The Grammy Awards were a bit mellow this year with regard to there performances, while T-Swift tried to kick things off with an upbeat note her live performance of "We are Never Getting Back Together" just baffled, and was odd.
Of the performances the person who stole show was Justin Timberlake and his instagram like performance for his new song "Suit and Tie" with Jay-Z. Along with JT many of the performances while mellow kept the spirit of music alive from Mumford and Sons enchanting "I will Wait" to Kelly Clarkson's powerful vocals.
While the performers often steal the show from the actual awards, this may be one of the years where the Grammy's did a great job spreading the wealth. fun. took home two major Grammy Awards for Song of the Year and Best New Artist.
While many not realize this but the big winners of the night were Gotye, and The Black Keys, Kanye West with three each. Gotye won for Record of the Year, Best Performance by a Pop Duo or Group, and Best Alternative Album. The Black Keys stole rock categories winning Best Rock Album, Best Rock Song, and Best Rock Performance. Kanye won three awards in the rap categories Best Rap Song, Performance, and Performance by a Duo or Group. Although Dan Auerbach won 4 trophies (lead vocalist an guitarist for The Black Keys) because he also won Producer of the Year (Non-Classical). While these artists split most of the wins Mumford and Sons went on to win Album of the Year, after winning only one other award.
My favorite moment of the evening was Kelly Clarkson's genuinely shocked expression/hilarious speech as she won Best Pop Vocal Album, and while her win was a shock, she was hilarious and loved the way she did a shout out to Miguel. I also loved to hate on Taylor Swift as the camera flashed to her knowing everyone's songs and singing and dancing awkwardly.