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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.

Jake Chamseddine

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.

Royalty Brown and Chris Brown

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Chris’ Lil’ Princess

Chris Brown takes daughter Royalty to the premiere of the singer’s film Chris Brown: Welcome to My Life in Los Angeles June 6th.

Trench of Naughty By Nature

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Not ‘Cuz He Hates Ya

Naughty By Nature’s Treach takes selfies with fans as he touts his I Love the 90s: The Party Continues Tour on the Today Show in New York City June 6th.

Halle Berry, Common

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Berry Sweet Serenade

Halle Berry watches Common perform at the 16th Annual Chrysalis Butterfly Ball in Los Angeles June 3.

Brendon Urie

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Panic! Hits Broadway

Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco has his first curtain call following his Broadway debut in Kinky Boots in New York City June 4th. 

Miley Cyrus with Pharrell Williams

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Mood Lifters

Pharrell and Miley Cyrus sing “Happy” at the  One Love Manchester Benefit Concert at Old Trafford Cricket Ground in Manchester, England June 4th. 

Ariana Grande with Parrs Wood High School Choir

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This ‘Everything’ Is Everything

Ariana Grande and Parrs Wood High School Choir collaborate on “My Everything” during an especially emotional moment at the One Love Manchester Benefit Concert in Manchester, England June 4th..

Ariana Grande

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Doing Crowded House Proud

Miley Cyrus and Ariana Grande take on “Don’t Dream It’s Over” for their One Love Manchester Benefit Concert duet, held at Old Trafford Cricket Ground on June 4th.

Steven Van Zandt

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He Went Piscataway

“I’m honored to be here … with the proud alma mater of James Gandolfini,” Steven Van Zandt (remembering his late Sopranos costar) tells Rutgers University’s Class of 2017 in Piscataway, New Jersey May 14. 

Dennis Graham and Drake

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Drake’s Daddy

Dennis Graham wears a natty purple three-piece suit to escort his very famous son Drake to the 2017 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas May 21.

DJ Marshmello

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Sweet Beats

DJ Marshmello stays incognito at the Boom Boom Tent during 2017 Hangout Music Festival in Gulf Shores, Alabama May 21.

Debbie Harry of Blondie


Dressed to Protest

Debbie Harry makes her point loud and clear as Blondie performs tracks from new LP Pollinator at Camden Roundhouse in London May 4.

Jimmy Page and Noel Gallagher

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Legends Unite

Jimmy Page and Noel Gallagher check out the ‘Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains’ exhibition during a private viewing at the V&A Museum in London May 9.

Jake Gyllenhaal


Start Your Engines

Jake Gyllenhaal and Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman (portrayed by Gyllenhaal in new film Stronger, out this September) wave the green flags to start off the 101st Indianapolis 500 in Indiana May 28.

Ansel Elgort, actor/recording artist Hailee Steinfeld and record producer DJ Khaled

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A Point to Make

Ansel Elgort, Hailee Steinfeld and  DJ Khaled take a photo pause during 2017 Billboard Music Awards, held at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas May 21st.


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‘N Sync of 2017?

K-pop boy band BTS celebrated their win for the Top Social Artist prize at Billboard Music Awards in Vegas May 21st.


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Pick a Cyrus, Any Cyrus

Billy Ray, Noah Cyrus, Tish, Brandi and Miley Cyrus make it a family night at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas May 21st. (Brothers Brandon and Trace were MIA.)

Drake and Celine Dion

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Canada’s Finest

Drake bows down to fellow Canadian superstar Celine Dion backstage at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards, held at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas May 21st.

Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, and Drake

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What’s in the Cup?

Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, and Drake chilled in their seats during the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas May 21st.


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Nineties Vibes

DJ and downtown NYC personality Vashtie blew out the candles at her her birthday bash (the theme was Nineties New York City), held in the Big Apple May 18th. 

Pharrell Williams

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Clap Along

Pharrell Williams drops wisdom during New York University’s Class of 2017 graduation at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York City, on May 17th.

Will Smith

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He Cannes and He Will

Will Smith turns away from fellow jurors to ham it up during a photo call at the Cannes Film Festival on the French Riviera May 17th.

Jon Batiste

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Party in the Streets

Jon Batiste and Stay Human regale the crowds with sweet sounds in front of the Plaza Hotel in New  York City for the CBS Upfront event on May 17th.

Salma Hayek and Lupita Nyong'o

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Here for Diddy

Salma Hayek and Lupita Nyong’o bring the beauty to a screening and dinner for Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: A Bad Boy Story (a new documentary about Diddy’s storied hip hop label), held at Loulou’s in London on May 16th.

Hailee Steinfeld

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Multi-Hyphenate Hailee

Singer and actress Hailee Steinfeld performs during the Women in Music event (hosted by the 2017 Billboard Music Awards and ELLE) at YouTube Space in L.A. May 16th.

Adam Levine, Big Boi

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We Like the Way They Move

Adam Levine and Big Boi regale the audience with “Mic Jack” – off Boomiverse, the rapper’s first solo LP in five years – on The Voice’s May 16th episode.

T.J Miller

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We Smell a Palme d’Or

 T.J. Miller suitably goofs off during a photo call for ’The Emoji Movie’ during day one of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France May 16th.

Solange, Webby Awards

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Don’t Touch My Trophy

Solange holds her Artist of the Year prize in the portrait studio for the 21st Annual Webby Awards, held May 15th at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. “I got five on it,” the singer-songwriter said in her acceptance speech. (All winners were required to give their thanks in five words.) 

Gillian Anderson

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The Truth Is In Here

Best Actress victor Gillian Anderson shows off her spoils in the portrait studio during the Webby Awards in New York City May 15th.

Van Jones

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Van Jones reveals the not-seedy underbelly of his trophy inside the portrait studio at the 21st Annual Webby Awards, held at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City on May 15th. “Enough Red, Enough Blue. Purple,” the Special Achievement winner said in his speech.

Oprah Winfrey

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You Get a Diploma!

Oprah Winfrey is her usual overjoyed self as receives an honorary degree at Agnes Scott College’s 2017 graduation ceremony in Decatur, Georgia May 13th. 

Franchesca Ramsey, Amani Al-Khatahtbeh, Humza Arshad

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Gettin’ Webby With It

YouTube Creators for Change Franchesca Ramsey, Amani Al-Khatahtbeh and Humza Arshad light up the portrait studio at the Webby Awards on May 15th in New York City.


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Send Regards to Bey

Rihanna and Kelly Rowland exchange pleasantries at the Dior Cruise Collection 2018 show (where Solange performed) in Los Angeles May 11th.

Monroe Cannon, Nick Cannon, Moroccan Scott Canon and Mariah Carey

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Amicable AF

Friendly exes Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey celebrated their twins (daughter Monroe, son Moroccan) – who turned six – with an over-the-top birthday bash in L.A. May 13th.

Charlie Hunnam

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From Anarchy to Camelot

Charlie Hunnam obliges fans with selfies at the London premiere of King Arthur: The Legend of the Sword on May 10th. poses for photographs upon arrival at the premiere of the film ‘King Arthur The Legend Of The Sword”, in London, Wednesday, May 10, 2017.

Backstreet Boys

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Man Band

The Backstreet Boys prove they’ve still got the moves during their May 13th set for 102.7 KIIS FM’s 2017 Wango Tango at StubHub Center in Carson, California.

Cast of 'Will & Grace'

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Upfront and Personal

Megan Mullally, Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Sean Hayes tout the Will and Grace reboot at NBCUniversal’s Upfront presentation in New York City May 15th.

Mike Pence


Been Caught Stealing

Vice President Mike Pence looks amused as he’s ambushed by kids (including one boy attempting to remove the VP seal from the podium) during an event marking National Military Appreciation Month and National Military Spouse Appreciation Day, held inside the Eisenhower Office Building in Washington, D.C. on May 11. 

Faith Evans

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Gotta Have Faith

Faith Evans shimmies onstage at the Room to Read event honoring Sean “Diddy” Combs and David M. Solomon for their impact on global education at a gala held at The Highline Hotel in New York City May 11th.

Will Ferrell

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So Goodbye, Please Don’t Cry

Will Ferrell wears a cap, gown and smile as he prepares to speak – he also belted out “I Will Always Love You,” Whitney Houston-style – at the University Of Southern California’s Class of 2017 graduation ceremony  134th Commencement Ceremonies at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on May 12th.

T-Boz and Chilli of TLC

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Still Scrubs-Free

‘T-Boz’ Watkins and Rozonda ‘Chilli’ Thomas of TLC groove onstage at KOKO in London on May 9.

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