Either way, she’s ceding a little territory to Nate Ruess, king of the anthems. There’s a likable anthemic quality to this.
Again, no time to speculate: here are red-hot Ariana Grande and Miguel to announce the winner of The Best Pop Solo Performance. Our fourth award of the night.
OK, time to comment. Shall we look ahead, or in the rearview? Who’s going to win the next GRAMMY, for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration? What did you think of the onstage chemistry between Pink and Nate Ruess?
Now that Lorde is a GRAMMY winner, will she start wearing diamonds on her timepiece? Doubtful.
We’ve also got a landmark performance coming up to think about: There’s a Beatle in the house. Ringo Starr is about to take the stage.
I can’t stop thinking about Robin Thicke and Chicago. Oh, the charisma! Also Taylor Swift’s long gaze into the camera at the end of her song. What’s your favorite flashback so far?
What a welcoming committee: Ozzy and Black Sabbath are here to bring out Ringo. He likely didn’t need a little help from his friends, but he’s got it.
“Photograph” is Ringo’s hit from his 1973 album “Ringo.” He wrote it with the late George Harrison.
Beatles fans don’t need me to tell them why next month marks a huge Fab Four milestone, but here’s an explanation for everybody else: Feb. 9, 1964, is the date the Beatles first played “The Ed Sullivan Show.” In other words, it was 50 years ago that our country went cuckoo for mop tops.
Ringo is 73. Does it show? Hardly! He looks fit and spry and ready to conquer the world a second time. He could pull off a one-man Ringo invasion.
This is a sentimental classic, and a sentimental moment, no doubt, for gazillions of Beatle worshippers. Every time they see Ringo’s face, they’re reminded of the places they used to go ….
Well worth the adulation, that song. He’s keeping beautiful memories, and beautiful melodies, alive.
Here’s a nicely turned-out Jamie Foxx to present the GRAMMY for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration. Wait for it …
Beyonce, looking proud. And beautiful.
Stunning show so far, and still so much more to come. Stay tuned for some killer collabs.
For example, Kendrick Lamar and Imagine Dragons are joining forces for a medley. That’s a lot of force. But the kind of force we like to reckon with on GRAMMY night.
We're already halfway through the handing out of tonight's awards. Ten total, five already claimed!
Rick Rubin and Russell Simmons, getting their due.
Kendrick Lamar is among the leaders of tonight’s pack of nominees. As LL said, he’s up for seven awards.
But we’ll kick this medley off with an Imagine Dragons tune: “Radioactive” is a huge hit, up for both Record of the Year and Best Rock Performance.
No, wait: now we’re off in “M.A.A.D. City” territory. That was fast!
“M.A.A.D. City” is about Lamar’s corrupt upbringing in Compton. This is pure, goes-down-easy, head-bopping Cali hip-hop.
And Kendrick couldn’t be any cooler tonight, all suaved out in head-to-toe white.