The 2016 Grammys: Behind the scenes with Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber and more

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The 2016 Grammys: Behind the scenes with Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber and more
Behind the red carpet, celebrities have their own quiet, intimate moments too — that are shared on Instagram of course. We saw Lady Gaga as she was transforming into David Bowie, a pre-Grammy Justin Bieber (when he was just any other pop/dance mogul) and the precious moment captured by Taylor Swift

1. Justin Bieber

Instagram | @justinbieber

The first-time Grammy winner (Best dance recording for Where Are Ü Now with Skrillex and Diplo) performed Love Yourself and Where Are Ü Now, but not before sneaking in some me-time with a face mask. 

2. Demi Lovato

Instagram | @ddlovato Happy #NMM and Grammy Day!! Here's my face before all the makeup goes on..

The freckle-faced singer didn't know what a day she'd be having when this photo was posted. Remember that meme of Adele and Lionel Richie that floated around the web? Demi Lovato proved that there's more than one Hello song, wowing the world with her performance of Lionel Richie's Hello at the Grammys. John Legend, Luke Bryan, Meghan Trainor and Tyrese also joined in the tribute to Richie.

3. Adam Levine

Instagram | @behatiprinsloo This is special very special hehe

Levine's model-wife Behati Prinsloo snapped this photo of the Maroon 5 frontman looking pretty chilled in a fuzzy pink bathrobe. Although Maroon 5's Sugar later lost out the best pop duo/group performance award to Mark Ronson and Mars for Uptown Funk, the band still keeps those three other Grammy awards pretty shiny and clean, we reckon.

4. Ellie Goulding

Instagram | @deborahlippmann @elliegoulding wearing Love Me Tender as she slayed 'Love Me Like You Do' tonight at @thegrammys! xoxo DL

The celebrity manicurist primmed Ellie Goulding's nails before the singer joined Andra Day on stage for a duet of Goulding's Oscar-nominated tune Love Me Like You Do.

7. Lady Gaga

The world loves you David.

A video posted by Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) on

What can't Lady Gaga do? After performing at the Super Bowl 50, the music world has been keeping its eyes and ears peeled for her Bowie tribute. And she delivered: In song, soul and makeup. Here, she sheds a tear as a makeup artist works her magic along the soundtrack of David Bowie's Blackstar.

6. Alessandra Ambrosio

Instagram | @alessandraambrosio Ready to rock @thegrammys #musicismylife #grammy2016 #rockchick Loving this look @beau_nelson @cwoodhair @jennifermazurstyle 

Always on the best-dressed list, model Alessandra Ambrosio takes a car selfie en route to the awards. With a pair of smokey eyes, a black cut-out Versace dress and heavy metals to accessorise, the Victoria's Secret favourite looked every bit the grown up, glammed up rock chick.

7. Tony Bennett

Instagram | @itstonybennett Happy and I are delighted to be in Los Angeles for @thegrammys tonight!

Tony Bennett just picked up his 18th Grammy. Yes, that's the face of a real star, just happy to exist with his dog. The veteran vocalist won best traditional pop vocal album for his latest release, The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern, Tony Bennett & Bill Charlap.

8. James Bay


We were glad to see our #ManCrushMonday James Bay and #WomanCrushWednesday Tori Kelly performing together at the Grammys. The best new artist nominees promised a stripped down and organic performance, and they delivered: As Bay sang his hit single Let It Go, Kelly backed him up; and when Kelly took to her hit Hollow, Bay joined her too. 

9. Pharrell

Instagram | @pharrell THE GRAMMY AWARDS 

The Grammy award-winning singer and producer wasn't just frontin' — Pharrell's the real deal, sporting fashion-forward threads from Chanel, Adidas, G-Star RAW and Richard Mille. His music video for Freedom was nominated for best music video, but the award went to Taylor Swift's Bad Blood.

10. Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift

We just won a Grammy for the Bad Blood music video and we are NOT OK. @selenagomez

A video posted by Taylor Swift (@taylorswift) on


If there was one music video from last year that bore the smartest marketing tools, it'd have to be Taylor Swift's Bad Blood. Artistry aside, it featured all the right, news-making women, a rising co-collaborator Kendrick Lamar, and it involved lots of skintight leather. Taylor Swift's Bad Blood went on to win Best music video — and Swift took this candid moment of best friend Selena Gomez the moment it was announced. 

For more coverage of the 2016 Grammys, click here.

Text: Adibah Isa

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