Grammys 2022: Billie Eilish tribute to Taylor Hawkins and other great moments of the ceremony

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There was no Will Smith moment, thankfully. Kanye West stayed home and the only shenanigans came when Bruno Mars lit a cigarette for one of his Grammys with Silk Sonic and what about Doja Cat, who was late picking her up and fixing the bottom of the dress. “I have never urinated so fast in my entire life,” he said to justify his delay. John Battist, who was up for 11, won five, including Record of the Year it is us, For Silk Sonic, Four, Including Song of the Year leave the door open, and Olivia Rodrigo Tres, one of those pop albums, by Tart, He was the winner of a gala presented by Trevor Noah, who barely commented on Thappad’s controversial Oscars. At the beginning of the night, he walked over to the guests’ table, saying: “Before we kill each other, I also see Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga…”. The two Spaniards who chose the Latin categories, Pablo Alborán and C. Tangana, went away empty-handed.

These were the best moments of the ceremony…

Olivia Rodrigo and her lessons with only 19 years

How does a 19-year-old performer who knows she is facing the most important moment of her life? As Olivia Rodrigo did at the start of the Grammys. “I only had acne at that age,” he introduced young Californian Trevor Noah, host of the gala, after describing the singer’s accomplishments, including seven nominations. Rodrigo appeared inside a Mercedes wearing a white dress, fishnet stockings and black shoes. there he started singing Driver license, A song that garnered 1,360 million listeners on Spotify alone. With a mix of sensuality and grit, she delivered a stellar performance, surprisingly convincing for her age. He earned his first Grammy of the Night (for Best Single Pop Performance) at the pre-show and it certainly gave him confidence to perform. In case there was still any doubt, they went extinct last night: Olivia Rodrigo is going to be one of pop’s greats. it is already.

Billie Eilish wearing a T-shirt with the image of Taylor Hawkins during his performance.
Billie Eilish wearing a T-shirt with the image of Taylor Hawkins during his performance. Rich Fury (Getty Images for Recording A)

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Billie Eilish pays tribute to Taylor Hawkins

Shocking performance by Billie Eilish. He showed up wearing a T-shirt with a large printed image of recently deceased Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins. They . began to explain happier than ever In a room where the water reached his ankles, and there the singer moved to the softest part of the song. When the anger came, Eilish was already on the roof, his brother Phineas on the guitar and his drummer pounding like a beast. She spent three minutes jumping around and unleashing the inner demon that American possesses and that makes her songs an exciting roller coaster. And the fake spikes fell! Miracles happening at the Grammys. At the end of his scintillating performance, he pointed his fingers at the image he was wearing on his XXL T-shirt: a great tribute to Hawkins.

Best: Joni Mitchell

The most important presenter of the festival. Joni Mitchell in a white dress, red hat and necklace. Smiling, keeping her cool at the 78-year-old and suffered after an aneurysm in 2015. She is certainly the most influential singer of all time, the Collection of California Sounds, the creator of that masterpiece. Blue And Billie Eilish and Olivia Rodrigo must have heard that a thousand times. She stood her ground, leaning on a black cane, and Bonnie Writt was with her. He introduced Brandi Carlyle. Michelle said little, but listened to her wonderful voice for a few seconds and we were satisfied.

Joni Mitchell and Bonnie Raitt introduce Brandi Carlyle.
Joni Mitchell and Bonnie Raitt introduce Brandi Carlyle.Mario Anzuoni (Reuters)

Chris Stapleton, Deep Voice

“Girl, this is how you broke my heart. / He shattered like a rock through a window,” began a rough, soulful voice coming from the darkest corner of the soul. from Chris Stapleton, who celebrated his Grammy for country song with an interpretation of Cold. Wearing a cowboy hat, distinctly long hair and a beard, this older man wore one of the coolest voices of the night. In addition to playing the guitar solo with elegance and character, backed by the violin, which coaxed the song from backstage. The spectacular sets were very successful all night, but a performance was as deep as it gets.

Chris Stapleton performs 'Cold' at the Grammy Awards in Las Vegas.
Chris Stapleton performs ‘Cold’ at the Grammy Awards in Las Vegas. Chris Pizzello (AP)

Zelensky speaks at the Grammys

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky appeared in the middle of the ceremony via recorded video. It was a moment to remember the horrors that are happening right after the guests sown Moet & Chandon. He stopped drinking it for a few minutes. It is impossible to do so, while the head of the government of an invading country said: “Our musicians today carry weapons instead of a tuxedo.” Then to add: “Support us, anything but silence.” This was followed by a heartfelt performance by John Legend with the Ukrainian flag in the background on some stages.

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky speaks from a screen in the middle of the ceremony.
Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky speaks from a screen in the middle of the ceremony. Kevin Mazur (Getty Images for Recording A)

Good thing Jasmine Sullivan won

These Grammys add up to 86 categories. Bullshit that what it does is discredit the result. Take, for example, the sensational album of Jasmine Sullivan, hex tails, may very well compete for best album, but is included in the R&B album. Luckily he won and probably thanks to that more people enjoy the songs. “I made this album so that black women tell their stories, that we laugh together and we fight so they don’t exploit us,” said Sullivan, collecting the prize for a manifesto.

Jazmine Sullivan in Grammy Acceptance Speech for Best R&B Album
Jazmine Sullivan in Grammy Acceptance Speech for Best R&B AlbumKevin Mazur (Getty Images for Recording A)

John Batiste climbs onto Billie Eilish’s table

John Batiste took his performance as a riot. They put on a colorful show with dancers, musicians, people in costume, flashy visuals… and their dance and their voices, in the purest James Brown school, but without getting offended. He ended his frantic explanation by running through the guests’ tables until Billie Eilish arrived, who thoroughly cheered him on. A picture of happiness and liberation wiping away the mask of two years.

John Batiste sits at the table with Billie Eilish and his brother Phineas, at the end of his performance.
John Batiste sits at the table with Billie Eilish and his brother Phineas, at the end of his performance. Matt Winkelmeier (Getty Images)

the rockiest moment

The two ended up whispering on their guitars, HER and Lenny Kravitz. The California singer began her repertoire with two songs of her own, but in the final part she began playing the famous choir. riff From are you gonna Go My Wayby Lenny Kravitz who surprisingly appeared by his side to perform this classic duet. The song received jamming drumming from Travis Barker of Blink-182. They put on a very rock performance, playing guitar, putting on cool poses and taking a liking to each other. There was a bit of rock at the gala with the Foo Fighters not being there, but this little sampler was great.

HER and Lenny Kravitz performing 'Are You Gonna Go My Way'.
HER and Lenny Kravitz performing ‘Are You Gonna Go My Way’.Rich Fury (Getty Images for Recording A)

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