As awards shows go, the Grammys can be polarizing. Several big-name artists including
Drake, Justin Bieber and Frank Ocean have questioned their relevance. Because, as we know, the Grammys have made some truly baffling choices — never forget that Macklemore (!) beat out Kendrick Lamar (!!) along with Drake, Jay-Z and Kanye West (!!!) for Best Rap Album in 2014.
This year's ceremony has already been marked by controversy, with
Ariana Grande declining a performance after a fight with the producers and Drake, Kendrick Lamar and Childish Gambino reportedly turning down offers to perform. Still, this year's awards include a pretty stellar lineup of performers: Cardi B, Shawn Mendes, Lady Gaga, Diana Ross and St. Vincent are just some of the musicians you'll be hearing from.
But of course, as we all know, the best part of any awards show is the outfits. This year's selection was largely confusing, with a lot of choices that are likely to provoke debate. Here are some of the night's most memorable red carpet looks.
Camila Cabello Great colour! But a weird fit. But fun sparkles! But too long. Steve Granitz via Getty Images More Ben Harper
There's a lot going on here. Ben Harper seems to be channelling a fancy-but-stoic cowboy who takes fashion cues from small children.
VALERIE MACON via Getty Images More Alessia Cara We love you, Alessia Cara! But we don't love this amount of mesh. VALERIE MACON via Getty Images More Eve Is her outfit kinda boring? Yes, maybe. But Eve looks incredible, with her sparkly jewellery and gold belt delicately offsetting her signature paw print tattoos. Rich Fury via Getty Images More Story continues Bebe Rexha If a wedding cake became a piece of clothing. Lester Cohen via Getty Images More Weezer Every member of Weezer is dressed like they're playing a drug dealer on "Miami Vice." Rich Fury via Getty Images More Daniel Caesar The Toronto-based singer looks a tad underdressed, but we like that he matched his jacket to his shoes. Valerie Macon via Getty Images More Ricky Martin Under other circumstances, we'd likely have something to say about Ricky Martin's mustache, but we're too distracted by how cute his 10-year-old son is!!! Jon Kopaloff via Getty Images More Leon Bridges Where do you think he's from? It's hard to tell. Neilson Barnard via Getty Images More Jeannie Mai Is that illusion netting or exposed flesh? How do you possibly wear a bra with this? What on Earth was she going for? These are just some of the hundreds of questions we have about this ensemble. VALERIE MACON via Getty Images More Lilly Singh Sorry to be controversial, but ... jumpsuits are rarely a good idea. Kevin Mazur via Getty Images More Maren Morris and Meghan Trainor Truly, what is happening? Why would Meghan Trainor attempt a pantsuit, and why does Maren Morris's otherwise pretty dress have a giant neon yellow growth on the shoulder? Neilson Barnard via Getty Images More Kacey Musgraves Those colours are beautiful together, but that fan top looks very dangerous in a wardrobe malfunction kind of way. Jon Kopaloff via Getty Images More Evan Ross and Ashlee Simpson Ashlee Simpson's outfit looks like it started as a bodysuit, added legs, and sprouted feathers. Evan Ross appears to have forgotten his shirt. John Shearer via Getty Images More Heidi Klum Is she trying to channel a bird? An angel? Someone whose laundry is stuck to their back due to static? Neilson Barnard via Getty Images More Janelle Monáe JANELLE MONAE CAN DO NO WRONG and she's totally pulling this off. Steve Granitz via Getty Images More Miley Cyrus Points for creativity? But deductions for the shoulders. Jon Kopaloff via Getty Images More Chloe x Halle Halle, left, is 18, and her sister Chloe is 20. This photo makes us feel very old and out of touch. Kevin Mazur via Getty Images More Jada Pinkett Smith Jada Pinkett Smith is bringing the drama with this feathered train. Kevin Mazur via Getty Images More Ashanti THAT IS A COMFORTER, ASHANTI. Kevin Mazur via Getty Images More Tracee Ellis Ross Best of the night? This is wacky in a way that actually fits with Tracee Ellis Ross's persona, and she looks so comfortable and happy in this green pantsuit. Steve Granitz via Getty Images More Lady Gaga Nice to have an armrest. Neilson Barnard via Getty Images More Offset and Cardi B We will be talking about this vintage Mugler dress for YEARS. Thank you, Cardi. Jon Kopaloff via Getty Images More Katy Perry What is this shape, and is this skirt made out of tea cozies? Steve Granitz via Getty Images More Anna Kendrick Anna Kendrick had to skin a lot of muppets to make this dress happen. John Shearer via Getty Images More Jennifer Lopez On the red carpet, J.Lo clocked an interviewer for knocking her hat, which was a total power move. VALERIE MACON via Getty Images More Kacey Musgraves Does this outfit seem like it's missing pants to anyone else? Kevin Winter via Getty Images More Shaggy Leave it to Shaggy to wear the most confusing garment of all time. Alberto E. Rodriguez via Getty Images More Kylie Jenner 😬😬😬 Jon Kopaloff via Getty Images More Anthony Kiedis and Flea from Red Hot Chili Peppers Are there a mess? Absolutely. Are they also kind of delightful? Yes. Rich Fury via Getty Images More Post Malone One day your grandchildren will come across this picture and ask you to explain 2019. It might be worth trying to coming up with an answer ASAP. Jon Kopaloff via Getty Images More Diana Ross THIS WOMAN IS A GODDESS! Look at this dress! And next time you're down, try your hardest to channel Diana Ross saying "Happy birthday to me!" We can definitely see where Tracee gets it. ROBYN BECK via Getty Images More