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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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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.

Billy Ray Cyrus

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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. 

Robbie Williams

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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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