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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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Slightly Older Thug

Young Thug sits upon a throne for his 26th birthday party, held at Tago International in Atlanta on August 16th. 

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Chappelling It Well

Dave Chappelle (center) is flanked by Chance The Rapper, Mo Amer, Jon Stewart, Donnell Rawlings, John Mayer and Hannibal Buress during his Radio City Music Hall show (right across from Rolling Stone’s offices) in New York City on August 17th.  

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Sweet Resistance

Olivia Wilde joins Michael Moore (they’re both in politically-minded Broadway shows right now) as he leads a procession to Trump Tower for a peaceful protest on August 15th.

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Where They Summer

Alicia Keys, Justin Timberlake, Rashida Jones and Chris Rock take a break during Apollo in the Hamptons 2017, held at The Creeks in East Hampton, New York on August 12th.

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Bieber on the Green

A chilling-out Justin Bieber chats with golfers Wesley Bryan and Bubba Watson during the 2017 PGA Championship at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, North Carolina August 8th.

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Two Kings

Lebron James and Drake bro out hosting a pool party for Caribana 2017 (Toronto’s Caribbean Carnival) in Toronto August 5th. 

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Taking It In

Ashton Kutcher points out the action to wife Mila Kunis as they watch Wiz Khalifa’s set during the Sziget Festival in Budapest, Hungary August 10th.

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Uncommon Strength

Common is the winner in a pull-up contest with an inmate at Ironwood Maximum Security Prison in Blythe, California during a recent visit.

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Paying Respects

Busta Rhymes bows down to DJ Kool Herc during the Crystal Pepsi Throwback Tour event, held at Billy’s Sports Bar in the Bronx on August 1st.

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Lotsa Lolla Fun

Run the Jewels’ Killer Mike and El-P headlined at Rolling Stone‘s party during Lollapalooza Weekend in Chicago on August 5th.

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Skywalker Lane

Mark Hamill celebrates with fans in San Diego during the dedication of Mark Hamill Drive in San Diego on July 30th.

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Cool Pants, Man!

The Doors’ Robby Krieger tosses out the first pitch before the San Francisco Giants played the Dodgers on July 28th at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.

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Crew Love

Vic Mensa gets a mazel tov from T.I. during an album listening party for Mensa’s The Autobiography in New York City July 28th.

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End of an Era

Skrillex performs at Webster Hall during the fabled New York City venue’s final night of operations on August 5th. 

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Gary Richards aka Destructo and Giorgio Moroder perform at Hard Summer Music Festival - 10 Year Anniversary at Glen Helen Amphitheatre on August 6, 2017 in San Bernardino, California.


Mixing with the Master

Gary Richards aka Destructo hugs it out with EDM godfather Giorgio Moroder during the Hard Summer Music Festival, held at Glen Helen Amphitheatre in San Bernardino, California on August 6th.

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Going Big for Meek

Migos’ Quavo and Takeoff fete their buddy Meek Mill at the release party for his album Wins and Losses in Atlanta July 23rd. 

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Dive Bar Duet

John Mayer and Alessia Cara jam together for Bud Light’s Dive Bar Tour at the Echoplex in Los Angeles July 26th.

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Party of Titanic Proportions

Leonardo DiCaprio gets support from Lenny Kravitz and Madonna at his titular foundation’s annual gala (raising funds for environmental causes) in Saint-Tropez, France July 26th. 

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Speed Metal

Avenged Sevenfold’s Johnny Christ (right) hangs at a pitstop with racer (and reality star) Arie Luyendyk Jr. at the Honda Indy Toronto temporary street course, where the duo took a 140-mph spin on July 15th. 

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The Otherwordly Rih-Rih

Rihanna gives fans what the want at the London premiere of Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets on July 24th.

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Steve Aoki performs on the runway at the Kolony Album Release Event & Dim Mak SS18 Collection at Build Studio on July 18, 2017 in New York City.

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Aoki’s A-Okay

DJ Aoki gives the old “rock on!” gesture on the runway during his Dim Mak fashion show, which doubled as a release bash for his new Kolony album, at Build Studio in New York City July 18th. 

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Rapper Drake brings out the game ball with the officials at NRG Stadium on July 20, 2017 in Houston, Texas.

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Game on for a Baller

Drake brings out the game ball with the officials at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas July 20th.

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Squad Goals AF

Schoolboy Q, Tyler the Creator and A$AP Rocky chill out during Budland – Budweiser’s first-ever festival celebrating L.A.’s music, fashion and food scenes – in Los Angeles July 16th.

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Always a Starr

Barbara Bach, Jenny Lewis, David Lynch and Edgar Winter flanked birthday boy Ringo Starr, who celebrated his 77th at Capitol Records in Los Angeles July 7th. 

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They Don’t Care ‘Bout That

Weezer’s Brian Bell, Rivers Cuomo, and Scott Shriner jam during Day 3 of the Forcastle Festival in Louisville, Kentucky on July 16th.

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Not Just Another Busker

With the Naked Cowboy and other local notables nearby, Billy Ray Cyrus performs as Burnin Vernon Brown (his character on CMT show Still the King) in New York City’s Times Square on June 10th. 

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Take That (Kiss)

Robbie Williams kisses wife Ayda during the launch of the Marc O’Polo 50th anniversary special edition sweatshirt on July 6th in Munich, Germany.

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Gotta Lotta Hart

Kevin Hart holds onto his son during his 38th birthday celebration and mural dedication – all part of Kevin Hart Day – in his home city of Philadelphia on July 6th.


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Manning the Decks

Diplo glad-hands well-wishers during The Pink Party (presented by SWISH) at Pier 81 in New York City on July 8th.

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Powering Up

The Backstreet Boys get psyched for a show backstage during the 2017 Festival d’ete de Quebec on July 9th in Quebec City.

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And He Thinks to Himself …

Jon Batiste & Stay Human glad hand the crowd during the 2017 Louis Armstrong’s Wonderful World Festival at Flushing Meadows Corona Park in New York City July 8th.

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Mashing It Up for Peace

Shakira collaborates live with Chris Martin and the men of Coldplay during the Global Citizen Festival in Hamburg, Germany on July 6th.


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HAIM-ing It Up

The Haim sisters (Danielle, Este and Alana) oblige a fan with a pic at a screening of Paul Thomas Anderson’s Valentine at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Brooklyn July 5th.


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Xscape in the Room

Tamika Scott, Kandi Burruss, Tameka ‘Tiny’ Harris and LaTocha Scott of Xscape perform in concert at the 2017 Essence Festival at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on July 2nd, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. 

Tracy Morgan

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Sweet Minions

Tracy Morgan celebrates his daughter’s birthday with the Minions at Dylan’s Candy Bar on July 1st, 2017 in New York City. 

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