Grammy 2024: Céline Dion reappears to crown Taylor Swift on her historic night

Miley Cyrus and Karol G received their first awards at this year´s gala. Billie Eilish also stood out, she took home a gramophone for her song in the movie 'Barbie' titled 'What Was I Made For?'

The music world dressed up this Sunday. The Grammys returned to the Arena in Los Angeles and brought together the most prominent artists on the music scene. As in 2023, the ceremony had one name that sounded above all the others: Taylor Swift.

The artist, who is triumphing around the world with her "The Eras Tour," made history by becoming the singer who has managed to win Best Album of the Year the most times. An award, the fourth, that she achieved for her album "Midnights" and that places her above artists such as Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon or Frank Sinatra, who managed to win, in their day, three times, the award in this same category.

Céline Dion reappears at the 2024 Grammys

Making history is not easy and the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences wanted to recognize Swift by asking a legendary artist to present her with the long-awaited award: Céline Dion. The Canadian thus returned to the stage, months after it was known that the singer suffered from stiff person syndrome. An illness due to which, her sister recently stated, "she doesn't have control over hes muscles."

However, Céline reappeared, after two years away from the stage, in the company of her eldest son, René-Charles Angelil, thanking all those attending the gala who, upon seeing the legend, received her with a huge ovation: "Thank you all. I love you too. When I say im happy to be here, I really mean it from my heart," Dion began, then recalled when, nearly thirty years ago, she herself received the same award that she presented on Sunday:

Those who have been blessed enough to be here at the Grammy awards must never take it for granted, the tremendous love and joy that music brings to our lives and to people all around the world. For me it is an immense joy to present tonight the same award that two legends like Diana Ross and Sting gave me 27 years ago.

Swift, for her part, forgot to thank the legend for presenting the award. Something that did not go unnoticed on social networks and for which the singer, hours later, uploaded a photograph hugging Dion, showing that it had been a mistake resulting from the moment.

Taylor Swift announces new album

The relationship that Taylor Swift has with the Grammys is also special. The artist has a great connection with the awards and always takes advantage of the ceremony to make an important announcement. In last year´s event, she revealed that she was going to publish the re-recording of "Midnight," this year was going to be no different. However, it was not a re-recording that she unveiled, but a new album.

Titled "The Tortured Poets Department," the artist thus celebrated having won her thirteenth gramophone, this time in the Best Pop Vocal category. The album, the artist assured, will go on sale next April 19:

Rapper Killer Mike arrested in full gala

Another of the most surprising moments of the night featured rapper Killer Mike. The singer was arrested in the middle of the stage just after collecting his third award of the night.

According to what Los Angeles police spokesman Mike López, told AP, the 48-year-old artist was arrested after getting into an altercation inside the Arena. According to some media outlets, he was accused of a minor crime.

The artist is currently free and is due to appear in court later this month.

Miley Cyrus and Karol G receive their first Grammys

If anyone emerged victorious, along with Swift, at the 2024 Grammys, it was Miley Cyrus. The artist emerged victorious by taking her first and second gramophones in her musical career, both for "Flowers," the song with which she once again made her mark on the musical scene.

Cyrus managed, thanks to this album and her song of the same name, to win the award, first, for Best Pop Performance. An award that was soon joined by the gramophone for Best Recording of the Year. Two recognitions that the artist celebrated on stage, giving viewers the first live performance of "Flowers," which she performed with a look in which, musical experts point out, she paid tribute to Tina Turner, one of her musical references.

Another artist who also received her first Grammy award this Sunday was Hispanic artist, Karol G. The singer went home with the award for Best Urban Music Album, a recognition she achieved for her album "Mañana Sera Bonito."

Olivia Rodrigo shines with 'Vampire' at the gala

Pop artist Olivia Rodrigo, despite not securing any of the six gramophones she was nominated for, emerged as the night's standout with her performance of 'Vampire,' her latest hit. It was a performance so captivating that it had artists of Taylor Swift's stature dancing along.

Billie Eilish takes the Song of the Year award from Lana del Rey

Rodrigo was not the only one who failed to take a single gramophone home on Sunday night. Lana del Rey also did not receive recognition. A fact that many fans criticized since, in their opinion, the award for Song of the Year belonged to the "A&W" artist instead of Billie Eilish, the singer who won the award for her song "What Was I Made For?," from the film's soundtrack Barbie.

Jay Z, in defense of Beyoncé

The most criticized moment of the night featured rapper Jay Z. Beyoncé's husband took the stage and, accompanied by his daughter, criticized the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.

The reason? According to him, it seemed unfair that the person in charge of the Grammys did not recognize his wife Beyoncé: "The biggest winner of all time has never won Album of the Year. How does that work?" he asked.

17 years later, Billy Joel releases new single

Along with Céline Dion, the Grammy stage also welcomed another legend: Billy Joel. The 74-year-old singer decided to delight attendees at the Arena with his new single "Turn the Lights Back On."

The artist, who hours before had reappeared on the red carpet with his wife, Alexis Roderick and his two young daughters, Della Rose (8) and Remy Anne (6), announced his new song, which arrives 17 years after who released "All My Life" in 2007.

It was also his first performance at the musical ceremony in years. The New York Post recalls that the last time Joel performed at the Grammys was in 2002 to perform "New York State of Mind" alongside artist Tony Bennett.

Tracy Chapman and Luke Combs dazzle during their performance

Luke Combs achieved something that seemed impossible: for the third time in the history of his musical career, Tracy Chapman decided to give a televised performance. He did it with "Fast Car," the song that Chapman released in 1988 and that, together with Combs, they modernized last year.

The performance raised the enthusiasm of the public, causing figures such as Merly Streep, Taylor Swift, Kelly Clarkson and Lana del Rey to sing to the music while enjoying the show.

Juanes and Natalia Lafourcade, among the Hispanics awarded at the Grammys

Hispanic artists also had time to shine during the Grammys. Although their work is also recognized at the Latin Grammy Awards, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences decided to also honor some Latin American artists.

It did it hours before the gala took place, announcing that the Grammy for Best Latin or Alternative Rock Album was going to Mexican singer Natalia Lafourcade for her album "De Todos Las Flores."

The Colombian singer and composer Juanes also received a gramophone. In his case, the artist won the award for Best Latin or Alternative Rock Album, an award he achieved for his album "Vida Cotidiana."

They were not the only ones. Venezuelan Gustavo Dudamel, director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, took the award for Best Performance by an Orchestra for "Adès: Dante." Awards that joined the one won by Karol G for Best Urban Music Album for her album "Mañana será bonito."

Annie Lenox remembers Sinéad O'Connor during the Grammys 'In Memoriam'

The emotional moment of the night starred Annie Lenox. She was in charge of singing during In Memoriam, the moment in which the Grammys remember the artists who died during 2023 and early 2024. She did so by paying tribute to Sinéad O'Connor, one of the artists who died last year, performing her hit "Nothing Compares To You."