Loyal Brown: Last night was definitely a HUGE night for Sam Smith & his 4 Grammy Awards. His performance with Mary J. Blige was also amazing! Pharrell won a Grammy & performing “Happy” was entertaining. Kanye performance for Only One & returning to the stage with Rihanna & Sir Paul McCartney for FourFiveSeconds was everything! They all looked & sound great! Usher really showed off his vocal skills but I would loved it even more if he did a quick spin, a kick or something. It was only right that Common & John Legend performed Glory and made every African-American feel empowered to know that “one day, victory will be ours”.
Although I mentioned my favorite moments, I also have to mention the highlight of everyone’s night when Kanye rushed the stage as Beck was preparing to give his acceptance speech. The expression on Jay-Z’s face as Kanye ran on stage was completely priceless.
Now the most heartfelt moment for me was Beyoncé’s acceptance speech when she stated “I like to thank God…This has been such an incredible year. I love y’all. I like to thank my beloved husband. I love you deep. My daughter who’s watching, Blue, I love you. I’d like to say thank you to my Beyhive. Thank you guys for riding so hard.”
K: Beyoncé won another 3 awards last night. That brings her total up to 20 Grammys, passing Aretha Franklin for 2nd most awarded female artist ever. Although I, like Kanye, was upset she didn’t win Album of the Year. I kind of wanted Kanye to get on stage, but it was funny that he faked it. His performance of Only One was great. Rihanna really pulled it out with FourFiveSeconds. That big puffy pink dress was definitely distracting. John Legend & Common were amazing. I love the song If It’s Magic, so it was great to see Usher sing it. I also really liked Sia’s performance. I was very surprised to see Kristin Wiig, but she was very good. Katy Perry gave a great performance & dedicated By The Grace of God to women who suffer abuse. Meanwhile, Prince has been & always will be a king. He came out there to present & created a moment. Just a boss!
Unfortunately a lot of the awards didn’t make the main show. Check out the full list of winners at grammy.com/nominees.
Some of the great looks from the red carpet below: