“Music’s Biggest Night” seemed to focus more on fashion than the music. The 55th Annual Grammy Awards were held on Sunday, February 10th. CBS issued a dress code for this year’s awards that threatened the risky and sometimes too revealing ensembles that the stars show up in. Katy Perry, Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez and Kelly Rowland ignored the dress code though, each artist showing cleavage and a lot of skin.
Although the celebrities’ outfits were noteworthy, the Grammy’s is about the music. This year’s Record of the Year, which goes to the performing artist, producer, recording engineer and mixer for the song, was awarded to Gotye for “Somebody That I used To Know.” This is not to be confused with Song of the Year, awarded to the songwriter of the lyrics. This award went to the writers of Fun.’s “We Are Young.” Fun. also won Best New Artist. Adele, who dominated the Grammy’s last year with six awards, won the Grammy for Best Pop Solo Performance for “Set Fire to the Rain (Live).” She also snagged this award last year for “Someone Like You.”
Mumford and Sons, Kelly Clarkson, Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Miguel, Frank Ocean, The Black Keys, Drake, Carrie Underwood and the Zac Brown Band all received awards.
The performances didn’t capture much attention, with the exception of Justin Timberlake. Back from his musical hiatus, Timberlake proved himself by performing his new single “Suit and Tie” featuring Jay-Z. The performance excited the audience for his upcoming album “The 20/20 Experience” coming out March 19.
The star studded night was unsatisfactory compared to the previous years when discussing the performances, but all the artists made sure they looked up to par for the event.