The 2014 Grammys in Review, by Brianna Badley

 The 56th Grammy  awards were held on  January 26, 2014  and hosted by LL  Cool J. It was a  wonderful night full  of breathtaking  performances,  shocking winners,  funny  award introduction  sketches, and the  Beatles. Paul  McCartney and  Ringo Starr gave a lovely performance together. Pink! gave an breathtaking performance from the ceiling by singing her hit “Try” while doing acrobatics over the audience. Hunter Hayes gave a moving performance of his new song “Invisible.” Macklemore and Ryan Lewis won three Grammys, one of which was best new artist. All performances and popular awards are written below.


• Beyoncé and Jay Z performed “Drunk In Love”

• Lorde performed “Royals”

• Katy Perry and Juicy J performed “Dark Horse”

• Hunter Hayes performed “Invisible”

• Chicago and Robin Thicke performed a medley including “Blurred Lines”

• John Legend performing “All Of Me”

• Kendrick Lamar and Imagine Dragons performed a mashup of “Radioactive” and “M.A.A.D. City”

• Ringo Starr solo performance

• Daft Punk, Pharrell, and Stevie Wonder performed “Get Lucky”

• Pink! and Nate Reuss performed”Just Give Me A Reason”

• Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney performed together

• Taylor Swift performed “All Too Well”

• Macklemore and Ryan Lewis Performed “Same Love” with Mary Lambert and Madonna


• Album of the Year: “Random Access Memories,” Daft Punk

• Record of the Year: “Get Lucky” Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers

• Song of the year: “Royals” Joel Little and Ella Yelich O’Connor (Lorde)

• Best country album: “Same Trailer Different Park” Kasey Musgraves

• Best pop vocal album: “Unorthodox Jukebox” Bruno Mars

• Best rap/sung collaboration: “Holy Grail” Jay Z featuring Justin Timberlake

• Best pop solo performance: “Royals” Lorde

• Best pop duo/group performance: “Get Lucky” Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers

• Best rock song: “Cut me some slack” Dave Grohl, Paul McCartney, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear

• Best new artist: Macklemore and Ryan Lewis

• Best music film: “Live Kisses,” Paul McCartney

• Best music video: “Suit and Tie,” Justin Timberlake featuring Jay Z

• Best R&B album: “Girl On Fire,” Alicia Keys

• Best rap performance:“Thrift Shop,” Macklemore and Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz

• Best rap song: “Thrift Shop” Ben Haggerty and Ryan Lewis

• Best rap album: “The Heist,” Macklemore and Ryan Lewis

• Best rock performance: “Radioactive,” Imagine Dragons

• Best metal performance: “God Is Dead?,” Black Sabbath

• Best rock album: “Celebration Day,” Led Zeppelin

• Best alternative music album: “Modern Vampires Of The City,” Vampire Weekend

• Best country solo performance: “Wagon Wheel,” Darius Rucker

• Best country duo/group performance: “From This Valley,” The Civil Wars

Best country song: “Merry Go ‘Round,” Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves and Josh Osborne