Grammy Awards Feature Exciting Mashups

Posted on February 11, 2014 by

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“I waited all day to watch this, and it was worth the wait,” junior Lizzay Faust said.

The 56th annual Grammy Award Ceremony took place on Sunday, 26 January, at the Staples Center in LA. The show began with a huge performance of “Drunk in Love” from the well-known partnership of Beyonce and Jay Z. This was the first of many amazing performances that continued throughout the night.

“The Kendrick and Imagine Dragons performance was crazy,” sophomore Austin Sowa said.

The awards ceremony included numerous unexpected musical collaborations, such as Metallica and pianist Ling Ling, but the most talked about mashup was Imagine Dragons and Kendrick Lamar’s rendition of Radioactive, which included a rap from m.A.A.d city and an explosion of red paint during the performance.

“I tune in every year to watch them,” sophomore Brooke Schaeffer said.

Other popular performances included Taylor Swift’s performance of “All Too Well”, which received a standing ovation, and Kacey Musgrave, who received best Country Album and Best Country Song, performing “Follow Your Arrow.”

Popular singer Lorde was another heavily discussed act. Lorde won both Song of the Year and Best Pop Performance with her song “Royals,” which she sang at the awards.

Another big highlight of the night was Daft Punk’s collaboration with Pharrell Williams and Stevie Wonder. Daft Punk won Album of the year, Record of the Year, Best Dance Album, and Best Pop Duo. However, the touching performance by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, who won Best New Artist, Best Rap Song, Best Rap Album, and Best Rap Performance, took an unexpected turn.

To end the award show, this duo’s song “Same Love” turned into an unexpected wedding ceremony which shocked many viewers. This ceremony and song was the most talked about moment of the night. During the song, 33 couples were legally married by Queen Latifah while Madonna performed “Open Your Heart” as a benediction to the couples.

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