Sunday, January 31, 2010

The 2010 Grammys Recap

Michael Jackson Tribute

Pink "Glitter In The Air"

Mary J. Blige & Andrea Bocelli "Bridge Over Troubled Water"

Beyonce - Medley

The Black-Eyed Peas - Medley

The 2010 Grammys were on tonight & they were so-so, which makes for an improvement over last year at least. Of course, the night's big event was the Michael Jackson tribute featuring Celine Dion, Jennifer Hudson, Usher, Carrie Underwood, & Smokey Robinson. They may not honor them with their awards, but the Grammys certainly did a great job choosing very talented vocalists to sing "Earth Song." Despite recycling it from her Funhouse tour (get that DVD already, folks!), Pink awed with her performance, which, I must say, was an excellent & refreshing choice for the Grammys. Mary J. Blige joined Andrea Bocelli on stage for a Haiti tribute, which was amazing. Click HERE for the download link to their studio recording of the song, which benefits Haiti. Beyonce also recycled her "If I Were A Boy"/"You Oughta Know" tour medley, but to lesser effect. Don't get me wrong: Beyonce did a great job on top of having an even better night, but I would've preferred either something new or, honestly, more fitting. Lastly, The Black-Eyed Peas performed their gag-inducing "I Gotta Feeling" after their new single "Imma Be" & were entertaining. Check out the winners below (complete list HERE), which include Beyonce with six, the most for a female performer in one night ever!
  • Beyonce: Song Of The Year ("Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)"), Best Female Pop Vocal Performance ("Halo"), Best Female R&B Vocal Performance ("Single Ladies"), Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance ("At Last"), Best R&B Song ("Single Ladies"), Best Contemporary R&B Album (I Am... Sasha Fierce)
  • The Black-Eyed Peas: Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals ("I Gotta Feeling"), Best Pop Vocal Album (The E.N.D.), Best Short Form Music Video ("Boom Boom Pow")
  • Rihanna & Kanye West: Best Rap/Sung Collaboration ("Run This Town"), Best Rap Song ("Run This Town")
  • India.Arie: Best Urban/Alternative Performance ("Pearls")
  • Imogen Heap: Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical (Ellipse)
  • Carrie Underwood: Best Country Collaboration With Vocals ("I Told You So")
  • Michael Jackson: Lifetime Achievement Award


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