From Parties to PDA: The Best Candid Moments at the 2019 Grammys

By Elyse Dupre Feb 11, 2019 3:54 PMTags
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The 2019 Grammys took place at the Los Angeles Staples Center on Sunday, and there were plenty of memorable moments both on and off the stage.

Camila CabelloRicky Martin and J Balvin kicked off the night with a stellar performance of "Havana," and host Alicia Keys surprised everyone when she walked onto the stage with Michelle Obama.

Lady Gaga, Shawn Mendes, Janelle Monae, Travis Scott, Post Malone, Cardi B and more stars kept the party going with a number of killer performances. Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Kacey Musgraves, Maren Morris and Little Big Town also had a blast performing Dolly Parton's best hits. Even BTS  couldn't stop dancing! In addition, Diana Ross brought the audience to their feet with her birthday medley, and Yolanda Adams, Fantasia Barrino and Andra Day honored Aretha Franklin with a touching tribute.

Of course, there were also the awards. Musgraves was one of the big winners of the night and took home four trophies, including Album of the Year for Golden Hour. Childish Gambino also won four awards, including Record and Song of the Year. Although, he was notably missing from Music's Biggest Night.

While fans caught most of the action on their screens, there were still a few offstage moments they didn't get to see.

Grammys 2019 After-Party Pics

To see some of the best candid moments, check out the gallery.


The K-pop group had a blast at their first Grammy Awards.

Cardi B and Offset

The rapper wasn't afraid to pack on the PDA with her main man.

Camila Cabello, J Balvin and Ricky Martin

Talk about a talented trio! This group kicked off the Grammys with a performance of "Havana" and seemed pretty happy with their work.

Meghan Trainor and Daryl Sabara

It looked like these two were still basking in that newlywed glow.

Lady Gaga

The A Star Is Born actress was overcome with emotion upon hearing her name called for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance with Bradley Cooper.


Kelsea Ballerini and Morgan Evans

The couple snuck in a sweet smooch on the red carpet.

Miley Cyrus

What can we say? She's just being Miley.

Meghan Trainor and Maren Morris

These lovely ladies had a sweet exchange before kicking off Music's Biggest Night.

Robin Thicke and His Son Julian

The father-son duo looked dapper in their suits.

Jennifer Lopez and Lady Gaga

Pucker up!

Katy Perry and Shawn Mendes

The two singers were all smiles as they greeted each other at the award show.

Ricky Martin and Jwan Yosef

Family night out!

Dua Lipa

Who wouldn't be excited after winning Best New Artist?

Post Malone and Toni Braxton

The singer flashed a peace sign as she sat besides the rapper.

Noah Cyrus and Lady Gaga

The recording artists shared a sweet moment during the award show.

Dolly Parton and Miley Cyrus

After singing a killer version of "Jolene," the two stars shared a precious peck on the stage.

Janelle Monáe and Diana Ross

Ross gave Monáe a quick squeeze at the award show.

Lady Gaga and Cardi B

The Best Rap Album winner totally fangirled after meeting Mother Monster.


The Best Rap Song winner kept his eye on the prize—literally.

Stevie Wonder and Alex da Kid

We can't help but wonder what these two were laughing about at the after-party.

Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas

Something clearly made the Game of Thrones actress and her DNCE fiancé laugh at the after-party at Spring Place Beverly Hills.

Paris Jackson, Gabriel Glenn and Monte Lipman

The dynamic duo enjoyed the after-party at Spring Place Beverly Hills with the Republic Records executive.

We can't wait until next year!