Taylor Swift and Olivia Rodrigo, Miley Cyrus and Mariah Carey, and More Interactions at the 2024 Grammy Awards
The night was indeed a celebration of music and mutual adoration at the 66th Grammy Awards
Let’s be real. We are watching award shows not just for the actual winners, but also for the captured moments of celebrities with their fellow creatives and friends. Indeed, the 66th Grammy Awards had its own fair share of interactions that showed how music could bring two or more people together. With that, here are a few moments that prove there’s more room for mad love than bad blood at tonight’s Grammys.
Miley Cyrus and Mariah Carey
Apart from winning her two first Grammy Awards tonight, Miley Cyrus had a fangirling moment on stage after Mariah Carey announced her track, “Flowers,” as the winner of the Best Pop Solo Performance. “This MC is [going to] stand by this MC!” She spoke at the beginning of her speech. “I could’ve missed the award, that’s fine, but not Mariah Carey,” she added.
15 years ago, in 2008, the two shared the stage for the live performance of “Just Stand Up” at the Stand Up 2 Cancer event. They performed alongside female artists including Beyoncé, Rihanna, and more.
Olivia Rodrigo and Beyoncé
In a previous interview, Rodrigo declared her love for the 32-time Grammy winner, and revealed that she watched Beyoncé’s 2009 Grammy performance 25 times. This year, the BeyHive in Olivia had a successful fangirl moment as she posed with the singer-songwriter for a photo. Just like her personal idol, did you know that Olivia and Beyoncé both won their first Grammy at the age of 19?
Lizzo and SZA
Calling SZA “My actual sister,” Lizzo has shared friendship milestones with the“Kill Bill” singer, including a collaboration on her own track called “Special.” The 66th Grammy Awards was no exception in fronting their friendship, as it was Lizzo herself who presented SZA’s Best R&B Song for “Snooze.” The latter, who had the most nominations for this year with nine titles, also thanked her friend in the speech. “Lizzo and I have been friends since 2013, when we were both on a tiny Red Bull tour together. Opening up in small rooms for like a hundred people, and to be on the stage with her is so amazing. I’m so grateful,” she said.
Victoria Monet and Ariana Grande
Although Ariana was a no-show at the awards show, she stayed tuned to the program and even declared a real time support to Victoria Monét. “You have worked so hard and given so much of yourself to this industry for so, so long while quietly being in your absolute own league,” Grande wrote on her Instagram story. Music has solidified their friendship over the years, with Monét co-writing some of Ariana’s tracks “Be Alright,” “needy,” and “thank u next.” In 2019, they also collaborated on Victoria’s track, “MONOPOLY.”
Taylor Swift and Lana Del Rey
Completing this roster of friendship and fangirl interactions is Taylor Swift and Lana Del Rey who initially met through their mutual producer-slash-friend, Jack Antonoff. Walking on the occasion’s red carpet like yin and yang, the two posed for a photo together and shared a moment on stage as Taylor received her Grammy for “Album of the Year.”
“Lana Del Rey was hiding, but I think so many female artists wouldn’t be where they are, and would not have the inspiration that they have if it weren’t for the work that she’s done. I think she’s a legacy artist, a legend in her prime right now. I’m so lucky to know you and to be your friend,” Taylor said in her speech.
Another friendship moment worth noting at the event was Taylor and Olivia’s, who squashed their alleged rift by showing their mutual admiration for each other during their individual time to shine. In Rodrigo’s “Vampire” performance, the camera panned to Taylor who was standing up and singing along with her. Meanwhile, Olivia was all smiles when Swift announced her upcoming album called The Tortured Poets Department. In 2021, the two met for the very first time at the BRIT Awards.
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