Everyone is still talking about music’s biggest night. From Jennifer Lopez out-legging Angelina Jolie to the hilarious Kelly Clarkson photobomb, the 55th Grammy Awards was a night to remember! To add to that list of what everyone’s talking about, we’re here to highlight three moments that, like legs and photobombs, deserve the attention.
+ Pharrell’s Bracelet
Pharrell caught our eye as he walked down the red carpet. The suit and tie was EVERYTHING, but it was what he was wearing around his wrist that we were most impressed by. When asked about what he was wearing for the evening, Pharrell told Giuliana Rancic he was rockin’ Lanvin adding, “There’s a bracelet that was made by a girl who has terminal cancer. Her name is Serena and it says ‘hope’.” Giuliana then replied, “Serena, sending you love!” The bracelet was a collaboration between Serena and Lorraine Schwartz.
+ Justin Timberlake Returns
Grammy performer Justin Timberlake joined Ryan Seacrest and Grammy President Neil Portnow to announce the first-ever Music Educator Award. A partnership between the GRAMMY Foundation and The Recording Academy, the honor aims ”to recognize music educators for their contributions to our musical landscape and their positive influence on their students’ musical experiences.” Anyone can nominate a teacher (even teachers are able to nominate themselves) as long as they’re a current U.S.-based music teachers from kindergarten through college. Justin’s own foundation was set up in 2001 to support arts and music in school as part of students’ development.
+ Ed Sheeran Jams for Japan
Grammy nominee Ed Sheeran jammed to his hit “The a Team” alongside the incomparable Elton John. In case you were wondering what the red cross on his guitar was for, all signs point to, well, the Red Cross. In 2011, Ed played a benefit concert in London after a tsunami devastated Japan and neighboring regions.
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