At last night’s Grammy Awards, Sam Smith was the big winner, Kanye nearly caused a ruckus but decided to do it during post-show interviews, and all in all, audiences everywhere were treated to spectacular live performances by today’s greatest musicians - the Grammys one specialty we can ALWAYS count on. Here are our four favorite moments below.
1. Sia enlists Kristen Wiig and Maddie Zeigler for an emotional performance of “Chandelier,” with Shia LaBeouf (who featured in the controversial music video) presenting. Watch it via the Hollywood Reporter here.
2. Kanye speaking with E! regarding his faux interruption of Beck’s acceptance speech for Album of the Year.
The Grammys, if they want real artists to keep coming back, they need to stop playing with us. We ain’t gonna play with them no more. ‘Flawless,’ Beyoncé video. Beck needs to respect artistry and he should have given his award to Beyoncé, and at this point, we tired of it. Because what happens is, when you keep on diminishing art and not respecting the craft and smacking people in their face after they deliver monumental feats of music, you’re disrespectful to inspiration.
Photo: Robyn Beck
3. Prince being his wonderful, awe-inspiring self.
While presenting Beck with his Album of the Year Grammy, multiple-time Grammy winner Prince took the opportunity to call attention to the police killings of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, and others last year, saying
"Albums still matter. Like books and black lives, albums still matter."
4. Hozier and Annie Lennox take the world to church
It was a weird pairing, almost like the Imagine Dragons and Kendrick Lamar pairing of 2014, but it worked. Not to mention the wonderfully subversive dichotomy of mashing up “Take Me To Church” and “I’ll Put a Spell on You.” Watch it via the Hollywood Reporter here.
What were your favorite moments from last night?