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See the best shots from the first Grammys week in New York City in 15 years

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Lorde and Stevie backstage at the Musicares Person of the Year Concert.

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When the Grammys returned to New York City for the first time in 15 years, the Big Apple was ready. Before, during and after Music’s Biggest Night at Madison Square Garden, galas, concerts, brunches and other special events popped up in Manhattan (and other boroughs, too), where the likes of Fleetwood Mac, Lorde, Card Bi, Missy Elliot and other multi-generation artists could party and trade notes. Check out all the best photos you missed in Random Notes.

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Clive in the Concrete Jungle

Clive Davis and his former protege Alicia Keys chat at his annual pre-Grammy gala on January 27th in New York City. 

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Baby Driver Chainsmokes to Mars

The Chainsmokers’ Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart flank Ansel Elgort and Jared Leto at a pre-Grammy party hosted by the electronic duo and Velocity, held in New York City January 26th. 

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Hat’s the Best

Dave Chappelle, Erykah Badu and Quincy Jones chill at Universal Music Group’s Grammy after party, held at Spring Studios in downtown Manhattan January 28th. 

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Bob Weir joins the Preservation Hall Jazz Band during a January 27th MusiCares concert at the McKittrick Hotel in Manhattan. 

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Still Spinning

Mark Ronson manned the decks at New York City’s Public Arts, where he and Shinola hosted a Grammys after-party January 28th.

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She Opted to Stay

Gary Clark Jr. and Lisa Loeb glowed at Universal Music Group’s Grammys after-party, held at Spring Street Studios in New York’s Soho on January 28th.

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Misdemeanor Cardi

Missy Elliott and Cardi mingle at Warner Music Group’s Pre-Grammys party January 25th in New York City.

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Lucky Lorde

Lorde and Stevie Nicks bond backstage at the 2018 MusiCares Person Of The Year gala – where Fleetwood Mac was collectively honored – at Radio City Music Hall in New York on January 26th.

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Another One…

Hip-hop power trio Jay-Z, Sean “Diddy” Combs and DJ Khaled break bread at Roc Nation’s Grammy weekend brunch event at One World Observatory in New York City on January 27th.

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Quest Loves Janet

Questlove visits Janet Jackson backstage at Barclays Center in Brooklyn after her November 15th concert. 

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No Reason to Be Sad

Morrisey accepts a plaque from city councilwoman Monica Rodriguez  – declaring November 10th Morrissey Day in Los Angeles.

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Still Standin’

Elton John is the man of honor as he receives the Harvard Foundation’s Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian of the Year Award – for his decades of AIDS activism and fundraising – from Dean Rakesh Khurana in Cambridge, Massachusetts on November 6th.

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A Soul Queen and Bill

President Bill Clinton and Aretha Franklin catch up at the Elton John AIDS Foundation’s New York Fall Gala, held at  Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City on November 7th.

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Fashion and Friends

Nicki Minaj is flanked by Diddy’s sons Christian Casey Combs (left) and Quincy Brown (right) at the CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund Gala in New York City November 16th.

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Back in the Game

Kanye West turns up with a pal to watch the Lakers play the Memphis Grizzlies at L.A.’s Staples Center on November 5th.

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The Obamas Take a Chance

Former President Barack Obama, left, shakes hands with Chance The Rapper as former first lady Michelle Obama watches during a community concert at the Obama Foundation Summit, held in Chicago November 1st.

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Secret Geniuses

Rick Rubin and Frank Ocean chill onstage at Spotify’s first-ever Secret Genius Awards, held at Vibiana in Los Angeles on November 1st.

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Prodigal Son Gives Back

Lin-Manuel Miranda delivers food to victims of Hurricane Maria in Vega Alta, Puerto Rico on November 7th.

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Marley Madness

Ziggy Marley and Tom Morello jam during the Exodus 40 Live Celebration concert, held at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles on November 1st.

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Phil’s Key

Phil Lesh is given the ceremonial key to Port Chester, New York for his Halloween concert with The Terrapin Family Band concert on October 31st at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY.

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Laughter, Music and Love

Mike Meyers, Elvis Costello, Bonnie Raitt, Michael McKean and Darlene Love take part in the Little Kids Rock Benefit, held at New York City’s PlayStation Theater on October 18th.

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Billy’s Baby

Billy Joel introduces his newborn daughter Remy Anne on October 23rd in New York City; wife Alexis gave birth one day prior, and the little rocker weighed 7 lbs., 3 oz.  

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DJ’s Little Prince

DJ Khaled helped his Internet-famous son Asahd Khaled celebrate his first birthday at a Tot Living By Haute Living bash held in Miami on October 21st.  

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M and M

Mario Batali broke break with Marcus Mumford at a dinner for the celeb chef’s titular foundation, held at Del Posto eatery in New York City October 15th.

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J. Lo Raising Dough

Jennifer Lopez chats with Wilmer Valderrama at the phone bank during “One Voice: Somos Live! A Concert for Disaster Relief,” held in Los Angeles on October 14th. 

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Dave Grohl and Rick Astley collab like nobody’s business during Cal Jam, held October 7th at Glen Helen Amphitheater in San Bernardino, Calif.