11 really weird Grammy Awards moments from the past 35 years.

11 really weird Grammy Awards moments from the past 35 years.

Whether you're a music fan or just like watching millionaires present each other with statues, you'll want to tune in to tonight's 58th Annual Grammy Awards. Every year there's a moment or two that has everyone talking. What will happen this year to join these infamous Grammy moments?

1. Michael Jackson bringing Brooke Shields and Emmanuel Lewis (Webster) to the Grammy Awards in '84.

This wasn't even weird for Michael Jackson.


2. Taylor Swift butchers her duet with Stevie Nicks, 2010.

In 2010, legendary singer Stevie Nicks joined T-Swift on stage to sing "Rhiannon." Taylor's tone-deaf performance didn't affect her career in the least. She's nominated for seven Grammy awards tonight. 


3. Bob Dylan getting "Soy Bombed" in '98.

Many people remember seeing the shirtless guy gyrate during Bob Dylan's performance with "Soy Bomb" written on his chest. At the time, however, no one was sure if it was part of the show. Not even Dylan.


4. Lady Gaga showing up to the Grammys in an egg.

Because you really don't get enough attention walking down the red carpet surrounded by photographers, you really should be carried like some sort of regal Ostrich-Pharoah.

5. Nicki Minaj having an exorcism on stage in 2012. 

She even brought a Pope impersonator as her date.


6. Ol' Dirty Bastard pulling a Kanye before there was a Kanye.

Kanye's not the trailblazer everyone thinks he is. Ol' Dirty Bastard Kanye'd Shawn Colvin back in 1998. When she won her award for Song of the Year, ODB grabbed the mic first saying, "Wu Tang is for the children." 

7. Eminem and Elton John's duet, 2001.

In 2001, Eminem was taking a lot of heat for his homophobic comments (in the 2010's, he's progressed to transphobic ones). So it came as a big surprise when the rapper preformed "Stan" with Elton John at the 2001 Awards Show. 


8. J Lo's green dress, 2000.

It's not that shocking by today's standards, but Jennifer Lopez's barely-there dress made jaws drop on the Grammy red carpet in 2000. It spawned many a Halloween costume throughout the early 2000's, and inspired South Park's Trey Parker to wear the same dress to the Oscars while on acid (and Matt Stone wore a dress made famous by Gwenyth Paltrow).


9. Jethro Tull beats Metallica for Best Metal Performance. 1989.

Remember when The Martian won Best Comedy at the Golden Globes this year, and everyone was like WTF? Back in the 80's a similar thing happened when Jethro Tull won Best Metal Performance. Metal?


Yep, that Jethro Tull.


10. "We Will Always Love You" - The Whitney Houston tribute, 2012.

It shocked everyone when Whitney Houston passed away the night before the Grammys in 2012. To the organizer's credit, they put together a touching tribute just in time for the show.


11. Milli Vanilli ​win, get busted, and have to give back their Grammy, 1990.

In 1990, the pop "group" Milli Vanilli had a very big year, performing on the Grammys stage and winning Best New Artist.

Of course, the West Germany-based group (this was before German reunification) were famously forced to give up their award for being busted as lip-syncing frauds. Ironically, their biggest single was titled "Girl, You Know It's True." The pair (who didn't speak English well until they'd been famous for a few years, despite "singing" it fluently) also claimed to be more musically talented than Mick Jagger, Bob Dylan, or Paul McCartney.