In case you somehow missed all of the social media buzz and Tweets, the 64th Grammy’s were last night. If you’re like me and find it difficult to sit down and watch award shows for three and a half hours, here are some of the important bits you may have missed.
Let’s get into the basics. The most important aspect of the Grammy’s, besides the celebrity drama and memorable moments, is who won. Following are the winners of major awards:
Record of the Year: “Leave the Door Open” by Silk Sonic
Album of the Year: “We Are” by Jon Batiste
Best New Artist: Olivia Rodrigo
Song of the Year: “Leave the Door Open” Brandon Anderson, Christopher Brody Brown, Dernst Emille II and Bruno Mars
However, I think it’s fair to say that the Grammy’s is much more than just the awards. The little moments are what makes up the buzz surrounding the spectacle. So, here are some of the most talked about moments from last night:
Justin Bieber’s Red Carpet Look
Doja Cat’s Pee Break
On a lighter note, Doja Cat received her first Grammy! Doja and SZA were presented with the award for Best Pop Duo or Group Performance for their song “Kiss Me More”. However, Doja almost missed it due to an ill-timed pee break during the show. She climbed the stage stating “I have never taken such a fast piss in my whole life.” A relatable moment for many, Doja continues on to say “I like to downplay a lot of shit, but this” she pauses “It’s a big deal.” The comedic pop artist, in a very emotional state, accepted her well-deserved award just on time.
Volodymyr Zelensky’s Address
Last night John Legend performed his new song “Free” with the help of Ukranian Singer Mika Newton and poet Lyuba Yakimchuk. It was stated that he wrote “Free” after being exposed to “the horrific images of the senseless, brutal invasion of Ukraine.” Preceding Legend’s performance was a pre-recorded, introductory segment of an address from Volodymyr Zelensky, the president of Ukraine. In this address he stated:
“Our musicians wear body armor instead of tuxedos. They sing to the wounded in hospitals. Even to those who can't hear them. But the music will break through anyway. We defend our freedom. To live. To love. To sound. On our land, we are fighting Russia, which brings horrible silence with its bombs. The dead silence. Fill the silence with your music! Fill it today. To tell our story. Tell the truth about this war on your social networks, on TV. Support us in any way you can. Any - but not silence. And then peace will come."