Shania Twain Says She Wrote A Song For A Lizzo Duet At The Grammys

Canadians left the 2020 Grammy Awards without any new trophies, but that didn’t stopped country superstar Shania Twain from being a highlight of the party.

Michael Bublé, Drake, Jessie Reyez, Shawn Mendes, and Northern Cree were just a sampling of the Canadian artists recognized at the 62nd annual ceremony who did not win in their categories

But there was some good Canadian news: it appears the Shania Twain-Lizzo collaboration Twain has been teasing for months might be even more within reach than previously expected. And if not, she was sure hustling to manifest it.

 See the best looks from the 2020 Grammy Awards. Story continues below.


The beloved K-pop group model some pretty excellent coats.

Shania Twain

We say this with all the love in the world: this is a bit chaotic, a bit confusing, and classic Shania.

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend

Chrissy Teigen's dress makes me think of a monarch butterfly and also of a creamsicle, strangely both things I like better than Chrissy Teigen's dress. And John's suit is gorgeous, but the length is a little weird, no?

Shawn Mendes

Magenta suits him! Not being photographed licking Camila Cabello's face suits him, too.

Trevor Noah

Trevor Noah sure loves a bowtie. Other than that, though, this look is super sleek and sophisticated.

Jessie Reyez

Canadian singer Jessie Reyez looks smashing in this glamorous red lace gown with her signature messy topknot. That skirt just looks like a dream, doesn't it?

FKA twigs

This is full fashion vampire, and it's never suited anyone more.

Lilly Singh

Tennis-ball green is a tricky colour to pull off, but Lilly Singh looks like a snack — and not just because she brought a purse filled with candy.

Shaun Ross

The singer and model wore an outfit covered head-to-toe in pearls, surely one of the night's most opulent looks.

Lil Nas X


Billy Porter


Billy Porter

This was the view when he pushed that shiny fringe away from his face, in case you were wondering.

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas

Priyanka Chopra clearly 1) didn't listen to me yell about Shaun and Camila's PDA 2) heard fringe was going to be the look of the night, and just went with it, and 3) I don't know ... lost a bet? It's rare for someone so extraordinarily beautiful to wear something so clearly wrong for her body.

Brandi Carlile

There should be at last one floral three-piece suit at every awards show.


Common looks dapper in cranberry red.

Lucky Daye

Lucky Daye appears to be vying for the Lil Nas X award for most eye-catching suit, a move we have no choice but to respect.


She looks like someone whose haircare advice you desperately want, but once you finally get up close, you lose your nerve because of all that leather and those pointy nails and the fact that she's making a long fringe totally work. Stop being so intimidatingly cool, Rosalía!

Tyler, the Creator

Tyler, the Creator wore a millennial pink bellhop outfit, complete with a suitcase, for some reason. 

Ariana Grande

This gigantic, poufy custom Giambattista Valli has all the potential to be campy and fun, but the muted grey kind of ... mutes it. It feels like it's trying to do what Lady Gaga's 2019 Valentino Golden Globes dress did. If you want to be big and fun, just be big and fun!

Ariana Grande

But OK, yes, she does have the red carpet attitude down.

Ariana Grande

We couldn't tell you why, but Ariana Grande changed into a second, gigantic gray dress and walked the red carpet ... again.

Diplo and Orville Pec

Once again, Lil Nas X deserves credit for allowing alternative cowboys to thrive.


I feel like I bought the same, musty, rhinestone-y coat from a vintage store 10 years ago, and I've never related to Usher more.

Billie Eilish

On an objective level, I dislike every part of this. But on her, the sum of its head-to-toe Gucci parts somehow transforms into something charming. What kind of scumbro magic is she using?!

Maggie Rogers

This vintage Chanel looks like something she picked up on sale at Anthropologie, which may not sound like a compliment, but I can assure you that by my particular value system, it actually really is.

Janina Gavankar

It isn't clear if this is one long train, or how you possibly walk or hold a drink in this gown, but it looks gorgeous.

Gwen Stefani

This Dolce & Gabbana dress looks like the school uniform for a dystopian prep school for mean blonde teens.

Anderson .Paak

He's scoring major points for this royal blue suit. But aren't you supposed to cut off those big tags? Or am I just doing it wrong?

Lana Del Rey

What feels more surprising here: the fact that her very pretty dress may have been overshadowed by both Gwen Stefani and Shaun Ross' outfits, or the fact that she brought her reality-star cop boyfriend?


Why should men have to wear suits? Good on Questlove for wanting to change it up.


Come on, did you really think Lizzo would wear anything but an ultra-glam bedazzled Versace dress accessorized with fur?

Jameela Jamil

This geometric gown is bold, but it's surprisingly fun.

Tank and the Bangas

We all need to have more fun on the red carpet! Funk band Tank and the Bangas gets it.

Heidi Klum

The pattern is glam as can be, but the high front slit and excessively low neckline make it look a bit flimsy. But hey: it's definitely better than what she wore last year!

Twain, who presented at the Grammys on Sunday, spoke to Access Hollywood on the red carpet about how she “jammed” with Lizzo last July at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, and said, “I wrote a song for us.”

Lizzo’s career has never been hotter, so it’s a good thing they have already bonded and started laying down the foundation for a potential duet.

Lizzo poses poses with her Grammy awards on Sunday. (Photo: Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

The “Truth Hurts” singer went into the Grammys as the nominee leader with eight nominations, and left with three wins, including “Best Pop Solo Performance.” Her victories were seemingly prophesied by Twain, as she fangirled to Access Hollywood, saying, “She’s such an accomplished musician, you know she’s a flautist, right? I’m just very inspired by her energy and what she has to say, so yeah, she’s on my list [of dream collaborations] for sure.” 

Twain rocked two outfits for the event, starting off with a black Christian Siriano corseted shorts number with a sheer ebony overlay and chest ruffle.

Soon after, she changed into a sparkly disco ball-like mock-neck long-sleeved dress designed by Montreal native Mikael D. The latter look was Twain’s presenting ensemble, and bore a striking resemblance to Jennifer Lopez’s 2019 Oscars dress.

Sartorial similarities aside, Twain’s co-presenter Bebe Rexha was quick to pay homage to the crossover superstar who came before her, using a play on words with a reference to one of Twain’s most popular album titles.

″‘The Woman in Me’ is super thrilled to stand on this Grammy stage with this woman who broke barriers for country and beyond,” said Rexha, prior to announcing the winners of the Country Duo or Group Performance category. 

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Shania Twain and Bebe Rexha presenting the Country Duo or Group Performance award at the 2020 Grammy Awards. (Photo: Kevin Winter via Getty Images)

Backstage, Twain posed with winners Dan and Shay, and host Alicia Keys. She also got a quick snap in with Keith Urban on the red carpet, to commemorate her first Grammys appearance since 2000.

And Twain wasn’t the only Canadian to represent at the Grammys. Check out our favourite Canadian moments at the Grammys below.


Lilly Singh’s Skittles purse is the Grammys’ best accessory

Lizzo’s tiny Valentino purse was the most-discussed accessory at the 2019 American Music Awards back in November, but Lilly Singh’s Skittles handbag game ups the ante, and takes the “Taste the Rainbow” candy slogan to a new level. 

The talk-show host’s asymmetrical chartreuse gown was enough of a showstopper for the 2020 Grammy Awards red carpet, but she paired it with a transparent lucite “clutch full of Skittles,” as she called it in her Instagram stories.

Lilly Singh's accessory was literally a clutch full of Skittles. (Photo: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin via Getty Images)

Singh posted a handful of shots of her sugary purse on Instagram stories, and even shared some of the multi-coloured treats with the music press. And why not? We’re here for a farewell to undercover snacking!

The “A Little Late with Lilly Singh” host, who also co-hosted E!’s pre-show coverage alongside fellow Canadian stylist Brad Goreski, has a long-documented affinity for the candy. 

She showed off her Skittles stockpile in her “73 Questions” with Vogue interview in 2018 and collaborated with the candy giant for a holiday gift exchange back in 2015.

Awards show snacking is not necessarily novel, but it’s rarely so overt. “Crazy Rich Asians” star Gemma Chan smuggled chocolate chip cookies in the pockets of her bubblegum pink Valentino gown at the 2019 Oscars. But kudos to Singh for her inventive accessorizing, which leads to delicious results. 

Best maple leaf red carpet debuts

Jessie Reyez, who won the 2018 Breakthrough Artist of the Year trophy at the Juno Awards, appeared to be savouring every second of her Grammy red carpet experience.

The Toronto native represented Canada in her patriotic-coloured red lace Romona Keveza gown in a series of energetic poses, complete with several peace signs, and a few rock-on hand gestures.

Jessie Reyez at the Grammys on Sunday. (Photo: Frazer Harrison via Getty Images)

Keveza is a Canadian designer, often specializing in bridal, who famously predicted that Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, would wear a boat neck gown for her wedding to Prince Harry

Orville Peck is another Torontonian who made his debut at the Grammys. The Canadian country star attended the telecast with American DJ and producer Diplo, and brought along his signature fringe facemask to obscure his identity.

This time, his mask was comprised of black threads for maximum contrast with his dove grey cowboy hat and matching shirt and slacks. 

Orville Peck and Diplo at the Grammy Awards on Sunday. (Photo: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin via Getty Images)

Diplo told Billboard magazine their friendship all went down in the “DMs.” Peck later dubbed their social media interaction as being conducted on the “lonesome trail [of] Instagram.” 


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