... but where is Tom Jones' man cleavage tonight?
Best Pop Solo Performance props to Pharrell!
It's a big night for shorts.
... and a big night in general. One of the wonderful things about watching the GRAMMYs is the way they take you back while leading you forward. There’s something for everyone during the show, not only genre-wise, but also age-wise. The multi-generational element that’s cooked in cannot be denied, and ought to be celebrated. So: go grab your great aunt and your 11-year-old cousin and come back for more breathtaking performances and awards!
And while you’re doing that, let’s think over what we’ve seen so far. What about that stunning jewelry on Ariana Grande?
A little more on Barry Mann and Cythina Weil, too, should you be up for a mini history lesson. The story goes like this: Barry Mann met Cynthia Weil when both were staff songwriters at Don Kirshner's and Al Nevin's company Aldon Music, whose offices were located in Manhattan near the famed Brill Building. They married in 1961.
AND they wrote socially conscious songs including "Uptown" by The Crystals and "We Gotta Get out of This Place,” by the Animals. But you may know them best by their 1986 hit “Somewhere Out There” for the movie “An American Tail.”
But maybe we should be thinking ahead, instead of back. Whose performance are you most anticipating? Is it Madonna? Kanye? Katy Perry?
Sam Smith does it again with the GRAMMY for Best Pop Vocal Album.
Sweet, down-to-earth acceptance from Sam Smith!
And while we're at it: great choice of jacket. Is Sam Smith tonight's cuddliest multiple nominee?
OK, while we have a minute: Who is as thunderstruck by Miranda Lambert as I am?
That was some kind of delivery for a broken red wagon.
Any fashion thoughts so far? Hits? Misses? What the hecks?
Showtime! Here comes Kanye, killing it already with “Only One.”
This is his hit with Paul McCartney, who we just saw in the audience.
Is that a maroon sweat suit? Velour?
"Only One" is the first song released by Kanye since the release of his sixth studio album, “Yeezus.” It’s said to be a tribute to his daughter with Kim K., North, sung from the perspective of his late mother, Dr. Donda West.
That explains this bright, hopeful lyric: “Hello my only one/
Just like the morning sun/
You keep on rising till the sky knows your name/
Hello my only one/
Remember who you are/
No you’re not perfect but you’re not your mistakes.”
This gentle ballad has so little in common with “Yeezus,” but it’s such a beauty. Great in a vastly different way. Hats off to Kanye for his versatiilty.
Hats off to Kanye for being Kanye, and for being here. It hardly matters if he knows it: he’s truly something special.
Did you know? North appears in the video for “Only One.” Adorable.
One titan of music follows another: people, it’s Madonna!
She's looking fierce in red and black after that matador-ish intro.