Fresh off the Super Bowl (and thus no more football season), the Grammys rolled in. One year after the tragic death of Whitney Houston, music’s biggest night aimed to be a lot more festive. Here are RiaRob’s top Grammy moments:
Prince. If you don’t know by now, you never did and you never will. The only man who can walk on stage, utter a few syllables, give a glowing endorsement and simply exit stage left. It’s his world and we simply take up space.
I love a revolt. It became more than obvious that everyone either sidestepped, worked around or completely ignored the now infamous Grammy memo that warned against artists wearing clothing that exposed anything they really didn’t want to see. Between Katy Perry’s “display” and Jennifer Lopez continuing the Angelina Jolie leg deal, artists were not really concerned. Big ups to Kelly Rowland in that amazing George Chakra dress and Rihanna who looked absolutely amazing in a red Azzedine Alaia gown.
The men showed up! Lanvin, Tom Ford and Moschino pretty much had the red carpet covered for the men. Suits and tuxes were everywhere. Three words: It’s about time.
You can’t stop the Timberlake. Everybody was too excited to see the (musical) return of Justin Timberlake. He is a Grammy (and CBS) darling. I wasn’t so into the performance as Bruno Mars already had that “visual” on lock a year or two prior, but I am glad to see Timberlake doing music again. What I will say is that Timberlake is a very astute businessman and has great people to make sure his return was complete with TWO commercials during the telecast. After his album release on March 19, the JT takeover will be monstrous.
The Bob Marley Tribute. All I can say is that Bruno Mars and Sting were every bit of all that. The two joined forces to perform Locked Out of Heaven which smoothly transitioned to Walking On The Moon. Soon after, Rihanna and Ziggy came out and I was dancing all over the living room. By the time Damian Marley came out on stage, I totally lost my mind, complete with a dutty whine to boot!
Great moments indeed. But you know there were some things that really burned my toast. I’ll elaborate in my next post.