The Hottest Parties of the 2016 Grammys
The 2016 Grammy Awards are almost upon us and the buzz around music’s biggest night is already electric! With all the anticipation surrounding performances from Adele, Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, and more, one thing’s clear: This year’s show is going to be one for the books.
It seems only natural, then, that there would be no shortage of parties leading up to Monday night’s big event. Starting on Thursday, some of the biggest female names in music glammed it up at the 7th annual Essence Black Women in Music celebration, drawing names like Zendaya (above, left) and Lalah Hathaway (above, right), Christina Milian, as well as veterans like Queen Latifah. On Friday, the Billboard party brought out the hit-making ladies like Lana Del Rey and Janelle Monae.
Click through in the photo icon above to see more of the hottest parties taking place during the 2016 Grammys weekend.
THE WEEKND AND BELLA HADID
After scoring two Grammys inside L.A.'s Staples Center, The Weeknd and model girlfriend Bella Hadid headed to the city's Ace Hotel for Universal Music Group's Grammys after party Monday night, where the adorable couple reportedly arrived hand in hand. The handsome crooner stuck to his all-black suit while Hadid showed off her curves in a sparkly Alexandre Vauthier number.
Camilla Cabello and Meghan Trainor
Fifth Harmony's Camilla Cabello was on hand at Universal Music Group's party to congratulate Grammy winners like Meghan Trainor, who took home her first award for Best New Artist. Cabello was also very proud of BFF Taylor Swift. "You have no idea how excited I was to see her win Best Album. I hung out with her super recently, like last week, and we were talking about it," she told reporters. "She deserves it so much."
After sitting front row at his mom's, Victoria Beckham, New York Fashion Week show Sunday, Brooklyn jetted off to L.A. and rocked a floral Louis Vuitton jacket inside Universical Music Group's post Grammys bash.
Though she walked the Grammys red carpet in a purple Armani Prive stunner, country singer Kacey Musgraves changed into a long-sleeved multi-colored frock for Universical Music Group's Grammys after party. So where did the beauty make the wardrobe switch? "My hotel room! A random parking lot," she jokingly told InStyle.
Missy Elliott knows how to bring the house down. And that's exactly what she did at Warner Music's star-studded bash Monday night, where the rapper performed beloved hits like "Work It," "Get Ur Freak On," and "Hot Boyz."
Inside of Warner Music's Grammys bash at Milk Studios L.A., JoJo opened up about her eyelashes and the trick to achieving her bold look. "I like the drama. I really dig Ardell Wispies. Those happen to be my favorite," she told InStyle.
24-year-old singer Charlie Puth's shimmery suit helped kick off the night's groovy energy.
Missy Elliott and Pharrell Williams
The rap and R&B favorites reunited inside the Warner Music Grammys bash.
Taylor Swift and Lorde
The Grammys proved to be a major night for Taylor Swift, so who better to celebrate with than BFF Lorde? The pop stars gleefuly paraded about Hyde Sunset Kitchen + Cocktails for Republic Record's after party.
Joan, Frankie, and Ariana Grande
At Republic Records's post Grammys celebration inside L.A.'s Hyde Sunset Kitchen + Cocktails Monday night, chart topper Ariana Grande turned the party into a family affair, spending time with her too-cute mom, Joan ,and her older brother, Frankie.
Alessandra Ambrosio strut her killer figure on the red carpet in a fully beaded black jumpsuit and matching pointed toe pumps.
Kaley Cuoco and Seth MacFarlane
Kaley Cuoco's abs were a sight to be seen in this gorgeous Naeem Khan jumpsuit. However, it was her all-smiles moment with comedian and actor Seth MacFarlane that caught our eyes inside of Republic Records's post-Grammys celebration. Talk about star power!
Singer Hailee Steinfeld knows how to turn heads. Inside of Republic Records's Grammys after party, the brunette bombshell elegantly sported a floor-length silver coat with high-waisted trousers and a matching silk bustier.
Tony Bennett and Ariana Grande
Jazz legend Tony Bennett took a moment to pose with 22-year-old "Focus" singer Ariana Grande inside Republic Records's party.
After slipping out of her DSquared2 suit and into this stunning Naeem Khan jumpsuit, Zendaya offered positive words of advice inside Republic Records's after party. "Surround yourself with amazing, positive people. You have to be really careful as to who your company is," she told InStyle. "So, for me, my company is my parents—I've got my dad with me all the time—my stylist, who's like my brother. Everyone around me is like family."
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend
One great thing about being a mommy-to-be at Clive Davis's pre-Grammys party? “I'm gonna remember it, so that will be good,” joked Chrissy Teigen (pictured with husband John Legend) of going champagne-free at the Feb. 14 event. “That’s a first for me. I usually just have the photos to look back on, but now I'll have it up here. Should be interesting.”
Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani
Shelton and Stefani looked every bit the stylish couple at Clive Davis's pre-Grammys party.
Miguel and Nazanin Mandi
Miguel, in Haider Ackermann, and his fiancée, Nazanin Mandi, spent their Valentine's Day cuddled up at Clive Davis's pre-Grammys party.
Ciara and Russell Wilson
The singer and her Seattle Seahawks quarterback boyfriend made a Valentine's Day date night out of Clive Davis's pre-Grammys party.
Jenner was among a handful of stylish guests to get a shout-out from host James Corden at Clive Davis's pre-Grammys party.
Miranda Kerr and Evan Spiegel
The supermodel and her CEO boyfriend made their red carpet debut at Clive Davis's pre-Grammys party.
Lana Del Rey
Clive Davis's pre-Grammy gala "is an institution," said the songstress, in a look by Italy's The Pink Bow. "I love seeing everybody here. It's my favorite thing to go to."
Queen Latifah and MC Lyte
The multi-talented Queen Latifah (left) and hip hop sensation MC Lyte (right) got together for the ultimate throwback on Feb. 11 at the 2016 Essence Black Women in Music event, where Lyte shared a few words of advice for aspiring stars. "Stay true to you," she told InStyle. "Dreams don’t just fall into your lap, you have to really work hard to make it happen and be dedicated to what it is that you’re looking to accomplish."
Andra Day, up for two 2016 Grammys, performed onstage during the 2016 Essence Black Women in Music event at Avalon Hollywood.
Christina Milian knows to have fun with accessories! She showed off a keyboard clutch at Essence's Black Women in Music event.
Lana Del Rey
The singer was relaxed in trousers and a blouse at the Billboard Power 100 party at Bouchon Beverly Hills on Feb. 12.
The singer was red hot in a Cristiano Burani suit at the Billboard Power 100 party.
The man behind "Uptown Funk" attended the Los Angeles Confidential pre-Grammys party on Feb. 12 at Exchange LA.
"I don’t wear stuff like this very often because it’s really girly, but I think it’s OK because it’s black with some color," The Scorpion star said of her dress at the at the Delta Air Lines Sites and Sounds Grammys celebration. "I’m not a girly girl, but this, for me, is fun because it’s really young and flirty and girly but it’s black. If it was pink I would have never worn it."
Rowland opted for her "super comfy" Altuzarra heels at the Delta Air Lines Grammy party for a reason: "I just wanted to be relaxed," she told InStyle. "My son has a 103 fever and I just literally threw myself together." Naturally, the first thing she'll do when she gets home? "Hug my baby boy if he’s still up!"