The Grammys make a glam comeback


This years Grammys were full of surprises, crazy outfits and great performances.

Amanda Despres, Social Media Director and Business Manager

For the first time in three years the Grammy Awards came back with a vengeance. Not only with a live audience packed full of stars, but performances that brought the fire.

The Grammys took place on Sunday, Feb. 5. The 65th annual awards show was streamed live on CBS.

The show kicked off with a performance from Puerto Rican rapper Bad Bunny that got the audience on their feet. Bunny started off the stage and moved through the audience, performing “El Apagon” and “The Blackout” until he reached the stage.

There were a bunch of other noteworthy performances. For example, Steve Lacy is a performer that can get the crowd going as he sang his song “Bad Habit.” Lizzo’s performance was a powerful one with a gospel choir joining her in her performance of “Special” and “About Damn Time.” Luke Combs took the stage to bring some country into the building, performing his latest country hit “Going, Going, Gone.”

There were some mishaps, like Beyonce not being in attendance to receive her award due to being stuck in traffic and Harry Styles’ disappointing performance. Styles performed his song “As It Was” but to me, a viewer at home, it seemed like he was just running through the motions. He lacked energy and seemed burnt out which disappointed me as a fan.

At the Grammys, you can always guarantee some crazy outfits, from Harry Styles’ tinseled silver sequins onesie to Taylor Swift’s beautiful blue sparkly two-piece dress. For the most part, the celebrities attended and looked very beautiful doing it.

There was lots of history made that night. Beyonce winning the category for best dance/ electronic music album made her the person with the most Grammys ever won, with 32 Grammys. Additionally, for the first time in Grammy history, Kim Petras and Sam Smith have become the first transgender and nonbinary winners of the Grammy award for best pop duo/ group performance.

There was time to honor and remember those in the industry that we have unfortunately lost in the past year. Performances from Kacey Musgraves, Sheryl Crow, Mick Fleetwood, Bonnie Raitt, Maverick City Music and Quavo paid tribute to Loretta Lynn, Takeoff, Christine McVie and Lisa Marie Presley just to name a few.

Overall, the 65th annual Grammys Award ceremony was far from boring. The performances had me on my feet and I was watching from my family room.