Best and worst moments from Grammy Awards 2019 - Mon 11 Feb 10:58 GMT

Best and worst moments from Grammy Awards 2019

After a one-year stint in New York, the Recording Academy returned to Los Angeles’ Staples Center for Grammys 2019, the 61st annual edition of music’s biggest night. Still, the Big Apple was repres…

  Just seeing Michelle Obama, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Jada Pinkett Smith taking the stage with host Alicia Keys, looking both beautiful and badass, was the early OMG moment that had us all screaming at the screen.

  BEST MOMENT: The return of Ricky Martin Ricky Martin and Camila CabelloGetty Images Ricky Martin burning up the Grammy stage in 1999 with “The Cup of Life” was one of the all-time best Grammy moments.

  WORST: Childish Gambino’s no-show John Mayer and Alicia KeysFilmMagic Before Song of the Year was presented, it was cool to hear Alicia Keys reveal that John Mayer broke the SOTY trophy he won for Daughters” in 2005 — beating out A-Keys for her far superior “If I Ain’t Got You” — before Mayer himself joined her onstage to call it the “coolest joint custody agreement in show-business history.”

  But all that stage patter led to a big womp-womp when the actual Song of the Year winner they were announcing — Childish Gambino and posse for “This Is America” — turned out to be a no-show.

  BEST: Brandi Carlile is no joke Brandi CarlileGetty Images It’s not easy to get up on the Grammy stage and, about three hours into the show, sell a song that most of the people watching have never heard.