• Mariah Carey made a grand appearance at the 2024 Grammys despite heavy storms nearly preventing her from arriving on time
• Grammy producers took drastic measures, including driving a golf cart the wrong way up the freeway, to ensure Mariah Carey made it to present an award
• Other celebrities also struggled to make it on time, including Meryl Streep and Kelsea Ballerini due to heavy rain and traffic congestion
Here is what happened:
Mariah Carey was scheduled to present an award at the 2024 Grammys, but heavy rain caused delays all over Los Angeles and risked her missing her appearance. Producers had to scramble to ensure that Carey and several other artists stuck in traffic arrived in time for the ceremony. They even resorted to driving a golf cart the wrong way up the freeway to pick her up from her SUV. In the end, Carey did make it in time to present the award for Best Pop Solo Performance to Miley Cyrus.
Other artists also struggled to make it to the Grammys on time, with some not showing up until after the show had already started. For example, Meryl Streep, who was presenting an award with son-in-law Mark Ronson, arrived during Trevor Noah’s monologue. Kelsea Ballerini missed the red carpet due to traffic but remained optimistic about making it to the show.
Various winners and their categories were announced, including Album of the Year which was won by Taylor Swift for “Midnights.” The Best New Artist award went to Victoria Monét. There were also wins for Best Music Video, Best Rap Album, and many more across different genres. The complete list of winners and categories can be found in this report.