The 58th Annual Grammys moments that we have missed
What a memorable event…
It was Taylor Swift won the big prize and owned the night while Kendrick Lamar was dramatic.
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Taylor Swift lays it down and rules the night. She opened the event with her own “Out of the Woods,” she also cheered when Ed Sheeran won song of the year but her win for album of the year brought her to the podium and she let loose with a rousing speech.
Her speech was exactly as: “As the first woman to win album of the year at the Grammys twice, I want to say to all the young women out there, there are going to be people along the way who will try to undercut your success or take credit for your accomplishments or your fame,” she said. “But if you just focus on the work and you don’t let those people sidetrack you, someday when you get where you’re going, you’ll look around and you will know that it was you and the people who love you who put you there. And that will be the greatest feeling in the world.” It is quite obvious where she is directing her speech and he Social media immediately seized on a certain furiously tweeting rapper who had proclaimed he made Taylor famous and calling he B*tch and he had been conspicuously silent during the broadcast making one wonders how he’ll respond in the morning.
Hamilton is now sold out well into the fall and no wonder since Miranda’s combination of hip-hop history and histrionics showed the Grammys’ Los Angeles audience that New York was very much in the house.
The troupe performed the show’s opening number of Alexander Hamilton with its muttered demand Just you wait. The cheer was so loud it overwhelmed one of his lines when Miranda first appeared as Hamilton and the Social media reacted with pleasure.
There is always the cast album which won a Grammy on Monday night if you can’t see it on Broadway.
Kendrick Lamar actually takes flight at the event. He won best rap album for To Pimp a Butterfly and then he performed a rousing number including Alright and The Blacker the Berry that literally included a roaring fire making the audience jumped to their feet with a standing ovation.
Even if the awards were full of tributes it is still a wonder and perhaps none was as moving and simple as the a cappella performance of Earth, Wind & Fire’s That’s the Way of the World by Stevie Wonder and Pentatonix.
There was also a struck blown for people with disabilities by Wonder again saying “You can’t read Braille, na na na!” as noting the winner was in Braille in his envelope and he mocked the others on stage. He then got serious afterwards saying We need to make every single thing accessible to every single person with a disability..