The 57th annual Grammy awards took place last night and as usual there were glamorous gowns, garish gear, repeated winners oh, and Kanye.
TNT picks out their highlights of what was a very long night…
The verdict is out on whether Rihanna’s dress was glamourous or garish. Some thought her bright pink, voluminous, floor length, strapless number by Giambattista Valli made her look like a princess but other’s said she looked like a toilet doll.
Chandelier singer Sia continued her quest not to be famous or recognisable by drawing attention to herself in an over the top wig (yeah, because that makes sense…) that left just her nose and lips on show and Madonna very much wanted attention by the looks of her gothic- bondage-maid ensemble.
Kanye almost did what he does best and very briefly rushed rock veteran Beck’s acceptance speech. He managed to keep his opinion to himself though, until after the show at least.
Making it very clear once again that he thought Beyonc was robbed of the best album gong, he suggested that Beck should have given Bey the award. He ended his rant explaining why he let Beck finish complete, of course, with a big-up of himself:
“By the way, I got my wife, my daughter and my clothing line, so I’m not going to do nothing to put my daughter at risk but I am here to fight for creativity. That’s the reason why I didn’t say anything tonight. But you all know what it meant when ‘Ye walks on the stage.”
We don’t think Beyoncé was too phased by the snub though after her Goddess-like closing performance singing Take My Hand, Precious Lord and being one of the top nominees with six nods as had Pharrell and Sam Smith.
Smith was the true star of the show, winning four out of his six categories including the coveted Record of the Year for Stay With Me.
Other top performances included a very slick three-way collaboration between Kanye, Rihanna and Sir Paul McCartney, all owning the stage and showing how the ost unlikely collaboration of the year works perfectly. Pharrell’s performance of Happy began not that happy at all, in fact, it was down right weird but he redeemed himself with a nod to #BlackLivesMatter even if it was random and quite subtle.
Overall, in excess of 80 awards were handed out all to (mostly) deserving artists. Let’s see if LL Cool J gets to host next year for what will be his fifth year in a row.
TNT News Siobhan White