You know I had to talk about it!
The Grammys gather the creme de la creme of the music industry together for one night to celebrate and award outstanding music. The red carpet was full of hit and misses of course which always serve as great entertainment and good conversation. Much like the red carpet for the event, the Grammys itself was filled with many hits and some unfortunate misses. Notable stunners were Nicki Minaj, Jhene Aiko, Jessie J, Taylor Swift, Gwen Stefani and Beyoncé. It was also couples night in case you didn’t notice, Ariana Grande and Big Sean stepped out looking dapper was well as John Legend and Chrissy Teigan as well as Kanye and Kim of course. I couldn’t forget about the guys, standouts were Childish Gambino as well as Common who wore all black. All of these artists put their best foot forward and brought it for the infamous red carpet.
It’s apart of red culture to have some misses and fashion faux pas. This year an unlikely person appeared on this list and that person was Rihanna. Normally the island princess always comes to show out on the red carpet and considered to be a very stylish star, but her gown this year disappointed. I happen to like the gown designed by Giambattista Valli, but I do understand why many people gave RiRi the side eye. Pop rapper Iggy Azalea also made the worst dressed list in what appears to be a cobalt blue medieval gown topped with an elaborate birds nest, excuse me I meant braid. And lastly, pop singer Ciara who appears to be trying to make a come back with her latest single, failed to impress in a high low dress which resembles a bath loofah you would find in any shower near you, take a look below.
NEXT are the awards. Like I mentioned earlier there hits and misses as well when it came to the award ceremony, but let’s start with the victories. In usual fashion the first couple of Hip-Hop, Jay-Z and Beyoncé took the Grammy home for Best R&B Performance for “Drunk In Love”. Pharrell ended the night with two Grammy’s for Best Pop Solo Performance and Best Music Video for his popular song, “Happy” along with Best Urban Contemporary Album for his album G I R L. Kendrick Lamar was also a winner nabbing the Grammy for Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song for his recent single “i”. Last but not least Eminem and Rihanna got the Grammy for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for “The Monster” and also took home best Rap album for “The Marhsall Mathers LP 2”.
While the awards are great and all there’s ALWAYS something to talk about the next day guaranteed. Who comes to fill this role the one and only, Kanye West of course. Beck was receiving his Grammy on stage for Best Album, Kanye took the stage remniscnet of the 2009 VMA’s, but decided to hold the soap box and walked off of stage. Beck went along with it maintaining good face in light of one of Kanye’s stunts. The rest of the award show was highlighted with performances from Pharrell, Beyonce and Rihanna, Kanye West and Paul McCartney. Overall it was great show to watch, it left me wanting a bit more from it, I feel that last year was more explosive in aspects including performances. I hope that maybe next year the committee takes things up to the next level, 2016 looks to be an interesting year for music. Next up on our social calendar is the Oscars, stay tuned here at the Library for news about that coming up in the next few weeks.