A Recap of the 2014 Grammys

The biggest night in music was celebrated Sunday night, as countless musicians flooded the red carpet at the Staples Center in Los Angeles for the 2014 Grammys. A number of esteemed stars were in attendance, including Madonna, Paul McCartney and Ringo Star.

Hosted by LL Cool J, the show was an overall success, as a number of stars were awarded for their contributions to the music industry. The evening was complete with exciting performances from a number of admired stars, ranging from John Legend and Stevie Wonder to Beyoncé and Madonna. This year’s Grammys celebrated numerous

achievements in the music industry, while the stars flaunted chic fashion and delivered memorable performances. 

A number of fashionable stars dominated the red carpet with their stunning good looks Sunday night, but one look stood out among them all. As expected, the queen of pop herself whose interesting style choices left everyone in awe sported the night’s most notable look. Dressed to match her adorable son David, Madonna wore a black Ralph Lauren suit with a matching black hat that was nearly identical to her son’s attire. She rocked the red carpet with her sparkly one-handed glove in addition to a somewhat questionable cane and her signature grills. Madonna’s fashion choices were as stimulating as expected, as the pop icon continues to flaunt her edgy, unique style.

Katy Perry’s choice to wear a note-printed Valentino dress was an important subject of conversation throughout the evening. Her distinct style choice drew a lot of attention, as opinions are divided between complete adoration and disapproval. She looked stunning in

her risky attire with her nearly transparent, flowing gown decorated with music notes. This outfit was a look only Perry could make successful. Had someone else been sporting it, this dress would have been a complete flop. She managed to pull it off with her reputation of quirky style, making her one of the music industry’s leading ladies in revolutionary, attention-grabbing fashion choices.

The evening also proved entertaining with a number of notable performances. The show opened with Beyoncé who delivered a sizzling performance accompanied by her hubby Jay-Z. Her seductive, steamy number wowed spectators, while her sexy collaboration

with Jay-Z made them the most talked about couple of the night. The Carters proved flawless with their star power, mesmerizing onlookers and setting the bar high for the evening’s following performances. Katy Perry’s dark, captivating performance of “Dark Horse” maintained the energy introduced by Beyoncé and Jay-Z, as she explored a shadowy, misty stage and black props. P!nk overshadowed Perry’s performance, however, with her mesmerizing moves as a trapeze artist and passionate vocals. Performing “Try” and then “Just Give Me A Reason” with Nate Russ, she dominated Russ with her


Madonna and son   (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)


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high caliber talent that he could not compete with. P!nk rivaled Beyoncé as the leading lady in captivating performances for the night. Nearing the end of the show, Madonna took the stage alongside Macklemore for a calm, heartwarming performance of “Open Your Heart.” As she sang, 33 couples exchanged rings in a touching act of love officiated by Queen Latifa who successfully married them. The 2014 Grammys was an entertaining celebration of the success the world’s most influential musicians gained this past year. From Madonna’s touching wedding ceremony performance to the reunion of Paul McCartney and Ringo Star on stage, the show proved eventful and exciting. This past year’s performers were awarded for their accomplishments, and this success paves the way for a prosperous year to come in music. 

The following list consists of this year’s Grammy winners:

  • Best Country Album: “Same Trailer, Different Park,” Kacey Musgraves
  • Best Pop Vocal Album: “Unorthodox Jukebox,” Bruno Mars
  • Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: “Holy Grail,” Jay Z and Justin Timberlake
  • Best Pop Solo Performance: Lorde
  • Best Rock Song: “Cut Me Some Slack,” Dave Grohl,
  • Paul McCartney, Krist Novoselic, Pat Smear
  • Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: “Get Lucky,” Daft Punk
  • Best New Artist: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
  • Best Pop Instrumental Album: Stepping Out, Herb Albert
  • Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: To Be Loved, Michael Buble
  • Best Reggae Album: Ziggy Marley In Concert, Ziggy Marley
  • Best Spoken Word Album: America Again: Re-becoming The Greatness We Never Weren’t, Stephen Colbert
  • Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical: Summertime Sadness, Cedric Gervais, Remixer (Lana Del Rey)
  • Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance: “Break Every Chain [Live]“, Tasha Cobbs
  • Best Gospel Song: “If He Did It Before… Same God [Live]“, Tye Tribbett
  • Best Gospel Album: Greater Than [Live], Tye Tribbet,
  • Best Latin Pop Album: Vida, Draco Rosa,
  • Best Song Written For Visual Media: “Skyfall,” Thomas Newman
  • Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance: Brady Wells and Roomful of Teeth, “Roomful of Teeth”
  • Best New Age Album: Love’s River, Laura Sullivan
  • Best Jazz Vocal Album: Liquid Spirit, Gregory Porter,
  • Best Jazz Instrumental Album: Money Jungle: Provocative In Blue, Terri Lyne Carrington
  • Best Latin Jazz Album: Song For Maura, Paquito D’Rivera And Trio Corrente
  • Best Compilation Soundtrack Album: Sound City: Real To Reel, Butch Vig (Compilation Producer)
  • Best Musical Theater Album: Kinky Boots, Cyndi Lauper
  • Best Song Written For Visual Media: “Skyfall”, Adele
  • Best Americana Album: Old Yellow Moon, Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell
  • Best Folk Album: My Favorite Picuture of You, Guy Clark
  • Best Dance Recording: “Clarity,” Zedd ft. Foxes
  • Best Dance/Electronica Album: Random Access Memories, Daft Punk
  • Best Comedy Album: Calm Down Gurrl, Kathy Griffin
  • Best Rap Performance: “Thift Shop,” Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
  • Best Rap Song: “Thift Shop,” Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
  • Best Rap Album: “The Heist,” Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
  • Best R&B Performance: “Something,” Snarky Puppy With Lalah Hathaway
  • Best Traditional R&B Performance: “Please Come Home,” Gary Clark Jr.
  • Best R&B Song: “Pusher Love Girl,” Justin Timberlake
  • Best Urban Contemporary Album: Unapologetic, Rihanna
  • Best R&B Albu: Girl on Fire, Alicia Keys
  • Best Blues Album: Get Up!, Ben Harper With Charlie Musselwhite
  • Best Music Film: Live Kisses, Paul McCartney
  • Best Country Duo/Group Performance: “From This Valley,” The Civil Wars
  • Best Country Solo Performance: “Wagon Wheel,” Darius Rucker
  • Best Country Song: “Merry Go Round,” Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves & Josh Osborne
  • Best Rock Performance: “Radioactive,” Imagine Dragons
  • Best Alternative Music Album: Modern Vampires of the City, Vampire Weekend
  • Producer of the Year, Non-Classical: Pharrell Williams
  • Best Metal Performance: “God Is Dead,” Black Sabbath
  • Best Rock Album: Celebration Day, Led Zeppelin

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