The 53rd Annual GRAMMYS turned out to be quite surprising in many ways. Esperanza Spalding, who won for best new artist, is being threatened by Justin Bieber fans over her win – she beat Drake out too – shocking for sure, although she is a great talent.
The Roots & John Legend winning 3 GRAMMYs (yes!), Herbie Hancock, beat out the likes of Eminem, Elton John, Leon Russell, Lady Gaga and Beyonce for best pop collaboration with vocals and the Stanley Clarke Band winning for best contemporary jazz album.
We loved that Sade won for best R&B performance by a duo or group and Fantasia won best female R&B vocal performance. Empire State of Mind (Jay-Z and Alicia Keys) won for best rap/sung collaboration and best rap song.
The Aretha Franklin tribute by Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Hudson + the Machine’s Florence Welch, Martina McBride and Yolanda Adams was amazing and Aretha herself looked great!