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The Grammys: A Review

Haley Kurisky
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Adele won five awards total at The Grammys, including album of the year for "25." (Photo source: www.businessinsider.com

This year, the Grammys snuck up unexpectedly. With James Corden hosting, though, the show was in good hands. There were a lot of great albums that came out within the past year or so, and the competition was stiff. With Beyoncé, Justin Beiber, Adele and other top acts nominated in multiple categories, there was lots of excitement and anticipation about who would win. Even though problems with microphones and audio occurred, the show went on. 

The performance that was most publicized pre-Grammys was Lady Gaga’s collaboration with Metallica, since she just put on such a great Super Bowl halftime performance recently here in Houston. Although there were problems with the microphones during their set, Lady Gaga showed that she can hang with performers in multiple genres. She’s worked with Beyoncé and Tony Bennett before, and now Metallica. 

Adele opened up with her hit “Hello,” wearing the most beautiful red sparkly dress. She sounded fantastic, and is one of the only stars who can perform live just as well as she performs on her CDs. She had big wins with best pop vocal album for her record “25” and best pop solo performance for “Hello.” 


Beyoncé's “Lemonade” won best urban contemporary album at The Grammys. (Photo source: elle.com

Beyoncé had 9 nominations including album of the year. She won Best Contemporary Urban Album, which continues to baffle me on its meaning. Later in the show, Adele dedicated one of her awards to Beyoncé, causing them both to cry. 

One of the best wins was Chance the Rapper for Best New Artist. He is definitely a fan favorite. Another great moment was when Adele (who captured the attention of the fans throughout the show) stopped her tribute to George Michaels in the middle of the song to restart and “get it right,” reminding us that celebrities are human too. 

In terms of outfits, most singers played it safe. There were some fun and interesting looks, though. Schoolboy Q, a rapper famous for his collaboration with Kanye West on “That Part,” wore a pink hoodie with “GIRL POWER” written on it. CeeLo Green showed up dressed as his alter ego, called “Gnarly Davidson,” wearing all gold and a gold mask. Immediately, the Internet went crazy with jokes about his outfit, comparing him to a Ferrero Rocher chocolate covered in its gold packaging, as well as a Hunger Games character. Tori Kelly and Guiliana Rancic won best dressed in my opinion, wearing an off-the-shoulder forest green dress and a white lace high-neck dress, respectively. 

Overall, it was a great show. The Grammys are the Oscars for music, and are always the most fun to watch, at least in my opinion. They were a nice break from the Super Bowl hype that has still been swirling around Houston. Hope you were able to take a break and watch! Comment with your favorite moments from the show!

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