The Grammy Awards air Sunday, February 10, and most of the record of the year nominees have used their success to purchase some pretty amazing real estate. Though a few of the artists are either too busy to settle down or have committed to keeping their personal lives private, here are some of the beautiful (and in some cases jaw-dropping) homes they’ve purchased.
In 2012, he paid $7.7 million in cash for what he calls his “YOLO Estate,” whose 12,000 square-foot house features seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms, and other amenities including a library, a gym, tennis court, wine cellar, and a master bedroom concealed behind a hidden bookshelf-door.
The most jaw-dropping feature is a pool surrounded by remote-controlled waterfalls and a custom spa grotto. He’s continued to expand by purchasing adjoining properties for $2.85 million and $4.5 million. He’s currently developing the whole parcel into a 35,000-square-foot home project led by designer Ferris Raufali.
Rapper Cardi B’s Grammy-nominated hit song “I Like It,” recorded with Bad Bunny and J Balvin, has been a big part of her last two years creating chart-topping songs with Atlantic Records. She was able to leverage her success to make one childhood wish come true this year.
On November 19, 2018, she announced on Instagram that she bought her mom a dream home.
In 2017, she said she had been “so thirsty” to buy something for her mother, but with a budget of $600,000, she didn’t find anything suitable in the New York neighborhood where she was looking (it’s unclear what neighborhood that is).
However, she worked and saved until she was able to buy the kind of house she thought her mom deserved saying, “Thank you, everybody, who supported me to make my childhood dreams come true!”
You can get a peek inside the home where Cardi’s excited to celebrate future family Thanksgivings on her Instagram page.
Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper
Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper scored a hit with their record-of-the-year nominated song “Shallow” from the new movie A Star Is Born.
Lady Gaga calls Malibu her home with her 10,000-square-foot “Gypsy Palace,” which was spared from the 2018 Camp Fire. The house, which sits on almost six acres across from Zuma Beach, sports a wine cellar, a home theater, a wet bar, and a fully-operational 1960s-inspired bowling alley.
On the other coast, Bradley Cooper bought a Greenwich Village Townhouse in the spring of 2018 for $13.5 million. The original listing shows a home on West Tenth Street with reclaimed barn-wood-plank floors, 12-foot ceilings, and French doors. The two-story townhouse, with its six bedrooms, has a second-floor balcony which overlooks an 1100-square-foot private garden space—a rare commodity in New York City!
Folk-singer Brandi Carlile, nominated for her song “The Joke,” lives in King County, Washington, about an hour outside of Seattle. There, she shares her 5-acre property, which she jokingly calls a “compound,” with her wife Catherine Shepherd and their two daughters.
The house itself is a 3,000-square-foot log cabin surrounded by old growth trees and contains, among other things, her personal recording studio. You can get a glimpse inside Brandi’s home in this music video for “The Mother.”
Kendrick Lamar, nominated for his collaboration with SZA on the track “All the Stars,” seems to be too busy to have a specific address. However, he’s decided to get into the real estate game this year by investing in a $2.65 million home in Calabasas County, CA.
Not far from Drake’s property in Hidden Hills, the house is 5400 square feet and includes a master suite with a double-sided fireplace, a kitchen with granite counter tops, and a beautiful backyard with a pool and views of the canyon.
Maren Morris and Zedd
“The Middle,” by country star Maren Morris and electronica producers Zedd and Grey, spent forty weeks on the Billboard pop chart this past year.
But Maren’s Midwest lifestyle and Zedd’s West Coast home couldn’t be more different!
Maren Morris, married in March 2018 to songwriter/artist Ryan Hurd, calls Nashville her home. Maren and Ryan bought a three-bedroom, three-bathroom house with a wraparound porch. The backyard is by far the couple’s favorite feature, designed with help from Tara Donovan of Wayfair Registry.
Maren says she and Hurd are “definitely back porch people,” having decorated it in Southern style with rocking chairs, a fire pit, multiple seating areas, and a projector screen. (Check out these beautiful photos by Alyssa Rosenheck for People magazine).
Maren’s Nashville home stands in stark contrast to Zedd’s $16 million mansion in LA’s Benedict Canyon. An architectural marvel of glass and reclaimed wood, Zedd keeps two separate spaces in his 95,000 square feet: one a studio and gym, the other dedicated living space. The beautiful home has an indoor olive tree, a panoramic view of the canyon, a custom Skittles vending machine, and an astounding combination pool and hot tub.
Check out this video tour of Zedd’s home.
And good luck to all of 2019’s Record-of-the-Year Grammy nominees!