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Music review: 2014 Grammy Awards

From Jay-Z and Beyonce to Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue, the 2014 Grammy’s was an adequate variety of good music. Jay-Z and Beyonce performed a very seductive version of “Drunk In Love,” blowing everyone’s minds within the first five minutes of the show, naturally setting the bar high for the remainder of the duo performances.
Next to perform was Billie Joe Armstrong with Miranda Lambert, which changed the mood with a solemn song in tribute to Phil Everly of the Everly brothers. Switching the mood again, Bruno Mars sang to millions of girls through the TV performing his hit “Young Girls,” and very beautifully I might add. He went on to win best pop vocal album later in the night.
Daft Punk and Pharrell were basically nominated for every award available, a total of 11 between them. They received two Grammy’s each for their song “Get Lucky” and Pharrell won the non-classical producer of the year award.
Katy Perry turned the stage into a black forest performing with Juicy-J and all her usual erratic dancers in yet another seductive duo called “Dark Horse.” It seemed as though duos were the way to perform this year as Pink and Nate Ruess also got into the act performing their number one billboard hit “Just Give Me a Reason” and proved why it was number one for so long.
Suddenly, in a heart-warming moment, 33 couples were married as Queen Latifah officiated while Macklemore and Ryan Lewis sang “Same Love” off their debut album “The Heist,” accompanied by Madonna. Macklemore and Lewis won four Grammy’s, a pretty successful first Grammy experience if you ask me.
Other usual performers including Taylor Swift, Madonna and Keith Urban were there to share their fabulousness once again and although there were a lot of familiar faces at the Grammy’s, there were also many new ones. This year was full of new powerhouse artists including Lorde, Kacey Musgraves and Kendrick Lamar. Lorde proved to be in her own world during her performance, but nonetheless still sounded amazing for a 17-year-old, leaving everyone wanting more of her unique hypnotizing voice. Lorde also won song of the year and best pop solo performance with her first big hit “Royals.”
The fabulous Justin Timberlake didn’t perform, unfortunately, but he was nominated for and won best R&B singer and best rap/song collaboration with Jay-Z in their hit “Holy Grail.”
Needless to say, the night was full of talented artists showing off their amazing vocals, humor and glamorous side in a fantastic show. Then again, if Jay-z and Beyonce open for any show it’s going to be fantastic.