The music industry was all out on show last night at the 54th Grammy Awards. Trent has given us an initial rundown of the essential Whitney Houston tributes throughout the show. There were many amazing, memorable performances last night at the Grammy’s. Some of our fave vocalists and bands received standing ovations from their music peers. Was it the magnificent Adele, or the iconic Paul McCartney? Did you like the Rihanna-Coldplay duo? Who did you think was the best artist of the night? Read on also for a full list of the winners…
A lot of people were talking about the Paul McCartney performance. He is certainly a HUGE musical icon, and was introduced by none other than the legend himself, Stevie Wonder. His rendition of a new love song was beautiful.
We were also all looking forward to the collaboration between Coldplay’s Chris Martin and Rihanna …. Ri performed, then Chris performed, then they came together for a minute or two. I have to say, it was a little underwhelming and for me personally, it never truly came together as one performance. what did you think though? Did I miss something?
One of the more memorable performances, for me, was Maroon 5 teaming up with The Beach Boys. It was so wonderful seeing them back up there all these years later, and Adam Levine did the cover part perfectly and honorably. I also LOVED Tony Bennett and Carrie Underwood’s old-world duet of “It Had To Be You.” There is something so gorgeous seeing the classic together with the modern on a night like the Grammy’s…
BUT performance of the night had to go to the goddess, the majestic, Adele… the roaring and long standing ovation she received from her peers was well deserved. She was one of the most anticipated artists of the evening and it was the first time she has performed since her throat surgery back in November. She said, “It’s an absolute honor to be included in such a night and for it to be my first performance in months is very exciting and of course nerve-racking, but what a way to get back into it all.” It was an honor to have you, Adele… what a singer! The young British gal sang her hit, “Rolling in the Deep” which won Song of the Year and Best Short Form Music Video. Her other chart-topping hit, “Someone Like You,” won Best Pop Solo performance. Adele also took home the award for Record of the Year and Album of the Year. Should the 54th Grammys be renamed The Adele awards?
Watch Adele’s stellar performance from last night and check out the roaring standing ovation she received…
The full list of winners from the night is below…
Song of the Year: Adele and Paul Epworth, “Rolling in the Deep”
Best Pop Solo Performance: Adele, “Someone Like You”
Best Rap Performance: Jay-Z and Kanye West, “Otis”
Best Rock Performance: Foo Fighters, “Walk”
Best R&B Performance: Corinne Bailey Rae, “Is This Love”
Best Dance Recording: Skrillex, “Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites”
Best R&B Album: F.A.M.E., Chris Brown
Best Pop Vocal Album: 21, Adele
VIDEO: See Adele gets standing ovation after performance
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: Duets II, Tony Bennett & Various Artists
Best Dance/Electronica Album: Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites, Skrillex
Best Traditional R&B Performance: Cee Lo Green & Melanie Fiona, “Fool For You”
Best Country Album: Own The Night, Lady Antebellum
Best Comedy Album: Hilarious, Louis C.K.
Best New Artist: Bon Iver
Best Country Solo Performance: Taylor Swift, “Mean”
Best Country Song: Taylor Swift, “Mean”
Record Of The Year: Adele, “Rolling In The Deep”
Album Of The Year: 21, Adele
What do you think of the winners???