Music biggest night bowed last night, and for the most part it was an entertaining show. Performances by Justin Timberlake, Maroon 5 and Alicia Keys, Carrie Underwood, and The Lumineers – among other notable artists and acts – filled most of the three-hour event, but there was still time for a few OMG, WTF and SMH moments at the 55th Grammy Awards. We remember 10 of them here.
1. Taylor Swift Lives In Her Own Little World – And It’s Perpetually Awkward
There’s no lack of GIFs featuring Taylor Swift dancing, squinting, and making weird faces today because, well, that’s what Taylor Swift does. Frankly, it’s nice to see her taking time out of her very busy heart-breaking schedule. Nonetheless, it’s become quite clear from her level of enthusiasm at award shows that T-Swizzle is either really content being the center of her own universe or she’s autistic. We can’t decide.
2. J. Lo Doesn’t Have a Single Whole Dress in Her Closet
We hope J. Lo receives a hefty discount on her couture. Lady never gets a entire gown.
3. Justin Timberlake
Can Bring Sexy Back – Anytime, Anywhere
Justin Timberlake may be a real
asshat in real life (allegedly), but the kid knows how to bring the heat.
Just try to watch this performance of his new single ‘Suit & Tie’ without
getting all hot and bothered.
4. Adele Don’t Give
Too Hoots What Anybody Thinks About Her – Which Makes Us Love Her Even More
There are now a million and two reasons to love Adele after
last night’s Grammy Awards. First, she wore a very busy, very nontraditional
dress to the ceremony – and owned it! – and she has a fierce sense of humor.
Before presenting Mumford & Sons with their Grammy Award for Album of the
Year, she prefaced the reading of the nominations with this little gem: “Most
artists who win Album of the Year tend to go on to have even more phenomenal
global success, embark on humungous tours, or get knocked up like last year’s
winner.” The Brit beauty, who went on hiatus to have a kid after cleaning up at
last year’s show, was referring to herself with the quip, which quickly became
of one of show’s most memorable moments.
5. Mumford and Sons
Are British; We Had No Idea
We were floored when we first heard The Walking Dead’s Andrew Lincoln (he plays de facto leader Rick
Grimes) speak in an interview – he’s as English as they come despite his
character’s impeccable southern drawl – and we were equally stunned when
Mumford & Sons delivered their thank-yous after winning the award for Album
of the Year. Surely we’re not the only ones who thought this folk-rock quartet
hailed from a someplace in America where people go catfishin’ by hand... are
6. Mavis Staples Is the
New Object of Our Affection
We had never heard of gospel singer Mavis Staples before
last night’s tribute to Levon Helm, which also featured Elton John, T. Bone
Burnett, Zac Brown, Alabama Shakes’ Brittany Howard, and Mumford & Sons –
but now we can’t get enough of her. She totally looks like the kind of lady
who’d make a fresh pitcher of hard lemonade from scratch and share it with you
over cigars on the back porch.
7. Frank Ocean Should
Have His Grammy Noms Revoked for that Ridiculous ‘Forrest Gump’ Song
We thought perhaps Frank Ocean was having a mental breakdown
on live television about 45 seconds into his four-minute ode to Forrest Gump.
Yes, the “Life is like a box of chocolates” Forrest Gump. We’re still
scratching our heads too, and we sincerely hope somebody was fired for this
8. Faith Hill and Tim
McGraw Are Hungry
Somebody fetch these two a few hand-caught catfish – stat!
9. Kelly Clarkson
Doesn’t Know Who Miguel Is – And Neither Do We
During her acceptance speech for Best Pop Vocal Album
(“Stronger”), Clarkson said that she doesn’t “who the hell” Miguel is,
referring to Miguel Pimentel, who performed a rather swoon-worthy
rendition of “Adorn” featuring Wiz Khalifa. You’re not alone, Kelly. But
we’re glad we do now.
10. LL Cool J Is 45
Years Old – And He’s Still Got It Goin’ On
This dude is almost as old as your daddy. Puts things into
perspective, doesn't it?