Sing, Maddy, SING!
Last weekend, Madonna performed her new single Living For Love at the Grammy Awards on live television and today we get to HEAR just how live her performance really was. Now, it may come as a surprise to some of you but Madonna did sing live last week (particularly since the Grammy Awards prides itself on featuring performers who sing live on stage) but as you can hear in the video embedded above, she sang live … and she sang very well. It was noted that Madonna‘s dance moves looked a bit stiff during this performance but as this isolated vocal track proves, her singing was anything but stiff. She sounds fantastic. I mean, right? Isn’t this the best Madonna has sounded in years?
Better Safe than Sorry
Neil Patrick Harris is hosting the Academy Awards in a couple of weeks and after last night’s Grammy Awards telecast, he has revealed plans that he and the Oscar producers plan to put in place to protect the Oscars telecast from a potential Kanye West stage invasion. LOL. NPH‘s tweet below says it best, have a look. More »
Love, love, love.
Probably the most disappointing thing for me last night during the Grammy Awards was watching Kanye West perform Only One. It actually hurt my feelings to be so bored by something he was doing (and it’s sad that, on a night when we could’ve been talking about another dope performance, we’re talking about another Yeezy rant instead). Luckily, Sia, Maddie Ziegler, and Kristen Wiig actually came through with Chandelier and delivered a performance that I couldn’t look away from. Some people who are not as obsessed with Wiig as I am did not recognize her right away (or at all), but as soon as I saw her I knew the performance was going to be hilarious and brilliant. It was. There were so many performances last night (I loved the opening with AC/DC, and the tribute to Selma at the end), but this was my favorite. Can’t wait to hear what you guys think! Did they win the night, or what?
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No, seriously, he was NOT having it
So, you know how Taylor Swift likes to dance dramatically at every awards show to prove to the world that she is a fun gal who likes to have fun? Yeah, well, last night at the Grammy Awards during one of Taylor’s trademark dance routines, one Pharrell Williams clearly looked to everyone with eyes like someone who was not at all impressed with Taylor‘s antics. As you can see in the Vine video below, Pharrell was caught on camera giving Taylor hella side-eye as he judged her mercilessly while she busted out her white girl dance moves. Pharrell‘s shady judgment is subtle but absolutely crystal clear. LOL. More »
Pretties In Pink
Thus far, we’ve seen photos from the red carpet, from the performance stage and from the afterparties of the Grammy Awards last night but right now, I want you all to see the CUTEST photo that was snapped from the backstage area of the Grammys. Before she went on stage to perform her new single FourFiveSeconds, Rihanna came face to face with Beyoncé and Jay Z‘s daughter Blue Ivy … which made them the cutest couple of the night. As you can see below, both Ri Ri and Blue were wearing pink and it looked like they engaged in a pretty serious convo. The photo is everything, see it below for yourselves. More »
Beyoncé, Sam Smith and Beck FTW!
The 2015 Grammy Awards, as you know, were handed out in grand style last night at the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles, CA last night and amid all of the red carpet looks, the varying degrees of entertaining performances and the inevitable Kanye West controversy, there were a few awards handed out. Now, each year, music fans look to the Grammy Awards to celebrate and honor their favorite musical performances of the previous year and each year, fans get upset when their faves don’t win or a seemingly undeserved winner is announced. This year’s winner’s list is a prime example of this annual occurrence. Undoubtedly, the list of 2015 Grammy Award winners below will delight you and anger you all at the same time — no matter who you are so, as long as you understand that about the Grammys every year, you will likely enjoy the awards show much more :) Click through the gallery to see some of last night’s winners posing with their shiny golden gramophone trophies and then click below to see a nice long list of folks who were big winners at the Grammy Awards last night. More »
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"I am here to fight for creativity."
Oh man … lots of things happened at the Grammy Awards last night … good things, bad things, boring things, fug things … you know … things. And then there was Kanye West. Kanye did his thing on the red carpet, Kanye did his thing on the performance stage … but it was what he almost did at the end of the Grammy Awards show and definitely did after the show that is getting most of the attention. You may recall that Kanye famously ran up on stage and interrupted Taylor Swift‘s acceptance speech at the MTV Video Music Awards back in 2009 when Taylor won but Kanye snatched her microphone to exclaim that Beyoncé should’ve won the award that Taylor had just won. Last night, he damn near did it again. When Beck inexplicably won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year last night, Kanye did storm the stage … but managed to refrain from snatching the microphone to voice his displeasure. He did go on to happily have his say to the E! News cameras after the show to tell the world that Beck didn’t deserve to win that Grammy award … because, Kanye says, the Album of the Year award should’ve gone to Beyoncé. There is some discussion that Kanye may have been joking but nah, he wasn’t joking. Click below to watch Kanye‘s post-Grammy Awards rant and see if you think he was being serious or not. More »
After Madonna debuted the music video for her new single Living For Love on Snapchat a few days ago, followed by the traditional You Tube debut a day later, Madonna performed the song live at the Grammy Awards here in LA last night. As you can see above, Maddy mimicked her music video a bit by incorporating her shirtless yet bedazzled minotaurs into her live performance which some people loved and some people didn’t really love. Personally, I’m somewhere in between. I love that Madonna has a great eye for styling and theatrics but, in all honesty, I found her dance performance to be a bit lacking. I have to give it up to her for going for it, for really putting together a strong dance routine. Unfortunately, she wasn’t really able to hit the dance move theatrics properly, which made her look stiff and and not very flattering at all. Narrow-minded ageist idiots immediately called for Madonna to “give it up” because she is “too old” to perform but I don’t think that’s the case. She just looked stiff as Hell … which didn’t make her look all that great. On the contrary, she danced very fluidly and smoothly in the music video, so she’s got the moves … she just needed to use them last night. I liked the performance overall but, again, Madonna‘s stiffness didn’t do her any favors at all. What did you think of Madonna‘s performance last night? Did you enjoy it? Be honest, I want to hear what others think.
Plus some great looks from Hannah Simone & the "HTGAWM" ladies
Y’all know I love Kerry Washington, but I have to say that I’m not always 100% sold on her red carpet choices. However, I really loved what she wore to last night’s NAACP Image Awards. All that red—agh. So gorgeous. And she was joined by Scandal co-stars Katie Lowes and Joe Morton. Some of the ladies from How To Get Away With Murder were also in attendance, along with Gabrielle Union, Tracee Ellis Ross, and a host of other big talents. But my favorite look of the night had to be (BOW DOWN Gugu Mbatha-Raw‘s. That yellow on her, and her hair up in natural curls—gorgeous! Peep the gallery for more!
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Great news, folks. Not only do we know that Madonna will be performing at The Grammy Awards next month but we learn today that His Purple Majesty Prince will also be in attendance at this year’s awards show. At this point, Prince‘s appearance — whether it be a musical performance or merely an in-person appearance — is shrouded in mystery (OOOOOH!) but we are being told that he has “something in the works” which, for Prince, could literally mean anything at all is possible. More »
Posted under: Prince, The Grammy Awards