The first few moments of the Grammy Awards Sunday night on CBS looked like, Flash Dance, meets Eyes Wide Shut meets Last Tango in Paris. As Beyonce kicked off the Grammy Awards with a steamy and smoky performance of "Drunk In Love:" Sasha Fierce began grinding in a revealing black outfit on a very lucky chair,. Hubby Jay Z appeared in a fitted suit and was ready willing and able to dry hump his Queen B while rapping his verse, in front of a now hot and bothered packed crowd of their peers.
Taylor Swift played piano during her ballad, at times emotionally,whipping her head, and hair, back and forth angrily she seemingly was very emotional.Taylor Swift who was nominated for album of the year, Taylor's commercially successful "Red" Album wasn't even a big factor on last nights show.
Instead losing best country album in a surprise upset to lesser known up and coming singer-songwriter Kacey Musgraves who won the honor for "Same Trailer Different Park". A teary-eyed, but very happy Kacey Musgraves said,"Oh my goodness. Oh my god,"I got to make "Same Trailer Different Park" a record that I poured myself into and I'm so proud of."
"I want to say we made this album without a record label, we made it independently and we appreciate all the support.""Wow, we're here on the stage right now," said Macklemore, thanking fans first, then his fiancee and team. Macklemore & Lewis' wins, which include best rap song and rap performance for "Thrift Shop,"caused their massive success on Top 40 radio.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis tied Williams and Daft Punk with four wins.The fave french robots didn't only get lucky they won in every category they were nominated in at the Grammy Awards, The French duo won four awards,including best dance-electronica album for "Random Access Memories"including the coveted album of the year and record of the year for the funk-electronic anthem "Get Lucky." That one earned the ultra-hip Pharrell, a trophy.
Daft Punk's album also included music by veterans Nile Rodgers and Giorgio Moroder. The 70's sounding album matched the nostalgic mood of the Grammy's. Pharrell came into the night with seven nominations, but competed with himself in three categories.Williams,who has produced hits for Britney Spears and Jay Z in the past,won his first Grammy for non-classical producer of the year.
Lorde was the princess of the Grammys, dominated over the men. Her hit "Royals" won song of the year and best pop solo performance.Thanking everyone who let her song explode because it's really been really mental for her.
Styling all white and going from rap song to rock song, and collaborating onstage to create an electrifying performance, Trophy-less, Kendrick Lamar, left empty-handed. Imagine Dragons and Rihanna also picked up trophies.While Paul McCartney who also performed with former Beatle band mate Ringo Starr was a winner,
Along with the windy city favorites, Chicago, Robin Thicke performed letting, the crowd "Really Know What Time It Is', singing the group's hit songs before Thicke finished the performance singing on the main floor.going into "Blurred Lines,"which energized the crowd.
In an eerie forest with fire that mirrored the song's vibe, the ever foxy, Katy Perry sang "Dark Horse"
Spining in the air in her signature Cirque du Soleil-form. Pink was really "Giving Me A Reason" to watch her
Pryor to his Super Bowl halftime show next week, with his sophomore release,"Unorthodox Jukebox."Bruno Mars, won best pop vocal album.
And from transitioning into a rendition of "Open Your Heart."by Madonna. And only going 45 minutes over from the Staples Center Stage, the 56th Annual Grammy's hosted by LL Cool J live from Los Angeles, was a wrap!