The Grammys is the biggest awards show in the music industry. It is as much about the legendary performances that happen live as it is about who wins the coveted awards. Tonight saw performances from everyone from the surviving members of The Beatles to Miranda Lambert and Billie Joe Armstrong paying tribute to the Everly Brothers.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z opened this year’s show with “Drunk in Love” in a spectacular and sexy display. Lorde sang her hit song “Royals” in a display that was strange, to say the least (and was that a weeping angel on the screen behind her?). Hunter Hayes premiered a powerful new song entitled “Invisible” and Taylor Swift played the piano and sang a wonderful rendition of “All Too Well”. Imagine Dragons and Kendrick Lamar collaborated and brought the house down! Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr performed “Queenie Eye”. Carole King and Sara Bareilles performed a mash-up of “Beautiful” and “Brave” that was sensational! Metallica paid an inspired and rocking tribute to the late Lou Reed. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis performed “Same Love” accompanied by Madonna as Queen Latifah officiated the wedding of couples lining the aisle of the audience. The performances tonight were phenomenal as a whole and created a show that was worth watching!
COMPLETE WINNERS LIST
Macklemore came into the show as a three-time Grammy winner from the awards presented pre-telecast and added another Grammy to his collection during the show for Best New Artist. “Cut Me Some Slack”, which was written by Dave Grohl, Paul McCartney, Krist Novoselic & Pat Smear, won Best Rock Song and was interestingly enough recorded using the original Sound City equipment. Lorde and Daft Punk took home multiple awards, Best Song of the Year and Record of the Year & Album of the Year respectively.
Taylor Swift sparkled down the carpet in this gown by Gucci. She looked stunning, but I have to say I would have liked this dress even more if it had been homogeneous in color and omitted the see-through part at the top of the gown, but it was gorgeous regardless.