The group scored a total of three statuettes, the final being a win for Best Dance/Electronica Album.
Other big winners included Lorde, who won Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance for her smash hit “Royals.” Jay Z and Justin Timberlake also won two awards for their various collaborations. One for Best Music Video (Suit and Tie), the other for best Rap/Sung Collaboration (Holy Grail).
In the R&B categories, Tamar Braxton walked away empty handed, losing Best R&B Song to Justin Timberlake (Pusher lover Girl), Best Urban Contemporary Album to Rihanna (Unapologetic) and Best R&B Performance to Lalah Hathaway (Snarky Puppy).
Alicia Keys also had a pretty good night, taking home her 15th Grammy for Best R&B Album (Girl on Fire).
A full list of winners can be seen, here.
As for performances, the show opened with Beyonce and Jay Z performing their #1 R&B hit “Drunk in Love.” Black Twitter seemed to enjoy the performance, but I did not. I didn’t think the song would translate well live and it didn’t. I was sure Beyonce was gonna start with ‘DIL’ and then go into something like “Grown Woman” or anything with a bit more pep to it.
P!ink’s performance while swinging high above the crowd also seemed to be a favorite on Twitter, but again, I was not impressed. Though everyone claims she sang live, she clearly lip-synced, as did Beyonce, and quite a few of the night’s performers.
All in all, I can’t say I was impressed by much and spent the night flicking between the show and Real Housewives of Atlanta.
There were 20 performances but very little in the way of inclusiveness if you ask me. With 20 performances, R&B and Rap both could have had more REAL representation. As could Gospel and a multitude of other genres which receive their awards during the pre-show.
Anyway, check out red carpet pics below. Without Rihanna, no one really tried to wow us and Beyonce didn’t even bother to show up. Still, both Tamar and Ciara looked quite nice.