Taylor Swift set a record by winning her fourth Album Of The Year Grammy, and there were special moments from Tracy Chapman, Joni Mitchell, and Billy Joel.
Joni Mitchell Had The Night’s Most Stirring Performance
Can you believe that Joni Mitchell had never performed at the Grammy before 2024?
It is true, and Mitchell delivered a stirring rendition of her classic Both Sides Now with Brandi Carlile:
— Craig R. Brittain (@RealBrittain) February 5, 2024
Tracy Chapman Gets A Standing Ovation
Luke Combs has made his sincere love of Tracy Chapman’s Fast Car well known. His affection and sincerity toward the song are why his cover version works. The roof popped off of the arena though when the audience realized that Tracy Chapman was on stage.
— Christine Pelosi (@sfpelosi) February 5, 2024
Combs seemed to be having the time of his life performing with Chapman, and the best part was that was mouthing the words along with her as she sang,
Chapman got a huge standing ovation at the end of the song.
Billy Joel Returns With A New Song
The Grammys felt like being transported back in time when Billy Joel was shown on stage playing his first new song in thirty years, Turn The Lights Back On.
Here is a clip of Joel’s performance:
— Laufey Updates (@LaufeyUpdates) February 5, 2024
Jay-Z Rips The Grammys A New One
Jay-Z ripped the Grammy’s and defended Beyonce in a really cool way for the fact that she has won the most Grammy’s of anyone in history, but has never won Album Of The Year, which makes zero sense:
Jay-Z at the #Grammys: “…[Beyoncé] has more Grammys than anyone and never won album of the year.
Some of you will feel like you were robbed. Some of you will get robbed. Some of you don’t belong in the category! Sorry … when I get nervous, I tell the truth!” pic.twitter.com/1suz8P8APR
— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) February 5, 2024
In the year of the Swift, Taylor Swift winning Album Of The Year felt like a foregone conclusion. Swift didn’t take the stage and endorse Joe Biden. According to the right wing, she’s saving that for after the Chiefs win the Super Bowl next Sunday.
The Grammys are usually one of the more enjoyable awards shows, and 2024 didn’t disappoint.
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