Republished by Billboard.
The 2018 Grammys didn’t quite go down as many prognosticators expected, with Bruno Mars sweeping more categories than oddsmakers predicted and the evening’s tone taking a decidedly more political bend than usual.
But hey, whether your fave lost or won, there were plenty of moments from performers and presenters (and an extremely surprising cameo) to keep things interesting. In no particular order, here are our 10 best and five worst moments from the 2018 Grammys.
The 10 Best Moments
P!nk Owns the Game
After years of (admittedly incredible) P!nk stunts on awards shows (we’ve put her on the side of a hotel, suspended her midair in most arenas and plopped her behind the wheel of a tractor) someone finally just let her walk up to a mic and sing a damn song. And considering she sounds incredible singing live while risking her life, you might think, “Well, she must sing even better when she’s not worried about plunging to her death.” And you would be right. She absolutely destroyed the Grammy vocal competition Sunday night, demonstrating why she’s truly a Pop GOAT.
Bruno and Cardi B’s Energy
“Finesse” is one of the most enjoyable songs to hit the airwaves in months, and when Bruno and Cardi took the stage together at MSG, it was basically the visual equivalent of sucking down three Pixy Stix and hopping into a plastic ball pit – sweaty, colorful and crazy fun.
Kendrick’s Presidential Prediction
After accepting rap album of the year for DAMN., Kendrick threw this wish into the ether: “JAY-Z for president!” Well, if he’s not gonna get any Grammys in 2018, maybe at least he can win the White House in 2020.
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