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The Grammy Award is deemed the highest honor in the music industry. As TV has its Emmy, and movies has the Oscar, music has its Grammy. And by the look on everyones face throughout the night, this was the award they’ve been waiting for.
Taylor Swift opened the night with a circus themed (didn’t Britney do that?) performance of “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”, which did not win its only nomination for Record of the Year.
LL Cool J was back at hosting the awards show for a second time. He opened with a speech about “International togetherness”, pointing out the diversity in the room ranging from Rihanna (Barbados), Adele (United Kingdom), to Gotye (Australia). He called the night, “Your show”.
The first presenters were Pitbull & Jennifer Lopez, who “got the memo”, referring to the Grammy announcement that less upper body skin showing would be required this year.
Some of the big winners of the night were Adele for her live performance of “Set Fire To The Rain” winning Pop Solo Performance. Former American Idolette Carrie Underwood won for Best Country Solo Performance as well as Kelly Clarkson walking away with a Best Pop Vocal Album for her “Stronger Album”. Usher for Best R&B Performance for “Climax”. Beyonce for Best Traditional R&B Performance for “Love On Top”. Gotye won Record of the Year, Best Alternative Album, and Best Pop Duo for his song “Somebody That I Used To Know” which features fellow Aussie, Kimbra.
Fun. came out a big winner for their debut with Best New Artist and Song the the Year for “We Are Young”, even though throughout the night they kept stating “We are old!” (there ages range from 28 to 30 years old). They also performed their latest single “Carry On” with some stage rain for effect.
In the Dance categories, Skrillex took both awards of Best Dance Recording for his single “Bangarang”, and Best Dance/Electronica Album of the same name.
Mumford & Sons won the highest award of the night, Album of the Year.
Introduced by Ellen Degeneres & Beyonce, Justin Timberlake returned to the Grammy stage to perform his new single “Suit & Tie” along with Jay-Z. Most of the night was filled with promo commercials for his album, “The 20/20 Experience”, being sold at Target when it’s drops on March 19th.
Other performances throughout the night were Frank Ocean performing “Forest Gump”, who also won in the new category of Best Urban Contemporary. Maroon 5 with Alicia Keys, on the drums, performed “Daylight”. Rihanna softened up with her single “Stay”. Bruno Mars was joined on stage with Sting, Rihanna, and the Marley brothers for a tribute to reggae and Bob Marley.
The night was closed out by LL Cool J showing us he hasn’t forgotten his rap skills, but after hour 3 rolled around, it was bad timing to try and get an average CBS watcher to stay up a past 10pm.
Okay, okay, so we all know how much British pop sensation Adele ruled at the Grammy’s this year right? Well the song bird wasn’t the only one among the winners circle that night, DJ Skrillex aka Sonny Moore, yes billed under his own name, took home three of the most coveted statues in the music industry.
Skrillex said in his 1st acceptance speech at the Grammy pre-telecast show, that he had created the song “Cinema” when he was living in an abandoned warehouse using a blown speaker while working on his award winning album Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites. He thanked his predecessors like Daft Punk, Diplo, and all of the EDM artists for doing amazing jobs and paving the way for him as well as the recording academy for recognizing and finally opening the doors for artists who create the music we love to dance to like, Dubstep, Electro house, glitch music and much more!
Here is the list of the Grammy awards Skrillex received:
Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical:
Cinema (the Skrillex remix)
Best Dance Recording:
Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites (from the same titled album)
Best Dance/Electronica Album:
Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites
So let’s give it up to the man who has been working hard for the last nine years, helping the world embrace dance music in a unique way as he uses his art to bring the underground to the mainstream.
» Things are getting serious now for Electronic Dance Music: Deadmau5 is set to perform at the Grammy’s this Sunday, where he is nominated for 3 awards! Deadmau5 will perform at the Grammy’s alongside David Guetta, Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, and the Foofighters in a tent outside the venue. The show is sure to be unforgettable!
Even better, Deadmau5 is holding a contest for 200 lucky fans with a chance to WIN FREE TICKETS to the Grammy’s. See details on how to win!