Grammy season is finally done. Where all the best and greatest names in the music industry will collide to honor the greatest songs, bands, singers, songwriters, and also performances, which I always tune in for. And this year is no exception. With the latest buzz about Justin Timberlake performing for the Grammys as well as the new stricter dress code for the red carpet, who wouldn’t tune in to that? Now lets get right to it!
The Red Carpet:
The Best Red Carpet Dresses to die for!
1. I think I’m pretty much stoked to find out that JT is performing his new single “Suit and Tie” with Jay-Z during the Grammy Season? C’mon who doesn’t want a JT comeback right? His performance reminds us all that the real “Justin” is back, and I’m pretty much excited to buy his new album soon. The 50’s inspired performance is so sexy. You can watch the video of Justin Timberlake’s performance via this video. Take my word for it, the real Justin is back, and he is going to make your panties (and maybe briefs?) drop!
2. Taylor Swift and her ex-drop. If you haven’t noticed that Taylor Swift dissed one of her ex during her Alice In Wonderland-inspired performance of “We Are Never Getting Back Together” via using a certain “accent” which I will not tell you but what I can tell you that it starts with a “B” and ends with a “ish”. Anyways for all of you T-Swift fans, I am pretty much disappointed how she handled it. Maybe she’s a bit bitter? I don’t know. I love her and her songs, but I think what she did was pretty low for a girl like her. Now I don’t know what went down between her and her ex, but somebody straighten this out for me. Taylor, stop making songs about your ex already or else everybody is going to name drop you as “The Girl Who Writes Songs About Her Ex”. You can get inspiration from anything girl! :) For Taylor Swift’s “We Are Never Getting Back Together” performance you can watch it here.
3. Prince’s Appearance. I’m not really a big fan of Prince before, but lemme tell you one thing. He definitely stole the show. Once Prince arrived on-stage the crowd went nuts this guy has the charisma! “I love this song,” Prince said as he read Gotye’s name as the winner for Record of The Year. And Gotye himself appeared rattled by Prince’s mere presence, interrupting his own acceptance speech several times to give thanks to Prince as an inspiration. Ibang level ang presence ni Prince even if he’s just 54 years old.
The Grammy Winners
Okay enough about all the dresses and the dramas! Let’s get into the most important stars of the show. THE WINNERS! They are after all the ones who ended up with the Grammy’s.
Here’s the complete list:
Album of the year: “Babel,” Mumford & Sons.
Record of the year: “Somebody That I Used to Know,” Gotye featuring Kimbra.
Song of the year: “We Are Young,” fun.
New artist: fun.
Pop solo performance: “Set Fire to the Rain (Live),” Adele.
Pop vocal album: “Stronger,” Kelly Clarkson.
Rock performance: “Lonely Boy,” The Black Keys.
Urban contemporary album: “Channel Orange,” Frank Ocean.
Rap/sung collaboration: “No Church in the Wild,” Jay-Z, Kanye West featuring Frank Ocean, The-Dream.
Country solo performance: “Blown Away,” Carrie Underwood.
Country album: “Uncaged,” Zac Brown Band.
Pop/duo group performance: “Somebody That I Used to Know,” Gotye featuring Kimbra.
Traditional pop vocal album: “Kisses on the Bottom,” Paul McCartney.
Rap performance: “N(asterisk)(asterisk)(asterisk)(asterisk)s in Paris,” Jay-Z, Kanye West.
Rap song: “N(asterisk)(asterisk)(asterisk)(asterisk)s in Paris,” Shawn Carter, Mike Dean, Chauncey Hollis, Kanye West.
Rap album: “Take Care,” Drake.
R&B performance: “Climax,” Usher.
Traditional R&B performance: “Love on Top,” Beyonce.
R&B song: “Adorn,” Miguel Pimentel.
R&B album: “Black Radio,” Robert Glasper Experiment.
Rock song: “Lonely Boy,” The Black Keys.
Rock album: “El Camino,” The Black Keys.
Hard rock/metal performance: “Love Bites (So Do I),” Halestorm.
Alternative music album: “Making Mirrors,” Gotye.
Dance recording: “Bangarang,” Skrillex featuring Sirah.
Dance/electronica album: “Bangarang,” Skrillex.
Latin pop album: “MTV Unplugged Deluxe Edition,” Juanes.
Latin rock, urban or alternative album: “Imaginares,” Quetzal.
Latin jazz album: “Ritmo!,” The Clare Fisher Latin Jazz Big Band.
Tropical Latin album: “Retro,” Marlow Rosado Y La Riquena.
Country duo/group performance: “Pontoon,” Little Big Town.
Country song: “Blown Away,” Josh Kear, Chris Tompkins.
Gospel song: “Go Get It,” Mary Mary.
Gospel album: “Gravity,” Leerae.
Blues album: “Locked Down,” Dr. John.
Folk album: “The Goat Rodeo Sessions,” Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer, Chris Thile.
Americana album: “Slipstream,” Bonnie Raitt.
Bluegrass album: “Nobody Knows You,” Steep Canyon Rangers.
Reggae album: “Rebirth,” Jimmy Cliff.
World music album: “The Living Room Sessions Part 1,” Ravi Shankar.
Children’s album: “Can You Canoe?,” The Okee Dokee Brothers.
Spoken word album: “Society’s Child: My Autobiography,” Janis Ian.
Comedy album: “Blow Your Pants Off,” Jimmy Fallon.
New age album: “Echoes of Love,” Omar Akram.
Jazz vocal album: “Radio Music Society,” Esperanza Spalding.
Jazz instrumental album: “Unity Band,” Pat Metheny Unity Band.
Large jazz ensemble album: “Dear Diz (Every Day I Think of You),” Arturo Sandoval.
Pop instrumental album: “Impressions,” Chris Botti.
Compilation soundtrack album: “Midnight in Paris,” various artists.
Score soundtrack album: “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,” Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross.
Song written for visual media: “Safe & Sound” (From “The Hunger Games”), Taylor Swift, John Paul White, Joy Williams.
Musical theater album: “Once: A New Musical,” Steve Kazee, Cristin Milioti.
Producer of the year, classical: Blanton Alspaugh.
Producer of the year, non-classical: Dan Auerbach.
Instrumental composition: “Mozart Goes Dancing,” Chick Corea.
Orchestral performance: “Adams: Harmonielehre & Short Ride in a Fast Machine,” Michael Tilson Thomas (San Francisco Symphony).
Opera recording: “Wagner, Der Ring des Nibelungen,” James Levine and Fabio Luisi.
Choral performance: “Life & Breath: Choral Works by Rene Clausen,” Charles Bruffy.
Short-form music video: “We Found Love,” Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris.
Long-form music video: “Big Easy Express,” Mumford & Sons.
Historical album: “The Smile Sessions” (Deluxe Box Set), Alan Boyd, Mark Linett, Brian Wilson, Dennis Wolfe.
Congratulations to all the winners! I’m pretty sure you are all stoked as much as I do! I can’t wait for next year! Til next award season :)