We’re back after a long President’s Day weekend. Did you catch the Grammy’s last night? Well if not here is what you missed:
No big shocker…Taylor Swift won Album of the Year. But surprisingly, Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar was actually the night’s top winner, taking home five awards but losing in the major categories. Swift’s “1989” topped his “To Pimp a Butterfly” in the Album of the Year field, and Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud” beat out his “Alright” in the Song of the Year competition. Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk” took home the Record of the Year trophy.
Swift’s Album of the Year victory made her the first female performer in Grammy history to win that category twice — her album “Fearless” won in 2010. This allowed her to make a strong statement of empowerment and defiance just days after Kanye West made headlines for trying to take credit for her fame in his song “Famous.”
“I want to say to all the young women out there, there are going to be people along the way who try to undercut your success or take credit for your accomplishments or your fame,” she said. Are you listening Kanye?
Who can forget Adele? The superstar was victim of an atrocious sound mix during her performance of “All I Need,” rendering the superstar vocalist helpless against the technical difficulty. Her piano mics allegedly fell onto the piano strings, creating an effect where every piano chord sounded horrible. Adele seemed thrown off and tried to overcome the moment by outsinging it, but the performance came off uncharacteristically flat.
Were you watching? What did you think?
For a recap of last year read this.