GRAMMY AWARDS 2014

BATD ON Jan 27, 2014 AT 4:09 pm

by Valirie Morgan

It was a big night for music as the winners of the 56th annual Grammy Awards were announced last night in Los Angeles, California.

Beyonce opened the show with a super sexy performance of “Drunk in Love,”  (watch the video here) husband Jay-Z joining her onstage. Wearing fishnet tights and sporting wet hair, Beyonce proved once more that she is the ultimate diva. We only wish little Blue Ivy could have made an appearance, but it was probably past her bedtime!

Daft Punk were the big winners of the evening, taking home both album of the year AND record of the year. The French dance duo, who never appear in public without their signature robot helmets, deferred their award speeches to collaborators on their album “Random Access Memories.”

“On behalf of the robots, thank you,” joked Pharrell Williams, who lent his producing skills and vocals to the album. “And of course they want to thank their families.”

During his performance of “Get Lucky” with Daft Punk and Nile Rodgers, Williams made quite the statement with his headwear. Capping off his outfit was an oversized brown Vivienne Westwood hat, which drew a lot of attention on Twitter and got mixed reviews from fashion critics. Ryan Seacrest joked that the hat photobombed his picture with Williams.

Song of the year was awarded to 17-year-old Lorde for her hit “Royals.” The New Zealand teen burst onto the scene just a few months ago and has become a musical phenom. She’s even developed a trademark look of dark lipstick and natural makeup, both of which she wore to the awards show.

A big moment in television history took place when 33 same-sex and heterosexual couples were married as Macklemore and Ryan Lewis performed “Same Love,” followed by Madonna’s performance of “Open Your Heart.” Queen Latifah presided over the couples tying the knot, officiating the ceremony herself.

Other performances included Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse,” nine-time Grammy winner John Legend’s soulful “All Of Me,” Pink’s acrobatic rendition of “Try,” and a mash-up of “Radioactive/M.A.A.D. City” by Imagine Dragons and Kendrick Lamar. Robin Thicke, whose infamous “Blurred Lines” performance with Miley Cyrus was controversial, collaborated with jazz/soul band Chicago for a performance that, thankfully, was twerk-free.

Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr reunited onstage, but sadly did not perform one of their legendary Beatles tunes. Still, the two proved they can certainly hold their own against all the twenty-something powerhouses of the music industry.

Fashion at the Grammys was impressive as always, and a few outfits topped our BATD “best dressed” list. Taylor Swift wowed in a metallic Gucci dress with sheer short sleeves above the gown’s perfectly-fitted bodice. Model Chrissy Teigen was shining, literally, in a strapless Johanna Johnson gown with a long middle slit. Singer Ciara embodied the “pregnancy glow” in a beaded Pucci gown with long sleeves and a deep-V neckline. Beyonce flaunted her toned body in a sheer lace gown by Michael Costello. Actress Anna Kendrick, of Pitch Perfect fame, looked elegant and sexy in a light gray Azarro gown with a deep leg slit.

Taylor Swift, Chrissy Teigen, Ciara, Beyonce, and Anna Kendrick.

Some of the night’s big winners:

Album of the year – Random Access Memories, Daft Punk
Record of the year – Get Lucky, Daft Punk ft. Pharrell Williams & Nile Rodgers
Song of the year – Royals, Lorde
Best country album – Same Trailer Different Park, Kacey Musgraves
Best pop vocal album – Unorthodox Jukebox, Bruno Mars
Best rap/sung collaboration – Holy Grail, Jay Z featuring Justin Timberlake
Best rock song – Cut Me Some Slack, Sir Paul McCartney with Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic & Pat Smear
Best pop duo/group performance – Get Lucky, Daft Punk ft. Pharrell Williams & Nile Rodgers
Best new artist - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Best rock album – Celebration Day, Led Zeppelin
Best alternative album – Modern Vampires Of The City, Vampire Weekend
Best music film – Live Kisses, Sir Paul McCartney
Best music video – Suit and Tie, Justin Timberlake
Best R&B album – Girl On Fire, Alicia Keys
Best R&B song – Pusher Love Girl, Justin Timberlake
Best rap album - The Heist, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Best rap song – Thrift Shop, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Best dance/electronica album – Random Access Memories, Daft Punk

 

Madonna with son David, Sara Bareilles, Taylor Swift, Rita Ora and Calvin Harris.

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