Trending Topics

Stars of The Show: Beyonce, Jay Z, John Legend And Kendrick Lamar Stole The Grammy Awards

The Grammys is one of the most coveted awards show in the music industry. The award (or even a nomination) is a testament to the hard work that musicians put into their craft. However on Grammys night, the performances are of equal importance, and artists like Beyonce, John Legend and Kendrick Lamar gave fans a real show Sunday when taking over the Grammy stage .

The show was started by music’s royal family, Beyonce and Jay Z, with a performance of her smash single “Drunk In Love.” As reported by mtv.com:

“Bey started things off all smoky and sultry, served notice that Miley isn’t the only one who knows how to titillate an audience (we couldn’t keep our eyes off her fatty, either). Then HOV showed up to terrify the network censors and take things to another level entirely. If Blue Ivy was watching, well, now she knows where babies come from.”

John Legend also gave quite an emotional performance, while serenading his wife with his hit single “All Of Me.” As reported by vibe.com:

“It’s official: all John Legend has to do is wear a suit, sit behind a piano and sing, and we will all be blown away.

“After hitting the Grammy red carpet with new wife Chrissy Teigen to discuss their recent wedding in Italy, Legend took the stage to perform “All Of Me” from his Best R&B Album nominated Love in The Future.”

Aside from Beyonce, Kendrick Lamar was the most memorable of the Grammy performances with a collaboration with Imagine Dragons. According to independent.co.uk:

“Kendrick Lamar managed to blow the audience away with an explosive collaboration with Imagine Dragons.

“LL Cool J introduced the mash-up performance at the ceremony, with Imagine Dragons singer Dan Reynolds offering up a verse of the band’s hit single on a gently smoking stage, before Kendrick arrived to the ‘YAK YAK YAK YAK’ of MAAD City.”

Although Kendrick was able to steal the show on the stage, it was Macklemore & Ryan Lewis who were “stealing” awards. So much so that Macklemore felt the need to text Kendrick after the show, telling him that he really should have won the award for “Best Rap” album. According to rollingstone.com:

“Macklemore and Ryan Lewis cleaned up at the Grammys last night, winning Best New Artist and three awards in the Rap category. But after the ceremony, Macklemore Instagrammed a picture of a text he sent fellow nominee Kendrick Lamar, which reads, “You got robbed. I wanted you to win. You should have. It’s weird and it sucks that I robbed you.”

“Macklemore was referring to Lamar’s critically accalimed debut, ‘Good Kid, m.A.A.d City’, which yielded seven nominations for last night’s awards – and won none. “I was gonna say that during the speech,” Mackelmore’s text continues. “Then the music started playing during my speech and I froze. Anyway you know what it is. Congrats on this year and your music.”

Overall the 56th Grammy Awards Ceremony was what the show has been over the last few years: conservative, with a few standout performances, and a slew of awards that seemed they should have been given to someone else.

Check out the list of Grammy winners below:

Album of the year: Random Access Memories, Daft Punk.

Record of the year: Get Lucky, Daft Punk with Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers.

Pop solo performance: Royals, Lorde.

New artist: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.

Rap/sung collaboration: Holy Grail, Jay Z with Justin Timberlake.

Pop/duo group performance: Get Lucky, Daft Punk with Pharrell and Nile Rodgers.

Rap performance: Thrift Shop, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz.

Rap song: Thrift Shop, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz.

Rap album: The Heist, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.

R&B performance: Something, Snarky Puppy with Lalah Hathaway.

Traditional R&B performance: Please Come Home, Gary Clark Jr.

R&B song: Pusher Love Girl, James Fauntleroy, Jerome Harmon, Timothy Mosley and Justin Timberlake.

R&B album: Girl on Fire, Alicia Keys.

Urban contemporary album: Unapologetic, Rihanna.

Producer of the year, non-classical: Pharrell Williams.

What people are saying

One thought on “Stars of The Show: Beyonce, Jay Z, John Legend And Kendrick Lamar Stole The Grammy Awards

Leave a Reply

Back to top