Posted by Gosia Mrugala
Skrillex arrived at the 54th GRAMMY Awards in his signature all-black look. His influence in bringing dubstep into the limelight over the past couple of years has been enormous — and nabbing three Grammys at last night’s show puts a whole new kind of spotlight on the EDM scene.
David Guetta did his thing on stage alongside Chris Brown — a good performance, nothing too spectacular. But seeing Deadmau5 rock out with Foo Fighters was quite extraordinary to witness: two great artist from such wildly different genres coming together to please the crowd. It goes to show that music, in the end, really is one large community that will always unite, no matter the genre.
Deadmau5 and Skrillex, both brilliant producers, share a streak of child-like immaturity. On the red carpet, where fashion is the priority, Deadmau5 took a low-cost approach to his choice of attire, sporting his famous mau5 head and a black t-shirt … inscribed with Skrillex’s personal cellphone number (626-319-1039) and the message “U Mad Bro?” Skrillex showed he has a sense of humour, tweeting: ”Haha @deadmau5 just wore my phone number on his fokin shirt on tv gotta retire this phone.”
Adele definitely stole the limelight, winning in every category she was nominated for and going home with 6 Grammys. Her performance was remarkable — which was nothing less than what was expected from this 23-year-old British phenom. Jennifer Hudson delivered a stunning tribute to Whitney Houston, delivering the singer’s classic ballad “I Will Always Love You” — a performance that brought goosebumps to the viewers at home, and earned the standing ovation it got at the Staples Center.
As for Nicki Minaj‘s choice of pontifical attire for the red carpet, and her bizarro let’s-piss-off-the-Catholics performance of “Roman Holiday” (with bonus exorcism!) … well, it was all just plain ridiculous. As entertaining as it can be to watch Nicki Minaj show off her MANY personalities, the spectacle is starting to get old.
This year GRAMMY Awards were definitely worth tuning in to watch. Many entertaining bits, some great performances — and, as always, plenty of laugh-worthy moments.