Sunday brought along this year’s Grammy Awards in music. It was a truely star-studded event that saw the return of many old greats, but played upon the successes of the young and hot artist currently out. All of the industry’s biggest stars were present. There was Justin Timberlake, Lil Wayne, Kanye West, Robert Plant, Alison Krauss, Coldplay, M.I.A., Whitney Houston, Stevie Wonder, Katy Perry, Leona Lewis, Jay-Z, and the list goes on.
But on this years “who wasn’t there” list, we specifically find two people who were on the other list. Singers Chris Brown and Rihanna were involved in some type of altercation on the way to the awards show. One doesn’t have to be a rocket scientist, but an alert crossed news wires minutes before the end of the show that Brown was arrested on battery charges and was to pay $50,000 in bond. His girlfriend of the past year Rihanna, was found with obvious signs of bruises. The two had been dating for a year.
Despite their troubles, the show must go on and it did. Folk duo, led by former Led Zepplin lead singer Robert Plant, along with alison Krauss were the big winners of the night winning out for best record and best album of the year. Jennifer Hudson, after making a comeback to public eye in the Super Bowl months after her mother, brother and nephew were murdered, won for best R&B album. But another thing that headlined the evening is the group and duo performances throughout the night. It went from Justin Timberlake and Al Green, to Jonas Brothers and Stevie Wonder, to Coldplay and Jay-Z. There were a few others, but with the sucess of Plant and Krauss at the end of the night, it was an obvious theme.
Not for nothin’, but you had to have been a really big fan of Chris Bown or Rihanna in order for you to tell something was missing. Otherwise it was a fairly well put together show.