Happy Grammys Sunday!
The 2018 Grammy Awards aired live on Sunday and E! News was there to offer you exclusive, behind-the-scenes insights and other moments not seen during the ceremony's broadcast.
Check back here periodically for updates throughout the day!
During the Show:
Beyoncé, wearing a black gown, sat with husband Jay-Z and daughter Blue Ivy, who wore a white outfit. They had skipped the red carpet. During Stingand Shaggy's performance, Bey kept her sunglasses on and danced in her seat. Jay was seen bending down and talking to their daughter as Bey moved to the music. Blue also swung her feet to show off her sparkling strappy silver to her dad. As soon as the performance ended, Jay got up on his feet.
During commercial breaks, past Grammy performances were screened to the Radio City Music Hall audience. When Beyoncé and Prince's 2014 performance appeared on the big screen, Blue Ivy pointed and watched her mom intently.
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Jaden Smith went over to greet Bey and Jay during a commercial break.
Hillary Clinton drew the biggest applause at Radio City Music Hall when she appeared in her "Fire and Fury" skit.
Maren Morris, Brothers Osborne and Eric Church received a standing ovation for their "Tears In Heaven" tribute performance to the victims of the 2017 Las Vegas massacre.
The crowd also jumped to their feet and clapped and cheered when Logic referenced the word "s--thole" in his performance, referring to comments attributed to President Donald Trump about Haiti and African countries (he has denied making such a remark). Logic hugged Alessia Cara and Khalid, then did a celebratory jump before hugging some of the extras behind him.
Two men helped Lady Gaga and her giant dress off the stage after her performance. She walked slowly, grabbing her outfit carefully, and was graceful and poised as she made her exit.
Six people, including wardrobe, hair and makeup artists, crowded around Miley Cyrus on stage as they got ready for her performance with Elton John, who sat at his piano. Miley handed it off her cup to a man before making her way to her mark.
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Pink ran over to the woman who performed the sign language interpretation of her performance and gave her a huge hug. They walked arm and arm to the side of the stage, talking, smiling and laughing.
When Kendrick mentioned fellow nominee Jay-Z in his acceptance speech for Best Rap Album, Jay bowed his head. When Kendrick said, "Jay for president," Jay laughed and clapped.
Jay-z watched Childish Gambino (Donald Glover), who was performing on the middle stage, on the big screens from his seat. He was bopping his head to the beat and sipping on water. Jay Z stood up and gave the performer a standing Ovation.
Little Big Town's set took an entire commercial break and Sam Smith's entire performance to set up. The group waited patiently at their microphones as Alessa Cara won Best New Artist.
Jenny McCarthy and husband Donnie Wahlberg started out dancing in their seats to "Despacito" and then ended up dancing in the aisles. They kissed a few times as the song ended. Other audience members also danced to the performance.
Jerry Seinfeld thought the puppy gag was hysterical and laughed about it long after the camera was off him. Jerry handed wife Jessica Seinfeld the puppy he had held on-camera and she snuggled it and seemed so happy. Once the lights went down, a man took the puppy away.
John and wife Chrissy Teigen left early, after U2's performance and after walking over and saying hello to Beyoncé and Jay-Z. Chrissy and Beyonce hugged each other and exchanged kisses on the cheek. Chrissy excitedly said hi to Blue. John and Jay shook hands.
mom and dad home by 10:30! pic.twitter.com/OptWB8vndR— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) January 29, 2018
Before the Show:
Lady Gaga arrived early and walked calmly down the red carpet. She stopped to say hi to her friend and collaborator Tony Bennett while he was doing an interview.
The singer attended the event with beau Christian Carino. They were photographed packing on the PDA.
The two were later spotted walking into an elevator with many bodyguards, spurring a few people who were already inside to exit and wait for another one.
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Host James Corden and Sam Smith were very happy to see each other, giving each other hugs and making kissing gestures.
Before the show started, it was revealed that Cardi B lost both her Grammy nominations to Kendrick Lamar. However, she was as cheerful, candid and hilarious as ever on the red carpet, where she also flashed her diamond engagement ring from Offset.
SZA overcame her shyness to walk the Grammys red carpet, where she was accompanied by her mom and grandmother.
Pink also made the Grammys a family affair—she brought her mother, her husband and their daughter Willow, one of their two kids. Willow appeared sleepy at times.
Hart was heard telling someone, "It's her night," referring to Pink.
Fellow nominee Julia Michaels, who had written a song for Pink in the past, said hi to the singer and then bent down to talk to Willow and said they were matching. Michaels told Seacrest on the red carpet that Pink is her "idol."
Nominee Lil Uzi Vert went viral on Twitter after he gave a shout-out to Pop-Tarts in an interview on the red carpet with E! News' Giuliana Rancic.
Best New Artist nominee Khalid attended the event with his parents. He had tweeted four years ago that he wanted to go the Grammys one day, and now he's here! He expressed his excitement about it in an interview with E! News' Ryan Seacrest.
After his interview, Kelly Clarkson bumped into him on the red carpet and told him she's a "huge fan" of his, adding, "My sister, or my sister, my daughter, my 16-year-old daughter is flipping out right now. Literally she introduced me to your music and I'm addicted it's so good."
Clarkson talked to Seacrest on the red carpet, where he surprised her with a pillow bearing an image of her fangirling over Meryl Streep at the 2018 Golden Globes after her E! News interview. Clarkson told Seacrest at the Grammys that she loves the gift.
Seacrest played peek-a-boo with DJ Khaled's 1-year-old son Asahd on the red carpet.
Asahd drew cheers as he appeared with his dad and mom Nicole on the red carpet. When DJ Khaled left to pose for solo photos, the toddler got upset.
Reba McEntire walked the red carpet with her boyfriend, Anthony "Skeeter" Lasuzzo.
Rita Ora went up to Sting to say hello and also took a photo with him and Shaggy.
The 2018 Grammys aired live from Madison Square Garden in New York City on CBS on Sunday.
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