Happy Monday everybody!!
All in all, I thought the 2014 Grammy’s was a good show! What did you think? Let me know!
My favorite moment by far was Kendrick Lamar & Imagine Dragons performance. So much energy! And I’m kind of a Kendrick stan if you didn’t know. I’ve been a fan since his Overly Dedicated mixtape.
Another notable highlight was Pink’s performance. WOW! If you are going to do stunts on stage, that’s how you do it! She is incredible. I dislike when singers do sooo much on stage that their vocal performance suffers, but Pink sounded great the entire time. A true entertainer.
I loved seeing Pharrell, Nile Rogers, Daft Punk & Stevie Wonder on stage together! That performance was incredible and such a special moment.
And how about Carol King & Sarah Bareilles! That was so much fun to watch. I adore Carol King & respect her immensely. Sarah Bareilles is an masterful songwriter. Watching them perform together you could feel the mutual respect & admiration.
Some low points & disappointments:
Kendrick Lamar’s album Good Kid, M.A.A.D City won not a single Grammy. I honestly don’t even know how that is possible. He created a masterpiece, a sonic feature film, a lyrically stellar oral history (I told y’all I’m a stan). But seriously, how does an artist create the best album in his genre in years & get no accolades from The Recording Academy? I can’t…
I know this sounds a little off, but honestly, there were too many performances & not enough awards handed out. I could’ve done without at least 4 of the performances (not naming names here), and I would’ve loved to see many more amazing artists being honored on screen! The whole show was on Pop-Country overload. America is an extremely musically diverse nation, that’s part of our heritage, and for the most part, the Grammy’s honors that through their categories. So why not hand out a Roots music award on screen? A jazz award? An R&B award? Something y’all!
Lastly, I just want to give a shoutout to the winners for Best R&B Performance, Snarky Puppy and Lalah Hathaway for their rendition of “Something.” It honestly was was one my favorite songs from 2013 and truly demonstrates how extremely talented they are! Check it out!
Update!!! Congratulations to Terri Lyn Carrington for being the first woman to ever win the Grammy for Best Jazz Instrumental Album. Check her out HERE