Music's best step out in style for the Grammys
Countless rap and R&B singers walked the red carpet of the 55th annual Grammy awards on February 10, but many of the honors were doled out to members of the rock genre. However, this doesn't mean the hip hop world didn't put its mark on the night - some of the highlights of the event came from newcomerÂ Miguel with Wiz Khalifa, as well as the return of Justin Timberlake with HOV.
Since this award show is music's biggest night, much of the time was dedicated to fabulous and fierce performances by some of the best in the industry. Country-popÂ crooner Taylor Swift opened the night with a "Cirque du Soliel-inspired" version of her hit song "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together," that got the party started, according to the Los Angeles Times.
From here, fans were treated to a slew of performances from the likes of Miguel, who sang his hit song "Adorn" alongside Wiz Khalifa, and New York-based indie band Fun., whose rain-soaked act got fans out of their seats.Â
Even though many artists rocked the show, it was the special collaborations that seemed to steal the night. The one-night-only performances began with Ed Sheeran playing his hit song "The A Team" with the help ofÂ rock legend Elton John. Next, Maroon 5 and Alicia Keys rocked the stage, singing a mash-up of their hit songs, "Daylight" and "Girl on Fire."
The collaborations continued with Jay-Z popping out of his seat to jam out to "Suit & Tie," with Justin Timberlake. Timberlake made a splashy return to music at the event, singing that popular song, along with a new track. The Bob Marley tribute finished the multi-act performances with a bang. Crooner Bruno Mars kicked off the tribute singing his song, Locked out of Heaven," before being joined on stage by Sting. TheÂ duo then performed Marley'sÂ classic, "Walking on the Moon," at which time two of Marley's sons and Rihanna hit the stage to sing "Could You be Loved."
Who won what
The star-studded night was about more than performances and rocking a mix of high end fashionsÂ mixed with hip hop clothesÂ - it was also about earning praise. ABC News reports Drake took home the honors in the Best Rap Album category for "Take Care," while Best Rap Song went to Jay-Z and Kanye West for "[expletive] in Paris." Miguel won in the Best R&B Song category for "Adorn,"Â andÂ Record of the Year was given to Gotye featuring Kimbra for "Somebody That I Used to Know."
Did you watch the Grammys? What were the highlights for you?