Could the Grammy’s get any better? Seriously though! Here is a recap of certain highlights that stood out to me during the awards night. Camila Cabello kicked off the show by singing Havana, and then Alicia Keys started her part by welcoming her “sisters” to join her on stage. Lady Gaga, Jada Smith, Michelle Obama, and Jennifer Lopez all took the stage together to share what music means to them. Talk about squad goals!
Immediately following the powerful girl squad, Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper won Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for “Shallow.” Gaga looked shocked and was emotional as she walked onstage from backstage to accept the award while thanking God and saying that she wished Bradley Cooper could be there with her.
While I’m talking about Gaga, I am loving her natural look again. She didn’t have much makeup on and her hair was bleached, which I absolutely loved. She wore a silver glittery dress that was slim fitting and went perfectly with her more natural hair and makeup look. A star may have been born, but Gaga was making sure she continued to be a star throughout the night.
Shawn Mendes and Miley Cyrus took the stage singing “In My Blood.” I am so glad Miley Cyrus is another artist who had a more natural look. On the red carpet, she wore black pants, black heels, and a black blazer. During the performance, she exchanged her long sleeve blazer for a sleeveless blazer, which I was a fan of. Miley Cyrus’s hair was left down and wavy while her makeup was natural looking. Her face just looked clean and fresh and I am a total fan.
The next award that was announced was Song Of The Year. Childish Gambino won for “This is America.” As much as I would have loved to see “Shallow” win again, I’m glad “This is America” won. The message through the song is powerful and delivered a bold statement about the country we live in, while forcing us to decide whether to just sit back or do something about it and create change.
The Grammy’s did a tribute to Dolly Parton, as Katy Perry, Kacey Musgraves, Maren Morris, Miley Cyrus, and Little Big Town all performed numerous Parton songs, along with Dolly Parton performing herself. Of course Miley Cyrus and Dolly Parton sang “Jolene” and the final Parton song that was performed was “9 to 5” with everyone coming back out to sing all together.
Alicia Keys gave a performance that she dedicated to all the artists that inspired her and continue to inspire her. She started the performance off by playing two pianos at the same time and making it seem like she was in a jazz lounge type of setting. Then she continued to play and sing other artists’ songs such as “Use Somebody,” and “Doo Wop (That Thing).”
Diana Ross performed and was introduced by her grandson. As she was singing her first song, “The Best Years of My Life,” she got emotional which made the audience get emotional as well. She then sang “Reach Out and Touch Somebody’s Hand.”
Now for my favorite part of the night, Lady Gaga’s performance of “Shallow.” In my opinion, the song is better with it being performed more acoustically and like how it is in the movie. It would have been better if Bradley Cooper was performing it with her too, but you can’t have it all (haha). Lady Gaga performed it more Gaga like, which meant more rock and her unique twist to it.
Another stellar performance was by Jennifer Lopez who performed various songs for a tribute to Motown music. Of course it’s going to be a perfect performance since it’s J. LO, but singing Motown music makes it even better.
Fantasia, Yolanda Adams, and Andra Day honored Aretha Franklin with a tribute performance, starting if off with “You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Woman,” which was nothing short of incredible. The whole tribute to Aretha Franklin was spot on.
Record of the Year went to “This Is America.” “It calls out injustices, celebrates life, and unites us all at the same time,” said Ludwig Goransson in his acceptance speech. And lastly, Album of the Year went to Kacey Musgraves for her album, Golden Hour.
That concludes my recap of the 2019 Grammy Awards. Tonight was full of empowerment, creativity, love, and equality, which is what we all need more of in this world. And now, I’m going to switch the channel back to E! to watch the Grammy Awards After Party and go to bed.
What was your favorite part about the Grammy’s? Comment below!
Until next time,