Behind the scenes of the Grammy Awards 2016: the best celebrity Instagrams

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Sarah Biddlecombe

Another year, another jaw-droppingly brilliant Grammy Awards.

As the red carpet was being rolled out in Los Angeles, the biggest celebrities across the world were gathering their glam squads, choosing their outfits and donning a face mask (we're looking at you, Justin Bieber).

From Taylor Swift celebrating her Grammy win with Selena Gomez to Lady Gaga paying an emotional tribute to David Bowie, these are the best behind-the-scenes snaps of the evening.

Head this way for an access-all-areas glimpse of what everyone got up to throughout the night.

  • It was a BFF affair on the red carpet for Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez

    No big deal just rolled up with the hottest date.


  • Selena Gomez is *really* happy that Taylor won a Grammy

    We just won a Grammy for the Bad Blood music video and we are NOT OK.


  • Demi Lovato kicks off the proceedings with a makeup-free selfie

    Happy #NMM and Grammy Day!! Here's my face before all the makeup goes on..


  • ...before performing with Lionel Richie

    Wow... What a night!! Thank you Lionel.. You deserved every bit of tonight and Saturday night as well. 


  • ...and she's on cloud 9 afterwards

    Cloud 90000000


  • Ellie Goulding snuggles up in FUR FREE fur

    Cosy in @stellamccartney FUR FREE FUR


  • She then hits the red carpet in a custom-made Stella McCartney gown

  • Lady Gaga gets emotional ahead of her Bowie tribute

    The world loves you David.


  • …She then quotes the man himself from the red carpet

    Put on your red shoes and dance the blues.


  • ...and performs in her Ziggy Stardust cape

    Thank You Kansai Yamamoto for working with us on this ZIGGY STARDUST CAPE which is your original design we are so grateful


  • The beauty of Kaley Cuoco's beaded dress is all in the details

    #SneakPeak #Grammys


  • Zendaya debuts a new look

    Bowie @covergirl


  • Ariana Grande records the moment in her dress...

  • …And proceeds to do her makeup

  • Florence Welch is prepping




  • Alessandra Ambrosio's ring game is strong

    Ready to rock @thegrammys  #musicismylife #grammy2016 #rockchick Loving this look @beau_nelson @cwoodhair @jennifermazurstyle


  • Carrie Underwood adds the finishing touches

    Got my @almay and I'm ready for our performance on the #grammys


  • Bella Hadid gets her hair done

    Grammys Glam with @bellahadid


  • …and wishes her boyfriend, The Weeknd, some luck

    This is YOUR day baby! I'm so proud of you I feel so lucky to be by your side


  • Justin Bieber is just like us

  • Tove Lo looks fierce in a Givenchy nose ring

    Cleopatra comin at ya! #grammys2016


  • Pharrell Williams finds the perfect location for a pre-Grammys portrait



  • Taylor Swift's brother goes access-all-areas

    About to witness some greatness


  • Anna Kendrick waits patiently to go on stage

    About to go on. Thank you to the photographer who caught this. #Grammys


  • The Weeknd shows his Grammy awards some love

  • Meghan Trainor gets emotional when Sam Smith presents her award

    My heart felt like it was exploding. I love you @samsmithworld


  • Ciara poses with her beau on the red carpet

  • Sofia Vergara dances on stage with Pitbill

    Gracias for the amazing dress @mark_zunino!!


  • Janelle Monae shows off her bling

    Jean Paul Gaultier.


  • Tove Lo attends The Weeknd's epic after-party

    #party @abelxo


  • Kehlani poses with Kirk Franklin

    someone call my ma and tell her it's muluvvvvvin Kirk Franklin#literallydied  #IfYouKnowMeYouKnow


  • James Bay plays his guitar backstage ahead of his performance

    Backstage hanging at@thegrammys Sitting, plucking, playing, listening, waiting ETC


  • Kacey Musgraves knows sisters make the best dates

    My date was better than your date. Little sisters rule!!


  • Taylor hangs with the newest member of her squad

    When you get the best grades IN school..... You get the best seats IN the house...... No big deal just SHAYLA sitting on her all time 2 favorite's Taylor's lap and hanging with her shero Salena Gomez - our daughters deserve the BEST!!!!!!!!!!! #Grammy2016