The 2014 Grammy Awards

I love award shows. I can honestly say that in my 16 years of life I have missed only a few award shows, and those were just the ones that I didn’t get on the TV channels I have. I’ve seen the Oscars, the Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Awards, and everything in between. However, out of every awards show I’ve seen, my favorite has always been the Grammy Awards.

Where else are you going to see almost every artist you love in the same room? NO WHERE. Honestly, nothing makes me happier than to see musicians I support win awards that I believe are much deserved.It’s like a victory for me even though I don’t have much to do with that artist actually winning other than being a loyal and devoted fan.

This year the Grammys definitely didn’t disappoint. I couldn’t even begin to imagine a better kick off to the show than having Queen Bey herself performing her new hit “Drunk in Love” with none other than her hubby, Jay-Z. Regardless of the inevitable bleeping of some of the lyrics, it was still an amazing performance

Throughout the Grammys I felt inspired. The most inspiring performance was Macklemore, Ryan Lewis, Mary Lambert, and Madonna. I wasn’t expecting Queen Latifah to come out in the middle of their performance of “Same Love”, but I definitely didn’t expect the reason she was on stage was to marry 30 couples, both gay and straight.

You could see members of the audience weeping as Latifah said,”By the power invested in me by the State of California, I now pronounce you married couples.” Even though I may not like some of Macklemore’s singles, I gained a lot of respect and an appreciation for him and Ryan Lewis.

I loved the amount of collaborations in the show this year. Macklemore and Madonna, Daft Punk, Pharrell, Nile Rodgers, and Stevie Wonder, Robin Thicke and Chicago, Miranda Lambert and Billie Joe Armstrong, Nine Inch Nails, Dave Grohl, and Lindsey Buckingham. Amazing.

One of my favorite collaborations was the amazing Imagine Dragons with the even more amazing Kendrick Lamar. They performed a mash-up of Imagine Dragon’s hit “Radioactive” and Kendrick Lamar’s hit “M.A.A.d City.” This duo brought so much energy to the stage that I couldn’t help but sing and dance along.

The only collaboration that topped this one is that of the ages. I was amazed at the fact that the only two surviving members of the most influential band of their time, The Beatles, got up on stage to celebrate their 50 year anniversary of their performance on The Ed Sullivan ShowPaul McCartney and Ringo Starr made the audience and the many viewers across the globe relive memories when they performed “Queenie Eye.” ‘

Now let’s talk about single performances. The only performance in this category that caught my eye was Lorde, performing her award winning single “Royals.” I might not enjoy all of Lorde’s music, but her weirdness intrigues me.

Another thing that interested me about Lorde’s performance was her awkward dancing. I have to say, there was something about that little T-rex arm she had going on that made me not want to fast forward through her over played single.

This year I was not disappointed by the Grammys by any means. There were heart-felt moments, performances that made you get out of your seat, and a few blasts from the past.

With that I bid you adieu music lovers. Until next year!