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When you present a slideshow, it’s likely that you have more to say than what displays on the slides. You may want to expand on the text you’ve included, or if the slide only contains visuals, explain them further.
Add speaker notes to a slide in PowerPoint
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Luckily, Microsoft PowerPoint provides a built-in feature for speaker notes. This allows you to add notes to each slide and then see them in Presenter View when you start the show.
What You Need
Open your PowerPoint presentation and select the first slide where you want to add notes.
Step 1: Go to the View tab and choose either Normal or Outline View . This allows you to see your slide along with the note you plan to add.
If you’re wondering how to add a note in PowerPoint without changing the view, the short answer is: You can’t. But if you prefer not to use Normal or Outline View, you can check out the Notes Page view in the same section of the ribbon.
While still technically a “view,” this displays your slide and a text box for your note as a printed page, as shown below.
Step 2: Display the Notes panel below the slide if it’s not visible using one of the following:
- Click the Notes button in the Status Bar at the bottom.
- Move your cursor to the bottom of the window. When you see the two-sided arrow, drag up until the panel displays.
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Step 3: When the panel is empty, you’ll see “Click to Add Notes” within it. Place your cursor in the box and type your note.
Step 4: You can apply simple formatting to your note using the tools on the Home tab or in the floating toolbar. This is handy if you want to add bullet points or emphasize the font with bold, italics, or an underline.
Step 5: If you have a lengthy note within the panel, you’ll see a scrollbar appear on the right so that you can move down and see the entire note. You can also drag up on the panel to enlarge it.
If you want your slide in full view as you're assembling or editing your slideshow, you can hide the presenter notes. This does not delete them; it merely moves the notes panel out of view.
Do one of the following to hide your notes:
- Drag the notes panel downward until it no longer displays.
When it’s time to present your slideshow, you can use Presenter View to see your speaker notes. This allows you to view the notes for each slide on your monitor while presenting the slideshow on another. Your audience will not see your notes.
Step 1: Go to the Slide Show tab. On Windows, check the box for Use Presenter View in the Monitors section of the ribbon. On Mac, click the Presenter View button in the Start Slide Show section.
If you’ve already started the slideshow, you can still turn on Presenter View. Click the Three Dots in the Presenter Toolbar and choose Show Presenter View (Windows) or Use Presenter View (Mac).
Step 2: You’ll then see your notes display on the right side of the screen, with your slide on the left. As you advance each slide, the notes will display accordingly.
Step 3: The text for your note wraps automatically to the next line, and you have a scrollbar to move through those lengthy notes.
To adjust the font size for the notes, use the buttons below the notes panel.
Whether you want to add notes to PowerPoint to talk through your slideshow or simply as references while you assemble your slides, be sure to take advantage of this built-in feature.
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Present on multiple monitors (and view speaker notes privately)
You can present with 2 monitors: Using Presenter View is a great way to view your presentation with speaker notes on one monitor (your laptop, for example), while your audience views the notes-free presentation on a different monitor (like a larger screen you're projecting to).
Note: Make sure the device you're using for your presentation supports the use of multiple monitors. Check with your manufacturer for up-to-date information about multiple monitor support.
To do this procedure and split the view between projectors in this way, you must be connected to the second screen.
Set up PowerPoint to use Presenter view with two monitors
On the Slide Show tab, in the Monitors group, select Use Presenter View .
Windows Display Settings should open.
In the Display Settings dialog box, on the Monitor tab, select the monitor icon that you want to use to view your speaker notes, and then select the This is my main monitor check box.
If the This is my main monitor check box is selected and unavailable, the monitor is already designated as the primary monitor.
Select the monitor icon for the second monitor—the one the audience will watch, and then select the Extend my Windows Desktop onto this monitor check box.
Notes: If the Windows Display Settings don't open, do the following:
Windows 10: Click Start > Settings > System > Display . At the top, under Customize your display , is a diagram of the screens connected to your computer, with each screen numbered. If you are connected to a project, typically it will be represented in the diagram as screen 2. Select screen 1 in the diagram, then scroll downward. Ensure that the check box named Make this my main display is selected. Above that check box, in the Multiple displays list, select Extend these displays .
Windows 8: Right-click the Windows Start button, click Control Panel > Display > Adjust resolution . In the Multiple displays list, click Extend these displays . Select the monitor on which you want to view your speaker notes, and click Make this my main display .
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Deliver your presentation on two monitors
On the Slide Show tab, in the Set Up group, click Set Up Slide Show .
In the Set Up Show dialog box, choose the options that you want, and then click OK . If you choose Automatic , PowerPoint will display speaker notes on the laptop monitor, if available. Otherwise, PowerPoint will display speaker notes on the main display identified in your Display settings ( Settings > Display ).
Extend vs. Duplicate: What happens after the slide show ends
PowerPoint does something behind the scenes to make the process of starting a slide show on a second monitor as smooth and quick as possible. When you enter Slide Show, PowerPoint automatically changes your display settings (also known as your display topology) to Extend .
What can be confusing is what happens after your slide show concludes:
In PowerPoint 2013 , when your slide show ends, PowerPoint leaves the display topology as Extend . (The benefit of this approach is that the next time you present on a second monitor, the first slide will appear with minimal delay. The drawback is that PowerPoint may be overriding your preferred display setting of "duplicate". Some people don't like this override.)
In newer versions , in the same end-of-slide-show scenario, PowerPoint reverts to your default setting, returning to Duplicate , if that's what you have chosen.
If you are using PowerPoint 2013 and you want PowerPoint to revert to the default setting, rather than keeping the Extend setting, you can tell it to do that by making a small change to the Windows registry as described below.
In this procedure, you are creating a command that adds a new setting to the Windows Registry for PowerPoint, and then you are running that command:
Create a new file in Notepad.
Copy and paste the following three lines of text into Notepad:
On the File menu in Notepad, click Save As .
Name the file Update.reg . (It's important that the file name extension be .reg ).
In the Save as type box, choose All Files (*.*) .
Take note of the folder in which you are saving the file. Then click Save , and close Notepad.
Open File Explorer from the Start menu and navigate to the folder where you saved Update.reg.
Double-click Update.reg .
Answer "Yes" to the two prompts that ensue.
With that completed, PowerPoint will now revert to your default display topology at the conclusion of a slide show.
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- Open a presentation in Google Slides .
- From the current slide, the presentation will become full screen. To change slides, use the arrow keys on your keyboard or click the arrows at the bottom of the presentation.
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Hey, Officer Insiders! My name is Victoria Tran, and I’m a Program Manager on the PowerPoint team. I’m thrilled to share that you can now edit notes in Presenter view in PowerPoint for Windows. No more switching to Editor view to type or change your notes, even during a presentation!
Edit notes in Presenter view
Accessing and editing your slide content whenever the need arises is a key part of the PowerPoint workflow. Whether you’re making an important edit to your speaker notes during a presentation rehearsal or jotting down feedback during your presentation, the ability to edit notes in Presenter view increases your productivity and eliminates the need to toggle between views.
We are excited to add this highly requested feature and expand the use of PowerPoint notes. In the future, we’ll continue to add support for editing notes in other views, such as Teleprompter view.
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NOTE: You can also press the F6 key to select the Notes pane in Presenter view. When a white outline appears around the pane, press Enter and start typing to make any updates you want.
Presenter view currently only allows basic formatting of notes, such as bold, italics, and underlining (via keyboard shortcuts). Formatting such as text color, highlighting, and other options aren’t yet available.
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- If you are using keyboard commands to navigate through your slides during a presentation, make sure the text insertion point is not showing in the Notes pane. If it is, the arrow keys will move the insertion point around in the pane instead of navigating the slides.
- If you have two monitors, a full-screen slide will show on one monitor and Presenter view on the other monitor, featuring a view of the next slide, your speaker notes, a timer, and more. If you have just one monitor, you can press Alt + F5 to try out Presenter view.
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How to Show Speaker Notes in Google Slides: A Step-by-Step Guide
Showing speaker notes in Google Slides is a straightforward process that can be accomplished in a few simple steps. Once you’re in your Google Slides presentation, click on “View” in the top menu, and then select “Show speaker notes.” This will open a pane at the bottom of the screen where you can see and edit your notes for each slide.
After you complete this action, you’ll be able to see the notes that you’ve prepared for each slide at the bottom of the screen. This is helpful when practicing your presentation or during the actual presentation, as it allows you to stay on track and remember key points without cluttering your slides with too much text.
When it comes to presenting, preparation is key. But even the best-prepared speakers can benefit from a little help on stage or in the meeting room. That’s where speaker notes come in handy. Google Slides, the popular presentation software from Google, offers a feature that allows you to add notes to each slide, visible only to you, the presenter. Why is this important? Well, imagine you’re standing in front of an audience, and you suddenly forget what to say next.
Having speaker notes can save you from an awkward silence and keep your presentation flowing smoothly. They’re like a cheat sheet that no one else can see! This feature is relevant to anyone who uses Google Slides for presentations, whether you’re a student, teacher, business professional, or just about anyone who needs to convey ideas in a visual format.
Step by Step Tutorial: How to Show Speaker Notes in Google Slides
Let’s delve into the steps that will let you take advantage of this nifty feature.
Step 1: Open your Google Slides presentation
Begin by opening the Google Slides presentation for which you want to view or add speaker notes.
Accessing your presentation is the first step in preparing to show your speaker notes. Ensure you’re logged into your Google account and navigate to the presentation within Google Drive or by visiting slides.google.com.
Step 2: Click on “View” in the top menu
Once your presentation is open, click on “View” in the top menu.
The top menu is your gateway to various features in Google Slides. By clicking on “View,” you’re one step closer to enabling your speaker notes.
Step 3: Select “Show speaker notes”
In the dropdown menu under “View,” select “Show speaker notes.”
By doing so, you’ll activate the speaker notes pane, which typically appears at the bottom of your presentation window. You can now see the notes you’ve prepared for each slide.
While showing speaker notes in Google Slides is a great way to keep yourself on track during a presentation, there are a few additional tips to consider. Firstly, practice with your speaker notes well before the actual presentation. This will help you become familiar with where each note fits into your talk, so you’re not scrambling to find the right note for the right slide. Also, keep your notes concise and in bullet points, if possible.
You don’t want to end up reading verbatim from your notes, as this can come across as unengaging. Instead, use them as prompts to jog your memory. Another handy feature in Google Slides is the ability to print your slides with the speaker notes included, which is perfect for rehearsals or if you prefer a physical copy as a backup. Lastly, remember that while speaker notes are a great tool, engaging with your audience and maintaining eye contact are also key aspects of a successful presentation.
- Open your Google Slides presentation
- Click on “View” in the top menu
- Select “Show speaker notes”
Frequently Asked Questions
Can i edit my speaker notes in presenter view.
Yes, you can edit your speaker notes in presenter view by simply clicking in the notes pane and making your changes.
Will the audience be able to see my speaker notes during the presentation?
No, your speaker notes are not visible to the audience. They are for the presenter’s eyes only.
Can I print my slides with the speaker notes?
Yes, you can print your slides with the speaker notes by selecting “Print settings and preview” from the File menu and adjusting the settings accordingly.
What happens to the speaker notes if I convert my Google Slides presentation to a different format?
If you convert your Google Slides presentation to another format, like PowerPoint, your speaker notes will typically be preserved in the conversion.
Are speaker notes saved automatically?
Yes, speaker notes in Google Slides are saved automatically along with your presentation.
In the world of presentations, being prepared is everything. Speaker notes in Google Slides are a game-changer for anyone looking to deliver a seamless, engaging presentation without the fear of losing their place or forgetting key points. While there are a few potential drawbacks, the advantages of using speaker notes far outweigh them.
Remember, your speaker notes are your secret weapon; they provide that extra layer of security that can make all the difference when you’re in the spotlight. So, the next time you’re gearing up for a big presentation, don’t forget to show your speaker notes in Google Slides and give yourself the peace of mind you deserve.
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Speaker notes are very useful when giving presentations. These help you highlight the key concepts that you want to talk about in each slide, and they’re not visible for your audience. In this new Slidesgo School tutorial, you’ll learn how to create speaker notes and where to place them. You’ll also find out how to present using speaker notes .
Adding Speaker Notes
Using the presenter view.
- Open your presentation in Google Slides.
- At the bottom of the screen there’s a text field with the message “Click to add speaker notes”. The text that you enter here will be visible for you during your presentation, but not for your audience.
- If you can’t see this text field, click View → Show speaker notes.
- To display the speaker notes during your presentation, you need at least two screens: one for the presentation and another for the notes.
- Click the drop-down arrow next to the Present button.
- Select Presenter view. Your presentation will be displayed fullscreen and a new window will appear, where you can see some information and options:
- Timer : You can check how much time has passed since the beginning of your presentation. You can also pause or reset the timer by clicking the corresponding buttons.
- Previous and Next: Click the corresponding thumbnail to go back to the previous slide or move on to the next slide.
- Zoom: Next to the slide number you’ll find a “+” button and a “-” button. These allow you to increase or decrease the size of the speaker notes.
- Audience Tools: This tab contains a button to allow questions from your audience, which will appear here. You must share the URL that appears above (it will also be displayed at the top of the main screen). If you don’t want to receive further questions, disable this option by clicking Off.
Once you receive the first questions, you can click Present to display them on the main screen. To hide them again, just click Hide.
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Google Slides, like PowerPoint, has different presentation modes that can come in handy when you’re presenting and you want your slideshow to look smooth. Whether you’re looking for slides only, speaker notes or the Q&A feature, in this new Google Slides tutorial, you’ll learn about these and their respective settings. Ready? Then let’s explore the presenter view!
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How to View Notes in PowerPoint While Presenting With One Monitor
Presenting a PowerPoint is a great way to engage and inform an audience, but it can be challenging to keep track of your notes while you’re presenting. Fortunately, PowerPoint includes a feature that allows you to view your speaker notes on one monitor while your audience sees the presentation on another. This makes it much easier to stay on track and deliver your message effectively. In this guide, we’ll take a detailed look at how to view notes in PowerPoint while presenting with one monitor, as well as some tips for getting the most out of this feature.
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Why Viewing Notes While Presenting is Important
When giving a presentation, it’s important to have access to your notes to stay on track and avoid missing important points. Viewing your notes while presenting can also help you remember key details and ensure that you’re delivering the information in an organized and effective manner. This can be especially important if you’re presenting complex or technical information. By having access to your notes, you can make sure you’re covering all the necessary points and answering any questions that might come up.
Another benefit of viewing your notes while presenting is that it can help you feel more confident and prepared. Knowing that you have your notes to refer to can alleviate any anxiety or nervousness you may feel about presenting. It can also give you a sense of security, knowing that you have all the information you need at your fingertips. By feeling more confident and prepared, you’re more likely to deliver a successful presentation that engages your audience and effectively conveys your message.
Understanding the Need for One Monitor
Using Presenter View in PowerPoint allows you to view your notes on your laptop or primary monitor while the audience sees only the presentation on the projected screen, even if you only have one monitor. This feature is particularly useful when you don’t have a dual-monitor setup. Presenter View provides a separate interface for the presenter that includes the current slide, speaker notes, and upcoming slides, ensuring that you can deliver your presentation smoothly without revealing your notes to the audience.
How to Access Notes in PowerPoint
Accessing your notes in PowerPoint while presenting on a single monitor is straightforward with Presenter View. To use Presenter View, start your PowerPoint presentation and go to the “Slide Show” tab in the ribbon menu. Then, check the “Use Presenter View” box. When you start the slideshow, your presentation will appear on the projected screen, while your notes and controls appear on your primary monitor. This allows you to reference your notes discreetly during the presentation.
Step-by-Step Guide to Viewing Notes in PowerPoint
Here’s a step-by-step guide to viewing your notes in PowerPoint using Presenter View:
- Open your PowerPoint presentation.
- Navigate to the slide on which you wish to start presenting.
- Select the “Slide Show” tab in the ribbon menu.
- Check the “Use Presenter View” box.
- Start your presentation by clicking on “From Beginning” or “From Current Slide.”
- Your notes will appear on your primary monitor, while the audience will see only the slides on the presentation screen.
Remember, your audience will not see your notes, allowing you to discreetly reference them during your presentation.
Tips for Presenting With One Monitor
Here are some tips for presenting with one monitor:
- Practice your presentation beforehand to make sure you’re comfortable with the software and know how to access Presenter View.
- Use the Presenter View to keep track of key points and ensure that you’re covering all the necessary information.
- Put your notes in bullet-point format to make them easy to follow and read while presenting.
- Use concise language and avoid excessive text on your slides.
- Maintain eye contact with your audience as much as possible, even when referencing your notes.
How to Customize Your Notes View in PowerPoint
PowerPoint allows you to customize your notes view to suit your preferences. To do so, enter Presenter View and hover over the notes section. You can then adjust the font size and formatting to make your notes easier to read. Additionally, you can rearrange the on-screen elements in Presenter View to suit your presenting style.
Shortcut Keys for Easy Navigation Through Notes
PowerPoint includes a number of keyboard shortcuts that can help you navigate through your presentation easily. Here are some of the most useful ones:
- Use the “N” key or the right arrow to move forward one slide at a time.
- Use the “P” key or the left arrow to move backward one slide at a time.
- Press “Ctrl” + “S” to access the “All Slides” view, where you can select a specific slide to jump to.
Troubleshooting Common Issues When Viewing Notes
If you’re having trouble viewing your notes in PowerPoint using Presenter View, ensure that Presenter View is enabled in the “Slide Show” tab. If the notes are not appearing, try restarting PowerPoint or your computer to resolve any temporary glitches. Additionally, check that your screen resolution and display settings are correctly configured to support Presenter View.
Alternative Methods for Viewing Notes While Presenting
If you prefer not to use Presenter View or encounter difficulties, you can print out your notes and refer to them as needed. Another option is to split your screen, displaying the presentation in a window on one half and a document with your notes on the other half. This method requires you to manually scroll your notes, but it can be a useful alternative.
Best Practices for Using Notes During a Presentation
Here are some best practices for using notes during a presentation:
- Don’t rely too heavily on your notes–practice your presentation beforehand and aim to deliver your message in a natural, conversational tone.
- Use your notes as a guide rather than a script.
- Keep your notes organized and easy to follow.
- Make sure to address any questions or concerns that come up during the presentation.
- Try to engage with your audience and create a rapport with them.
Benefits of Using One Monitor While Presenting
Using one monitor while presenting with Presenter View has several benefits. It allows you to reference your notes discreetly, helps you stay organized and on track, and enables you to maintain better eye contact with your audience. This setup can also simplify your presentation space and reduce the risk of technical issues.
Advanced Techniques for Managing Your Presentation and Notes on One Monitor
As you become more comfortable with Presenter View, you can explore additional features such as the thumbnail strip to preview upcoming slides, the timer to keep track of your speaking duration, and the ability to zoom into a particular slide detail during your presentation.
How to Switch Between Different Views During Presentation Mode
To switch between different views during presentation mode, you can use the following methods:
- To access Presenter View, start your slideshow and press the “Alt” + “F5” keys.
- To exit Presenter View and return to the normal view, press the “Esc” key.
- To black out the screen during the presentation, press the “B” or period key.
How to Control Slides, Animations and Media During the Presentation with One Monitor
During your presentation, you can control slides, animations, and media with the following actions:
- To advance to the next slide or animation, press the right arrow key or click the left mouse button.
- To return to the previous slide or animation, press the left arrow key.
- To play a video or audio file, click on it directly or use the media controls in Presenter View.
- To pause or stop the media, use the media controls in Presenter View.
With these tips and techniques in mind, you should now be well-equipped to view your notes in PowerPoint while presenting with one monitor. Remember to practice beforehand and experiment with different techniques to find the ones that work best for you. With a little bit of preparation and practice, you can deliver a confident and effective presentation that engages and informs your audience.
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To print your Google Slides presentation with speaker notes, launch your presentation, select File > Print Preview, click "1 Slide Without Notes," change the option to "1 Slide With Notes," and select "Print." You can then print or save your slideshow as a PDF.
Do you want to practice your presentation offline? Or maybe you need to share your presentation notes with your audience? Either way, Google Slides lets you print your presentations with your speaker notes included. We'll show you how to do that or simply save it as a sharable PDF file .
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To do that, first, open your preferred web browser and access Google Slides . Sign in to your account on the site, then launch your presentation.
On your presentation screen, in Google Slides' menu bar, select File > Print Preview.
You'll see your presentation's print preview. On this page, in the toolbar at the top, click "1 Slide Without Notes" and choose "1 Slide With Notes."
Slides will refresh your print preview, allowing you to see the new preview that includes your speaker notes. If you're happy with how it looks, then in the toolbar at the top, click "Print."
Your web browser's standard print window will launch. Here, select your printer and other options like what pages to print, the number of copies to print, and so on.
If you'd like to save your presentation as a PDF to attach in an email or print using a different device, then in the printer menu, choose your PDF printer. In Google Chrome, this printer is labeled as "Save as PDF."
Then, at the bottom of the print window, click "Print" to begin printing your presentation (you'll click "Save" if you've chosen to save your slides in a PDF file).
And that's it. You now have a physical (or PDF) copy of your presentation with your speaker notes included. Take a look at other useful Google Slides features to make the most of this free service.
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University of Georgia faculty member Michelle Momany is one of 65 new fellows elected to the American Academy of Microbiology, Class of 2024. Fellows of the American Academy of Microbiology, the honorific leadership group within the American Society for Microbiology, are elected annually through a highly selective, peer-review process, based on their records of scientific achievement and original contributions that have advanced microbiology.
The American Society for Microbiology is one of the largest professional societies dedicated to the life sciences and is composed of 36,000 scientists and health practitioners. ASM's mission is to promote and advance the microbial sciences.
The new fellows have demonstrated outstanding achievements in their area of expertise, strong spirits of service to advance microbial sciences, and sustained commitment to teaching and mentoring to bring forward new leaders in the field.
Momany, professor in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences department of plant biology and the Fungal Biology Group, is an internationally-recognized expert in filamentous fungi. Momany’s research is focused on the basic biology of the septin cytoskeleton in the model Aspergillus nidulans and on antifungal resistance in the pathogen Aspergillus fumigatus . Momany cloned the first septin from a filamentous fungus and her lab was among the first to show commonalities in septins from animals and fungi. Currently her lab focuses on the evolution of the septins. Momany’s lab was also one of the first groups to characterize early development in the pathogen A. fumigatus . Her lab is now working on understanding dormancy and germination of A. fumigatus spores and on antifungal-resistant strains in the environment.
“I am delighted with this wonderful recognition for me and my lab members and collaborators at UGA,” said Momany, who served as associate dean in the Franklin College from 2017 to 2022 and head of the plant biology depart from 2008 to 2014. “I especially appreciate my colleagues in the UGA Fungal Biology Group and the many ways they have fostered a supportive research environment through the years.”
“This is such a well-deserved honor for Michelle given her many contributions to the field of fungal biology,” said John Burke, professor and head of the department of plant biology. “She is an integral member of not only our department, but also the broader Franklin College of Arts & Sciences research community through her central role in the UGA Fungal Biology Group – not to mention the leadership positions that she’s held in the past. We’re lucky to have her.”
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Looking Back at Jennifer Lopez’s Met Gala Looks
By Hannah Jackson
Twenty years ago, Jennifer Lopez attended her very first Met Gala , “Dangerous Liaisons: Fashion and Furniture in the 18th Century,” on the arms of Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana. For the occasion, she wore a Dolce & Gabbana classic: a black lace dress with a drop waist, a tiered ruffly skirt, and voluminous floral embellishments.
Since her inaugural appearance, Lopez has been nearly as present at the event as the statues that line the museum’s halls. (She has only missed a handful of the affairs, attending 13 Met Galas since 2004.) So, it only makes sense that such a seasoned guest be named a co-host. She joins Bad Bunny, Chris Hemsworth, Zendaya, and Vogue ’s Anna Wintour in leading 2024 Met Gala, tied to the exhibit, “ Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion. ”
While we still have several months until her look for the first Monday in May is unveiled, we’re certain that, given her track record, it’ll be a showstopper. Who can forget the precariously placed dragon cutout dress she wore as Donatella Versace’s date for “China: Through The Looking Glass,” or the elegant red Gucci number with the 3D floral embellishments for “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty?” And of course, no J.Lo Met Gala retrospective would be complete without a nod to her jaw-dropping Versace look from “Camp: Notes on Fashion,” where she appeared to be dripping in diamonds. (We don’t blame you if your eye lingers on that nearly 130 carat purple sapphire and diamond necklace from Harry Winston!)
Below, take a look back at all of Jennifer Lopez’s Met Gala looks from the past 20 years.
Wearing Ralph Lauren for “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty,” 2023
Wearing Ralph Lauren for “In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion,” 2021
Wearing Versace for “Camp: Notes On Fashion,” 2019
Wearing Balmain for “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination,” 2018
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More breakthroughs, less crossover: Afrobeats is here to stay, on its own terms
Burna Boy (center) has been nominated for the Grammy award for best global music album in four of the last five years. This year, he was among the nominees for the inaugural best African music performance prize and was the first Afrobeats artist to perform on the Grammy prime time telecast. Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Recording Academy hide caption
Burna Boy (center) has been nominated for the Grammy award for best global music album in four of the last five years. This year, he was among the nominees for the inaugural best African music performance prize and was the first Afrobeats artist to perform on the Grammy prime time telecast.
Earlier this month, the Nigerian superstar Burna Boy made history as the first Afrobeats act to perform during the prime time, televised ceremony of the Grammy Awards. The singer graced the stage accompanied by R&B legend Brandy and rapper 21 Savage to perform his song "Sittin' on Top of The World." It was a fitting choice to usher in Afrobeats to music's biggest night, considering the new heights the genre is reaching in America's music industry.
In a new report on how U.S. and global listeners consumed music in 2023 compiled by Luminate Data, the evidence was clear: Global music — with Afrobeats and K-pop leading the way — is the fastest growing genre among both U.S. and global listeners, with on-demand streaming up 26.2% in the last year. And stateside musical institutions have started taking notice. The Recording Academy debuted a brand new category specifically to honor music from the continent: best African music performance.
From Burna Boy to Sade , King Sunny Ade to Miriam Makeba , African-born artists have been nominated and won Grammy Awards before — often in the best global music album category — but the creation of an entire category dedicated to the continent marks the new level of impact.
The award is a signal to American audiences that music by Africa's new wave is not a niche, fad or trend — it's a culture that's here to stay. Though Afrobeats often gets used as an umbrella term to describe the musical phenomenon coming from the continent, the extent of the diversity of sounds underneath that catchall is what's ensuring its longevity and its success stateside.
"We've been doing this for such a long time and it's a long time coming," Ayra Starr beams. "It's a new game now."
The 21-year-old Afropop singer reps Benin and Nigeria, and was one of five inaugural nominees in the category, along with Davido feat. Musa Keys, Tyla , Burna Boy and Asake & Olamide. "I'm so glad I'm part of the generation that is showing the world what Africa is," the Sabi girl says via Zoom from her Lagos studio.
Her nominated song, "Rush," which sits at 325 million Spotify streams and counting, signifies how African music is changing the American soundscape. The track blends elements of American pop culture she grew up on with the music of where she's from.
"There's some elements in here, in the beat, that are very '80s pop, American pop, too. And then there's some elements in here — from the kicks to the snares and everything — [that are] very Afrobeats. When you hear the chords, the chords are very almost R&B-ish," she says. "It translated so well internationally, but at the same time, I wasn't singing in English; it was a very African song."
Heran Mamo, a hip-hop and R&B reporter at Billboard magazine, has been tracking the explosion over the past few years. As a child of Ethiopian immigrants, African music has been part of her life since she was born.
Mamo says even though Afrobeats artists have popped up on U.S. Billboard charts in recent years, it has mostly happened by collaborating with an established Western act. For example, Drake 's 2016 hit single " One Dance ," which featured the Nigerian star Wizkid , scored the Canadian rapper his first U.S No. 1 as a lead artist.
But chart appearances like that were few and far between. According to Mamo, that changed during the 2020 pandemic — when the world felt smaller and more connected by way of our phones — and then in 2021 — when we finally got back outside. She noticed African artists were impacting the U.S. in ways they never had before.
"It wasn't until the song 'Essence' [by] WizKid and Tems ," notes Mamo. "You couldn't escape that summer without listening to that song." The discovery of the track internationally was slow and steady, but once it hit, it became an anthem for the long-awaited return to the turn up. The single was commended as a cultural bridge for African music in the states. Rolling Stone awarded "Essence" the No. 1 song of the year in 2021, noting its staying power more than a year after its initial release.
After this, African acts were breaking through without crossing over: No need for changing languages or relying on a feature from an established American star. Now, African artists are regulars on the Billboard charts and festival lineups. In 2022, Billboard established a new chart to track Afrobeats hits in the U.S. Burna Boy, one of the emergent superstars, made history as the first African artist to sell out a U.S. stadium in 2023.
"He's someone that I feel like his music translates so well because there are familiar elements to it that can draw you in, but then the unfamiliar elements can excite you at the same time," Mamo says, describing the hip-hop influences that Burna blends with his Afrobeats sounds.
She points out that newcomer Tyla, who took home the first-ever African music performance Grammy this year for her viral hit "Water," fuses genres of her homeland in a similar fashion. The production of Tyla's songs blend amapiano, a piano- and percussion-heavy form of house that originated in South Africa, with elements of pop stars like Rihanna : "That's very R&B, pop centric. But obviously with the log drums, the production is more amapiano-based."
This mixing of traditional African drum patterns with contemporary styles is one reason the music keeps growing. To Ayra Starr, this chemistry is a nod to the fact that Africa's new generation grew up being exposed to both.
"The only time I would see a teenage pop star was ... I had to watch Disney," Starr says. "And it was not even Black pop star, there was no Black [pop stars] like me. And I remember, I was, like, 'I want to show African girls that we can do this, too. And I'm doing that. And it's such a big deal for me and also for the people I'm inspiring."
Ayra Starr, the Beninese-Nigerian singer whose hit "Rush" was among the nominees for the first ever best African music performance Grammy this year, says she grew up not seeing any pop stars that looked like her. "I want to show African girls that we can do this, too. And I'm doing that," she says. Richie Igunma/Courtesy of the artist hide caption
Ayra Starr, the Beninese-Nigerian singer whose hit "Rush" was among the nominees for the first ever best African music performance Grammy this year, says she grew up not seeing any pop stars that looked like her. "I want to show African girls that we can do this, too. And I'm doing that," she says.
This renaissance is also changing the image of Africa along the way.
"For so long, people have, you know, negative images associated with Africa," Mamo explains. "They think about poverty. They think about government corruption. And so what really made me happy about this explosion of African music, especially Afrobeats, is it was bringing a more positive image to the continent."
But the new spotlight shines on a fraction of what Africa has to offer. This year's Grammy nominations in the new African music performance category included artists from only three of the continent's 54 countries.
"Harvey Mason Jr., who is the CEO of the Recording Academy, he says it takes time for them to really study the music and make sure, 'OK, there is enough interest so that we can support to have a whole new additional category'," Mamo explains. "The continent is too vast to be limited to one category."
The burna boy philosophy: 'anybody not comfortable with my reality is not my fan', goats and soda, new grammy category for african music ignores almost all of africa.
Africa currently has the youngest global population, and even with comparatively limited industry resources, youth culture — music included — has bloomed in all corners of the continent; "It's not just Afrobeats, but Afropop, Afrofusion, alté, amapiano, kizomba, Ethio-jazz, Ghanaian drill," Mamo says.
Mamo is encouraged by the progress, but wants even more. She's dreaming of one day covering "something like the African Grammys" in a similar fashion to the Latin Grammys. But Ayra Starr is using her Grammy nom as the battery in her back to think of even more limitless possibilities.
"I feel like the more we collaborate and the more we work together, we're going to bring up different sounds," she says. "I feel like that's where Afrobeats is going — just collaborating with other African artists and making the genre bigger than any other genre in the world."
Audio story produced by Isabella Gomez Sarmiento
Audio story edited by Ciera Crawford