GSU reacts to 56th Grammys

Charles Rudison

Music’s biggest event was in full throttle Sunday night at the Grammys, with the marrying of 34 couples, Beyoncé’s seductive performance and Katy Perry pole dancing on a broom.

The Grammys aired Sunday at 8 p.m. and was hosted by L.L. Cool J. Only nine Grammy awards were given out at the awards ceremony.

Some of the major award receivers were Macklemore (best new artist and best hip-hop album) Daftpunk (album of the year) and Lorde (song of the year). Other artists who won are Bruno Mars (best pop vocal album), Alicia Keys (best R&B album), and Justin Timberlake ft. Jay Z (best music video). Although these were the winners, not all felt the awards were deserved.

The Grammys shot off with Beyoncé’s seductive and enticing performance with hubby Jay Z. Beyoncé performed her hit song “Drunk in Love” where her microphone fell off forcing her to sing live.

Country music reached its pinnacle last night with more performances and nominations than ever. Darius Rucker, The Civil Wars and Josh Osborne all took home Grammys Sunday night.

“It was definitely eye popping and I just really don’t know how to feel about it,” Joshua Manly, freshman exercise science major, said.

The biggest upset of the night was Macklemore winning best rap album for “The Heist” over Kendrick Lamar’s “good kid, m.A.A.d city.”

“It was disrespectful. Everyone in their right mind knows that Kendrick’s album was better,” David Makekau, freshman pre-business major, said.

The Grammys have been ongoing for 56 years and this one just might have been the best with all of the performances.

Daft Punk performed an extraordinary rendition of “Get Lucky” that featured Stevie Wonder and Pharrell.

“The performance was world class and I wouldn’t expect any less from Daft Punk,” Seth Lawrence, freshman psychology major, said.

Some were impressed with the performance while others were unimpressed with Pharrell’s hat.

The Grammys ended in a beautiful fashion with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’s performances. The song Same Love was performed. Madonna made a surprise appearance and Queen Latifah married off 34 couples. It seems as though Queen Latifah is a legally ordained minister as well as a rapper, actress and the face of CoverGirl.

The Grammys made, all in all, a great showing. There were twists and turns that no one was expecting and it had tear-jerking emotional moments that could make the toughest of people shed tears.

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