises shooting at eye level or above for portraits. Shoot any lower and you risk falling victim to the dreaded double-chin effect.
2. Make Your Best Smile
Facial plastic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Spiegel recommends “smiling with your eyes” — or “smize” as Tyra Banks once put it. “A fake smile is just your mouth,” he says. “A true smile is when your whole face is laughing. Think about sending energy to your eyes or smiling with your eyes, and your beauty will shine into the photograph.”
3. Get Camera-Ready Hair (Without a Trip to the Salon)
If your hair often looks flat in photos, never fear, your styling skills aren’t to blame. Photographer Patrick McMullan says that “the camera tends to shrink hair in photos” so to compensate, dig your fingers into your crown to scrunch hair, or flip your whole head upside down right before the shot. This classic model trick makes hair look thicker and less static.
And finally—no duck lips! That’s soooo last year.
There are certain indisputable truths in life, and the fact that Beyoncé can pull off just about any look is one of them. In the videos for her eponymous visual album, the star showcased a wide variety of hairstyles, ranging from her pixie that rocked the world to her trademark long waves — and just about everything in between. Eager to get the details on each look, we caught up with Bey’s hairstylist Neal Farinah, who created 15 out of the 17 dynamic looks for her videos, and has been working with Knowles for seven years. “We have had such iconic moments together,” he told InStyle.com exclusively. “I’ve worked on campaign and publication shoots with her, she was the first female artist to headline at Glastonbury, and I had the opportunity to do her hair for both presidential inaugurations. It was a historic moment — she sang for Barack Obama and the First Lady, and it was hard to explain how I felt at that moment, because while I was doing her hair, I feel like I was representing everyone, and I felt proud and very grateful.”
As if working on 15 of her new videos didn’t keep him busy enough, Farinah was simultaneously working with Beyoncé during her Mrs. Carter World Tour. Filming often took place on the same day as a show, and the multiple hair changes — her pixie and long bob included — always kept fans guessing what she’d try next. “People were seeing her with long hair one day, short hair one day, and they didn’t know what was happening. We’d work on the videos while on tour, so sometimes we didn’t have much time to go back and redo her hair,” he said. “People were speculating, but what she was doing was working on her masterpiece of a visual album.”
We asked Farinah to give us the details behind each of her versatile hairstyles, and to find out the inspiration behind each of the looks, including her long, sexy waves in “Jealous,” and her ombre bob in the artistic “Mine” video.