“Music doesn’t lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.” Jimi Hendrix
The 54th GRAMMY Awards went off without a hitch tonight and was filled with joyful moments when favorite artists won, Adele cleaned house with 6 awards, and bittersweet moments when the departed were remembered/honored. Whitney’s name was on many lips; Jennifer Hudson gave a beautiful; albeit heart-wrenching, rendition of Whitney Houston’s I’ll Always Love You… Even with his recent Alzheimer’s diagnosis, Glen Campbell gave a riveting performance, reminding us all what a classy act he has been for many years. Wishing him well! Chris Brown’s performance and dancing was awesome. I’ve added a few videos from some of the performers I enjoyed; LL Cool J did a splendid job as host, and everyone else did a beautiful job both in their tributes to Whitney and performances.
“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” Bob Marley
Nicki Minaj’s performance was, as always, over the top but very well choreographed. I was impressed by all the effort made to give the set a movie feel. Aside from the music I enjoyed, the performances were stellar. Rihanna gave a hot, hot, hot performance and Kate Perry‘s deliberate light malfunction was brilliant. Diana Ross received a lifetime award and looked amazing. If I could add videos from everyone, it would be great but you can watch on the Grammy.com site or scouting around Youtube. More below