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Grammys Producers Respond to Natalie Cole In Memoriam Backlash

Grammys execs are responding to Natalie Cole‘s family and friends, who expressed “outrage” over her In Memoriam at the show on Monday (February 15).

“Frankly, I think it was appropriate,” producer Ken Ehrlich told Billboard, adding it was “touching and emotional.” Natalie won nine Grammy awards in her lifetime and her family thought that warranted more than a short clip.

“For the record, there was an email exchange, and I told [Natalie's sister] what we were doing, and she seemed to be very happy with it. And what I told her is that we had talked about having an artist do something for Natalie; at one point I was playing around with ‘Miss You Like Crazy,’ because I love that song. But when I looked again at the Grammy show we did where she won for ‘Unforgettable,’ and I saw the last 45 seconds of that number, where her father (Nat King Cole, on the big screen) throws her a kiss, she throws him a kiss, and then she turns to the audience and throws everybody a kiss — that just was so touching and so emotional to me that that felt like it had to be the end of the whole ‘In Memoriam’ segment. I hadn’t looked at that clip in several years, but when I saw it again, I knew it was right,” Ken added.

“Natalie Cole was one where I talked to Ken 10 seconds after we both found out that she passed, and he loved her,” David Wild, co-writer of the show, added. “Before she passed, we always would have her on the show to present, and she was one of his favorites. In fact, he went to her service.” Although there were discussions about who to get to cover her — the Grammys won’t speak to whether anyone was approached — “that clip really impacted him, and he thought, he’s not gonna do better at Natalie than Natalie. When he found that clip and showed it to me, he was sort of in tears, because it meant so much to him.”

Calvin Harris Congratulates 'Beautiful Girlfriend' Taylor Swift on Grammy Wins

Taylor Swift grins after winning an armful of awards at the 2016 Grammys held at the Staples Center on Monday (February 15) in Los Angeles.

The 26-year-old singer received a sweet congratulations from her 32-year-old boyfriend Calvin Harris the next day.

Calvin posted a photo on Instagram of Taylor accepting her Album of the Year award, captioned, “Congratulations to my beautiful girlfriend.”

The couple attended the Republic Records Party after the show, and a source told People, “She was sitting on his lap and they were super affectionate. There was a mob of people around them.”

Check out Taylor’s looks from the 2016 Grammys below!

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Kristin Chenoweth's Favorite Grammys Performance Was from Demi Lovato!

Kristin Chenoweth looks chic in a white lace dress while attending Universal Music Group‘s after party following the 2016 Grammy Awards on Monday night (February 15) at the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles.

The Emmy-winning actress tweeted that Demi Lovato‘s performance in the Lionel Richie tribute was her “favorite of the night.”

“Wow. @ddlovato you rocked the entire show tonight! #LionelRichieTribute,” Kristin added.

Other stars seen stepping out for after parties that night were Jeremy Renner and Seth MacFarlane, who both attended Republic Records’ after party at Hyde.

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Holland Roden & JoJo Hit Up Warner Music Group's Grammy 2016 After Party!

Holland Roden and JoJo strike a pose on the red carpet while attending Warner Music Group’s 2016 Grammy After Party held at Milk Studios Los Angeles on Monday (February 15) in Los Angeles.

The 29-year-old Teen Wolf star and JoJo, 25, were joined at the event by Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.‘s Elizabeth Henstridge, American Crime‘s Trevor Jackson, CSI: Cyber‘s Hayley Kiyoko, and singer Sofia Reyes.

“When your bag matches the bar – bound to be a good night, right??! #GRAMMYs x,” Elizabeth captioned with a photo on her Twitter account.

FYI: Holland is wearing Tamara Mellon shoes.

20+ pictures inside of Holland Roden, JoJo and others at the Grammy 2016 After PartyMore Here! »

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Missy Elliott & Pharrell Perform At Warner Music Group's Grammy 2016 After Party!

Missy Elliott happily poses alongside her collaborator Pharrell Williams while attending Warner Music Group’s 2016 Grammy After Party held at Milk Studios Los Angeles on Monday (February 15) in Los Angeles.

The two musicians were joined at the event by Terry Crews and his wife Rebecca King-Crews, Garcelle Beauvais, Sanaa Lathan, and Dania Ramirez.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Missy Elliott

Missy hit the stage as the musical guest of the evening and performed her hits like “Get Ur Freak On,” “The Rain,” “Hot Boyz,” “Work It,” “Pass the Dutch” and “WTF (Where They From)” with Pharrell.

15+ pictures inside of Missy Elliott, Pharrell and others at the Grammys After PartyMore Here! »

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Andra Day Celebrates Debut Grammy Performance At Warner Music Group's After Party!

Andra Day strikes a pose on the red carpet while attending Warner Music Group’s 2016 Grammy After Party held at Milk Studios Los Angeles on Monday (February 15) in Los Angeles.

The 30-year-old singer was joined at the event by Bebe Rexha, Sevyn Streeter, T. Mills, Gabe Saporta, Aino Jawo and Caroline Hjelt of Icona Pop, Dua Lipa, and Aluna Francis of AlunaGeorge.

Andra, who was nominated for two awards, hit the stage with fellow nominee Ellie Goulding to perform an amazing duet of their songs “Rise Up” and “Love Me Like You Do” – Watch it here!


FYI: Andra is wearing jewelry by David Yurman, Swarovski and Csarite.

25+ pictures inside of Andra Day, Bebe Rexha and others at the Grammy after party…More Here! »

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Grammys 2016 Ratings Averages 24.9 Million Viewers, Slight Slip From Last Year

The 2016 Grammys ratings are in and the night averaged about 24.95 million viewers in the first Monday night broadcast of the music award show, which has traditionally aired on Sundays in the past.

The show received a 7.7 rating among adults 18-49, which is a drop of 9.4% from last year’s telecast, and making it the lowest rating since the 2009 Grammys.

Viewership only dipped about 1.4% from last year’s Grammys, but it is also the worst the show has done since 2009 when only 19.04 million tuned in.

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