LOS ANGELES — the ceremony of The Grammy awards began on Sunday night.
The gala is hosted by the singer Alicia Keys. She invited Lady Gaga, Jada Pinkett Smith, Jennifer Lopez and Michelle Obama to come and explain what the music meant to each of them.
The arrival of the former first lady raised the crowd, even more than the stars that had preceded it. She told how the albums of the house of Motown had helped her during her youth in Chicago.
“We love country, rap, or rock, the music helps us to unveil to the others,” she said.
Camila Cabello then introduced the first musical number, singing his successful Havana in a scene wanting to remember the streets in cuba. Several artists came to join : Young Thug, Ricky Martin and J Balvin.
The first trophy of the evening was handed over to the duo Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper for the performance pop by a duo/group. The singer seemed very touched by the amount on the scene to pick up the prize.
Earlier, canadian artists have been rewarded at the gala event “off waveform” of the Grammy awards presented in the afternoon.
As well, the violinist of manitoba, James Ehnes has won the Grammy awarded to the best classical album by a soloist. The room that he interpreted the concerto of violin Aaron Jay Kernis, has also received the Grammy for best contemporary composition.
Singer from toronto Daniel Caesar received the first Grammy of his career in the category “best performance R&B” for the song’s Best Part. He shares this honor with singer H. E. R. (Gabriella Wilson) for the song Best.
The artistic director of montreal’s Willo Perron won a Grammy in the category “most beautiful presentation”, for the album of the singer St. Vincent Masseduction.
The producer Greg Wells, a native of Peterborough, Ontario, was honored for his contributions to the soundtrack of the film The master of the scene. It was part of the team of musicians who have chosen the songs found in the film starring Hugh Jackman.
The quartet Opium Moon, which is part of the violinist in the american-canadian Lili Haydn, has been awarded in the category “album of new age music of the year” for her cd of the same name.
Quebec pianist Marc-André Hamelin, and his colleague Leif Ove Andsnes – in nomination in the category “chamber music or small ensemble” for the album The Rite of spring, concerto for two pianos – have returned empty-handed. We chose the singer Laurie Anderson and the quartet Knonos.
The prégala was facilitated by Shaggy. The jamaican singer has noticed the cold temperature prevailing in California. “I tried to bring you the hot air, but I failed”, he launched to the guests.