Lilac-locked Katy Perry Shines at Grammys with Soul-Stirring Performance of “By the Grace of God”, as Taylor Swift Awards Best Newcomer

Katy Perry turned heads at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, wearing a stunning crystal cocktail dress with a captivating backless design. Her stylist, Johnny Wujek, dressed the pop superstar in an eye-catching belted beaded Zuhair Murad midi-length frock, complemented by silver Sophia Webster stilettos and elegant chandelier earrings. Perry stood out with her wavy purple bob and matching mani-pedi, which caught the attention of Kelly Osbourne from Fashion Police. Check out the video below for more details.

Back it up! Katy Perry went backless in a crystal cocktail dress at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles Sunday

At the 57th Annual Grammy Awards held in Los Angeles, Katy Perry made a striking appearance in a crystal cocktail dress that showcased a bold backless design. Despite being nominated for 13 Grammys, Perry did not win any awards this year as well. However, she was thrilled to announce on Twitter to her whopping 68.4 million followers that she would be performing her most personal song from her album Prism, By the Grace of God. Meanwhile, Perry’s longstanding rival, Taylor Swift, also left an impression on the red carpet with her teal Elie Saab high-low gown that elegantly displayed her lengthy legs while presenting the Best New Artist award.

Dressed to impress: The renowned fashion expert Johnny Wujek outfitted the iconic pop star, who is now 30 years old, with a breathtaking Zuhair Murad gown. The dress boasted exquisite beadwork and a cinched waistline, complemented perfectly by silver high-heels and dazzling chandelier earrings. Needless to say, all eyes were on her in this stunning midi-length ensemble.

Purple-hued 'do: Giving Fashion Police's Kelly Osbourne a double take, the Roar hitmaker rocked a wavy purple bob and matching mani-pedi on the red carpet

The distinctive hairstyle of Kelly Osbourne, one of the co-hosts of Fashion Police, had people talking, but Katy Perry also made a bold statement with her wavy purple bob, and even matched it with a purple manicure and pedicure for her red carpet appearance.

Sad face: Katy - who lost for best pop duo and best pop vocal album - has been nominated a total 13 times and has yet to win

Katy Perry’s supporters felt let down when she missed out on the titles of best pop duo and best pop vocal album. Despite being nominated a total of 13 occasions, Katy still hasn’t clinched a victory in these areas.

Measuring up? Perry and Grammy nominee Miley Cyrus goofed around by cupping each other's assets behind the scenes

Measuring up? Perry and Grammy nominee Miley Cyrus goofed around by cupping each other's assets behind the scenes

Did you catch the funny shenanigans between Perry and Miley Cyrus? The two famous personalities were filmed playfully holding onto each other’s private parts backstage.

Gal pals: The This is How We Do singer bumped into fellow nominee Nicki Minaj taking the plunge in a black form-fitting Tom Ford gown

Hey pals! Something totally unexpected happened at the event. The singer of the hit song “This is How We Do” ran into her fellow nominee, Nicki Minaj. And let me tell you, Nicki was looking stunning in a tight black Tom Ford dress.

Hey girl! Grammy nominee Rihanna looked besotted with the newly lavender-tressed beauty as they chatted it up during a commercial break

Hey girl! Grammy nominee Rihanna looked besotted with the newly lavender-tressed beauty as they chatted it up during a commercial break

Hi! It was evident that Rihanna was taken with a beautiful girl who had just dyed her hair lavender. The two of them chatted during a quick break and seemed to hit it off.

Why didn't I think of that? Katy looked impressed with Riri's pink manicure and massively poofy Giambattista Valli gown

“Whoa, that’s so cool! I never would have thought of that!” Katy exclaimed in awe as she admired Riri’s dazzling pink manicure and stunningly massive Giambattista Valli gown.

Announcement: Perry - born Katheryn Hudson - tweeted her 68.4M followers that she'll be performing her 'most personal' song off Prism, By the Grace of God

Katy Perry, whose real name is Katheryn Hudson, has recently announced on Twitter that she will perform her most personal song, By the Grace of God, to her 68.4 million followers. This news comes after both Katy and Taylor Swift were spotted at the Staples Center, with Taylor seated in the front row. Despite being nominated for various awards, including Song of the Year and Record of the Year, Taylor’s hit single Shake It Off did not win any awards. The rumored feud between the two stars intensified last year when Taylor mentioned having a “straight-up enemy” in the music industry in an interview with Rolling Stone, but she did not name names.

Caped crusader: Later, Katy kept fans guessing about her hair colour by rocking middle-parted raven locks onstage while performing By The Grace of God

Katy Perry left her fans in suspense about the hue of her hair during her performance of “By The Grace of God.” She sported a cape-like appearance, with her dark locks neatly parted down the middle, giving off a superhero vibe.

Domestic violence anthem? A back-up dancer swaying behind a screen pretended to be Perry's shadow as she belted the emotional ballad originally penned about her 2012 divorce from Russell Brand

Is this song now a theme for domestic abuse? Katy Perry had a backup dancer who replicated her every move while she sang the heart-wrenching ballad. The song was originally inspired by her separation from Russell Brand in 2012. The dancer’s actions were displayed on a screen behind Perry, which gave the impression of a shadow.

Serious style: Wujek walked closely behind the Double Rainbow belter backstage after her stirring performance, which featured somber intros from President Obama and domestic abuse activist Brooke Axtell

After the touching performance by the Double Rainbow singer, Wujek went backstage to catch up with her. The event was not only about entertainment but also featured powerful speeches from President Obama and advocate Brooke Axtell highlighting the issue of domestic violence.

Roar! Sam Smith looked like he had something to get off his chest to his pop star pal

Sam Smith seemed to have some exciting news to share with his fellow pop star friend, as he let out a boisterous yell.

Networking: The award-winning stars were happy to pose with Lucian Grainge - the chairman and chief executive officer of Universal Music Group

Rubbing shoulders with important personalities: The renowned stars were thrilled to have their pictures taken with Lucian Grainge, the top executive of Universal Music Group.

Well done! Katy was seen congratulating Beck on his impressive win

Well done! Katy was seen extending her felicitations to Beck for his impressive triumph.

Dazzling: The singer looked incredible in her revealing ensemble 

The pop star looked absolutely gorgeous in her bold attire. Katy took to Twitter after her appearance, making a reference to the popular film Mean Girls. She cautioned about someone who is fake and pretends to be nice. The tension between the two singers reportedly stems from three of Swift’s backup dancers leaving her tour to work for Perry. Moreover, both artists have been romantically involved with John Mayer, who Perry is currently reunited with.

Up for three Grammys: Meanwhile, her longtime rival Taylor Swift - who's presenting Best New Artist - bared her long legs in a teal Elie Saab high-low gown

Artist X has been recognized for her exceptional talent and has been nominated for three Grammy awards. At the very same event, Taylor Swift, who will be presenting the prestigious Best New Artist award, made a stunning appearance in a turquoise Elie Saab dress that showcased her long legs.

Peacocking: Taylor was seated in the front row, not far from her frenemy Katy in the packed Staples Center

As Taylor took her place in the first row of the Staples Center, she couldn’t help but observe that her frenemy Katy was present in the midst of the lively audience.

Sad face: The 25-year-old blonde's hit song Shake It Off lost for record of the year, song of the year, and pop solo performance 

The blonde, up-and-coming singer was disappointed that her hit song “Shake It Off” didn’t take home any awards for record of the year, song of the year, or pop solo performance. This left her feeling a bit down.

The way they were: According to TMZ, their 'Bad Blood' stemmed from three of Swift's back-up dancers quitting her Red Tour in 2014 to join Perry's Prismatic World Tour

Their previous relationship: Their supposed disagreement reached new heights in September of the previous year when Taylor spoke to Rolling Stone about a pop star who she referred to as her “straight-up enemy” but chose not to mention them by name.

'She did something so horrible': According to TMZ, their 'Bad Blood' stemmed from three of Swift's back-up dancers quitting her Red Tour in 2014 to join Perry's Prismatic World Tour (pictured in 2011)

There appears to be some unease between Taylor Swift and John Mayer, as three of Swift’s backup dancers decided to switch over to Katy Perry’s tour. This could have created some animosity between the two artists. However, Mayer was seen entering the Staples Center unaccompanied. On a recent episode of The Late Late Show, Mayer made light of the situation by joking about Swift avoiding him at the upcoming Grammy Awards, where he is scheduled to perform.

Backstage at the Super Bowl: It's unclear whether Perry and Mayer broke things off over their seven-year age difference, clashing schedules, or some other unknown drama

Backstage at the Super Bowl, everyone knows that the famous female singers have a past with their former beau, John Mayer. Word on the street is that one of them, known for her hit “California Gurls”, is currently involved in a romantic relationship with him.

'You can see me at the Grammy Awards doing what I do best. Being avoided by Taylor Swift!' However, the womanising 37-year-old was seen entering the Staples Center solo

Although Taylor Swift may not be my biggest fan, I am excited to announce that I will be performing at the upcoming Grammy Awards. Despite rumors about my personal life, I arrived at the Staples Center alone. I’m still riding high from my record-breaking performance at Super Bowl XLIX, which was viewed by an incredible 114.4 million people. On February 16th, I’ll be taking my Prismatic World Tour to Spain’s Palau Saint Jordi in Barcelona, accompanied by Charli XCX as my opener. There’s also the world premiere of my pre-taped Prismatic World Tour special on EPIX on March 28th. UK viewers should tune in to 4Music (Freeview 18, Sky 360, and Virgin 330) to watch the Grammys on Monday, February 9th at 9pm.

A record-breaking 114.4M tuned into her Super Bowl XLIX performance: Perry - born Katheryn Hudson - was also crowned the top-earning celebrity on the planet after Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao

Overjoyed: Katy Perry is still reveling in the success of her Super Bowl XLIX halftime show. The performance was a huge hit, attracting an incredible 114.4 million viewers, making it the highest-viewed halftime show to date.

Back on the road: The Dark Horse diva will next take her Prismatic World Tour to Spain's Palau Saint Jordi in Barcelona on February 16 alongside opener Charli XCX

The Dark Horse star is back on tour after a short hiatus! She’ll be bringing her popular Prismatic Tour to Palau Saint Jordi in Barcelona, Spain on February 16th. Charli XCX will be joining as the opening act. It’s sure to be an amazing night of music and performances you won’t want to miss.

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