Monday, February 1, 2010

Ladies' night at the Grammy Awards: Bey, Taylor and Gaga

Someone cue the Kool and the Gang because last night's Grammy Awards was certainly ladies' night.

Beyonce, Taylor Swift and Lady Gaga ruled the biggest award show in music, walking away with a combined 12 trophies, while also delivering unbelievable performances.

Beyonce snagged six awards, a record for any female artist, while Swift scored four and Gaga picked up two.

All three divas were nominated for the big award -- album of the year -- but it was Swift who came out on top for her breakthrough country recording appropriately entitled, Fearless.

Swift won her first Grammy in the ceremony before the nationally televised show. The curly-haired singer ran on stage hugging both presenters and composed herself to give her first Grammy acceptance speech.

"This is my first Grammy, you guys," said the overwhelmed singer, who scooped up the award for best female country vocal performance for "White Horse."

"I mean, this is a Grammy," she beamed. "Thank you to anyone who was a Grammy voter and decided that it might be a good idea to vote for me for this because I'm so happy. Thank you so much."

All three singers were given an opportunity to showcase what got them to the Grammy Awards in separate performances.

Swift and Gaga called on legends to accompany them during their performances, Stevie Nicks and Elton John, respectively. Both were pretty mediocre performances, but were boosted by the special guests.

Beyonce didn't share the stage with anyone, but she gave it her all on "If I Were a Boy" mixed with a head-banging cover of Alanis Morissette's 1995 hit, "You Oughta Know." Although Beyonce put on a solid showing, like she always does, the performance was sub-par for me because she's done the same set on her tour. C'mon Bey, let's change it up a bit.

Nonetheless, the ladies reigned supreme. We'll see if they can continue to lead the pack next year.

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