With the 56th Grammy Awards ceremony coming up, on January 26th to be exact, I thought today would be the perfect time to take a look at some of the best moments from the previous years awards show. With everything from best dressed to craziest moments the Grammy Awards never disappoint.
Best Performance #3. Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim, Mya, and P!nk – “Lady Marmalade” (2001). A hit song for a hit movie performed by hit women. This was the single most female empowering performance of the modern generation. It was absurd, controversial, and absolutely amazing in every way. It boosted several careers and will be remembered for the longest time.
Best Acceptance Speech. Amy Winehouse (2008). It was so refreshing to see someone just so shocked by their win. Artists frequently claim that they are speechless, but they never have the amount of sheer dumbfounded shock that Winehouse had. Very inspiring!
Best Tribute. Jennifer Hudson (2012). Having just found out that Whitney Houston passed away a mere few days before she was set to make her Grammys return, Jennifer Hudson put together one of the most touching tributes of the modern era. The poignancy still rings through to this day. The Oscar winners legendary voice was the most perfect fit for saying goodbye to one of the most iconic voices of our time. Houston will be missed for a long time. It is to be noted that Michael Jackson’s tribute is similarly amazing.
Best Dressed Woman. Jennifer Lopez (2000). This has easily become one of the most iconic Grammy gowns of all time. The plunging green Versace gown is known by anyone and everyone who appreciates fashion and entertainment. Every fashion moment since then, including Lady Gaga’s meat dress from the VMA’s, has been trying to match this look.
Best Performance #2. Tina Turner and Beyoncé – “Proud Mary” (2008). The most powerful African American women of the past and present united for this killer performance. Turner proves she’s still got it, while Beyonce reminds us that she is still the queen. There has never been a performance that showed the unbridled power that they both have. Their dance moves are killer!
Best Entrance. Lady Gaga in an egg on the Red Carpet (2011). Everyone knew Lady Gaga was going to take the stage with her debut performance of her hit song “Born this Way,” but know one knew she was going to actually be born. The entire red carpets focus was on her egg and whether or not she was actually in it or not! A true moment!
Best Performance #1. P!nk – “Glitter in the Air” (2010). P!nk is a world class performer that much is obvious. Her unparalleled vocals along with her circus quality of performance prove that she is a sheer icon. She was always known for controversy, but now she is known for her art. This performance shows she has grown up both musically and physically. Her performance of “Try” at the AMA’s is equally amazing!
As for this coming Grammys? I am particularly excited to see Beyoncé and Jay Z perform together. I am hopeful that Sara Bareilles wins every award she is nominated for. I am anxious to see what Lady Gaga wears on the red carpet, given all her recent work with Versace (maker of the aforementioned green dress). I hope everyone tunes in with me on Sunday to enjoy the experience. I will be live tweeting the ceremony from @KyleJBerube and will post a fashion review, in the days following the event, on this blog.