Grammy Awards stun viewers

Adele holds her five Grammy Awards (photo from
Adele holds her five Grammy Awards. (Photo from

Kelli Lowry
Entertainment Columnist

Performancesby artists from Chris Brown to The Beach Boys, made the 54th Annual Grammy Awards on Feb. 12, the best of “music’s biggest night” to be seen in a while.
With the loss of Whitney Houston the day before, the atmosphere of the awards was a lacking of the energy the Grammy’s bring every year.
In honor of Whitney Houston, Jennifer Hudson sang, “I Will Always Love You” and blew everyone away. It was a perfect tribute in remembrance.
The host LL Cool J opened the show with a prayer for Houston and quickly brought high energy with his charming personality and bright smile.
One of the most anticipated performances was Adele singing “Rolling in the Deep “from her winning Album of the Year, Record of the Year album “21.” She also won Song of the Year.
“Adele had a fantastic comeback,” said sophomore Michael Coburn.
Other performances included Rihanna and Coldplay, Chris Brown, DeadMau5 and David Guetta.
Classic performers like Sir Paul McCartney, The Beach Boys, Tony Bennet and Glen Campbell hit the stage and sang classics.
One performance that shocked everyone was Nicki Minaj.
Arriving with a priest and dressed in some sort of Red Riding Hood costume, it was obvious her performance was going to be odd.
At the beginning, a clip showed of her being “possessed.” She came on the stage talking with a British accent and singing a version of her song “Roman’s Revenge.” In conclusion, the whole performance was a hot mess and painful to endure.
Adele won the most honors that night with five awards.
Alternative indie band Bon Iver won Best New Artist over big contenders likeNicki Minaj and The Band Perry.
Chris Brown won his first Grammy for Best R&B Album for his album “F.A.M.E.”
The night was filled with hits and misses but with the passion of every artist, it was a great night for music.

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