On Sunday night I tuned in to watch the Grammys. Unfortunately, I was misinformed of the time and missed half of it. By the time I turned it on I was just in time to catch P!nk’s performance of “Try”. Suspended from ropes high above the stage, she performed her song while doing acrobatic twirls high in the air. I have to say, I was in awe that she had the athletic ability to be doing those gymnastic tricks while also singing. As that song ended, it switched to “Just Give Me a Reason” and Nate Ruess began to sing. Pink joined him shortly afterwards. It was seriously a huge moment of girl power, because P!nk was one hundred percent running the show. And directly after that, Lorde won for best pop solo performance with “Royals”! What a great start to my Grammy viewing experience!
Kasey Musgraves performed her song, “Follow Your Arrow”, encouraging everyone to just do their thing without worrying what other people think. Sara Bareilles and Carole King performed together, singing a mashup of “Brave” and “Beautiful” that could easily apply to women everywhere sticking up for themselves. Mary Lambert joined Macklemore on the stage to sing “Same Love”, which is a song about loving who you want. Overall, I felt a ton of empowerment coming from the female performances. Other female performances (that I unfortunately missed) included Taylor Swift, Juicy J, Katy Perry, and Lorde.
Female winners included Lorde for Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance, Kacey Musgraves for Best Country Album, Rihanna for Best Urban Contemporary Album, and Alicia Keys for Best R&B Album.
Overall, it was a great night for women and their music. What really matters at the Grammys are the performances, and the women owned it. I felt inspired in different ways watching the various performances by some truly talented and inspiring women.