Watch: Grammys 2012 Performances Recap – The Good, Bad, and Hilarious
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Alicia Keys & Bonnie Raitt
Alicia Keys and Bonnie Raitt performed a sweet tribute to the legendary Etta James.
Bruno Mars brought the house down early ’60s style, channeling legends James Brown and Jackie Wilson.
Chris took the Grammys stage for the 1st time in 3 years, performing fun dance tracks “Turn Up The Music” and “Beautiful People.” He later went on to win Best R&B Album.
In hopes of keeping their street cred, Foo Fighters played “Walk” outside of the Staples Center. The same song later Best Rock Performance. Front-man Dave Grohl gave a moving acceptance speech:
“To me this award means a lot because it shows that the human element of making music is what’s most important. Singing into a microphone, learning to play an instrument and learning to do your craft, that’s the most important thing for people to do. It’s not about being perfect. It’s not about sounding absolutely correct. It’s not about what goes on in a computer. It’s about what goes on in here (your heart) and what goes on here (your head). … Long live rock `n’ roll!”
Rihanna performed with Coldplay as promised! She turned the show into a rave with “We Found Love” – adding the Willy Bounce to her arsenal of dance moves.
She then slowed it down with Chris Martin and his guitar for “Princess Of China” followed by the full band performing “Paradise.”
Maroon 5 and their sexy front-man Adam Levine paid tribute to the Beach Boys. Clearly, we only chose this because Adam is delicious.
Paul was looking sharp singing a rather subdued “My Valetine.”
Dressed right out of 1984’s Children of the Corn, country-pop darling Taylor Swift whined about mean people for a few minutes. An interruption from Kanye would have been most welcomed.
After snagging two Grammys, Adele nervously took the stage to sing her hit “Rolling In The Deep” — her first performance since her throat surgery last Autumn.
She struggled a bit toward the the end but the crowd could barely wait for the music to finish before giving her a standing ovation. Peep Rihanna‘s “big up” — so cute.
And the moment we were all really tuning in for—Jennifer Hudson did not disappoint, singing “I Will Always Love You” in honor of the late Whitney Houston.
Unfortunately, it seemed that the tribute only lasted 5 seconds. Chaka Khan was also supposed perform but she was too upset to go on stage.
The party was set off with a performance by French DJ David Guetta along with Chris Brown and Lil’ Wayne. They were followed by another Foo Fighters performance and then a very short set by Deadmau5.
Where to begin? Those who weren’t absolutely horrified by Minaj‘s Grammys 2012 performance were utterly amused (my throat still hurts from laughing). She gave a quite a show for “Roman Holiday.”
From the exorcism where Nicki flies into a top corner of the room, to the bishops and choir boys with their faces in some peculiar places, to Nicki levitating — the whole thing was pure comedy.
If Nicki‘s goal was to be the most talked about artist from the show, and I’m sure it was, she succeeded.
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A big gigantic shout out to Yardie for all of his impeccable work.