Much of the excitement for the Grammys was dimmed by the abrupt passing of the legendary Whitney Houston the night before. As soon as the world was hit with the news, every trending topic was related to her. As it started to sink in, we all started wondering who in the Grammy camp would be up all night planning some form of Whitney tribute worthy of the singer. Thank Ken Ehrlich for working fast and recruiting Jennifer Hudson for a stirring rendition of “I Will Always Love You.” Aside from the overhanging somber tone, the Grammys was still a great, and well deserved night for Adele. The singer walked away with 6 Grammys including the coveted album of the year. With this week’s weekend update, we’re going to revist the highs (and lows…..because there were lows) of the 54th Grammy Awards.
High: Bruno Mars Performance
The moment I knew Bruno Mars was about to perform “Runaway” from Doo-Wops and Hooligans, my brain instantly dismissed him as irrelevant and checked out. I never disliked him, but I do recall a number of times changing the station when “Grenade” came on. Imagine my surprise, when Bruno came out of nowhere in his stylish Gold on Black suit & James Brown moves, blowing me away. All I could do was sit down, shut up, and enjoy. Granted, I believe he stole the James Brown swag from Janelle Monae who he toured with last year, Bruno Mars hater, I am no longer.
High: Adele reassuring the world that she can still saaang
Before the news of Whitney Houston’s death, all the talk surrounding the Grammys was about if Adele would still be the same powerhouse she was before her throat surgery. Of course, Adele didn’t disappoint. As if we ever doubted her. Not only does she still got it, but after watching her on 60 minutes before the Grammys with Anderson Cooper, I’ve decided we should be best friends.
Low: Rihanna “singing from the heart” I’m in agreement with everyone I follow on Twitter, that Rihanna is one of the most beautiful woman in the industry today. However, she is also the poster child for “Sex Sells.” I’m pretty sure the collective public wouldn’t have minded if she pulled an Ashley Simpson and lip synced the entire way through. Alas, we didn’t get our way. I’m sure most people didn’t care either way though, they were too busy imagining scenarios of Chris Brown and Rihanna running into each other backstage.
High/Low: Chris Brown and the mystery of the winged backup dancers
Did anybody else get it? Thank goodness he can dance, otherwise that would have been a big fail on his part.
Low: Nikki Minaj’s “performance.”
I wish I could copy and paste my twitter timeline during Nikki Minaj’s performance into this post. People were confused/appalled/disappointed by Nikki’s “Exorcism of Roman.” If you weren’t on twitter while Nikki Minaj’s career was jumping the shark, please take the time out to see what I’m talking about . Just scroll down, and enjoy the hilarity that ensued when the Twitterverse realized their favorite female rapper was trying too hard and failing terribly. In the words of @zlind76….”I guess we should congratulate Nikki Minaj. She’s reached the point where no one will tell her no. That’s not easy.”