What Taylor Swift, Stevie Wonder, Ed Sheeran and more had to say on the preshow carpet and during Monday night’s live telecast.
The 58th annual Grammy Awards, hosted by LL Cool J, showcased performances by Adele, Kendrick Lamar, Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift. The show also featured star-studded tributes including a medley of Lionel Richie’s most popular songs and Lady Gaga’s homage to the late David Bowie. Here are the 10 most memorable quotes from the night, from both E!’s red-carpet preshow and the live CBS broadcast (in no particular order).
“As the first woman to win album of the year at the Grammys twice, I want to say to all the young women out there: There are going to be people along the way who will try to undercut your success or take credit for your accomplishments or your fame, but if you just focus on the work, and you don’t let those people sidetrack you, someday when you get where you’re going, you’ll look around and you will know that it was you and the people who love you who put you there — and that will be the greatest feeling in the world.” — Taylor Swift, accepting the award for 1989, winner of album of the year
“Basically, I wanted something that was simple and felt like a — what would I do if I was going on a date, and this is what I would do, and my date is Taylor Swift.” — Selena Gomez, on her sparkly blue Calvin Klein dress on the red carpet
“We have to do a mashup of ‘Hello.'” — Lionel Richie, hoping for a future collaboration with Adele
“I’d like to take one, one sec, one brief second to send a special thank-you and shout-out to the men and women serving our country around the world who are in harm’s way. Thank you very much.” — Gary Sinise
“I’d like to thank Taylor Swift for glitter-bombing me before I got up here for this.” — Chris Stapleton, accepting the award for Traveller, winner of best country album
“Ya’ll can’t read this, huh? You can’t read it, you can’t read braille, a nah nah nah nah nah. I just want to say before saying the winner, that we need to make every single thing accessible to every single person with a disability.” — Stevie Wonder, joking while presenting the award for song of the year
“Thank you to … my parents who have flown for the past four years to come to the Grammys every single year and every time I lose they go, ‘Maybe next year!’” — Ed Sheeran, accepting the award for “Thinking Out Loud,” song of the year
“I want to apologize to almost everyone here for what Family Guy has said about you.” — Seth MacFarlane, presenting the award for best musical theater album
“I’m a mess, I have to go cry. Thank you to the Grammys, I love you so much!” — Meghan Trainor, accepting the award for best new artist
“This is dedicated to the fans. We wouldn’t be up here if it wasn’t for the people dancing in this song.” — Bruno Mars, accepting the award for Uptown Funk, winner of record of the year