Grammys 2019: Canadian celebrities step onto the red carpet

By Nuha Khan

(Photo courtesy of Recording Academy (@recordingacademy) via Instagram).

The 61st Annual Grammy Awards consumed the pop culture spotlight on Sunday night, attracting some of the most notable Canadian celebrities. The Grammys are considered one of the biggest nights in music, fashion and celebrity culture. It’s a time for artists to show off their style and celebrate each other’s success. This year’s list of Canadian attendees features everyone from Shawn Mendes, Nina Dobrev and Drake. Check out our favourite looks below.

Shawn Mendes with Grammy performer and nominee Camila Cabello at the Grammys after-party on Feb. 10, 2019 (Photo courtesy of Shawn Mendes (@shawnmendes) via Instagram).

Shawn Mendes

Mendes’ red carpet look was classy to say the least. He wore a polished navy suit over a black collared shirt. This year, the Canadian pop star was nominated for two Grammys, Song of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album. The singer changed into a laid-back, rock ‘n’ roll outfit, before performing his single “In My Blood” with Miley Cyrus. He wore a sleeveless silk black shirt and navy pants.  

Shawn Mendes and Miley Cyrus prepare to perform Mendes’ song In My Blood at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles on Feb. 10, 2019 (Photo courtesy of Shawn Mendes (@shawnmendes) via Instagram).

Alessia Cara and comedian Bob Newhart at the 61st Grammy award show on Feb. 10, 2019 (Photo courtesy of Alessia Cara (@alessiasmusic) via Instagram).

Alessia Cara

Alessia Cara was another Canadian who walked the red carpet at this year’s Grammys. The singer wore a black lace gown by Self-Portrait. The 2018 Grammys Best New Artist winner is typically known for her casual style, but this year she stepped it up with a more formal look. Cara wore a laced black dress and topped off her look with slicked hair, loose waves and a bold red lip. The singer kept her jewelry simple, only wearing pendant golden earrings. Cara’s style reached new heights at this year’s Grammys. Last year she wore a simple black blazer with matching pants and dressed it up with colourful hoop earrings, wearing her curly hair down.

Alessia Cara wears a simple pant suit with converse at last year’s Grammys as she makes her acceptance speech after winning the Best New Artist category on Jan. 28, 2018 (Photo courtesy of the Recording Academy (@recordingacademy) via Instagram).

Drake making his acceptance speech after winning the Best Rap Song category with God’s Plan at this year’s Grammys on Feb. 10, 2019 (Photo courtesy of Drake (@champagnepapi) via Instagram).


Although Drake missed the red carpet, he graced the stage when accepting the Grammy for Best Rap Song with his hit God’s Plan. The Toronto-born rapper, who made a surprise appearance at this year’s award ceremony, wore a sophisticated charcoal suit with a subtle checked pattern. He went for a combination of classy and urban by wearing a suit over a black turtleneck.

While making his acceptance speech Drake was cut off by a commercial break. Fans immediately took it to social media, expressing their frustration with the producers and calling their actions unacceptable.

Nina Dobrev

Actress Nina Dobrev walked the Grammys red carpet in a nude Dior dress. Dobrev was an award presenter at this year’s ceremony. Her dress was embodied with simple floral designs from top to bottom. She topped off the look with a tight updo, diamond earrings and a ring, making her outfit chic and classy. Usually at award shows Dobrev tends to go for a modern look by wearing short cut dresses and her hair down. At this year’s Grammys she changed it up and there’s no doubt that her look radiated with elegance.

Actress Nina Dobrev on the red carpet at the 61st Grammy awards on Feb. 10, 2019 (Photo courtesy of Nina Dobrev (@nina) via Instagram).

Actress Nina Dobrev at the 2016 American Music Awards in Los Angeles (Photo courtesy of Nina Dobrev (@nina) via Instagram).

Canadian YouTuber Lilly Singh walks the red carpet 61st Annual  Grammy Awards in a sparkling jumpsuit on Feb. 10, 2019 (Photo courtesy of Lilly Singh (@iisuperwomanii) via Instagram).

Lilly Singh

YouTube superstar Lilly Singh was another Canadian who made an appearance at the 2019 Grammys. She wore a sparkling dark silver jumpsuit which was covered in sequence, a look that is both fun and chic. She left her hair down and accessorized it with a pearl pin on the side. Singh tends to wear her signature jumpsuits to award shows and premieres, so we saw this look coming.

Internet sensation Lilly Singh wore a black jumpsuit at the Bad Moms movie premiere on July 19, 2016 (Photo courtesy of Lilly Singh (@iisuperwomanii) via Instagram).

Schitt’s Creek actress Emily Hampshire dressed in a white pant suit as she walked the red carpet at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards on Feb. 10, 2019 (Photo courtesy of HELLO! Canada Magazine (@hellocanadamag) via Instagram).

Emily Hampshire

Schitt’s Creek star Emily Hampshire, who plays the role of Stevie Budd, was at this year’s Grammys as well. She wore a low-cut white blazer, matched with oversized glossy pants. Hampshire’s straightened hair and red lipstick completed her girl-boss look; the pants, however, may not have been a great idea, since they wrinkled and made her look less polished.