Britney Spears has been the subject of many of these videos, showing that most of her live performances are not sung live, rather just singing a long (badly) with a turned-off microphone.
And she used some history and a bit of math to prove her point.
David Bowie was nominated in five categories – three for his album Blackstar in Best Alternative Music Album, Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical, and Best Rock Performance; and two for his song Blackstar, Best Rock Song and Best Rock Performance. And you make them stand up for themselves. Adele beat out Beyonce in nearly every major category where the two were pitted against each other at the 59th annual Grammy Awards.
She was introduced by her mother and former stylist, Tina Knowles: “Ladies and gentlemen, with my mother’s pride, my daughter, Beyonce”.
“It was so monumental and so well thought-out and so handsome and soul-baring”, Adele gushed. “When you’re doing a tribute to someone who you actually respect, you wanna get it right and Adele, you are the real deal honey, we all know that”.
“The truth is, when you’re hosting a show like this, it’s not really about me, it’s about these incredible artists”, he said. “You are our light!”.
Adele’s musical homage to George Michael at the Grammys started out rocky, but shaped up to be a stunning tribute to the late artist.
This year’s controversy surrounding album of the year harks back to last year’s events.
Who has the most Grammy nominations this year? The two female pop sensations went head-to-head four times at the awards show Sunday night. Even Frank Ocean didn’t submit any of his recent work for Grammy consideration, explaining, “That institution certainly has nostalgic importance”.
Best pop vocal album: “25”, Adele. “And she did. Love you, girl”, Bette Midler tweeted.
A year after #OscarsSoWhite trended for weeks, a similar movement is cropping up around the Grammys.
“Thank you so much, thank you very much to everybody”.
A big victor not in attendance was David Bowie. This took place at the end of the ceremony after she won Album of the Year.
“A piece of me did die inside as a Beyonce stan (super fan)”, she told the media.