The Grammy’s- What a Night!!

The Grammy's Blog Post Live!

Well folks, the Grammy’s were on and I am watched it to give you all the updates. I was typing as this award show went on from beginning to end. This is the most detailed account of the Grammy’s that it will blow your mind! I’m sorry that this is really, like extremely, long but enjoy!

The first thing that surprised me this year about the Grammy’s was that Taylor Swift opened up wearing a circus themed outfit. This is not something Taylor Swift would do, but this country star is really embracing the pop-star life. She isn’t that simple country girl who played “Tear Drops on My Guitar” all those years ago.

To about LL Cool J. The host’s outfit clashes with his hat in that lighting. Ditch the beret man! His opening speech was so cute and he gave his first Grammy awards to his Grammy. Awwwww. The only thing that bothered me at that moment was that I watched this amazing award show on a tiny, non-HD, screen.

The second performance was so much simpler than Ms. Swift’s. Elton John was playing on of my fave songs. So awesome and rocking those sunglasses dude! Ed Sheeran was not all dressed up as Sir Elton John was. Elton John is sporting a sparkling tux and a blue shirt, and rocking it I must say, and Ed is wearing a sweater and jeans. Come on man, this isn’t any other performance, this is the Grammy’s for g-d’s sake! But regardless great performance.

The first Grammy was presented by J-Lo and Pit Bull, and thanks J-Lo for reading the memo but either why she still looks fantastic.

The third performance was presented by none other than Mr. Neil Patrick Harris. I love him! He opened up for Fun. and I agree that they should change from a “.” to a “!” The lead singer looked so much younger in the music videos. His high notes were off, but otherwise great performance by Fun. Their set confused me. The balloons didn’t look like clouds and its raining. They should have been higher up but what do I now. I don’t design sets, I edit films and videos. I felt like you could barely see them but they sounded great. Fantastic job Fun.

Miranda Lambert and Dierks Bentley’s performance was sweet. I loved the giant tree set. Very simple and pretty. I loved Miranda’s dress!

I would love to know how these performances actually sound. I would one day love to be at these fabulous events and blog actually live.

LL Cool J at one point during the show began talking about Dick Clark, and all of his contributions to the entertainment world. Nice LL Cool J flash back though! The next performer though, I have never heard of this song, nor of these people. I don’t know if that is bad or not, but I’m open to learning more about them. They are Miguel and Wiz Khalifa.

Ha! Tim McGraw’s Hat is priceless. If there were such a thing as a country ninja award, he would take that award home hands down! The star of Girls keeps popping up everywhere, oh my god. Johnny Dep I love you. No matter when I see you, you always look a pirate, a lovely sexy one at that. Mumford and Sons started their song strong, but their guitars sounded weird.

I love Ellen, she always knows how to make me laugh, and even standing next to Beyonce. They presented Justin Timberlake’s return to the stage. He performed Suit and Tie. I personally love the song, and it was a good performance, so well done Justin! I love how he turned it into an old fashioned black and white stage from back in the day. I love it. He looked so classy! He has really grown up.

Maroon 5 and Alicia Keys were killing it tonight. They rocked it!!! Love them both!! I love how Maroon 5 was singing along side Alicia Keys. It was beautiful and sounded great. They should have done this for actual song!

Rihanna was fantastic in her performance tonight. Well done sweetie, and might I say, looking great as always. I don’t understand your set but I love your music so I’ll forgive you this time.

The Black Keys performance was quite an interesting one. I loved the piano players costume. They sounded great and looked fantastic. Great job boys!! Love you and wish you the best in the future! Kelly Clarkson Looks amazing in that dress. She sang great and if you missed her performance you better get your butt over to youtube because she was amazing!!!!

The tribute to Bob Marley was priceless and I loved every second of it! Great job to the producers of the Grammy’s on putting this in there! Great artists were chosen to honor that great man of music history! Okay, let us get one thing straight here, I love Sting, however, putting him with Bruno Mars may have been a bad idea. He wasn’t as good as I thought he’d be. But nonetheless both sounded great. I love the transition to Sting’s song though. Rihanna did a fantastic job singing for the Bob Marley Tribute!

I personally looked forward to the Lumineers performing tonight and I now know why, they are amazing. I Love them, they are just so simple and well for lack of a better word…organic. They did well tonight and you better look out for them because they are destined for greatness someday. That day may just be today! 🙂

Jack White then began performing. I loved his hair and overall I give his performance a 7, mainly because I had a hard time understanding some of the words he was singing. But It was a great performance overall.

Hunter Hayes performance made me cry. I have never heard about him before tonight. He is so cute and sexy. He will definitely go far in this music business with that voice and those looks! Carrie Underwood’s performance was amazing as always. She has such great stage performance, and her outfits are always fantastic and jaw-dropping, and tonight this reputation she upheld with such grace and poise. I loved the entire performance, vocals, sets, everything! Carrie’s dress actually lit up. Oh my god Carrie, you never cease to amaze me or any other of your millions of fans! Great job Hunter and Carrie!

I must say that when Prince walked that stage, in that fantastic outfit, their was a standing ovation. I love him!

Congrats to all the nominees and winners at this year’s Grammy Awards. I hope you all enjoyed the show and I can’t wait to see you all at next year’s Grammys! Until then, stay safe and god bless you! 🙂

And to think Ryan Seacrest isn’t already everywhere in the music and entertainment business and yet here he is again. I think that Justin Timberlake looks like a taller version of him! Justin would make a great talk show host. The tribute to those artists and entertainers who passed this year were honored by the Zac Brown Band and Sir Elton John.

Winners:
Best Pop Solo Performance

Adele: Set Fire to the Rain (Live)

Best Country Solo Performance

Carrie Underwood: Blown Away

Song of the Year

Fun.: We are Young

Best Urban Contemporary Album

Frank Ocean: Channel Orange

Best Alternative Music Album

Gotye: Making Mirrors

Best Americana Album

Bonnie Raitt: Slipstream

Best Bluegrass Album

Steep Canyon Rangers: Nobody Knows You

Best Blues Album

Dr. John: Locked Down

Best Folk Album

Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer and Chris Thile: The Goat Rodeo Sessions

Best Regional Roots Music Album

Wayne Toups, Steve Riley and Wilson Savoy: The Band Courtbouillon

Best Instrumental Arrangement

Gil Evans: How About You

Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)

Thara Memory and Esperanza Spalding: City of Roses

Best Children’s Album

The Okee Dokee Brothers: Can You Canoe?

Best Orchestral Performance

Michael Tilson Thomas: Adams: Harmonielehre and Short Ride in a Fast Machine

Best Opera Recording

James Levine and Fabio Luisi: Wagner: Der Ring Des Nibelungen

Best Choral Performance

Charles Bruffy: Life and Breath–Choral Wrods by Rene Clausen

Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance

Eighth Blackbird: Meanwhile

Best Classical Instrumental Solo

Kim Kashkashian: Kurtag and Ligeti: Music for Viola

Best Classical Vocal Solo

Renee Fleming: Poemes

Best Classical Compendium

Antoni Wit: Penderecki: Fonogrammi; Horn Concerto; Partita; The Awakening of Jacob; Anaklasis

Best Contemporary Classical Composition

Stephen Hartke: Meanwhile–Incidental Music to Imaginary Puppet Plays

Best Comedy Album

Jimmy Fallon: Blow Your Pants Off

Best Instrumental Composition

Chick Corea: Mozart Goes Dancing

Best Country Duo/Group Performance

Little Big Town: Pontoon

Best Country Song

Carrie Underwood + the songwriters for the song: Blown Away

Best Country Album

Zac Brown Band: Uncaged

Best Dance Recording

Skrillex featuring Sirah: Bangarang

Best Dance/Electronica Album

Skrillex: Bangarang

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical

Richard King: The Goat Rodeo Sessions

Best Engineered Album, Classical

Tom Caulfield and John Newton: Life and Breath–Choral Works by Rene Clausen

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media

Various Artists: Midnight in Paris

Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media

Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross: Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Best Song Written for Visual Media

Taylor Swift: Safe and Sound (from The Hunger Games)

Record of the Year

Gotye featuring Kimbra: Somebody That I Used to Know

Album of the Year

Mumford and Sons: Babel

Best New Artist

Fun.

Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance

Matt Redman: 10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)

Best Gospel Song

Erica Campbell, Tina Cambell, and Warryn Campell: Go Get It

Best Contemporary Christian Music Song

TIE!!!

Matt Redman: 10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)

Israel and New Breed: Your Presence is Heaven

Best Gospel Album

Lacrae: Gravity

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album

TobyMac: Eye On It

Best Historical Album

The Beach Boys: The Smile Sessions (Deluxe Box Set)

Best Improvised Jazz Solo

Gary Burton and Chick Corea: Hot House

Best Jazz Vocal Album

Esperanza Spalding: Radio Music Society

Best Jazz Instrumental Album

Pat Metheny Unity Band: Unity Band

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

Arturo Sandoval: Dear Diz (Every Day I Think of You)

Best Latin Jazz Album

The Clare Fischer Latin Jazz Big Band: !Ritmo!

Best Latin Pop Album

Juanes: MTV Unplugged Deluxe Edition

Best Latin Rock, Urban, or Alternative Album

Quetzal: Imaginaries

Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano)

Lina Downs: Pecado Y Milagros

Best Tropical Latin Album

Marlow Rosado Y La Riquena: Retro

Best Short Form Music Video

Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris: We Found Love

Best Long Form Music Video

Mumford and Sons: Big Easy Express

Best Musical Theater Album

Cast of Once: Once: A New Musical

Best New Age Album

Omar Akram: Echoes of Love

Best Album Notes

Ray Charles: Singular Genius: The Complete ABC Singles

Best Recording Package

Bjork: Biophilia

Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package

Woody Guthrie: Woody at 1oo: The Woody Guthrie Centennial Collection

Best Pop Duo/Group Perforamance

Gotye featuring Kimbra: Somebody That I Used to Know

Best Pop Instrumental Album

Chris Botti: Impressions

Best Pop Vocal Album

Kelly Clarkson: Stronger

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical

Dan Auerback: El Camino (the Black Keys), Locked Down (Dr. John), Savage (Havienda), and Shakedown (Hacienda)

Producer of the Year, Classical

Blanton Alspaugh

Best R&B Performance

Usher: Climax

Best Traditional R&B Performance

Beyonce: Love on Top

Best R&B Song

Miguel: Adorn

Best R&B Album

Robert Glasper Experiment: Black Radio

Best Rap Performance

Jay-Z and Kanye West: N****s in Paris

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

Jay-Z and Kanye West featuring Frank Ocean and The-Dream: No Church in the Wild

Best Rap Song

Jay-Z and Kanye West: N****s in Paris

Best Rap Album

Drake: Take Care

Best Reggae Album

Jimmy Cliff: Rebirth

Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical

Skrillex, remixer (Nero): Promises (Skrillex and Nero Remix)

Best Rock Performance

The Black Keys: Lonely Boy

Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance

Halestorm: Love Bites (So Do I)

Best Rock Song

The Black Keys: Lonely Boy

Best Rock Album

The Black Keys: El Camino

Best Spoken Word Album

Janis Ian: Society’s Child: My Autobiography

Best Surround Sound Album

Patricia Barber: Modern Cool

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

Paul McCartney: Kisses on the Bottom

Best World Music Album

Ravi Shankar: The Living Room Sessions Part 1

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