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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.

Rita Ora

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Marching in Marchesa

Rita Ora – thanks to a bevy of dress handlers – navigates the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art for the Met Gala in New York City on May 1st.

Chance The Rapper and Kensli

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Chance the Papa

Chance the Rapper takes his scene-stealing daughter Kensli to the NBA playoff game between the Chicago Bulls and the Boston Celtics, which took place in Chicago on April 21st.


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B Better Have My Money

Rihanna – promoting her Fenty Puma line – works the cash register at a pop-up shop (fans waited for hours) in Los Angeles on April 18th.

Little Steven, Bruce Springsteen

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Stevie’s Moment

Steven Van Zandt is joined by his “brother from another mother” Bruce Springsteen for the final two songs (“It’s Been a Long Time” and Chuck Berry’s “Bye Bye Johnny”) of his Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul concert – Van Zandt’s first solo show since the 1980s – at the Paramount Theater in Asbury Park, New Jersey on April 23rd.

Stevie Wonder and Janelle Monae

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Stevie Wonder and Janelle Monae perform together as he was honored with the the Key of Life Award at the ASCAP “I Create Music” Expo on in Los Angeles on April 15th.


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Kiwi Queen

In her first live performance since 2014, Lorde debuts her new track “Homemade Dynamite” – off impending sophomore album Melancholia – at Coachella in Indio, California on April 16th.

Tove Lo

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Naked Talent

Tove Lo flashes the crowd during her April 16th set at Coachella in Indio, California. “I want to get to a place where women can be naked the same way men can,” the Swedish singer said recently.  

Michael D'Addario

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Proving to You

Michael D’Addario of the Lemon Twigs goes airborne during the band’s April 21st show at Coachella in Indio, California. 

George Clinton

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Funk Delivery System

George Clinton performs for a stoked crowd at Heineken House for Coachella in Palm Springs on April 15th.

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