Nobody slapped nobody in ’64me Grammy Awards last night in Las Vegas. Instead, we were treated to an evening of fine dresses, where talented new names were crowned through a series of inspiring musical numbers.
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Of course, just a week later, it was impossible to ignore what is considered one of the biggest scandals in the history of the Oscars, Will Smith’s slap in the face of Chris Rock.
In his opening remarks, host Trevor Noah promised to keep a few things out of his mouth. Directly affected by the famous slap since receiving an Oscar in the following moments, the musician and director of the documentary summer of the soul (also awarded yesterday),
Questlove, on stage to present an award, signified that he trusted everyone to be 50 feet away from him.
In the afternoon, comedian Nate Bargatze even landed onstage wearing a helmet, “just in case,” he joked.
This is what also caught our attention during the 2022 Grammys.
the day of glory by Jon Batista
Jon who? Batista, ladies and gentlemen. Despite eleven nominations for him, five of which became Grammy Awards (including album of the year), this jazz and R&B singer was far from the most familiar face among the stars.
Everything could have changed after the brilliant interpretation of his title Liberty, where he showed his talent as a pianist, performer and dancer. On an evening where the level of musical performance was high, Jon Batiste stole the show.
Quirky and energetic
Unfurling their delicious soul against a retro-flavored backdrop, the Silk Sonic duo of Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak set the tone. The performances were lively and rarely boring, as is often the case at these types of galas.
The young sensation Olivia Rodrigo, crowned revelation of the year, made her return to the Grammys a success by offering a very good interpretation of Driver’s license, the song that made him a star. Hardly older, but already a regular at big parties, Billie Eilish replied. Her angry version of Happier than ever broke everything. J Balvin, Brandi Carlile,
Lots of trophies for Silk Sonic and Olivia Rodrigo
Four Grammy winners, including song and album of the year, the brand new retro soul duo Silk Sonic, formed by Anderson .Paak and Bruno Mars, shone with a thousand lights thanks to their song Let the door open. “How can we remain humble? Anderson .Paak exclaimed, laughing.
At 19 years old, the young sensation Olivia Rodrigo confirmed with her three Grammy awards her status as a new American pop star in addition to offering a forceful performance to the sound of the success that brought her to the world. Driver’s license. Losers? Justin Bieber and Billie Eilish walked away empty handed despite eight and seven citations.
Comfort for the Foo Fighters
Balm on the still living wounds of the members of the Foo Fighters. A week after the tragic death of their drummer, Taylor Hawkins, the band achieved a perfect score of three out of three in the rock branch: performance, song and album of the year. A heartfelt tribute was also paid to Hawkins to launch the traditional salute to the disappeared of the year.
The President of Ukraine addresses the stars
The war came to the Grammys. In a video message that preceded a performance by John Legend, the President of Ukraine called on the stars not to be silent. “Our musicians wear armor instead of tuxedos. They sing for the crippled. At the hospital. Even for those who can’t hear them. […] We defend our freedom. Live, love, resonate. Fill the silence with your music to tell our story. Tell the truth about this war on your social networks. Support us in any way and peace will return.”
A woman from Quebec zero in three
Quebecois Allison Russell did not suffer the same fate as Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Named in three categories in the American music field, she left empty-handed. Invited to the evening gala to sing Night Flyerone of the songs from his acclaimed album outer child, will have at least had the opportunity to demonstrate their know-how
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Album of the year
We’re, John Batista
Family ties, Baby Keem and Kendrick Lamar
waiting for a war foo fighters
revelation of the year
pop vocals from the album
Sour, Olivia Rodrigo
solo pop performance
Driver’s license, Olivia Rodrigo
Traditional Vocal Pop Album
love for sale, Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga
Dad’s house, Saint Vincent
Duo/Group Pop Performance
Kiss Me more, Doja Cat with SZA
heaux tales, Jasmine Sullivan
making a fire, foo fighters
midnight medicine, foo fighters
Start again, Chris Stapleton
Call me if you get lost tyler the creator
Cell, Kanye West with Jay-Z
the song of the year
Let the door open, sonic silk
Cold, Chris Stapleton
record of the year
Let the door open, sonic silk