Monday, February 13, 2012

The Grammy's 2012

Just 27 hours or so after hearing that we lost a true Vocal Legend in Whitney Houston, it was time for music's "biggest" night. The Grammy's. We all knew it would be a night of tribute and remembrance, and it was just that. Opening the show was Bruce Springsteen, showing you can still rock out at 62. Then the never aging, muscle stud, LL Cool J came out to host. Beginning with a prayer in Houston's memory. It was great to see Bonnie Raitt on stage. But I will run down my fav performance and least:

Best Performance: Adele, and this is no surprise. She came out, seemed a bit nervous for the first about 15 seconds and then her amazing voice hit its stride and never stopped.

Worst Performance: It would be easy to say Nicki Minaj but since that was not really a performance at all, I am going with Chris Brown. For starters he should not be allowed to grace The Grammy's stage. Secondly, his dancing was weak (for him) and he was not even singing.

Honorable Mentions:
-The Glenn Campbell tribute was great, and he was incredible!
-The Civil Wars, who better get an entire performance at next years show.
-Jennifer Hudson's rendition of "I will Always Love You" was perfect for the Whitney Houston Tribute.
-The Foo Fighters first performance was pretty rockin'
-The Sir Paul and friends Jam at the end was a great ending.

The rest of the performances were just ok...Now to dish on the awards. First and foremost Congratulations to The Nashville Symphony on their 7th Grammy win for Schwantner: Concerto For Percussion & Orchestra Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor; Christopher Lamb (Nashville Symphony)!!!! Nashville is being recognized for ALL the musical excellence in our city. Now my review of the nights big winners:

Record of the Year: Rolling in The Deep, Adele. Great record, I always love when a true vocal talent takes home the accolades they deserve.

Album of the Year: 21, Adele. Again, I love this album.

Song of the Year: Rolling in the Deep, Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth. It was definitely her year, and she is deserving. I do love The Cave though by Mumford and Sons.

Best New Artist: Bon Iver. I am slightly ashamed to say I had no idea what they sang. (kinda like last year with Esparwhatshername) I tried to listen after I saw they were nominated and just did not get it. I am sure it is a hit for someone, just not my thing. I would have chosen The Band Perry, they are uber talented.

Best Rock Album: Wasting Light, Foo Fighters. I do like this album and there was no real competition.

Best R&B Album: F.A.M.E., Chris Brown. Terrible! Kelly Price's Kelly should have won this hands down.

Best Rap Album: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, Kanye West. I personally can not stand him or his music. But, in the last year this was for sure the album to beat.

Best Country Solo Performance: Mean, Taylor Swift. Ok, Ok...We all knew she was going to win. Yet, I was really hoping my favorite lil corny song Honey Bee, Blake Shelton would win. But in all honesty, I am Gonna Love You Through It, Martina McBride should have won.

Best Country Song: Mean, Taylor Swift. Any other song in the category would have made me happy.

Best Country Album: Own The Night, Lady Antebellum. I love Lady A (I know lots of you do not). I had it as a toss up between them and Blake Shelton. Jason Aldean, just irks me for the most part.

Best Bluegrass Album: Paper Airplane, Alison Krauss and Union Station. A couple of albums were missing that I would have liked to have seen nominated, but this is a great album and I have no complaints about the win.

That is a run down of some of the categories that people were honored in. I would love to hear your opinions and what you thought of the show. Stay tuned, for my Grammy's Fashion Review will be up shortly.

Jennifer Hudson's Tribute to Whitney Houston: VIDEO

Photos by: Getty Images

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