Performances prove that Grammys are music’s biggest night

By Mike Sessions | Staff Writer

Music’s biggest night couldn’t get any bigger.

The 55th Annual Grammy Awards, hosted by Hip Hop legend LL Cool J for the second consecutive time, proved to be a star-studded event.

Bob Marley’s birthday was honored that night with a group of stars; Sting, Bruno Mars, Rihanna, and his sons Ziggy and Damian Marley, showing their appreciation for one of the greatest to ever do it.

Introducing the return of artist, Justin Timberlake, and performing his new single “Suit & Tie,” featuring rapper, Jay-Z, Timberlake brought back the 40s in amazing fashion.

Television screens across the country transitioned from color to black and white, bow ties and old-fashioned bands were brought out to fit the mold of an incredible time-traveling experience.

Timberlake had everyone talking across social networking sites. It was a statement, that the former ‘N Sync lead singer is indeed BACK.

Taylor Swift, nominated for three awards, kicked off the show with her hit song, “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” using props and outfits similar to the classic movie.

Many believe she delivered a cheap shot to former boyfriend, Harry Styles, while performing, saying, “He still calls me up and he’s like, ‘I still love you’, and I’m like ‘I’m sorry I’m busy opening up the Grammys,’” in an odd sort of British accent.

The Grammys had it’s fair share of noteworthy moments as the show went on.

Rihanna took the stage to perform a very emotional “Stay,” with Mikky Ekko while dressed in all black, and lips covered in red. The songstress delivered in an intimate fashion, catching the attention of Chris Brown, who gave her an interesting standing ovation at the end.

Almost as interesting as Kelly Clarkson, winner of Best Pop Vocal Album with “Stronger,” calling out R&B crooner, Miguel, during her acceptance speech.

Speaking of his recent Grammy performance, “Miguel, I don’t know who the hell you are but we need to sing together. That was the sexiest damn thing I’ve ever seen.”

This moment can either play as a good thing for the superstar, or a very bad thing, as her fiancée looked on from his seat.

Other than the epic relationship memories of the awards show, there were other key moments and bloopers within the show. The six-time nominated band, Fun., made it rain on stage during their performance of “Carry On.” Not with money, but with real actual water pouring down onto their set.

Carrie Underwood sung while distracting graphics were being projected on her dress. Frank Ocean couldn’t even hear his keyboard, as he performed “Forrest Gump” and LL Cool J’s finale was cut short by a commercial for the show to end on time.

But the show went on, and this became a night of moments.

Despite some of the mishaps, 81 of music’s most prestigious awards were presented this night to music’s biggest stars. Now, people are already talking about next year.


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