“music’s biggest night” could have been renamed “adele’s biggest night” as the 23 year-old swept every category she was nominated in, took home 6 grammy awards, and delivered some of the most humble, heartfelt (and short!) acceptance speeches in recent memory. singing song of the year, “rolling in the deep”, she brought the house down just months after throat surgery, with no pyrotechnics, no fake pope, no glow sticks, no raw meat, just raw talent and passion.
not that the men were to be outdone. bruno mars delivered one of the evening’s highlights in an energetic performance of “runaway”, invoking old school flavor reminiscent of james brown, morris day and chuck berry.
in what could have been a throwaway introduction to taylor swift, newcomers civil wars made their mark, impressing with their talent and a little comedic timing.
jennifer hudson’s tribute to whitney houston was heartfelt, generous and fitting.
the future of pop music is in great hands. bravo!