Who watched the 60th Annual Grammys Awards? This was a great collection of talented individuals that came together to celebrate all their hard work. James Corden hosted the show and kept the laughter alive. There were performances by Sam Smith, Pink, Rihanna, Little Big Town, Bruno Mars with Cardi B, and the list continues. Awards were given for song of the year, “Despacito”; best comedy album, Dave Chappelle; best new artist, Alessia Cara; and many more.
Although the show kept its spirit through the night, the emotion took a quick turn when Eric Church, Maren Morris, and Brothers Osborne took the stage. These artists preformed a tribute for all those who lost their lives in the Las Vegas shooting; they sang “Tears In Heaven.” It was a beautiful moment and the power of the stage continued as Kesha preformed next. This message was about standing up for what is right. She sang her song “Praying” and was joined on stage by Camila Cabello, Cyndi Lauper, Julia Michaels, Bebe Rexha, and Andra Day. All these ladies wore white and shared a group hug as the song came to an end. Everyone was moved and we even caught a glimpse of Hailee Steinfeld tearing up. One of many things that music can do is bring everyone together and move a room to feel exactly what needs to be felt. Artists continued to hit the stage such as Elton John with Miley Cyrus, U2, and Ben Platt who is known for his role as Benji in Pitch Perfect. Out of character he received a standing ovation. The mood changed again when artists read pieces from Fire and Fury. This book is a detailed text on President Trump’s first year in the White House. They each had a response to the portion they each read; however everyone was shocked to see Hillary Clinton reading from the book as well. Some saw this as comical while others were disappointed in her choice to make an appearance. Overall the Grammys was an amazing show that had all of our emotions drifting in every direction. Once again, New York City hit the nail on the head with this show. We loved to see the human touches with such grace when it came to honoring what really matters in life.