2013 Grammys!

Sunday night marked the 55th Annual Grammy Awards and what a night it was. The night was full of great performances, celebrities, & awards given out. Here are a preview of the night’s biggest winners:

Adele came looking very english and adorable on Sunday night. I was very much a fan of her look for the night! She won one of the first awards of the show with Best Pop Solo Performance.

Kelly Clarkson (one of the funniest artists..did you see her acceptance speech?) won Best Pop Vocal Album! Which I can only imagine her is such a whirlwind to go from being on American Idol to winning Grammy awards.

Best Country Solo Performance went to Miss Carrie Underwood! She looked darling in her Roberto Cavalli gown that fit her curves just right. She also gave a powerful performance in an interactive dress… interesting, right? 
Beyonce won her 17th grammy award for Best Traditional R&B Performance for her record, “Love On Top”. So happy for BaddieBey! While she only took home one, her hubby took home three awards on Sunday. One for Best Rap Performance, Best Rap/Sung Collaboration, & lastly for Best Rap Song

 Drake won Best Rap Album, which was a great accomplish for him. I was also rooting for Nas, because he is a legend in hip hop and has yet to receive a Grammy.

 Everyone’s most anticapted winner for the night Frank Ocean won for Best Urban Contemporary Album. He also won a Grammy for his part on “No Church in the Wild” with Jay Z, Kanye, & The Dream.

 Gotye: Best Alternative Music Album &  Best Pop Duo / Group Performance with Kimbra! I know everyone and their mom has listened and loved, “Somebody that I Used to Know”… so it was great to see Gotye & Kimbra win big at the awards. It was beautiful to see Kimbra’s reaction to winning Record of the Year with Prince presenting the award. Such an honor!

I kept my fingers crossed for fun. and they did win Best New Artist! Congrats to them and their awards, because they also won Song of the Year

Mumford & Sons won big with Album of the Year, which is a wonderful accomplishment of the band.

I wish all the winners much more success and Grammy awards in the future!

Justin Timberlake: 20/20 Experience and Grammy

 I feel my whole childhood coming back to me when I listen to, “Suit & Tie” by Justin Timberlake. I remember listening to NSYNC back in the day and fantasizing about meeting him one day. Now here he is married (*sigh*) finally releasing another album with a hit single after a six year hiatus.

Justin will also be performing on Sunday at the Grammy Awards. This will be his first Grammy performance in four years! Do you think he will be doing a melody of his old hits? Just ‘Suit & Tie’ with Jay-Z? OMG! Maybe a NSYNC reunion??? Oh, the possibilities!

 With his new life as a married man, I love the suave clean, cut look that Justin is giving now. Justin has come a long way from the early on curly NSYNC era look and the shaved, rugged look from Futuresex/Lovesounds Era. Justin now has his hair straight and slicked back and he keeps his suit and tie very fresh! “As long as [he] has [his] Suit & Tie”, right? He has clearly been inspired by the 60’s and 70’s through his music now and I am excited for what the future holds for JT!


Grammy’s 2013 Nominees: May the odds be forever in your favor!

The biggest day for the music industry will take place in five days, The Grammys! Often deemed the “Superbowl Sunday” for music, the grammys are the night for everyone in music to celebrate. The biggest question is always: Who will win? And with every category, you sit on pins and needles watching to see if your favorite artists name is called. Then, you can gleam in glory.

This year Pepsi is sponsoring the category for Best New Artist:


Alabama Shakes:

Can I say I am sooo obsessed with Alabama Shakes? I wasn’t very knowledgeable in all their music prior to their Grammy nomination, but after a few hours of research (aka googling and searching them on youtube) I can say I was instantly a fan! They have a very raw and soulful influence, yet still have the presence of a rock band. Fashion wise, the Alabama Shakes seem not to be the most fashion forward but being that Brittany’s voice is so powerful that’s the last of their worries. The lead singer, Brittany Howard, has such a distinctive and strong voice. She will be forever remembered and has been compared to greats like, Janis Joplin. Alabama Shakes are also nominated for Best Rock Performance and Best Rap Album.

Fun. :

Fun. Fun. Fun. What can I say? The second I heard, “We are Young” I was instantly taken into their world through their music. They have a very cool, hipster style when you see them and their music gives you a rock hispter sound. The music they make is always unique with the voice of Nate Ruess. Fun. may be taking over the grammys this year with six nominations. I have my fingers crossed for Fun. ,because they are up against some really heavy hitting acts. (Oh, and it’s so not weird putting a period on the end of fun every time I type it!)

Hunter Hayes:

Hunter Hayes is the next country heartthrob. When I googled him, there were a million fan sites of girls who are wooing over his fresh, new sound. He has a very clean and commercial friendly look that fit his music style. He has a great country sound that still has pop appeal. I would label him the male Taylor Swift. Which clearly is compliment, because she has won six Grammys and is nominated for three this year.

The Lumineers:

You may not know it, but you have definitely heard The Lumineers before. The hit song, “Hey Ho!” is a very popular hit that has been in many commercials and on the radio frequently. The Lumineers give me a Swedish yodelers vibe with their clean, iconic style. They are a modern folk rock band and their success has shown the growing appeal of folk music.

Frank Ocean: 

If you haven’t heard of Frank Ocean, you have been living under a very big rock for the past few years. With hits like, “Novocane” and “Pyramids” Ocean has played on your computer, radio, or ipod for sure. He has begun to redefine R&B music with his fuse of tech/indie elements added with classic R&B influences. The true definition of a new artist that has definitely blown up over a short period of time.

Personally, I am hoping for Fun. or Alabama Shakes because I feel they show a great diversity to the music industry. I know Frank Ocean is a favorite pick to win, but anyway it goes all of the artists are very deserving.

Next post I will go over the biggest award… Record of the Year!
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