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The most SHOCKING Grammy moments – and what to expect tonight

Death, assault charges, giant eggs...


The 60th Grammys take place in Madison Square Garden this weekend, where the biggest names in music will come together.

For the first time in fifteen years the ceremony will be held in New York city, and for the second year in a row comedian and presenter James Corden will return to reprise his role as Grammy’s host.

We looked back at some of the most controversial and emotional headlines that shook the world from death and assault charges to this year’s celebrity show of solidarity on the red carpet.

1. Whitney Houston’s Death on the eve of the 2012 Grammy’s

Whitney Houston was found dead in her bath tub at 3.55pm on the eve of the Grammy’s in her hotel room at The Beverly Hilton Hotel aged 48.

Whitney was planning on attending Clive Davis’ annual pre Grammy party that evening.

The shocking news came after a long documented battle with drug addiction.

WATCH celebrities react to Whitney’s death:

2. Chris Brown assaulted Rihanna on the way to the 2009 Grammys

Rihanna canceled her appearance at The Grammys after boyfriend at the time Chris Brown assaulted her.

It was reported that she had come across a text message from another woman show up on Chris’s phone.

The pictures that surfaced from TMZ shortly after the alleged attack showed Barbadian with two black eyes, a burst lip and bite marks on her hands and body.

In 2010 Chris pleaded guilty to the assault charges and was sentenced to five years probation, along with 1,400 hours of actual labor community service and completing domestic violence counseling.

WATCH Chris Brown plead GUILTY to assault charges:

3. Lady Gaga arrived to Grammy Red Carpet in an EGG 

The controversial fashionista caused quite the stir when she was carried along the Grammy’s Red Carpet in a silver egg.

Ryan Seacrest reported that the singer spent three hours in the egg getting into character for her performance that evening.

Gaga was carried in and she waved to the red carpet cameras from inside the egg before hatching and performing her single at the time ‘Born this way’.

4. Celebrities are set to wear white this weekend

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A “white rose” campaign launched this week, with a group of music executives coming up with an idea to support the movements of Me Too and Times Up.

Wearing rose white will represent a united front against sexual harassment and gender equality.

James Corden has revealed that he will wear a white rose to symbolise the Time’s up movement.

James added that the Me Too campaign will also be given a platform on the evening and that he plans to “find the correct balance of fun and more serious issues on Sunday night”.


5. Kesha’s performance will reflect ‘Me Too’ movement 

Kesha released her first album in five years last year ‘Rainbow’ after finally being released from her contractually bound contract with Dr Luke, her former producer.

Kesha sued Luke for allegedly sexually, verbally, physically and emotionally abusing her. Not long after Kesha sued Luke he countersued her.

A petition was started by fans with the caption ‘Free Kesha’ in 2013 to encourage Kesha to keep fighting.

Ken Ehrlich, a Grammys producer,  said Kesha’s performance of Praying will be emotional and that the singer will be “making big statement with it”.