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What the Grammy’s Brought Us Last Night

With an opening performance that left people wondering “what is Taylor Swift doing?” to Justin Timberlake’s return to the stage we can say that the Grammy awards this year were anything but ordinary, including the dress code imposed by CBS and the winners for this year’s awards. The Grammys, being the biggest night in the music industry, created buzz as it always has with the amazing performances and appearances by the biggest names in the industry, starting with Taylor Swift’s Alice in Wonderland-inspired performance, wearing an outfit that resembles the Mad Hatter that included a white-suit jacket with a matching white hat and hot pants singing “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”. Justin Timberlake returned to the stage with his new song “Suit and Tie” with a gray scale background, Rihanna performed “Stay”and the tributes made the night stand out with Zac Brown Band, Bruno Mars, Sting and Rihanna’s tribute to Bob Marley and Elton John, Zac Brown Band, Mumford and Sons, Alabama Shakes and Mavis Staples for the Sandy Hook Elementary school kids who lost their lives during the tragic event in December. JLo and Pitbull presented the award for Best Pop Performance to Adele “Set Fire to the Rain”, Best Country Solo Performance to Carrie Underwood for “Blown Away”which she also performed during the show. Song Of the Year “We are Young” by FUN., Kelly Clarkson took an award for Best Pop Vocal Performance for her song“Stronger”. Prince showed up to present record of the year “Somebody That I Used to Know” by songwriters Gotye and Kimbra. Frank Ocean picked up his first award for Best Urban Contemporary Album “Channel Orange” Drake took home his first award after 12 nominations since 2010 for Best Rap Album. Among the winners of the night we can say Mumford and Sons took the top award, Black Keys won four out of their six nominations and Fun. won for Best New Artist. Jay Z and Kanye West took 2 awards for their song N-s in Paris, Best Rap Song and Best Performance, and a third award they shared with Ocean for their song“No Church in the Wild”. Despite the Dress Code implemented by CBS that stated: “Please be sure that buttocks and female breasts are adequately covered. Thong type costumes are problematic. Please avoid exposing bare fleshy under curves of the buttocks and buttock crack. Bare sides or under curvature of the breasts is also problematic. Please avoid sheer see-through clothing that could possibly expose female breast nipples. Please be sure the genital region is adequately covered so that there is no visible 'puffy' bare skin exposure...” many artists were able to find loopholes around the new rule. Katy Perry wore a slick sea foam dress with much exposed cleavage, as well as Miranda Lambert and a gorgeous black dress. Jlo decided to uncover her right leg to show as much skin as possible and finally a very sexy Kelly Rowland in a dress designed by George Chakra and when asked about the dress code she replied “I respected it, see I wore clothes” Carley Jae Jepsen wore a metallic Roberto Cavalli gown, but we thought she could’ve done far better. Taylor Swift wore a white Greek inspired gown design by J.Mendel, and although it’s a tad predictable, this was one of the best looks of the night. Nicole Kidman wore a beautiful gold dress with a matching clutch and Beyonce decided to go for a more conservative black and white jumpsuit – a refreshing choice. Now the bad: Florence Welch from Florence and the Machines wore a metallic green shade dress that made her look like a dinosaur and Adele wore a flower pattern dress with matching shoes that looked like a carpet had been cut in order to make her dress, John Meyer wore a black and while suit with a blue velvet blazer that made him looked like he came out of candy land. So from a great night of performances and awards presented, from breaking a dress code to conservative and disastrous wardrobe malfunctions we can say that the Grammys did not fail to deliver a spectacular night. grammy-fashion-trends-615x400

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