Let’s start with the most important: the awardees. Lady Antebellum took home 2 of the most coveted awards of the night: Record of the Year and Song of the Year for ‘Need You Now’. I’m personally excited for them! Album of the Year and Best New Artist went to Arcade Fire and Esperanza Spalding, respectively. Don’t ask, I don’t know anything about them. But I don’t think Bieber should win the latter neither, if anything, it should’ve gone to Drake. Good thing Eminem, Jay-Z, Bruno Mars, Cee-lo Green, Usher, Train, Rihanna & Lady Gaga didn’t leave the show empty handed. Head to grammy.com for the full list.
Speaking of the crazy, I think you already heard or seen the gigantic egg that arrived at the show carrying the pop phenom. Not even Nicki Minaj’s outrageous hair nor RiRi’s revealing dress nor Ricky Martin’s distracting tight silver jeans nor Katy’s angel wings could upstage Gaga’s antics. Sorry, wrong night girls.
The night’s performers were enough to keep you glued to the screen. Lady Gaga’s anticipated ‘Born This Way’ first live debut proved to be too hyped out (like the song still). Bruno Mars sang a 50s throwback version of Grenade. Gwyneth Paltrow joined Cee-lo and his over-the-top, almost Gaga-like costume in performing ‘Forget You’. Rihanna was also amazing in both her performances, ‘Love The Way You Lie (Part II)’ with Eminem and ‘What’s My Name’ with Drake. A skinny Jennifer Hudson and Christina Aguilera (did you see her fall?) lead the Aretha Franklin tribute opening number. “That was a real sexy ending”, she jokingly said after.
Another great night in music. What do y’all think?