(ROUGH CUT: NO REPORTER NARRATION) Rain did little to dim the sizzle on the Grammys red carpet on Sunday (February 10) in Los Angeles, as a bevy of artists in sparkling, eye-popping attire stepped down the music world's main catwalk - or, in Cardi B's case, tip-toed.
The rapper, surrounded by handlers, took tiny steps down the red carpet as her pearl-encrusted costume seemed to get the best of her.
Even Lady Gaga, not known for being demure when it comes to red carpet fashion statements, looked pale by comparison in her silver metallic dress.
Some of the artists seemed to have received a memo demanding "more volume, please." Katy Perry went for an original shaped pink dress which bulged around the hips.
And "Havana" singer Camila Cabello sported a backless gown of form-fitting fuchsia rhinestones Host Alicia Keys and Dolly Parton wore bright red, while Dua Lipa, Jennifer Lopez, Heidi Klum and Meghan Trainor joined Lady Gaga to wear white and silver.
South Korean boy band "BTS," in their first appearance at the Grammys, looked conservative in traditional tuxedos despite some of the seven members' green and pink hair.
Also in somber black were the Backstreet Boys, the U.S. band who said they are nearing 26 years together.
There were political statements, as well.
Singer Joy Villa, who wore a "Make America Great Again" dress to the awards two years ago - a reference to U.S. President Donald Trump's campaign slogan - did not shy away from controversy this year, with a silver dress adorned with barbed wire and spokes: the Border Wall dress.
When the singer turned for the crush of photographers, the words "Build the Wall," were seen on the back.