In terms of pop culture excitement, we give April an A-, only because how could it really compete with the A+++ appeal of “The Slap” from March?? But, there were definitely newsworthy pop culture moments and we have them all summed up right here.
64th Annual Grammy Awards
On Sunday, April 3rd, the 64th Annual Grammy Awards were held to honor achievements within the music industry from September 1, 2020, to September 30, 2021. Jon Batiste received the most nominations with 11, followed by Doja Cat, H.E.R., and Justin Bieber with eight each. Batiste received the most awards with five and won Album of the Year for We Are. Silk Sonic won Record of the Year and Song of the Year for “Leave the Door Open,” and Olivia Rodrigo won Best New Artist. Click here to see the best and worst moments from the ceremony and here for a complete list of the winners.
Bennifer Engagement 2.0
JLo confirmed the news about her engagement (again) with Ben Affleck via her newsletter fansite, OnTheJlo.com. During the week of April 4th, she was spotted wearing a massive green diamond ring when shopping with her daughter. Lopez recently said that green was her “lucky color,” reportedly telling fans in the newsletter, “I’ve realized that there are many moments in my life where amazing things happened when I was wearing green.” We love that Ben has signed up for his fiancée’s newsletter. That’s how you know it’s true love.
The NBA playoffs began on April 16 and are set to end on June 19 if each round goes to seven games. Some highlights about this playoff season include the Phoenix Suns becoming the first team to clinch a spot in March, while the San Antonio Spurs and New Orleans Pelicans became the last two teams to qualify for post-season play. As the playoff season continues, we will keep you posted!
Pool season is here! Stay cool and hydrated as temperatures rise. We’ll be back next month to give you another round-up of all things pop culture from May.