The Grammys is one of the most incredible celebrations of the world’s best music but this year all the attendees went the extra mile when it came to fashion. It wasn’t enough to simply turn up and find out if they’d won – they had to out-dress each other. Or should that be sparkly-dress each other as it seemed they went all out to dazzle, quite literally, in embellished dresses. If you’ve got it then flaunt it!
The party started on Saturday night, the day before the awards as P Diddy hosted a pre-Grammy party as did music industry legend Clive Davis. This means that there were a lot of fabulous and daring outfits to drool over as well as the ones on the night itself. Here are my top five dresses from the Grammy weekend and then I’ll get into who won what.
Katy Perry (above) always dresses for the occasion – I remember when she hosted the MTV awards and had a West Ham football outfit in one of her costume changes in honour to her husband Russell Brand in the audience. But this musical themed dress manages to combine old school glamour with a cheeky twist. Why wear your heart on your sleeve when you can wear it on your dress?
Rita Ora kept up the fashion stakes for us Brits as she shone on the red carpet – quite literally. She looked stunning in an metallic green dress and we’re not the only ones to think this as she was spotted with her on-off boyfriend Calvin Harris. Looks like they’re back on!
Also showing her fabulous figure in a goddess-like sequin maxi dress was pop princess Taylor Swift. With a tight bodice and a belt, Taylor created some curves and stood out…for the right reasons. All the men she’s broken up with (and sung about) must be kicking themselves.
I haven’t seen the Hilton hotel heiress on the party scene for ages but it looks like she is back and better than ever. The party dress she wore at the pre-Grammys party leaves little to the imagination but if you can’t dress up for the Grammy’s then when can you? Also, Paris is launching her own music career, teaming up with Cash Money, so she needs to dress to get noticed.
Rihanna never disappoints when it comes to award ceremony fashion! She has an incredible figure and she totally flaunted it at Clive Davis’s party. Her legs were out and the top of the dress was low-cut. But it’s the colour I like the most. Black is nice on occasions, but I think a colourful dress is always good to get a girl attention and Rihanna thrives on being in the spotlight.
I know I said I would write about the Top Five but Beyonce is in a league of her own! She opened up the awards by doing a steamy duet with her husband Jay-Z and then took everyone’s breath away in a barely-there white maxi dress. I’d say she’s looker slimmer than ever after having her daughter Blue Ivy (now two). If you look closely, the white dress contained small crystals so she had the lace, the sparkles and the bright colour – I love it!
Now onto the winners. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis and Daft Punk were the main winners of the night with four awards each but there was another award for our Adele as Skyfall won Be Song For Visual Media. Also, Paul McCartney picked up a gong for Best Music Film. There were a lot of categories but the winners list includes:
Album of the Year: “Random Access Memories,” Daft Punk
Record of the Year: “Get Lucky,” Daft Punk Featuring Pharrell Williams & Nile Rodgers
Song of the Year: “Royals,” Joel Little & Ella Yelich O’Connor, songwriters (Lorde)
Best New Artist: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Best Pop Solo Performance: “Royals,” Lorde
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: “Get Lucky,” Daft Punk Featuring Pharrell Williams & Nile Rodgers
Best Pop Instrumental Album: “Steppin’ Out,” Herb Alpert
Best Pop Vocal Album: “Unorthodox Jukebox,” Bruno Mars
Best Dance/Electronica Album: “Random Access Memories,” Daft Punk
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: “To Be Loved,” Michael Buble
Best Metal Performance: “God Is Dead?” Black Sabbath
Best Rock Album: “Celebration Day,” Led Zeppelin
Best Alternative Music Album: “Modern Vampires Of The City,” Vampire Weekend
Best Urban Contemporary Album: “Unapologetic,” Rihanna
Best R&B Album: “Girl On Fire,” Alicia Keys
Best Rap Performance: “Thrift Shop,” Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: “Holy Grail,” Jay Z feat. Justin Timberlake
Best Rap Song: “Thrift Shop,” Ben Haggerty & Ryan Lewis, songwriters (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz)
Best Rap Album: “The Heist,” Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Best Song Written For Visual Media: “Skyfall,” Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth, songwriters (Adele)
Producer of the Year, Non-Classical: Pharrell
Best Music Video: “Suit & Tie,” Justin Timberlake Featuring Jay Z
Best Music Film: “Live Kisses,” Paul McCartney
What a night! Whose outfit did you like best?
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