The 65th Annual Grammy Awards recently took place on 5 January in the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles and celebrities splashed themselves across social media platforms with beautiful outfits. Outfits that were somewhat simple, but beautiful in a way that is unique and non-complicated, were shouting volumes at Camila Cabello’s outfit. The Don’t Go Yet singer wore a stunning bralette with a black gown that hugged her curves. The bralette was a sparkling silver with magnificent sequins. Cabello’s Instagram has since been posting more pictures of her in the outfit, figuring she should ‘milk this moment’ as best she could. Simple yet beautiful; she is the embodiment of that statement. Our senorita never fails to impress.
Taylor Swift joined the gorgeous gown party with her stunning two-piece gown; a beautiful shade of dark navy blue with a glitter sequin. The All Too Well artist resembled a night sky with shiny stars complete with purple specked diamond earrings. A dress like that would flourish anyone’s reputation. It acted as a subtle hint towards the name of Swift’s previous album. This female artist deserves all the good in the world due to not just her as a being, but to the music she makes. It relates to our anti-heroes and makes us embrace our flaws, not run away from them while they look back at us in the mirror. Taylor and ex-boyfriend, Harry Styles, were caught having a genuine friendly moment in between performances at the award show, the two sharing a hug and a happy genuine chat. Whoever said there was bad blood there?
Harry Styles lived up to his surname as his style was loved by all; a sharp-looking cream coloured blazer with a black collar. It was worn over a sparkly silver low cut top with a darker cream- coloured pants complete with a cross necklace; he looked the part while receiving not one, but two Grammy awards. The As It Was singer won the Grammy award for ‘Album of the Year,’ and while receiving his award, the reaction from some Beyonce fans was reported to be negative. His speech touched a lot of people and he said “this doesn’t happen to people like me” sparked a huge backlash from people as they expressed concerns over the favouritism for white artists at award shows. However, I believe Harry meant something completely different and didn’t deserve the negativity; his meaning being his manner and the way he dresses in an industry that can be extremely demanding and oppressive.
The night held the heartfelt moment of Adele being awarded the ‘Top Pop Solo Performance,’ her award being given to her by Dwayne Johnson, someone that she has always wanted to meet. Beyonce fans were thrilled as the Queen B won an award for ‘Top R&B Song’ while bombshell Lizzo won the ‘Best Record’ award for her song About Damn Time. And yes, it was about damn time that the song won an award as it’s a hit that the lovers of music blast on a daily basis. Taylor Swift received an award for ‘Best Music Video’ for her song and short film of All Too Well. It was a heart-breaking, yet raw, piece of work that related to people on so many levels. The ‘Best Pop Duo/Group Performance’ went to Sam Smith and Kim Petras for their song Unholy, a definite fan favourite since it was released in September 2022.
Rachel Garvey is a Co-Editor for Features for Student Independent News for the year 2023/24. She works full-time, but dedicates her free time to writing and being involved in SIN. Rachel has been a contributor to SIN since 2017.