We’ll stand champions tonight…
The Grammys were certainly the thing to watch last night. Lady Gaga and Elton John opened the show with a bang. Gaga won two Grammy awards, Best Dance Album for The Fame and Best Electronica Dance Song for Poker Face. Both were awarded in the non-televised ceremony, for the first time ever broadcasted through the internet.
Beyonce was on hand to perform as well, with a team of dancers straight out of a police riot squad. She had the most awards, six in total. She won for Song of the Year, Best R&B Song for Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It) and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for Halo.
And the Fearless One? Well, she didn’t really do bad at all. She had two wins during the non-televised ceremony, Best Country Song for White Horse and Best Female Country Vocal Performance. She was actually present to get both and shared the stage with Liz Rose, co-writer of White Horse. However it was during the big broadcasted show that things started to pick up. She took Best Country Album which sealed all her wins for the Country category.
Taylor performed Today Was a Fairytale. Then she introduced Stevie Nicks, who came out to sing a duet of Rhiannon. The performance ended when Butch Walker strummed out with a banjolin to join them for a country-flavored rendition of You Belong With Me. I will have to say Tay was a bit nervous here. It’s understandable and something to work on, but I was still thrilled to see her up there.
Swifty had some losses. Her collaboration with Colbie Caillat, Breathe, lost to Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat‘s Lucky during the non-televised awards for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals. During the ceremony, Taylor also lost Record of the Year, but the award still went to Nashville for Use Somebody by the incredible group Kings of Leon. One of the other big awards was Best Pop Female Vocal Performance which went to Beyonce for Halo.
The homage for Michael Jackson involved a 3D projection, Celine Dion, Usher, Jennifer Hudson and Smokey Robinson. I had mixed feelings of seeing MJ’s kids receiving the award. Their father didn’t want them on the spotlight.
At this point, the show hits kind of a lull. Lil’ Wayne, Eminem and Drake took care of that, but for all their energy the censors really had their hands filled bleeping out the bad parts. It would’ve been better to compromise and just let the lyrics flow. I believe I saw T-Swizzle dancing to the beat a couple of times.
The last award of the night really made up for all the long wait. Taylor took Album of the Year with Fearless, going on stage with Nathan Chapman and all the Fearless sound engineers.
Congratulations Taylor! Now that she’s won Album of the Year, what is she going to do?
Well… she’s going to Australia. The 2010 Fearless Tour starts in Brisbane, Queensland on February 4th.
This is Best Country Song for White Horse for Taylor Swift and Liz Rose from the official channel thegrammys via YouTube.
And this is Best Female Country Vocal Performance from the official channel thegrammys via YouTube.
This is Best Country Album. Thanks to TSFan23 via YouTube for posting!
This is Album of the Year. Thanks to rssbroadcast via YouTube for posting!
Please remember to vote for Taylor Swift for International Breakthrough Act at the 2010 BRIT Awards.
(Sources: Grammy.com, RollingStone.com, thegrammys via YouTube, TSFan23 via YouTube, rssbroadcast via YouTube)