Greetings Diva and Gents! And welcome to another productive work week! I have a great weekend, and I hope you all did as well. If any of you follow me on Twitter (@TheProDiva), you know that I tuned in to the Grammy Awards for the second year in a row. As you may recall, I tuned in to the Grammys last year after a long hiatus, and I loved the show from beginning to end (Check out my favorite moments HERE!). This year, however…not so much! Can I be honest? We’re all cool, right? This year’s award ceremony was dreadfully boring. There were definitely some bright spots, but the production as a whole was lacking. And please don’t get me started on Nicki Minaj’s performance…I digress…
Because the ceremony was not that great, I had a difficult time finding those stand-out moments. Now, I have never backed down from a challenge, and I am not about to let a lackluster ceremony stop me from sharing my favorite moments from this year’s Grammy Awards. Please pray for me as I share the few (and I do mean few) shining moments of this year’s Grammys.
Bruno Mars’ Runaway Baby – Bruno showed out for the Grammys didn’t he!? For those of you who don’t know, I am a huge Bruno Mars fan…I love his voice! Doo-wops and Hooligans quickly became one of my favorite albums since its release, and is in heavy rotation on my iPod. Needless to say, I was pleasantly surprised by his energetic, old-school-esque performance last night. I loved everything from the live band, to the dance moves, to Bruno’s hair-do….it was all extremely dope!
Chris Brown’s Dance Moves – Chris Brown made his return to the Grammys last night; and in true Chris Brown fashion, he let his dancing skills speak for him. I personally think he did a great job! His performance was visually stimulating and creative. It was one of the better performances of the night…in my opinion. Now, I will not ignore the big orange elephant in the room. Many of us know that this is Chris’ first trip to the Grammys since the domestic dispute between him and his former girlfriend, Rihanna, back in 2009. His return was met with much criticism and anger from many organizations and activist. Can I reach back to my Baptist church roots for just a quick second? We all have demons. We all have done wrong. We all have asked for forgiveness. Should Chris Brown be punished for eternity? If your answer is “yes,” please remember this the next time you have fallen short, and are in need of forgiveness. That’s it! I’m done! Loved the performance!
Adele Wins and Sings BIG! – Is it just me, or has Rolling In The Deep become the theme song for any and every struggle? Need motivation to run that last mile…Rolling In The Deep! Trying to get over a bad break up… Rolling In The Deep! Getting ready to head into Wal-Mart at midnight on Black Friday… Rolling In The Deep! This song helps you get the job done always…any job! But seriously, Adele came with it when she recorded this song, and she came with it last night at the Grammys. Last night was Adele’s first live performance since having throat surgery last year, and I think the procedure was a success! She tore DOWN the house last night with a stirring rendition of the 2011 Get-It-Done Anthem. And if that wasn’t enough, Adele won 6 Grammy Awards last night, tying Beyonce for the most Grammy Awards won by a female artist in one night. Go girl!
J-Hud’s Tribute to Whitney Houston – Okay, I had to pray on this one for a second. I wasn’t quite sure if I liked the performance. My first thought was that it was too short. My next thought was that it was over-sung. I decided that I would not formulate an official opinion until I had a chance to sleep on it. My conclusion: it was a fitting tribute. It was short, sweet, and briefly powerful. Anything longer would not have had the same effect. Jennifer Hudson did a fantastic job on such short notice, and it was an appropriate tribute to Whitney and all of the fallen industry pioneers. Bravo to the organizers for doing a fabulous job!
That’s it for me guys! Did I miss anything? What were your favorite moments?