Grammys 2014: Bruno Mars wins one Grammy + highlights of the night!
The Grammys are supposed to be one of the edgier awards shows of awards season, but this year's disappointed in more ways than one. From the lame-ish Grammy Red Carpet dresses (gold, beige, the occasional red) to the performances, I have to confess that it was hard to stay up and watch 3.5 hours of this.
But it is a big night, so we watched! I was also waiting for Bruno Mars to win his multiple Grammys--he was nominated for six! So how did he make out? Well … read on.
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The standout performances of the night were the opening number by Beyonce and Jay-Z, singing a steamy rendition of "Drunk In Love." Amazing. But my favorite performance hands down was the Imagine Dragons and Kendrick Lamar mash-up of "Radioactive" and Lamar's "M.A.D.D. City." These two don't even have a song together, but the melding was so great, it's being hailed--and not just by me!--as one of the best Grammy performances in a long time (I just wish CBS wouldn't have cut to Taylor Swift trying to dance so many times, ouch, but I digress…). Daft Punk and Stevie Wonder stole the show a little after Kendrick Lamar and Imagine Dragons rocked the stage. Their medley of "Get Lucky" and "Freak Out" was a dream on stage--way more than the other old school performances that they put on stage tonight.
Bruno Mars got his only award of the night, very appropriately, from Gloria Estefan and Marc Anthony for Best Pop Vocal Album. He lost out on all other categories (he was nominated for five others) to Lorde, Daft Punk, and Lana Del Rey. Big winners of the night included Lorde, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, and Daft Punk.
Some of the stand-out moments? Jay-Z said the quote of the night during his acceptance acceptance speech: "Look, Blue, Daddy got you a gold sippy cup!" I guess Jay's got so many they just turn into sippy cups (or toys or whatnot) for Blue Ivy. How cute! And then there was the Macklemore and Ryan Lewis mass wedding while they sang their anthem "Same Love". Thirty-four same-sex and straight couples got married live on air--even Madonna came on stage, dressed in a white suit, and added a bit of "Open Your Heart" to the song. It was really moving and honestly a great moment for the Grammys.
Latin acts that were nominated weren't televised, but a big winner of the night was Draco Rosa, who won for Best Latin Pop Album. After his bout with cancer (which he may or may not be free of right now, he's going to find out tomorrow, let's send our prayers), this was probably a sweet victory. Gloria Estefan and Marc Anthony both lost out in their categories, Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album and Best Tropical Latin Album, respectively (Gloria lost to Michael Bublé and Marc to Pacific Mambo Orchestra). La Santa Cecilia won for Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative, and Mariachi Divas De Cindy Shea won the Best Regional Mexican Awards.
Congrats to all the winners!
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