Welcome to The Beehive’s live blog for the 2010 Grammy Awards. Newest updates are on the top. Your comments are encouraged — watching these silly awards isn’t worth it unless you can act like a music elitist and land at least one “Who cares about the Grammys?” comment. So have fun snarking with us here on The ‘Hive as you watch at home. One rule: NO SPOILERS please if you’ve been following the East Coast feed online.
11:30: Well, it’s over. Finally. I dunno if I’m just in a bad mood today, but this was one of the worst Grammy awards in recent memory. I’d give it a 4 out of 10. The beginning was pretty good, but it slowly dragged along after the first hour. What do you guys think — on a scale of 1 to 10?
11:28: Taylor Swift seems genuinely overwhelmed and absolutely happy. I’m not a fan, but good for her. She’s the youngest to ever win the award, by the way.
11:25: Finally, album of the year … It’s going to be Taylor Swift, of course. And all the Gaga fans are going to pissed. Yep! Taylor Swift wins.
11:19: Eminem’s lip-synching was a lot like his last three albums — really bad and quite painful.
11:17: I’d like to hang out with Tarantino and Lil Wayne for lunch or something. I imagine it would be the most ridiculous thing to ever happen to me. Speaking of ridiculous, Eminem is here. At least he’s rapping in his normal voice. And here’s pretty boy Drake, Canada’s current chief export (sorry, Justin Bieber). Not sure why he’s all-autotuned out, though. The Grammys shouldn’t allow autotune. The best thing about this performance was Lil Wayne’s sneakers.
11:07: Les Paul > Michael Jackson tribute. And that was Imelda May, if you didn’t know.
11:04: Even Lady Gaga is bored:
11:02: R.I.P. to a lot of people.
10:58: Hopefully this Maxwell/Roberta Flack performance makes up for that Jamie Foxx garbage earlier. I liked it. I like Maxwell. He’s a smooth cat.
10:54: FYI: Honeyboy Edwards is no relation to John Edwards, no matter what the name suggests.
10:52: From the comments: Michael says, “I swear I have had kidney stones that have passed in less time than this awards show has gone on. And they were less painful.”
10:49: Wait, is this not over at 11? Man, there’s 40 more minutes left? Booooo. Can’t we just give album of the year to Taylor Swift and call it a night?
10:48: Beyonce wins for best female pop performance. *shrug* Sure, I guess.
10:46: Ricky Martin? They’re sure trotting out the good guests in the final hour.
10:45: Good performance from DMB. That was fun. It didn’t feel all over-produced like some Grammy performances tend to be.
10:41: Let’s see if Dave Matthew Band can liven this thing up a little bit? Maybe?
10:36: Oh, and here comes the president of the Recording Academy for his annual lecture. Snoooooooze. Kanye needs to interrupt THIS guy.
10:29: I know a lot of people will hate me for this, but I haven’t liked Mary J. Blige since her first album. Over-rated.
10:24: This is boring. Just one more big award and 35 more minutes to fill? Bleh.
10:16: Ha! Mos Def and Placido Domingo out to present best rap/sung collabo — Jay-Z, Rihanna and Kanye win for “Run This Town.” Apparently, Kanye isn’t there so they brought a real child to replace the adult who acts like one.
10:09: Nothing against Bon Jovi here, but why are they making such a big deal over their performance? It’s not like we never see them. Aren’t they on “The Today Show” like every two weeks?
10:06: I’m going to use this commercial break to rant a little bit. I think the 3D thing is a good example of why the Grammys are stupid. It always seems like they’re trying way too hard to be relevant, hip and now. I imagine someone, in a meeting somewhere, said “Hey, Avatar was huge, we should do something in 3D. That would make us seem with it.” No, Grammys, it just makes you look silly.
10:03: Well done, Jackson kids.
10:00: I wanted to like the Michael Jackson thing, but the 3D was not a good idea. Couldn’t have just let it be about music and talent, huh?
9:55: Dear CBS: I don’t have 3D glasses. Although, this means I don’t have to see Celine Dion in 3D. Complaint retracted. Seriously, though, can we chill with 3D a little bit?
9:52: Four things:
- I guess that “fairytale” thing was just a pun.
- I’ll add Stevie Nicks/Taylor Swift to my list of good Grammy pairings this year.
- I kinda dig this arrangement of “You’re Belong with Me”
- At times, Taylor Swift has sounded a bit, as they say on “American Idol” … pitchy.
9:45: Ryan Seacrest? Did they get ahold of my hitlist? Are they bringing them out one by one?
9:41: So if tonight is Taylor Swift’s “fairytale” Grammy night, as the commercial promo just said, does that mean she’s going to win album of the year? Because thus far she’s only won one big award. That hardly warrants a “fairytale” designation. Did the Grammys just spoil themselves?
9:36: So is Zac Brown Band going to be the break-out stars of the Grammys this year? Every year, there’s a post-Grammy rush for whoever the not-so-engaged music masses have discovered for the first time. I’m thinking most people know Gaga, Taylor and Beyonce at this point. So I’m thinking we’ll see a big jump in sales for these guys.
9:32: Katy Perry and Alice Cooper presenting best rock album. Green Day wins here, which was to be expected. Although, I do have to wonder how Dave Matthews got the nom in album of the year but not here? If Green Day was better, then why didn’t it get nominated in album of the year? Oh Grammys, you befuddle me.
9:29: In the comments, Kathy says: “Was not a fan of the Jamie Foxx thing. Worst performance of the night.” I agree. 100%.
9:27: It’s past Justin Bieber’s bedtime. And I can hear Ke$ha’s 15 minutes tick-tocking away.
9:25: Really, Slash? REALLY?!? Really?
9:22: My dog is growling right now. He doesn’t like autotune either. Also: I think they’re showing every urban artist in the crowd they can right now, because I think this is all the screen time they’re going to get it.
9:18: Record of the year? Already? All right, let’s see who it is. WOW! Kings of Leon for “Use Somebody.” I thought it was going to be Gaga or Taylor for sure, but good for them. So Lady Gaga only has album of the year now, or she’s shut out of the major awards. You think she’ll get it?
9:16: Something to watch for: Fresno’s Marques Anthony is performing with Jamie Foxx tonight. He was one of Foxx’s back-up singers on tour this summer.
9:09: Fact: I’d rather watch Kaley Cuoco for three hours than the Grammys. Comedy album up now … Colbert FTW! Good for him. I was hoping for either him or Kathy Griffin. At least George Lopez didn’t win. Also: It’s official Colbert’s daughter has gotten more screen time than almost everybody at the awards.
9:06: A few things:
- Did they forget about giving out awards?
- Lots of country tonight. Just me?
- If you’re liking Lady Antebellum, they’re at Save Mart Center on May 25 with Tim McGraw.
8:59: If I never hear “I Gotta Feeling” again in my life, I would be OK with that.
8:56: Black Eyed Peas back-up dancers are part of Cobra? See, I told you they were EVIL!
8:55: &^%# $%&* ^@%! $%@
8:51: btw, we all know that Lady Gaga was really best new artist, right? Even I know that.
8:49: Best new artist goes to … Zac Brown Band. I kinda had a feeling this was going to happen. I was hoping for MGMT. Oh well. Last country artists to win were Carrie Underwood in 2007 and Shelby Lynne in 2001. I’m thinking Zac and the boys are hoping to me more Carrie and less Shelby.
8:45: I take it back. That ended very memorably. You think Pink just wanted to go further than Gaga?
8:43: Pink is up to perform now. This makes four performances and two awards thus far. I think they should just drop the whole award portion — who cares, right? — and just have two hours of performances. Back to Pink: This is sort of a downer after Beyonce strutted all over the place. Oh wait, she just got kinda naked …
8:39: Dang, Y101 is spending some money on commercials this year. Guess it is their demo, though.
8:35: Did they say Miley Cyrus and Black Eyed Peas are coming out at the same time? The live blogging might end once that happens. I might kill myself.
8:32: Beyonce covering Alanis Morisette? WTF or FTW? I’m leaning toward FTW.
8:28: Anybody notice that Andy Samberg was sitting a few rows behind Weird Al? Ha. I never realized how they’re kinda the same until right now.
8:27: Taylor Swift wins for country album: “I want to thank my record label for letting me write every song on my album.” Word up! I’m kinda tired of her, but I appreciate what she said up there.
8:25: You pick it, Bon Jovi plays it … unless you live on the West Coast.
8:20: Just throwing this out there now: If Black Eyed Peas win album of the year, I might stop listening to music altogether. OK?
8:16: So this Green Day thing … just a commercial for their Broadway show? That’s what I’ve gathered thus far.
8:13: Song of the year goes to Beyonce’s “Single Ladies.” As expected, right? Those songwriters got played off SUPER fast though. Ha!
8:11: I’m imaging that iPod product placement went something like this. Steve Jobs to Grammys: “We pretty much saved your industry. Put our iPad on your show … or else.”
8:10: Colbert should be the host. And, I’m sure we’ll see Susan Boyle at the Grammys next year.
8:07: My wife: “That was a good opening.” You guys agree? (I’m gonna go enjoy some Colbert now).
8:05: Oh snap! Gaga and Elton John — good pairing, Grammys. Usually this kinda stuff either is lame or is a home run. I think this falls into the second category. We’re getting another side of Gaga here, and and I like it. While I’m not particularly a fan of hers, I do think it’s good to have somebody so outrageous (and with at least some talent behind it) in pop music right now.
8:02: Is Lady Gaga wearing Ultimate Warrior face makeup? Let’s see how over-the-top this gets …
8:00: “It’s Ladies Night” at the Grammys. Yet somehow they included Fergie in their montage. *confused*
7:59: Here we goooooooooo!
- From the current predictions, The Beehive massive is picking Lady Gaga in record of the year and album of the year, Beyonce in song of the year and MGMT in best new artist.
- The thing to watch for this year is the Lady Gaga/Taylor Swift/Beyonce battle of the big awards. Will someone sweep? Will they all get one? Will somebody like Kings of Leon or Dave Matthews Band creep up because the pop gals split the vote?
- You can get a rundown of pre-air winners from Billboard. As expected, Taylor Swift and Lady Gaga were among the early winners.