Grammys Award Big Night to Beyonce, Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift wasn’t exactly on her game when performing an offkey disaster with Stevie Nicks at the 2010 Grammys, but it didn’t seem to matter as she went home with the coveted Album of the Year honors for ‘Fearless.’ At the ripe old age of 20, she becomes the youngest artist to win the award, and the best part is she didn’t have to contend with Kanye West storming the stage to put his two cents in. Taylor took home three Grammys before the night was finished.
Beyonce also took the ceremony hostage as she took home 6 Grammy Awards which was a record by a woman artist. Among her accolades were best female pop vocal performance and song of the year for “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It).”
Lady Gaga opened the evening in style with a theatrical performance of her hit single “Poker Face” and was joined by Sir Elton John. Other performances during the evening failed to live up to bar Gaga set. Pink had an ill-advised stripper-meets-Cirque du Soleil moment. Eminem, Lil Wayne and Drake kept the CBS editors working overtime to screen out of overflow of obscenity.
Other notable winners included Zac Brown Band as best new artist and Kings of Leon for Record of the Year for “Use Somebody,” a big upset considering their competition — Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Black Eyed Peas and Lady Gaga. Lionel Richie presented a lifetime achievement award for Michael Jackson to his children yet no apology for the lackluster tribute performance by the likes of Jennifer Hudson, Usher and Carrie Underwood.