The eight nice moments of the 2024 Grammys: the magic of Joni Mitchell, the coldness of U2 and the nostril of Taylor Swift | Culture | EUROtoday

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Taylor Swift turns into a Grammy legend: she is the one artist to win the large prize, Album of the Year, 4 instances. In the 66th version of an important music awards, she gained it for her work of 2022, Midnights. Thus he surpassed Frank Sinatra, Paul Simon and Stevie Wonder, who complete three. The singer took benefit of the ceremony to say that she’s going to launch a brand new album in April, as a result of the music division advertising of the most important present pop star doesn’t relaxation. For one factor and one other, Swift was as soon as once more the star of some very female awards that gave the opposite two necessary awards to Miley Cyrus (Recording of the Year for Flowers) and Billie Eilish (Song of the Year by What Was I Made For?). The defeated was SZA, who began with the utmost nominations (9) and solely took three, not one of the necessary ones. Three additionally reached the feminine rock trio Boygenius. It was an extended ceremony (three and a half hours) introduced by the comic Trevor Noah, which had moments of good jokes, and which was held within the early hours of Sunday the 4th to Monday the fifth Spanish time, on the Arena in The Angels. These have been the highlights.

Tracy Chapman and Luke Combs onstage at the 66th Grammy Awards.
Tracy Chapman and Luke Combs onstage on the 66th Grammy Awards.


Tracy Chapman's penetrating voice

Dressed all in black, with a small acoustic guitar, with grey hair. Discreet, sinuous. Tracy Chapman was one of many surprises of the evening, as a result of she was not introduced. She guest-starred with Luke Combs, who has turned her model of Fast Car, Tracy Chapman's track from 1988, a success right this moment. As quickly as Chapman began singing, with that unmistakable penetrating voice, Taylor Swift bought up from her seat and commenced vocalizing the lyrics. She was like that the complete track, the queen of pop. Chapman and Combs discovered the efficiency stunning. Chapman has been out of the limelight for many years and might solely be seen on stage on uncommon events. At the Grammys she had a blast.

Dua Lipa during her performance at the Grammys.
Dua Lipa throughout her efficiency on the Grammys. MIKE BLAKE (REUTERS)

Dua Lipa and Miley Cyrus bear in mind the disco music fever

Seventies disco music has been making a comeback for years. At the Grammys Dua Lipa and Miley Cyrus remembered him. The first opened the evening with six minutes of mirror ball music the place it merged Training Season, Houdini and a few brushstroke of Dance the Night. Imperial, Lipa got here out in a black leather-based corset, used numerous units and sang and danced splendidly. If anybody finds any flaw in Lipa, allow them to say so: it will likely be information. Miley Cyrus opted for Flowers with that harsh voice so private. She was very comfy as an American, having fun with herself and improvising and altering a number of the lyrics. In the tip, she threw the microphone along with her foot to the bottom. (crack) and he mentioned goodbye in a punk model.

Taylor Swift with the award for best Pop Album, where she announced the release of her new album, the 11th of her career.
Taylor Swift with the award for greatest Pop Album, the place she introduced the discharge of her new album, the eleventh of her profession. MIKE BLAKE (REUTERS)

Taylor Swift's opportunism

Los/as swifties They had been analyzing the indicators that the star was sending them from her social media accounts all day. The most accepted idea was that Taylor Swift would announce when she collected considered one of her six awards (that's how clear she was that she was going to win) the discharge date of the re-recording of Reputation, her 2017 album. But no, the information was extra necessary: Swift reported, whereas receiving the Grammy for greatest Pop Album, of the discharge of a brand new work, titled The Tortured Poets Department (The division of tortured poets), which might be printed on April 19. He additionally mentioned that you could possibly already see the quilt on his social accounts. Some might imagine that utilizing a Grammy ceremony to advertise your new album is just not very elegant. And they are going to be proper.

Joni Mitchell and Brandi Carlile during their performance of 'Both Sides Now'.
Joni Mitchell and Brandi Carlile throughout their efficiency of 'Both Sides Now'. MIKE BLAKE (REUTERS)

An angel named Joni Mitchell

Meryl Streep was crying, Olivia Rodrigo too… When she completed, the complete venue stood up and gave the most important ovation of the gala. On a memorable evening for girls in music, everybody knew that in the event that they have been there (Taylor Swift, Rodrigo, Miley Cyrus, SZA…) it was due to the primary one who took an opportunity: Joni Mitchell. Wearing a beret, white braids falling over her shoulders, a cane in her hand and sitting in a stately chair, Mitchell started to sing and everybody believed that she had taken the stage by an angel. It was the primary time that the Canadian, an artist whose affect many evaluate to that of Bob Dylan, carried out on the Grammys, an establishment that yesterday awarded her her tenth award, for Best Folk Album for Joni Mitchell at Newport. In 2015 he suffered a mind aneurysm from which he has slowly recovered and for a few seasons he has been giving uncommon and beautiful performances. It was extraordinary to have her on stage at 80 years outdated nonetheless performing with a vibrant voice. Both Sides Now. “I've looked at life from both sides, winner and loser,” Mitchell sang as a summation of a full life. At the tip of her efficiency and as she acquired the ovation of the evening, she broke out right into a honest smile. After her presence the whole lot didn't matter anymore.

Billie Eilish, with her brother Finneas on piano, performing 'What Was I Made For?'  at the Grammys.
Billie Eilish, along with her brother Finneas on piano, performing 'What Was I Made For?' on the Grammys.


Intimate Billie Eilish and dressed as 'Barbie'

The exact opposite of the departure of Dua Lipa and Miley Cyrus was the looks of Billie Eilish. She carried out seated, along with her brother Finneas on the piano and with some violinists surrounding them. She staged What Was I Made For?, the theme from the soundtrack of Barbie which gained the Song of the Year award and is nominated for an Oscar. And as at all times, Eilish appears to be enjoying it as if she have been going through the track of her life. With her eyes closed, nearly whispering, the singer crammed the Arena in Los Angeles with emotion.

Olivia Rodrigo, with blood stains, performing 'Vampire'.
Olivia Rodrigo, with blood stains, performing 'Vampire'.


The blood of Olivia Rodrigo

What track Vampire, How many issues occur in three and a half minutes, from the absorbed starting to its accelerated ultimate half. Olivia Rodrigo carried out her hit wearing lengthy crimson satin. She crammed the stage with blood, together with components of her physique. She didn't want to maneuver from her seat: her fantastic voice and such a great track don't want the rest.

The coldness of U2

The U2 factor was unusual, as a result of the Irish group wished to carry out from the venue the place they’re attempting to straighten out their profession (shaken in latest instances particularly by critics) because of a live performance residency, the Sphere in Las Vegas. She interpreted Atomic City, his new track, launched in September. It was like seeing a video. Everything chilly and synthetic.

Céline Dion at the presentation of the Album of the Year, which Taylor Swift won.
Céline Dion on the presentation of the Album of the Year, which Taylor Swift gained.


The reappearance of Céline Dion

The most necessary award, the final of the evening, for Album of the Year, was introduced by Céline Dion. It was an sudden help as a result of the Canadian singer retired from public life after reporting that she suffers from a uncommon illness, stiff particular person syndrome. “When I say I'm happy to be here I say it from the heart,” mentioned the singer. “I love you, how handsome you are,” she added. She spoke little, however her look moved on the finish of the gala.

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