27 Things You Didn’t See on TV on the 2019 Grammys


Lots went down Sunday evening (Feb. 10) on the 61st annual Grammy Awards, however even when you had your eyes glued to your TV display screen for the practically four-hour broadcast, there was lots that occurred behind the scenes that you simply might need missed. Billboard was positioned on the crimson carpet, within the Staples Center seats and backstage within the press room to carry you all of the tales behind the telecast.

(All occasions in native PT.)

12:36 p.m. PT: The Grammys Premiere Ceremony — the place 75 of the evening's 84 Golden Gramophones can be given out — begins on the Microsoft Theatre, simply throughout the road from the Staples Center, the place the principle occasion goes down in a mere 4 and a half hours.

1:15 p.m.: Tori Kelly wins her first Grammy of the evening — and her first general — when "Never Alone," that includes Kirk Franklin, takes the prize for finest gospel efficiency/track. "You're all winners to me," Kelly says onstage of her fellow nominees. "I actually grew up listening to you guys and I simply love gospel music." Kelly finally ends up taking house finest gospel album for Hiding Place a couple of minutes later. She leaves the stage by telling the group, "OK, I'm going to go freak out now."

1:17 p.m.: Lauren Daigle additionally picks up a pair of awards — however for a minute, it looks like she's not within the constructing. She frantically makes her approach to the stage in a kaleidoscopic gown and matching multicolored hair. "I like that music provides us the chance to search for," she says from the stage. "Y'all have a enjoyable evening — I do know I’ll! Woo!"

1:25 p.m.: "Weird Al" Yankovic talks to reporters backstage within the press room after his win for finest boxed or particular restricted version packaging for Squeeze Box: The Complete Works of "Weird Al" Yankovic. Al is joined by his fellow artwork administrators, Annie Stoll and Meghan Foley, who says they had been "impressed by our muse" on the venture, Yankovic himself.

2:54 p.m.: When "This Is America" director Hiro Murai talks about making the transition from capturing Childish Gambino in music movies to directing Donald Glover on Atlanta, he quips, "The hardest factor is I had no concept find out how to make a TV present." Fellow music video producer and Atlanta author Ibra Ake addresses the elephant within the room when requested concerning the just lately delayed subsequent season of the FX present. "We're simply taking our time, making an attempt to do it with TLC," he says. "Obviously, numerous us have been busy. We simply wish to offer you guys one of the best expression of ourselves, so we wish to take our time."

three:02 p.m.: Did Rashida Jones ever think about she might need her very personal Grammy to match dad Quincy Jones' 28 trophies? She didn’t, however "it's so good I get to share this with my dad," she says of one of the best music movie win for Quincy. "Our complete filmmaking crew will get to share this with my dad."

three:28 p.m.: "I'm going to get off the stage proper now, as a result of I'm overwhelmed," Daniel Caesar says after accepting finest R&B efficiency for H.E.R.'s "Best Part."

three:58 p.m.: After PJ Morton wins finest conventional R&B efficiency for "How Deep Is Your Love," that includes Yebba, he fields questions from reporters backstage about his different gig as keyboardist for Maroon 5. After the very fact, how does Morton really feel concerning the band's choice to take the polarizing Super Bowl halftime gig final weekend. "I'm really blissful we did it," he says. "…The purpose we do that is to make folks blissful and to play music. … It was an honor."

four:14 p.m.: "This simply solely the start for me, man," Jay Rock tells reporters after his finest rap efficiency win alongside Kendrick Lamar, Future and James Blake for "King's Dead" from Black Panther. Rock was particularly blissful to share the prize with Anderson .Paak, who tied in the identical class for "Bubblin'." "That's my dude proper there."

four:31 p.m.: Oh, and did we point out that finest conventional R&B efficiency additionally led to a tie? Morton shares the trophy with Leon Bridges for "Bet Ain't Worth the Hand" — however Bridges isn't complaining. "That's cuz proper there," he says of his R&B peer.

6:27 p.m.: Grammys Premiere Ceremony host and finest reggae album winner Shaggy talks with reporters backstage simply after it was introduced that Childish Gambino's "This Is America" had received track of the yr — the first-ever rap observe to win the prize. "You simply gotta preserve breaking down boundaries," says Shaggy, who received his newest trophy for 44/876, his joint album with Sting. "It's the identical factor with reggae. … It's child steps, and it's an enormous win for them tonight."

6:29 p.m.: The largest response of the evening from the otherwise-reserved press room is when the digital camera cuts to Offset within the crowd throughout Cardi B's lusty efficiency solely to search out him along with his tongue actually wagging.

6:53 p.m.: You all noticed Drake's acceptance speech get reduce off after he received finest rap track for "God's Plan," however what viewers at house didn't see is that the rapper's mic was additionally reduce off inside Staples Center. So something he deliberate to say after that "however" acquired drowned out in-house by the Grammys promo main right into a business after which Drake exited the stage. Will he win one other award and be capable of proceed that thought?

7:04 p.m.: Two of the most important backstage laughs of the evening come from Diana Ross' onstage quips. First, when she urges folks to maintain swaying their arms by saying "don't be lazy!" And then, when she wraps up her efficiency with a joyful "Happy birthday to me!"

7:10 p.m.: After performing their breakthrough hit "Tequila," nation duo Dan + Shay offered Drake along with his finest rap track trophy. So reporters needed to know if they may hear what he needed to say after the mic acquired reduce off. "He stated, 'I voted for you guys,'" Shay Mooney joked as he held the pair's first Grammy for finest nation duo/group efficiency.

7:14 p.m.: Following her rock 'n' roll efficiency of "Shallow," Lady Gaga and her band get in a line and wave on the viewers whereas taking a bow — an acceptable finale for her rock-band model of the A Star Is Born anthem.

7:16 p.m.: As "This Is America" songwriter/producer Ludwig Göransson talks concerning the track's many collaborators backstage, he takes time to acknowledge one of many featured artists particularly who couldn't be on the present: "21 Savage, who needs to be right here proper now, however sadly just isn’t as a result of he's detained." 21 Savage was arrested final weekend in Atlanta and stays within the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

7:22 p.m.: Ushers inside Staples Center ask everybody to clear the aisles as a result of "an exceptional secret" is about to occur. A couple of minutes later, dozens of membership children come operating down the aisle to kind a mosh pit outdoors Travis Scott's epic fenced-in stage.

7:56 p.m.: As the standing ovation continues for Brandi Carlile's emotional efficiency of "The Joke," the singer/songwriter jumps up and down in pleasure over the overwhelming response.

eight:48 p.m.: Dua Lipa's finest new artist speech was additionally reduce off throughout the telecast, so reporter within the backstage press room acquired an opportunity to ask her to inform us who she hadn't but thanked. In addition to her crew, her household and buddies, and artist who impressed her, she needed to verify to incorporate "my followers, who I’ve to thank time and again as a result of they've actually gotten the phrase out and gotten me the place I’m immediately." She additionally reveals that she's "virtually completed" together with her sophomore album.

9:05 p.m.: When requested backstage whether or not her 4 Grammy wins for Golden Hour — together with the evening's largest prize, album of the yr — may assist her music get performed on the radio, Kacey Musgraves appears unbothered. "It doesn't actually matter the place somebody hears your music; it's in the event that they join or not," she says.

9:12 p.m.: Brandi Carlile had some preliminary nerves when she took the stage to carry out "The Joke," however she tells reporters that her nervousness slipped away when she locked eyes with a tranquil Janelle Monae within the crowd. "I sang it to her," Carlile says.

9:16 p.m.: Musgraves returns to the press room after some technical difficulties reduce her first journey to the stage quick. When requested about being a part of a wave of profitable feminine artists, she states what needs to be the plain: "I believe that girls have a extremely vital perspective to artwork, to music."

9:26 p.m.: Holding her first two Grammys — for finest R&B album (H.E.R.) and finest R&B efficiency ("Best Part," that includes Daniel Caesar) — H.E.R. tells reporters, "This is proof that I'm precisely the place I'm alleged to be."

–Additional reporting by Dan Rys, Melinda Newman and Gail Mitchell