Signature dark lips, but her hair is looking tamer than normal tonight, no?
“Royals” was on the best-song-of-the-year lists of Rolling Stone, Time and Spin in 2013. It’s nominated for Best Pop Solo Performance, Song of the Year and Record of the Year.
What’s particularly awesome about this minimalist song is its message. It’s a response to commercialism, consumerism, cultural entropy, crap music … all those bad C words.
Rumor has it Lorde wrote the lyrics in her New Zealand home in half an hour. And that’s pretty amazing. Did she pick a minimalist outfit to go with the minimalist song?
Lorde’s low-key delivery is another cool thing about this song. She never lets the music get away from her. Owns it! Through and through.
Earlier this GRAMMY season, while backstage at "The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!!" we asked Lorde what music unleashes in her. She said "strength." (Ed Sheeran said "sexual tension.") What does music unleash in you?
Is there any denying this teen phenom has a huge career ahead of her? The crowd loved it,
First commercial -- use it to tell us who you expect to take home the GRAMMY for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, OK? A lot of strong contenders this year. Daft Punk, Rihanna …
Before we get to award No. 2 of the evening, we’ll have another performance. Hang onto your cowboy hats, country fans: it’ll be the sweet-faced, lovable Hunter Hayes.
Earlier today GRAMMY winner Macklemore shared his text with nominee Kendrick Lamar. There's nothing but love between the two.
Anybody care to comment on Beyonce's shorter hair? Her shorter wet-looking hair?
Here we go: the song is “Invisible,” but this 22-year-old sure isn’t. He’s the object of country crushes coast-to-coast. A swoon-causer. A heart crumpler in cowboy boots.
And what about this song? Is it possible Hayes was a high school outcast? Is that what he’s telling us?
If he was, he’s made up for it. Hayes has plenty of friends: Taylor Swift, Jason Mraz … he’s a great collaborator.
Inspiring Steve Jobs quote behind HH.
Best Country Song winner Shane McAnally was excited about his win and spotting Macca in the elevator
Last year, Hayes was up for three GRAMMYs, including Best New Artist. Tonight he’s up for Best Country Solo Performance for “I Want Crazy.” “Invisible” could be a contender for future GRAMMYs — a lot of heart in this song.
It's a moment of uplift at the 56th GRAMMYs!
And It’s second-award-of-the-night time: Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.
Chicago backstage gearing up for their performance with Robin Thicke.
Daft Punk take the prize! Looking good and sounding thrilled (via Pharrell)
Katy Perry has hit the stage. She’s up for two GRAMMYs tonight; here she is killing it with “Dark Horse,” about as swaggering a pop song as you're apt to come across. Thus the (well-deserved) swagger. And that outfit.
“Dark Horse” comes off the album “Prism,” Katy’s fourth, released in September. Not familiar with the genres known as “trap” and “grime”? Now you are.
Anybody else picking up a "Thriller" sort of vibe?
Katy co-wrote this track. Tidbit: It’s rumored that the goal of the song was to cast a witch-like spell on listeners. Working!
Juicy J’s intro contribution kicks up the urban vibe, which is kind of a new direction for Katy. KatyCats, what do you think?
We’re not hearing her roar here, and as much as I like her roar this vibe is pretty great, too: sexy, determined, a little dark. She’s a convincing Aphrodite, not to mention a gorgeous one.