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LL Cool J, Russell Wilson and Ciara laugh it up at the Grammys

Stars shining bright at 2016 Grammys.

Mass Appeal Wire Reports

LOS ANGELES — Grammy weekend was everything we expected and more, starting with the Billboard Power 100 Celebration at Bouchon in Beverly Hills on Friday. Kansas City native Janelle Monáe was in the house along with songstress Lana Del Rey, Andra Day, American Crime thespian Trevor Jackson, JoJo, DNCE and recently engaged Elle King. As impressive as that list is, they’re not the only celebs getting pumped for music’s big night.

On Saturday, at the Hennessy V.S.O.P. Privilege pre-Grammy dinner at Ysabel, NCIS: Los Angeles star LL Cool J took a selfie with singer/actress Ciara and Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. Uncle L, by the way, is feeling awfully good these days.

He recently received his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Speaking of stars, Usher performed Saturday at the 2016 MusiCares Person of the Year honors at the Los Angeles Convention Center where Lionel Richie was crowned Person of the Year. The event was hosted by late night talk show mogul Jimmy Kimmel who wore an afro to pay tribute.

Rock musicians Dave Grohl and Lenny Kravitz were also in attendance.

As for Monday night’s 58th annual Grammy Awards?

Hip hop superstar Kendrick Lamar took home the Grammy for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration with Bilal, Anna Wise & Thundercat. He won 5 trophies in all. It was a double win for The Weeknd who took home awards for Best R&B Performance and Best Urban Contemporary Album.

Justin Bieber collected his first ever Grammy awardBest Dance Recording — for his “Where Are U Now” collaboration with Skrillex and Diplo. Also, Taylor Swift racked up the night’s biggest win, taking home the award for Best Pop Vocal Album for her critically acclaimed crossover album 1989.

Taylor used her acceptance speech to stomp on her haters, mainly Kanye West who (in his new song) took credit for Taylor’s success after he inexplicably snatched the microphone away from her at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards.

“There will be people along the way that will try to undercut your success or take credit for your accomplishments or your fame,” Taylor said. “You just focus on the work and don’t let those people sidetrack you.”

Other big winners:

Bruno Mars won Record of the Year for “Uptown Funk.”

Meghan Trainor won Best New Artist.

D’Angelo won Best R&B Album for “Black Messiah.”

27 comments

  1. These Grammys are gonna be shit

  2. Helllllo diversity Have we not learned from the Oscars?

  3. the grammys never have a fucks about black people yet black people give WAY to many fucks about the grammys

  4. not to hate on taylor swift or anything but Kendrick had arguably one of the most historic and monumental album of all time and it will be remembered as such… highest rated album on metacritic thats ever scored for an album… politics, life, consciousness and awareness of current affairs, speaks on race…..i could go on and on. 1989 is a great album but TPAB will go down as one of the best album of all time (no kanye pun intended.)

  5. Was pissed that selena gomez didnt make it

  6. PrettyLittleSwift

    Kinda pissed that Selena isn’t nominated.

  7. people THIS IS THE GRAMMYS NOT THE TEEN CHOICE AWARDS! IT’S ABOUT MUSIC IN IT’S PUREST FORM! OF COURSE ONE DIRECTION, Selena Ariana Grande and all these MAINSTREAM ARTIST DIDN’T MAKE THE CUT. THEY HAVE NO ORIGINALITY. THEY HAVE NO REAL ARTISTRY..THEY ARE A PRODUCT OF SELLING OUT TO THE INDUSTRY FOR FAME…WHILE THE ONES WHO ARE NOMINATED WORKED ON WHAT THEY BELIEVED IN TO MAKE IT..THEY DESERVE IT! WRITING YOUR OWN ORIGINAL STUFF PAYS OFF PPL!! SHOUTS OUT TO TORI KELLY AND KENDRICK CUZ IT’S BEEN A LONG TIME COMING FOR THESE TWO

  8. Kendrick Lamar and The Weeknd both deserved it. Big props to the Grammys for finally rewarding true talent.

  9. Good for Taylor!! She works hard, is decent, and seems to get along with other celebrities. Kanye must be green with envy…not money…Lol.

  10. Justin and his fans make us wish the world would end.

  11. Taylor is slightly fake in my opinion.

  12. @Guest: Taylor is a liberal white rich girl which puts her in the same category of rich black liberals.

  13. Kendrick Lamar just won a Grammy! He’s great!
    People can like Taylor AND Kendrick and anyone! A lot of people (like me) like all kinds of music.

    But some of the good music awards aren’t on the televised show. I just wish some awards like Best R&B were on the televised show. Televise all kind of music.

  14. Taylor swift is one white girl I would fuck without a condom

  15. Congrats to Taylor. She’s one female that the younger girls can look up to. Loved what she said at the end about not listening to anyone that may get in your way of who you truly are.

  16. LlCool just seems like a guy you would like to have as a friend or a neighbor.

  17. Why is this THUG kendrick lamar advocating an agenda that helps blacks as a community

  18. Why call it Grammy’s when its more appropriate to call it Garbage?
    They gave an award to trash (Bieber), recognized a theme park music composer as best new artist (Trainor), had a rip off artist (Lady Has Been) give a tribute to Bowie, then award album of the year to Swift on the strength of her efficient PR machinery rather than artistic merit.
    Next year they should award album of the year to the guy who provided the OST to Kim Kardashian’s sex tape.

  19. How in the world does #$%$ rap music ever win an award for music? How can it be called music? It usually sounds like 2 pit bulls going at each other. How many 4 letter words can a #$%$ song have before is rated x?

  20. It’s about time Bieber won, with the other #$%$ holes winning each year and he’s the one selling lots of music.

  21. Why are all of the Rap and R&B nominees black? RACIST!!!! Boycott this award show.

  22. I would give anything to suck on Taylor Swift’s pubic hair

  23. Taylor has more class in her big toe than Kanye has in his entire body. Congrats! 🙂

  24. How the fuck did Justin Bieber win a Grammy?????

  25. This was the worst grammys ever!

  26. Hey Kanye west the only reason he is famous is because of Taylor swift.

  27. Sundaesparkel10

    Taylor Swift winning album of the year. Also her speech that personal moved me. You go girl!!

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