The past seven days have been pop-packed and full of punch. We witnessed the 53rd Grammy Awards
, heard Lady Gaga’s brand new single “Born This Way,”
saw a whole lot of hatred lobbed at Nicki Minaj
by hip hop icon Lil’ Kim and finally viewed Britney Spears’ music video
for her latest #1 single “Hold It Against Me.” And along the way, our readers had plenty to say about all this music mayhem. Read on!
This year, Rihanna’s red carpet dress was one of the few outfits of the night that didn’t
remind us of poultry
, but does that mean it was better than the feathered gown the Barbados native wore last year? Jump below to vote on which Grammy dress suited the Loud
Admit it — when it was announced that jazz singer Esperanza Spalding had won Best New Artist
at last night’s Grammy Awards
, you either muttered “What?!”
or, more likely, “Who?” Spalding was one of the more obscure artists in the category — only people as hip as The President Of The United States
knew who she was before last night, apparently — and even we thought the award was Drake or Justin Bieber’s to lose. Drizzy fans seem to have kept their composure upon hearing he didn’t win, but we only wish we could say the same for all the Beliebers out there who attacked Ms. Spalding the best way they know how: poorly written insults on the Internet.
Before Katy Perry took to her swing and soared high above the Grammy stage
, she first had to walk the red carpet. Feathers seemed to be the theme at last night’s awards show, and the California girl
was no exception as she sported a pair of large angel wings with her white sparkling gown. How do you think Mrs. Russell Brand’s fashions stacked up against her 2010 arrival look? Jump below to cast your vote in our Grammy poll.
During last night’s Grammys, “21st Century Girl”
Willow Smith had a close encounter of the Gaga kind. Not only did the 10-year-old singer meet Lady Gaga, she sat on her lap and then hammed it up for the cameras by puckering up to give Mama Monster a smooch. We have a feeling the Grammy winner
was taken with the pint-sized pop star primarily because Willow’s the only person at the awards show too young to draw any “Born This Way”/”Express Yourself” comparisons
. The two seemed to hit it off, here’s hoping for a Gaga/Willow “Whip My Hair” duet in 2012.
By the time the 53rd Grammys
wrapped up last night, Lady Antebellum rode away with five awards
(including Record and Song Of The Year, and Best Country Song)—though they lost out on Album Of The Year in a surprise upset to Arcade Fire’s The Suburbs
. Meanwhile, Lady Gaga—who arrived at the shindig in an alien pod
—clinched a Best Pop Vocal Album win for The Fame Monster
, and during her speech gave thanks to Whitney Houston. “I wanted to thank Whitney, because when I wrote ‘Born This Way
‘ I imagined she was singing it…” Interesting—most other people thought she imagined Madonna
. Watch Gaga’s acceptance speech, and catch the list of Grammy winners, below!
Did You Hear?
:: Enjoy the 2011 Grammys? Willow Smith and Mama Monster sure did! If you want to relive the fun, and rewatch Cee Lo sing with a bunch of puppets, catch all of Idolator’s 2011 Grammy coverage – the live blog, the performances, the space pod.
:: Go backstage at The Grammys and hear what the winners had to say. Apparently not everyone likes having to take questions from The Situation. [E! Online]
:: Gwyneth Paltrow’s Grammy performance of “Forget You” – love it, loathe it, or were you too focused Gwyneth’s plunging neckline (and Cee Lo’s furry peacock costume) to care? [Vulture]
:: Find out more… okay, anything about Best New Artist winner Esperanza Spalding. [PopEater]
After the jump, find out which music acts are performing on the tube today.
The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards aren’t just about who wins what or what everyone’s wearing — or incubating inside of — it’s about the performances. Christina Aguilera, Florence Welch, and several other talented ladies kicked off the night with a diva-tastic tribute to Aretha Franklin, and no, no one rearranged the Queen of Soul’s lyrics… although they were mumbled beyond comprehension. Tap into our live blog commenting on the festivities, and check out all the performances after the jump! We’ll be updating throughout the night as they air.
The day of the 53rd Grammy Awards is finally here, and we’re live-blogging all the pop action
, spectacular performances
and general musical mayhem
below the jump. Give yourself a refresh on the nominees up for golden statues this time around right here
. All week long we threw out our thoughts on who will
win and who should
win in several areas tonight—Album
and Record Of The Year
, Best New Artist
and all the Pop categories
. Will our predictions come true? Should we have our noggins examined by an analyst ASAP? Whatever the case may be, make sure you follow our live blog below! And we promise that if you bring the popcorn, we’ll bring the sass.
Paramore’s Hayley Williams got wiggy on the red carpet for the 2011 Grammy Awards as the “Airplanes II” nominee
chose a bright red wig to wear over her usual orange locks. Don’t miss that she apparently dyed her eyebrows to match! The photogenic
songstress dressed in a sheer black dress with a bright pink feathered bottom. What do you think of Hayley’s Grammy look?