This is Madge’s new song “Living for Love.” Let’s check out a little background: The song is from her upcoming thirteenth studio album “Rebel Heart.” It was written and produced by Madonna and Diplo, and originally intended for a Valentine's Day release, but was rush-released because demos recorded for the album leaked on to the internet.
Oh, hello Madonna! Still got it, never lost it. #Legend
Madge can still move. And wow -- those sparkling masks on her dancers. Antlers are handy for grabbing.
What about that voice? Total confidence! It’s undiminished, and she is determined. Going hard. Incredible.
“Living for Love” is a kind of a happy breakup song, no? I’m picking up strong early Madonna vibes.
It’s gospel-y, it’s euphoric. It’s fantastic, both the song and this performance. Will 2015 be Madonna’s official comeback year?
Award No. 4, for Best Rock Album, belongs to Beck -- so great!
Is Beck looking more waifish than he usually does? Nice, gracious speech.
Nice win for Beck. But let’s talk about the great Tom Petty, who was nominated in that category, for a sec. Because his name was being thrown around a lot in the run-up to tonight’s show. Here’s the deal: Because of similarities between Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me” and Petty’s 1989 hit “I Won’t Back Down,” Petty and Electric Light Orchestra's Jeff Lynne are sharing a writing credit on Smith’s GRAMMY-nominated song to settle a copyright dispute. Smith is said to have acknowledged the similarities between his hit and Petty’s song, but apparently the similarities are completely coincidental. I believe Sam Smith! But I also love when Tom Petty gets respect from his peers, because he is a legend and a rock genius.
… back to Madonna. She set my hair on fire with that song. And those moves. Yours too? She is 56!
And back one more step to Kanye's great performance. Let’s hope baby North will love this performance when she’s old enough to appreciate it. So much dad soul was on display there. Old soul? Kanye soul. All kinds of soul, let’s say.
Fellow GRAMMY-watchers, we are only an hour into this incredible show, and there is so much more to come. And that seems impossible. Because I, for one, have already been entertained to within an inch of my life. I’ll keep asking and you keep telling: What have you enjoyed the most so far? Whose award acceptance choked you up? Any gripes about who DIDN’T pick up a GRAMMY?
George Harrison: Another look back at rock’s rich history. Also its undeniable spiritual side. And another beautiful addition to the Lifetime Achievement record books.
... Great to see the smile on Sir Paul McCartney's face.
Excellent: a win for Beyonce. Tough to argue with that choice.
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Best R&B Performance goes to Beyoncé for "Drunk In Love" and the BeyHive goes wild
Beyonce woud sparkle in anything, but in this black dress she is glimmering. Short, sweet acceptance.
And now for more pre-Valentine’s Day romantic tremors: It’s Ed Sheeran with the beautiful “Thinking Out Loud.” Everyone should think out loud with this much grace. Ed Sheeran is a man without filters. A man who needs no filters.
Who’s this teaming up with Ed? Amazing: John Mayer, Questlove! And — hold up — Herbie Hancock! This is GRAMMY magic.
”Thinking Out Loud” could also be called “Evergreen.” It’s part of the lyrics, and it’s so fitting — the sentiments he’s expressing here are timeless. He’s a gifted, beautiful songwriter.
For those who aren’t yet well versed in all things Sheeran: The song is off of the British singer’s 2014 sophomore album “x.”
Sheeran is 23. And he’s got a birthday coming up: Feb. 17.
He’s been nominated for three GRAMMY”S tonight: Best Pop Vocal Album, Best Song Written for Visual Media and a little-known category known as ALBUM OF THE YEAR. Go Ed! And keep going John Mayer on that hot pink Jackson guitar!