We had our friend, bartender and comedian Francesca Day, whip up five special cocktails for the Record of the Year nominees—Sam Smith, Taylor Swift, Iggy Azalea, Sia and Meghan Trainor.
While songs like “Shake It Off,” “All About That Bass” and more rose to the top of the charts, these are the stories we were reading to accompany them.
Lorde also performed her latest hit “Yellow Flicker Beat” off the Mockingjay – Part 1 soundtrack.
Lorde loves Diplo. Really, she does.
Word to the wise Diplo, do not insult Taylor Swift unless you want to meet the wrath of Lorde.
Voting for the awards end Dec. 4, followed by the ceremony in January.
The dual-weekend festival will separate artists by genre, with rock acts playing May 8-9, followed by pop acts May 15-16.