SALT LAKE CITY — The 60th annual Grammy Awards kicked off from New York City on Sunday night and it inspired plenty of social media talk thanks to its groundbreaking and surprising moments.
Celebrities, musicians and entertainers gathered together for the annual awards, oftentimes revealing their political opinions on a number of topics, including President Donald Trump, gender equality and immigration, according to Fox News.
Many of the moments inspired reactions on social media, too. We’ve collected some of the top tweets from those moments.
The internet wasn’t happy when Ed Sheeran won the best pop solo performance for "Shape of You” early in the night, according to USA Today.
love when four women are nominated in a category and the only man takes it home esp when that man is ed sheeran #Grammys— Jessica Goldstein (@jessicagolds) January 29, 2018
Kesha’s performance of her hit song “Praying” inspired love from social media users.
U2’s various appearances inspired some criticism from Twitter, too.
That trophy was @KeshaRose’s for so many reasons — it’s a vocal performance award and she sang her damn heart out and dog whistled for the Gods and you give it to that LOW-KEY ELEVATOR MUSIC NONSENSE?!— Phillip Picardi (@pfpicardi) January 29, 2018
Blue Ivy, the daughter of Jay-Z and Beyonce, won over social media too with various moments.
Social media started buzzing during a segment in which celebrities performed readings of “Fire and Fury,” the highly controversial book about the first year of President Donald Trump’s White House. Celebrities were auditioning to be the audiobook voice for the book.
Cardi B’s reading became an instant fan favorite.
i hope this is healing for kesha— tracy the emotional support penguin (@brokeymcpoverty) January 29, 2018
The readings took a severely political turn when Hillary Clinton revealed herself to be one of the readers of the book.
This Kesha performance is EVERYTHING.— Chloé (@cloisaak) January 29, 2018
WOMEN SUPPORTING WOMEN
And here’s how people reacted:
Arrived home just in time for Kesha, good job me— Alissa Wilkinson (@alissamarie) January 29, 2018
Bruno Mars' victory for Album of the Year received a mixed reaction online.
Chills throughout this Kesha performance— Kyle Blaine (@kyletblaine) January 29, 2018
sorry but that was 8K magic at best— Dashiell Bennett (@dashbot) January 29, 2018
KKKEESSSSHHHHAAAAAAAA— BuzzFeed (@BuzzFeed) January 29, 2018
Imma let you finish but Lorde had the greatest breakup record of all time— Dianna McDougall (@DiannaMcD) January 29, 2018
Kesha tearfully embracing her other singers has me weeping pic.twitter.com/ZaVFvQelEq— David Mack (@davidmackau) January 29, 2018
So Jay Z didn't win a grammy tonight? I'm done.— Jamal Crawford (@JCrossover) January 29, 2018
This is like the Grammys version of when everyone got that U2 album on their iPhone— Andrea Domanick (@AndreaDomanick) January 29, 2018
Does U2 exclusively make music for Apple commercials now or what— Paige Lavender (@paigelav) January 29, 2018
nah— Jake Woolf (@jakewoolf) January 29, 2018
U2 more like the Not-Steve Miller Band— Alexandra Petri (@petridishes) January 29, 2018
oh no it's that band that put itself on my iphone once— Jane Lytvynenko ♀️ ♀️ ♀️ (@JaneLytv) January 29, 2018
Turns out even at the Grammy’s, it’s still 2016— Tarini Parti (@tparti) January 29, 2018
who 2— NOISEY (@NoiseyMusic) January 29, 2018
Hillary Clinton doing a dramatic reading of “Fire and Fury” was worth waiting up for.— Anne Rumsey Gearan (@agearan) January 29, 2018
That U2 performance was great but it really could have used some Sting.— Mark Graham (@unclegrambo) January 29, 2018
Gaaaahhhhh— Kyle Blaine (@kyletblaine) January 29, 2018
that U2 performance was the worst thing to ever happen to music’s biggest night— Eric Sundermann (@ericsundy) January 29, 2018
A surprise appearance from Hillary Clinton reading Fire & Fury at the Grammys pic.twitter.com/VAYk70pqAj— David Mack (@davidmackau) January 29, 2018
Cardi B reading “Fire and Fury” would go No. 1 on the Billboard 200— Hunter Schwarz (@hunterschwarz) January 29, 2018
But actually I’d pay to listen to Cardi B narrate Fire and Fury. #grammys— Justin Ellis (@JustinNXT) January 29, 2018