Grammy Fashion and Performances of 2013 [Full List of Winners]
It's not about having cable anymore, last night the 55th Grammy Awards show kicked off on CBS.
The first to perform was Taylor Swift with her top hit, "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" in a very Alice in Wonderland style. She wore a white short suit with grey accents, completed with a cut out top hat with rhinestones.
In a very Taylor Swift fashion, she took the Grammy performance to a level of dis. In the speaking part of her hit song, she put on a British accent calling out her ex-boyfriend Harry Styles. Twitter blew up with plenty of hate on Taylor Swift's Grammy performance, saying her putting on that worldwide public skit to dis ex-boyfriend Harry Styles was uncalled for.
Taylor Swift Grammy Performance 2013 - Calls Out Harry Styles
Taylor Swift kicked off the 55th Annual Grammy Awards with a performance of "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together." A break down of the performance including the speaking break where Taylor put on a British accent calling out her ex-boyfriend Harry Styles.
The night went on without Taylor Swift. Host, LL Cool J did a great job at holding the Grammys together and in a very stylish way. He had on a cream suit jackets completed with black suit pants and don't forget about his classic hat.
He introduced the next performer of the night, Ed Sheeran duetting The A Team song with Elton John. Ed Sheeran kept his look very simple and low key with a navy sweater layered on top a green shirt. Elton John on the other hand, wore his classic light reflective jacket full of blue sequin designs.
Coming out next were J Lo and Pitbull, teasing about how Jennifer Lopez cleary followed the dress code that was sent out prior to the Grammys. Wearing an Anthony Vaccarello black gown that was slit all the way up her leg.
CBS released this wardrobe memo:
"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 parts. Please be sure the genital region is adequately covered so that there is no visible “puffy” bare skin exposure."
They introduced Adele being the winner for Best Pop Solo. Adele came onto the stage wearing a Valentino red short flower design dress.
Neil Patrick Harris came out onto the Grammys stage wearing a classic grey suit with a purple under shirt for a pop of color. He introduced the next performance by Fun. They sang Carry On and in the middle of the song, rain came pouring onto them. Not something you see every year at the Grammys.
Bonnie Ray and John Mayer both looked very classy when they walked onto the stage to introduce the next performance by Miranda Lambert and Dierks Bentley. John Mayer wearing a deep blue suit jacket and a bow tie, while Bonnie Ray was wearing a black pant suit outfit.
Miranda Lambert started the performance off herself with Over You and was joined half way through by Dierks Bentley. They then did a duet of his song, Home. Even though they were struggling with what seemed like a sound issue, they both powered through the duet songs and looked amazing. Miranda Lambert's dress was amazing. It was a cream dress embellished with black and white crystal, rhinestones. While Dierks Bentley kept it very simple and country, wearing a brown leather jacket and blue jeans.
Miguel and Wiz Khalifa performed Adorn at the Grammys. One wearing a black and white stripped suit, while the other wore a zig zag black and white suit.
Next up was announcing Carrie Underwood Blown Away as the Best Country Solo Grammy Award winner. Accepting her Grammy in a black sparkle embellished dress and a big bold diamond necklace. Something I did notice, Carrie Underwood was wearing red nail polish and following the trend of having an accent ring finger, she had an accent of mauve.
The married country couple and true super stars, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw came onto the Grammys stage to introduce the Song of the Year being won by Fun. We are Young. Faith Hill's black gown from J. Mendel paired with gorgeous accessories was interesting, to say the least, but the thing that had everyone talking was Faith Hill wearing braces at the age of 45.
Faith Hill had the braces at the Country Music Awards, and explained why she felt the need to get them so late in her life to country station KNIX. "I had braces as a kid. I forgot to wear my retainer," she said. "Kids, wear your retainer!"
Johnny Depp, who looked very orange from a bad spray tan or self-tanner, was next on the stage to introduce a performance by Mumford and Sons who sang I Will Wait.
Ellen Degeneres and Beyonce came out onto the Grammys 2013 stage together. Ellen wearing an all black suit. Beyonce wearing a cut out sleeves black and half white dress to introduce the performance by Justin Timberlake.
Justin Timberlake Grammys performance was to help promote his comeback single, "Suit & Tie." He was joined on stage by Jay-Z in a matching suit. His Grammy performance was in a Johnny Carson late night show style. Complete with a full big band called The Tennessee Kids who wore black suit and ties. Also paired up with a set of choral singers.
Kelly and Bey announced Frank Ocean Channel Orange as the winner of Best Urban Contemporary.
David Grohl and Kelly Rowland announced Lonely Boys Black Keys as Rock winner.
Maroon 5 then took the stage at the Grammys to perform with Alicia Keys. Pounding away on the drums, showing off her toned arms and stellar looks, singing Girl on Fire with a cut out mid-drift dress.
Keith Urban and Kaley Cuoco joined each other on stage to announced Kelly Clarkson Stronger as the Best Pop Vocal winner. Kelly Clarkson looked stunning in a black gown that had a see-through lace with black dots in the neck and arm area.
Rihanna, who wore a fitting black dress, was joined on stage with Mikky Ekko for the emotional song, Stay.
Carly Rae Jepsen announced that Jay-Z Wild Church was winner for Best Rap Sung.
Kat Dennings from 2 Broke Girls, wore a blue sequined, snake skin-like, dress while introducing Black Keys to perform. The performance by the Black Keys at the Grammys was very old school and proved that is the trend as of now. They had a full band and a black and white look to their performance.
Kelly Clarkson does a tribute to Patti Page and Cobra Starship. Looking great in her long black velvet looking dress with a gold sparkle waist belt. She then announced Zac Brown Band Uncaged as the winner of Best Country Album.
Music knows no borders. With his timeless island rhythms, Bruno Mars Grammy performance of Locked out of Heaven with classic Bruce Springsteen from Sting joining in. Which transitioned over to a tribute to Bob Marley, joining in on the fun of singing Could you be Loved, was Rhianna and Bob Marley's son, Ziggy.
Lumineers hit the Grammy stage next to perform their latest hit, Ho Hey.
Then was a performance done by Jack White with a peacock embellished formal suit jacket and a Grand Piano set on center stage. All the while the other band members gathered round.
Hunter Hayes came in straight after the break singing his famous heart tugging song of Wanted. Always with so much emotion even after losing Grammy awards. His sharing the stage with Carrie Underwood will bring him fame in the near future.
Carrie Underwood sang her newest single, Blown away that she won Best Country solo for. Wearing a dress that I would have worn to prom in 2003, a classic silver grey silk, chiffon dress with an embellished chest area. She spruced it up by having a light display upon her dress during the Grammy performance.
Prince hit the stage with a fashion of his own. Wearing an embellished jacket paired with a cane at his side, he announced Gotye and Kimbra Somebody that I Used to Know as the winner of Record of the Year.
A tribute was done for those affected by the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting.
Navy, sequin and lace seemed to the theme for Grammys 2013. A very basic eye makeup look and simple up-do's for hair.
Grammy Award Winners 2013 List:
_ Album of the year: "Babel," Mumford & Sons.
_ Record of the year: "Somebody That I Used to Know," Gotye featuring Kimbra.
_ Song of the year: "We Are Young," fun.
_ New artist: fun.
_ Pop solo performance: "Set Fire to the Rain (Live)," Adele.
_ Pop vocal album: "Stronger," Kelly Clarkson.
_ Rock performance: "Lonely Boy," The Black Keys.
_ Urban contemporary album: "Channel Orange," Frank Ocean.
_ Rap/sung collaboration: "No Church in the Wild," Jay-Z, Kanye West featuring Frank Ocean, The-Dream.
_ Country solo performance: "Blown Away," Carrie Underwood.
_ Country album: "Uncaged," Zac Brown Band.
_ Pop/duo group performance: "Somebody That I Used to Know," Gotye featuring Kimbra.
_ Traditional pop vocal album: "Kisses on the Bottom," Paul McCartney.
_ Rap performance: "N(asterisk)(asterisk)(asterisk)(asterisk)s in Paris," Jay-Z, Kanye West.
_ Rap song: "N(asterisk)(asterisk)(asterisk)(asterisk)s in Paris," Shawn Carter, Mike Dean, Chauncey Hollis, Kanye West.
_ Rap album: "Take Care," Drake.
_ R&B performance: "Climax," Usher.
_ Traditional R&B performance: "Love on Top," Beyonce.
_ R&B song: "Adorn," Miguel Pimentel.
_ R&B album: "Black Radio," Robert Glasper Experiment.
_ Rock song: "Lonely Boy," The Black Keys.
_ Rock album: "El Camino," The Black Keys.
_ Hard rock/metal performance: "Love Bites (So Do I)," Halestorm.
_ Alternative music album: "Making Mirrors," Gotye.
_ Dance recording: "Bangarang," Skrillex featuring Sirah.
_ Dance/electronica album: "Bangarang," Skrillex.
_ Latin pop album: "MTV Unplugged Deluxe Edition," Juanes.
_ Latin rock, urban or alternative album: "Imaginares," Quetzal.
_ Latin jazz album: "Ritmo!," The Clare Fisher Latin Jazz Big Band.
_ Tropical Latin album: "Retro," Marlow Rosado Y La Riquena.
_ Country duo/group performance: "Pontoon," Little Big Town.
_ Country song: "Blown Away," Josh Kear, Chris Tompkins.
_ Gospel song: "Go Get It," Mary Mary.
_ Gospel album: "Gravity," Lecrae.
_ Blues album: "Locked Down," Dr. John.
_ Folk album: "The Goat Rodeo Sessions," Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer, Chris Thile.
_ Americana album: "Slipstream," Bonnie Raitt.
_ Bluegrass album: "Nobody Knows You," Steep Canyon Rangers.
_ Reggae album: "Rebirth," Jimmy Cliff.
_ World music album: "The Living Room Sessions Part 1," Ravi Shankar.
_ Children's album: "Can You Canoe?," The Okee Dokee Brothers.
_ Spoken word album: "Society's Child: My Autobiography," Janis Ian.
_ Comedy album: "Blow Your Pants Off," Jimmy Fallon.
_ New age album: "Echoes of Love," Omar Akram.
_ Jazz vocal album: "Radio Music Society," Esperanza Spalding.
_ Jazz instrumental album: "Unity Band," Pat Metheny Unity Band.
_ Large jazz ensemble album: "Dear Diz (Every Day I Think of You)," Arturo Sandoval.
_ Pop instrumental album: "Impressions," Chris Botti.
_ Compilation soundtrack album: "Midnight in Paris," various artists.
_ Score soundtrack album: "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo," Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross.
_ Song written for visual media: "Safe & Sound" (From "The Hunger Games"), Taylor Swift, John Paul White, Joy Williams.
_ Musical theater album: "Once: A New Musical," Steve Kazee, Cristin Milioti.
_ Producer of the year, classical: Blanton Alspaugh.
_ Producer of the year, non-classical: Dan Auerbach.
_ Instrumental composition: "Mozart Goes Dancing," Chick Corea.
_ Orchestral performance: "Adams: Harmonielehre & Short Ride in a Fast Machine," Michael Tilson Thomas (San Francisco Symphony).
_ Opera recording: "Wagner, Der Ring des Nibelungen," James Levine and Fabio Luisi.
_ Choral performance: "Life & Breath: Choral Works by Rene Clausen," Charles Bruffy.
_ Short-form music video: "We Found Love," Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris.
_ Long-form music video: "Big Easy Express," Mumford & Sons.
_ Historical album: "The Smile Sessions" (Deluxe Box Set), Alan Boyd, Mark Linett, Brian Wilson, Dennis Wolfe.
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