The Grammy Awards have been a prestigious and intriguing event to witness or be a part of for many years, with performances and collaborations that are uniquely specific to this once-a-year event. Having its own major event and expectation leading up to the awards each year means that most occurrences during the Grammys are one of a kind and planned ahead of time by celebrities.
This also means there’s a good deal of competition to have the most memorable moments. Big events combined with competing celebrities have led to many odd happenings. Here are some of the weirdest Grammy moments of all time to show you some examples.
Twenty One Pilots in Their Underwear?
In 2017 when the two man band Twenty One Pilots won the award for Best Pop Duo, they stripped down to just their underwear before going up to the stage to make a speech. Not only that, but they calmly delivered a speech that was sincere and grateful for their placement in the show and for winning the award. They said doing so was paying homage to how they used to watch the Grammy Awards from home, and it certainly caught their fans by surprise.
As with many other introductions on this awards show and others, there have been plenty of awkward and nervous moments for announcers and the celebs being called out. However, actor John Travolta truly has had his share of embarrassing or awkward deliveries for introducing celebs at the Grammys. One of the most remembered is how awkward Travolta was introducing Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood during one year’s show. He had to read the cues from cards due to poor eyesight which wasn’t realized until late, alongside some odd phrasings.
Best New Artist Fumbles
Grammy award category Best New Artist has had some of the weirdest or nonsensical winnings and nominees for many years which has been criticized by watchers and other celebrities. For example, in 1975 Marvin Hamlisch was awarded the category when he had already been successful for around or over a decade up to that point and had won his share of awards for this success too. Events of awards being won in cases that don’t make sense for the category are quite common, especially for Best New Artist nominees and winners.
Interruptions and Feuds
The celebrity world is full of drama, feuds, and related incidents which means it’s no surprise that these sometimes carry on into the awards shows they participate in or are nominated for. This has been just the case over many years of the Grammys, such as when Beck won an Album of The Year award when pit against Beyoncé herself and Kanye got up on stage for Beyoncé’s honor. This occurrence was retracted by Kanye, but it left a tense and awkward air for some time. And that isn’t the only time things like that have happened on and off stage.
Some of us have witnessed these weird or unexpected Grammy Awards moments throughout the years as well as others that have happened too, but it’s unlikely you’ve seen or heard all of these top weird moments especially with how long the awards have been in action.
Every year more celebrities are being awarded or nominated for Grammy awards and taking the show by storm with their performances, speeches, and winnings; so there’s always going to be more and more competition to be remembered for their actions in these type of events or earn their way to more awards in the future. Who knows what will come next for the Grammy Awards’ weird moments.