Katy Perry didn't hold anything back during her Grammy Awards performance yesterday. A Katy Perry impostor actually kicked things off pretending to be the pop star singing "ET" before the real Katy emerged to debut her brand new single, "Part of Me." Decked out in a skintight latex suit, Katy showed off her dance moves and attitude with the breakup anthem. The track will be included on her upcoming rerelease of Teenage Dream, and while it was recorded before her divorce from Russell Brand, she did change the lyrics for the Grammys show to specifically address her own recent split. Watch Katy Perry's Grammy performance video now!
Katy Perry's ombré up 'do was packed with volume when she walked the red carpet at the Grammys but she traded that in for a crimped bob when she took to the stage to perform "Part of Me". Also gone? The baby pink lip, which she replaced with a shiny magenta pout. So how did she achieve such a high-impact lip look? With the help of Glitzy Lips Pink Couture. Despite a few companies claiming Katy's lip look as their own, Kimmie Kyees — the singer's manicurist — confirmed that she applied the lip foils to Katy on the night of the Grammys. Unfortunately the product only currently ships to the US, UK and South Africa, but you can get a similar look to Katy's with Violent Lips Pink Glitterati ($14.95 for three). The temporary lip tattoos are already big, with the Kardashians were pictured having fun with them late last year.
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There was so much going down onstage at yesterday's Grammy Awards, it was easy to miss the stars mingling backstage and out in the audience. Adele was the evening's big winner with six statues, but it seems like Paul McCartney was the recipient of the most popular honour. He doled out kisses to wife Nancy Shevell, but other musicians were all about getting face time with Macca, including Lady Gaga. See who else rubbed shoulders at the Grammys, and weigh in with your thoughts on the show's fashions with Fab and Bella's fashion and beauty polls!
Jennifer Hudson performed "I Will Always Love You" in tribute to the passing of Whitney Houston at yesterday's Grammy Awards. The emotional in memoriam rendition of Whitney's iconic song came just one day after she passed away suddenly in LA on Saturday. Jennifer's performance was simple and moving — watch it again now.
Post-Grammys, there's been a lot of talk about how amazing Taylor Swift looked. And we have to agree: her makeup and hair were pitch perfect. We were especially taken with her lip colour. It looked like she wasn't wearing anything at all, even though the shade was just a little more intense than bare lips could be. "Taylor wanted her lips to be very natural," explains Ms. Swift's makeup artist, Lorrie Turk. The trick to faux bare lips, according to Turk, is actually very simple. "I applied Cover Girl LipPerfection in Enthrall to her lips with my fingertip to push the colour in," Turk says. The result was a pretty, barely there stain that we'll definitely be trying. You too?
The 2012 Grammy Awards were all about Adele's major wins and the sad passing of Whitney Houston. After a kickoff from Bruce Springsteen, host LL Cool J led a prayer for Whitney and gave a look back at some of her stellar Grammys performances. Alicia Keys and Bonnie Raitt honoured another late musical star, Etta James, with a song. Bonnie and Alicia also presented best pop solo performance to Adele for "Someone Like You." Adele, who suffered from vocal problems for the last year, appropriately thanked her doctors. Further accolades went to Jay-Z and Kanye West, both absent, for best rap song with "Otis," and Dave Grohl's Foo Fighters picked up best rock performance for "Walk." Bon Iver took home best new artist.
Rihanna and Coldplay teamed up for one of the evening's most memorable duets. Her "We Found Love" segued into Coldplay's "Princess of China" and "Paradise." Another highlight was the long-awaited reunion of the Beach Boys, and they brought back their hit "Good Vibrations" with some help from Adam Levine. Taylor Swift won two honours before the proceedings even began, and later went folksy with her stint behind the mic. Katy Perry, taking a different approach, donned a skintight bodysuit for "Part of Me." Katy changed the words to the track, apparently making a dig at her ex Russell Brand.
Adele was back onstage later in the night with her adorable producer, Paul Epworth, to accept song of the year for "Someone Like You." She made her triumphant return to the microphone with her hit "Rolling in the Deep" after a glowing introduction from Gwyneth Paltrow, and received a standing ovation from her big fans like Paul McCartney and Rihanna. The track was also crowned record of the year and her 21 was album of the year! A teary Adele raised her new gold, joked about having a snotty nose, and said to her mother, "Mum, girl did good!"
Jennifer Hudson helped wrap things up with a touching Whitney Houston tribute, belting out "I Will Always Love You." The show was officially closed by Paul McCartney with help from his "friends" like Dave Grohl, Joe Walsh and Bruce Springsteen. Check out all the Grammys red carpet action as well as the full list of Grammy winners!
The mood of the Grammy awards was a bit sombre this year in the wake of Whitney Houston's shocking death, but the show went on, and the statues were all handed out to the winners. Adele owned the night, picking up multiple awards, including those for record of the year, album of the year, and song of the year.
Music's leading ladies and more famous faces brought their best looks to the Grammys red carpet in LA today. Julianne Hough posed in a strapless Kaufman Franco gown, while Alicia Keys chose a simple black dress and arrived on the arm of husband Swizz Beatz. Adele, who won all six awards she was nominated for, wore a custom Giorgio Armani gown. She took the stage at today's show to perform for the first time since undergoing surgery to repair damaged vocal chords late last year. Fellow performer, Rihanna, brought the sexiness in a backless Armani number, which she helped design.
Neutrals were a big trend on the carpet with Kate Beckinsale stepping out in a cream Zuhair Murad mini and country star Miranda Lambert in a similarly-hued lace Pivoni gown. Miranda joined her husband, Blake Shelton, on the carpet. Kelly Osbourne sparkled in Tony Ward with her light purple hair. Best country song and best country solo performance winner Taylor Swift rocked a high-neck Zuhair Murad.
Nominee Carrie Underwood kept the sparkle coming in a long sleeve white gown by Gomez-Gracia. She hit the stage for a duet with Tony Bennett at the show. Katy Perry, who was nominated for two Grammys, switched up her usually edgy appearance with a subtle blue Elie Saab that matched her bright hair, while Fergie showed skin in a hot orange lace Jean Paul Gaultier that revealed her black undergarments. Lady Antebellum's Hillary Scott brought a touch of colour with her purple Monique Lhuillier gown.
There were more fashionable moments with Nicki Minaj stepping out in a dramatic Versace cape, and Malin Akerman wearing white, among others, so be sure to click through to see all the looks, and then vote on Fab and Bella's red carpet polls!
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We've checked out what the leading ladies wore at the 2012 Grammys, so we thought it time to see what the men wore for their turn on the red carpet. There were slick suits a plenty on the likes of David Burtka, Neil Patrick Harris, Tony Bennett and Ryan Seacrest, who wore Prada, while the boys from Kings of Leon were all looking resplendent in Gucci. Rapper Wiz Khalifa stood out in a monochrome D&G, David Guetta chose a black suit with studded detailing along the lapel. From plaid and printed tees to waistcoats and workman boots, walk right this way to see the rest of the boys red carpet line-up . . .
The music industry goes all out for the Grammy Awards, and today we got both the weird and the wonderful on the fashion front (yes Nicki Minaj, we're talking about you). But amongst the cray-cray, there were some super sophisticated red carpet moments too. Our top four include Adele, who looked flawless in sequin-strewn Giorgio Armani and Taylor Swift who took a couture-inspired detour from her usual red rug routine in Zuhair Murad. Gwyneth Paltrow turned to gal-pal Stella McCartney for her über elegant black gown, whilst Rihanna sizzled in a slit-to-there dress which she co-designed with Giorgio Armani. Embellished, glitzy, chic or sexy; which stylish celeb do you think deserves this year's best dressed title for their Grammys look?