60TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS: RECAP
The 60 Annual Grammy Awards took place last night, in NYC. From stellar performances to captivating moments, this year’s show definitely did not disappoint! Many stars wore or carried white roses in support of the viral #MeToo campaign to end sexual misconduct. It was great to see the support for this movement carried over to this event.
Last week, we made some pretty accurate predictions about who would win Grammys in some of the categories. You can find those posts here and here. For a full list of the winners, you can refer to the Grammys website.
Here are a few of the night’s highlights:
- Kendrick Lamar opening the show with an energetic political set, accompanied by U2 and Dave Chapelle
- Kesha performing a heartfelt rendition of her song “Praying” as a tribute to the #MeToo movement.
- Various celebrities, including Hillary Clinton, reading spoken word excerpts from Michael Wolfe’s new book, “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House”
- Alessia Cara winning Best New Artist, becoming the first Canadian to ever win the award.
- Blue Ivy Carter motioning for her parents, Jay-Z and Beyoncé, to calm down during a round of applause.
- Rihanna hitting the smoothest Gwara Gwara during her performance of “Wild Thoughts” and becoming an instant meme
One of the most memorable moments of the night was Logic’s beautiful speech to end his performance of his suicide prevention song “1-800-273-8255”, with Khalid and Alessia Cara. In fact, it was so amazing that I want to share it here, in its entirety:
Black is beautiful. Hate is ugly. Women are as precious as they are stronger than any man I have ever met. And unto them I say: Stand tall and crush all predators under the weight of your heart that is full of the love they will never take away from you. Be not scared to use your voice, and especially in instances like these when you have the opportunity. Stand and fight for those who are not weak, but have yet to discover the strength that the evil of this world has done its best to conceal. To all the beautiful countries filled with culture, diversity and thousands of years of history, you are not shitholes! And lastly, on behalf of those who fight for equality in a world that is not equal, not just and not ready for the change we are here to bring. I say unto you, bring us your tired, your poor and any immigrant who seeks refuge. For together, we can build not just a better country, but a world that is destined to be united.
Here are some great pictures from the show:
Image Credits: Getty Images