The 11 Best Moments Of The 2019 Grammy Awards

The 11 Best Moments Of The 2019 Grammy Awards

Music's biggest night was filled with some very special moments.

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It's finally awards season! This year, the Grammy Awards was filled with twists, turns, and many guest appearances. There was an abundance of new winners, many of whom made history, as well as performances that were unlike any others from the past. To relive one of music's biggest nights, here are Sunday night's best and most memorable moments.

1. Camila Cabello's opening performance.

Camila Cabello

The Cuban-American singer kicked off the night with a fresh performance of her hit song "Havana." Surrounded by colorful set pieces and an array of diverse dancers, Camila was joined onstage by Young Thug, Ricky Martin, and J Balvin. A newspaper that read "Build Bridges Not Walls" was held up by J Balvin before he began singing "Mi Gente," making a political statement only a few moments into the show.

2. Alicia Keyes' Girl Squad included Michelle Obama.

Alicia Keyes

Four powerful women entered the stage as Alicia Keyes' right-hand ladies, including Lady Gaga, Jada Pinkett-Smith, J-Lo, and surprise: Michelle Obama! The audience went crazy when they saw her enter the stage, and her speech about how music helps people connect and share their stories was beautiful and true.

3. Miley Cyrus joins Shawn Mendes onstage.

Shawn Mendes and Miley Cyrus

Grammy rehearsals have sparked a new friendship from these two and I am here for it. Shawn began his first ever Grammy performance behind a piano, turning his Rock and Roll hit "In My Blood" into a beautiful ballad.

Halfway through the song, he grabbed his guitar and met a special guest onstage: Miley Cyrus! Viewers' hearts melted as the pair belted out the final note so perfectly. Collaboration in the future, perhaps? Let's hope so!

4. John Mayer's super sweet gesture to Alicia Keyes in 2004.

John Mayer and Alicia Keyes

Alicia Keyes revealed that when John Mayer won the Grammy for Song of the Year over her 15 years ago, he broke the award in half and gave the second piece to her. He believed she deserved to win as well, so the two now share joint custody of the Grammy. How sweet!

5. Dolly Parton and Miley Cyrus' "Jolene" duet.

Dolly Parton Tribute

Miley's rendition of the Dolly Parton hit was my anthem back in 2012. Hearing her sing it again, but this time with the legend that the song belongs to, was something so special. It was definitely a duet to be remembered.

6. Alicia Keyes' mash-up.

Alicia Keyes Grammy Performance

Alicia showed off her pipes by singing a mashup of all the different songs that she wished she had written herself. Her performance was done by not one, but two pianos. Her talent is too much to handle.

7. Dan and Shay show off their talent.

Dan and Shay Grammys

"Tequila" should win all the Grammys. This country duo proves time and time again just how insanely talented they are. Their acoustic version of their hit song was ended with the most beautiful and insanely long high note that will go down in Grammy history.

8. Drake's inspiring message to the music industry.

Drake Grammys

Drake took home the Grammy for Best Rap Song and his speech was one that no viewer will forget. He suggested that musicians don't need a Grammy to feel like they're successful and revealed that the music industry is just opinion based.

"You've already won if you have people who are singing your songs word for word if you are a hero in your hometown. If there are people who have regular jobs who are coming out in the rain, in the snow, spending their hard-earned money to buy tickets to come to your shows, you don't need this right here. I promise you, you already won."

You tell 'em!

9. The Music Educator Award.

Music Educator Winner

Every year, the Grammys recognizes an educator that has made a significant contribution to the field of musical education. This year's winner was Jeffrey Redding, a high school teacher in Orlando, Florida. This award is a beautiful way of recognizing how important teachers of the arts are to our education programs.

10. Cardi B makes history.

Cardi B Grammy win

Cardi B won Best Rap Album and became the first solo female artist to win the award. Cardi was the only woman nominated in her category, making her an icon to women in music everywhere. She was filled with nerves when giving her acceptance speech, which proved just how grateful she was.

11. A tribute to Aretha Franklin.

Aretha Franklin tribute

After the passing of the Queen of Soul this year, the Grammys put together a tribute for her featuring an array of talented artists. Aretha has left behind a legacy that no one will ever be able to forget about.

The rest of the awards season awaits! Oscars, Tonys, and Emmys: here we come.

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We've all been there. You're talking to a new acquaintance, or a friend of your parents, or whoever. And then, you get the dreaded question.

"So what are you studying in school?"

Cue the instant regret of picking Psychology as your major, solely for the fact that you are 99.9% likely to receive one of the slightly comical, slightly cliche, slightly annoying phrases listed below. Don't worry though, I've included some responses for you to use next time this comes up in conversation. Because it will.

Quick side note, these are all real-life remarks that I've gotten when I told people I was a psych major.

Here we go.

1. So are you, like, analyzing me right now?


Well, I wasn't. But yeah. Now I am.

2. Ugh so jealous! You picked the easy major.


"Lol" is all I have to say to this one. I'm gonna go write my 15-page paper on cognitive impairment. You have fun with your five college algebra problems, though!

3. So can you tell me what you think is wrong with me? *Shares entire life story*


Don't get me wrong; I love listening and helping people get through hard times. But we can save the story about how one time that one friend said that one slightly rude comment to you for later.

4. Well, s**t, I have to be careful what I say around you.


Relax, pal. I couldn't diagnose and/or institutionalize you even if I wanted to.

5. OMG! I have the perfect first client for you! *Proceeds to vent about ex-boyfriend or girlfriend*


Possible good response: simply nod your head the entire time, while actually secretly thinking about the Ben and Jerry's carton you're going to go home and demolish after this conversation ends.

6. So you must kind of be like, secretly insane or something to be into Psychology.


Option one: try and hide that you're offended. Option two: just go with it, throw a full-blown tantrum, and scare off this individual, thereby ending this painful conversation.

7. Oh. So you want to be a shrink?


First off, please. Stop. Calling. Therapists. Shrinks. Second, that's not a psych major's one and only job option.

8. You know you have to go to grad school if you ever want a job in Psychology.


Not completely true, for the record. But I am fully aware that I may have to spend up to seven more years of my life in school. Thanks for the friendly reminder.

9. So you... want to work with like... psychopaths?


Let's get serious and completely not-sarcastic for a second. First off, I take personal offense to this one. Having a mental illness does not classify you as a psycho, or not normal, or not deserving of being treated just like anyone else on the planet. Please stop using a handful of umbrella terms to label millions of wonderful individuals. It's not cool and not appreciated.

10. So can you, like, read my mind?


It actually might be fun to say yes to this one. Try it out and see what happens. Get back to me.

11. You must be a really emotional person to want to work in Psychology.


Psychology is more than about feeling happy, or sad, or angry. Psychology is about understanding the most complex thing to ever happen to us: our brain. How it works the way it does, why it works the way it does, and how we can better understand and communicate with this incredibly mysterious, incredibly vast organ in our tiny little skull. That's what psychology is.

So keep your head up, psychology majors, and don't let anyone discourage you about choosing, what is in my opinion, the coolest career field out there. The world needs more people like us.

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