The Update: 61st GRAMMY AWARDS
We came, we saw, we Grammy’d. The 61st Grammy awards took place on Sunday (Monday our time) and we were loving and living for it!
Every year the Grammys showcases performances from all of the biggest names in music. JLo had people talking when she teamed up with Smokey Robinson for a Motown medley. Post Malone proved he’s a Rockstar singing alongside Red Hot Chilli Peppers, and Lady Gaga belted out an epic rock version of Shallow that had us equal parts crying and singing at the top of our lungs (super awkward in an open-plan office FYI). And of course the hostess with the mostess, Alicia Keys, kicked it up a notch performing a variety of covers on not one, but TWO pianos at the same time – now that’s just showing off.
Aretha Franklin was remembered on the night, after passing in August 2018 from pancreatic cancer at the age of 76. Yolanda Adams, Fantasia and Andra Day teamed up to honour the late Queen of Soul, performing (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman.
While we’re on the subject of tributes, Dolly Parton also got her moment in the sun being named The MusiCares Person of the Year. The 9 to 5 country hit-maker was honoured on the night by a variety of artists, including Katy Perry and Kacey Musgrave. One of the highlights of the night, that had our jaws dropping and our feet a-tapping, was when Dolly’s own goddaughter, Miley Cyrus, teamed up with the Queen of Country herself to belt out her signature hit, Jolene.
Fashion on the field was at an all-time high, with Lady Gaga taking Best On Ground by far, in a stunning Tiffany’s silver gown....well, in our humble opinion at least! Shawn Mendes looked as dashing as ever in a classic blue suit whilst Post Malone seemed to have had some fun with a hot glue gun prior to the show in his baby pink bedazzled combo.
Also Michelle Obama was there because, why not?
Wait…there’s something we’ve forgotten! Oh, that’s right – the Grammy Awards! Lady Gaga took home the first major award of the night for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, as well as Best Pop Solo Performance, and our favourite sass queen Dua Lipa threw some shade at previous year’s lack of female representation, when she picked up her Best New Artist award, saying “What an honour it is to be nominated alongside so many great female artists." Canadian native, Drake, picked up Best Rap Song for God’s Plan. During his acceptance speech, he got cut off mid-sentence when the Producer’s cut to an ad break leaving viewers wondering what was said after the “But…” – Seriously, the suspense is killing us.
That’s a wrap on The Grammy’s for another year but there’s no rest for the wicked with the Brit Awards just around the corner...later this week.