Hunter Hayes won himself a lot of new fans on Sunday night at the 2014 Grammy Awards. He performed a brand new song, “Invisible” (see footage below), and VH1 was lucky enough to trail him all day long as he prepared to take the spotlight on Music’s Biggest Night.
Grammy Awards 2014
Last night’s annual installment of the Grammy Awards was a big night for VH1 You Oughta Know alums and the phrase “get lucky.” Sexy marrieds Beyoncé and Jay Z embraced the public eye enough to show off some Carter family cuteness, while Queen Latifah married 33 couples to the sounds of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis‘ “Same Love.” But is that really all that went down? Read more…
Last night at the Grammys, everybody was getting jiggy with it thanks to a number of energetic performances. Daft Punk (with Stevie Wonder, Niles Rodgers and Pharrell Williams) inspired everyone to do their best white girl dance as they performed their undeniably catchy hit single, “Get Lucky.” It literally felt like everyone was on their feet having a good time. But who can blame them? We were dancing in our living room.
Meanwhile, Taylor Swift couldn’t help but out Taylor herself with a bunch of dance moves of her own. Beyonce and Jay Z are singing? Taylor’s got a couple of moves for them. Willie Nelson is on stage? Sure, she can throw her hands in the air.
We’ve already hashed out who was the worst-dressed and who had the hottest arm candy on the 2014 Grammy Awards red carpet last night, but what were the biggest moments of the night? From Taylor Swift‘s head-banging performance (and her surprise at not winning an award) to Pharrell’s comically large hat, here are the 10 moments everyone is talking about this morning–and will continue to talk about in years to come.
The Grammy Awards has had a long history of ignoring hard rock and heavy metal ever since the genre emerged screaming from the womb of late ‘60s rock. Consider that such legendary bands as Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath never received a single Grammy Award during their existences and years later were only awarded for live recording from their reunion shows. Last night’s show seemingly went to lengths to include hard rock and metal with performances by Metallica and Queens Of The Stone Age though metal fans have been rightfully outraged about Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman being excluded from the In Memorium montage. in DJ, author and host of VH1 Classic’s That Metal Show, Eddie Trunk is one of hard rock and metal’s biggest fans and greatest advocates and has long been critical of the genre’s treatment by the mainstream media in general and institutions like The Grammys and The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in particular. We asked Eddie to share his thoughts on last night’s show and why the music still never gets the respect it deserves all these years later. Read more…
Sure, some people might be mad that Kendrick Lamar lost the Best Rap Album Grammy Award to Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, but the most egregious Grammy snub came during the evening’s “In Memoriam” tribute. The Grammy Awards left Slayer‘s Jeff Hanneman and Iron Maiden‘s Clive Burr and off of the In Memoriam montage–despite the fact that Hanneman actually won two Grammys!
Sure, Daft Punk and Pharrell have already scooped up numerous Grammy Awards including Best Recording and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for “Get Lucky,” but when was the last time other celebs have gotten lucky? According to Keith Urban, it was only a few days ago! Guess Nicole Kidman isn’t the ice queen we all thought she was…
While the robots of Daft Punk, Beyoncé and Jay Z and Taylor-In-Training Kacey Musgraves are out celebrating their wins at tonight’s Grammy Awards, we’re beaming with pride for our very own You Oughta Know family. VH1′s roster of emerging artists past and present were nominated in 17 categories this year, with Lorde and Bruno Mars scooping up big trophies for Song of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album, respectively.
Award shows are never short of drama, and the 2014 Grammy Awards aren’t any different. Although most non-winners put on a brave face, it’s gotta be hard to maintain your composure after suffering the disappointment of losing out on a golden statue. Case in point: Kasey Musgraves! We can’t be certain, but we’re pretty sure that the cameras caught the country song bird serving up some serious side-eye to Macklemore after he beat her out for Best New Artist. Read on to see what we mean and judge for yourself!
When news broke earlier today that 34 couples would be married during the Macklemore & Ryan Lewis performance at the 2014 Grammy Awards, it almost immediately eclipsed the news that Queen Latifah (!) and Madonna (!!!) would also be joining the group to sing “Same Love.” That track, which features vocals from Mary Lambert, is one of the nominees for Song Of The Year, but whether or not it wins that award later on tonight, “Same Love” has certainly cemented its place in not just Grammy history, but the popular culture at large.