Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, Kendrick Lamar, Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato attended. Nikki Minaj, Miley Cyrus, Beyonce, Jay-Z, Kanye west did not. Rihanna dropped out at the last minute. Kendrick Lamar usurped Kanye as the prophet of rap. Kanye’s life sucks right now.
No surprises with the winners: TaySway won Album of the Year for 1989, Bruno Mars & Mark Ronson won Record of the Year for “Uptown Funk”. Meghan Trainor won Best New Artist (yay Meghan!). Kendrick won Rap Album of the Year. Chris Stapleton won Best Country Album. Ed Sheeran won Best Song with “Thinking Out Loud”. The Weeknd’s “Earned It” won Best R&B performance. “Uptown Funk” won the most awards of the evening. Well done. It was the greatest song of 2015. Adele will see you next year, when 25 has eligibility.
And of course, people wore things. Here’s how I rank the Grammy attire, from worst to best: