No one could blame Harry-bleeping-Styles for feeling boa constricted at the Grammys after his shirtless performance left everyone wanting a piece of him -including his ex Taylor Swift.
The couple, who started dating in 2012, were spotted chatting animatedly together inside the Los Angeles Convention Center on Sunday night after Hazza, 27, turned up the temperature from the get-go.
He slid across the stage shirtless in a Gucci leather suit, slinking a feather boa about him. Taylor was spotted cheering him on, seven years after writing her hit break-up tracks about him — Out Of The Woods and Style.
Also making a beeline for the heartthrob during a backstage costume change was Harry’s longtime admirer Lizzo.
He and the Juice singer cuddled up for a selfie backstage after joking live on TV at last year’s Brits about tequila consumption.
She excitedly captioned her cuddle: ‘HARRY WON A GRAMMY!!!!’
Even the Grammys’ host Trevor Noah warned fans with a crush on Hazza that they had a frustrating night ahead.
‘This evening, we will celebrate music and hopefully forget all our problems, unless one of our problems is being obsessed with Harry Styles, because that’s only going to get worse, I can promise you,’ he warned.
Apparently cast under Harry’s spell himself, Noah joked: ‘It’s crazy to think someone that talented and handsome is from the same place as Boris Johnson!’
The only person not getting their slice of Harry on the evening was his girlfriend, 37-year-old Olivia Wilde.
The Hollywood actress/director, who recently finished directing Hazza in Don’t Worry Darling, is in London after forming a bubble with ex Jason Sudeikis to look after their two children.
Aside from the swoon factor, Harry enjoyed his own adrenaline rush when he won the best pop vocal performance Grammy, for Watermelon Sugar.
He was so excited, the former 1D star set off the bleeper while paying tribute to fellow nominees. He blurted out: ‘All of these songs are f***ing massive, so thank you so much. I feel very honoured to be here among you.’
Harry Styles’s obsession with phallic jewellery is bananas
He ditched the idea of wearing a shirt at the Grammys in favour of a suggestive pendant, nestling in a peeled-back banana skin. The tiny Gucci accessory, costing £323, isn’t Hazza’s first gag involving the fruit.
When right-wing US commentator Candace Owens blasted him last year for wearing feminine clothing, Harry issued a slap-down on Instagram by eating a banana as he posed in a frilly outfit. He captioned it with one of her quotes: ‘Bring back manly men.’
Gram gestures! The top gongs
Record of the year
Everything I Wanted, Billie Eilish
Song of the Year
I Can’t Breathe, H.E.R. (Dernst Emile II, H.E.R. & Tiara Thomas — songwriters)
Album of the Year
Folklore, Taylor Swift
Best New Artist
Megan Thee Stallion
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
Rain On Me Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande
Best Pop Vocal Album
Future Nostalgia, Dua Lipa
Best Pop Solo Performance
Watermelon Sugar, Harry Styles
Best Rock Album
The New Abnormal, The Strokes
Best R&B Performance
Black Parade, Beyoncé
Best R&B Album
Bigger Love, John Legend
Best Rap Song
Savage, Megan Thee Stallion feat Beyoncé (Beyoncé, Shawn Carter, Brittany Hazzard, Derrick Milano, Terius Nash, Megan Pete, Bobby Session Jr, Jordan Kyle Lanier Thorpe & Anthony White — songwriters)
Best Rap Album
King’s Disease, Nas
Best Rap Performance
Savage, Megan Thee Stallion feat Beyoncé
Best Contemporary Christian Music Album
Jesus Is King, Kanye West
Need help, Bey? Don’t hesitate to mask
Who could possibly begrudge Beyoncé her own mask assistant after her record-breaking night at the Grammys?
The pop titan’s aide was snapped helping Queen Bey with her face mask at the Covid-safe celebrations.
But Beyoncé, 39, wasn’t the only winner in the family at the ceremony on Sunday. Blue Ivy, her eldest child with Jay-Z, scooped her first Grammy at the age of nine. She was credited as a songwriter after starring in mum’s promo Brown Skin Girl, which won best music video.
Blue narrowly missed out on entering the record books herself — the youngest Grammy winner is country singer Leah Peasall, who was eight when she won in 2001. But Blue’s mum is now the most-decorated female artist in Grammy Awards history after winning four gongs from her nine nominations this year. That makes it 28 Grammys during her career, beating bluegrass artist Alison Krauss’s previous record of 27.
Bey, who also scooped best rap performance, best R&B performance and best rap song, said: ‘I know my two daughters and my son are watching. Blue, she won a GRAMMY tonight! I’m so proud of you. I’m so proud to be all of your mommy.’
Album trophy brings Dua up to date
She was fighting fit on stage, but Dua Lipa has confessed she thought her music was ‘dated’ before Future Nostalgia made her a Grammy winner.
Working her way through a variety of outfits and purring across the stage, the British pop babe’s fears proved unfounded when her second album won best pop vocal album.
‘Future Nostalgia means the absolute world to me and it has changed my life in so many ways,’ said Dua. ‘I felt really dated at the end of my last album where I felt like I only had to make sad music to feel like it mattered. I’m grateful and so honoured because happiness is something we all deserve and need in our lives.’
The 25-year-old’s steamy Grammys performance was only rivalled by Megan Thee Stallion, who got down and dirty with WAP collaborator Cardi B.
Billie: Award wasn’t everything I wanted
Billie Eilish was ‘embarrassed’ to win record of the year for everything i wanted because she thought Megan Thee Stallion deserved the award.
The 19-year-old hadn’t expected to be accepting the night’s biggest honour from Sir Ringo Starr because she felt her fellow nominee should have won for Savage, her collab with Beyoncé.
Billie said: ‘I’m embarrassed. Megan, girl, I was going to write a speech about how you deserve this, but then I was like, “There’s no way they’re going to choose me”.
‘You had a year I think was unstoppable, you are a queen, I want to cry thinking about how much I love you.
‘Genuinely, this goes to her. Can we cheer for Megan Thee Stallion please?’
It looks like Kanye’s made pees with the prize givers
What a difference a year makes! The last time we saw Kanye West with a Grammy he was weeing on it in protest — but he has now won Christian song of the year.
The rapper — on course for divorce from Kim Kardashian — has a chequered relationship with the event but it all took a holy turn on Sunday.
Kanye, whose gospel session gigs have been critically acclaimed, won best contemporary Christian music album for his record Jesus Is King. And it was not surprising he felt a little bit sheepish about picking up the prize and stayed away.
Last year, the 43-year-old used a video of himself weeing on one of his 21 gramophone trophies to hit out at record label Universal in an online rant. But now his 22nd gong means he ties with JAY-Z for most Grammy wins among hip hop artists.
Joe becomes part of Folklore as Swift sets a new record
Joe Alwyn gets extra boyfriend brownie points after Taylor Swift thanked him first for her record-breaking album of the year.
Tay Tay heaped praise on her British lover of four years following her first performance at the Grammys for five years, during which she performed a medley of hits including Cardigan.
Bagging the gong for lockdown record Folklore, the 31-year-old is the first female artist to win album of the year three times.
Despite The Favourite actor’s reluctance to comment on his girlfriend, Taylor gushed: ‘Joe, who is the first person I play every single song that I write, and I had the best time writing songs to you in quarantine.’
She added: ‘Mostly, we want to thank the fans. You guys met us in this imaginary world we created and we can’t tell you how honoured we are.’
Prince becomes the joke of Sussex
The fallout from Harry and Meghan’s Oprah interview became the butt of the jokes at the Grammys when comedian Trevor Noah opened the event with a joke about the royal family.
Pointing to the masked nominees, all seated and socially distanced in a marquee, he said there was ‘more tension in that tent than at a family reunion at Buckingham Palace’ — a dig at the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s bombshell revelations last week.
Noah, 37, also pieced together the pandemic and the chaotic end to Donald Trump’s presidency. He quipped the Grammys would be the ‘biggest outdoor event this year besides the storming of the Capitol’.
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Author: Andrei Harmsworth