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The Grammys have gone through a lot of controversy for the past couple of weeks. At one point, there was concern that there would be no host for the annual award show. Singer and songwriter Alicia Keys took the host position, and she certainly had some expectations to live up to.

So, how did the Grammys turn out?

Camila Cabello opened the Grammys Awards with her smash single, “Havana.” The playhouse stage set brought her song to life. With different colored lights and Latin flavor, Cabello’s performance set an energetic tone for the remainder of the night


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Alicia Keys did not fail to disappoint by entering the stage in a green jumpsuit. Keys gave words of encouragement to the performers for the night, and she also brought along very influential women to tell the audience about the impact music has on their lives. Some of these women included: Lady Gaga, Jada Pinkett-Smith, former first lady Michelle Obama, and Jennifer Lopez. Jennifer Lopez said, “…It reminds me where I come from, but it also reminds me of all the places that I can go. Music has always been the place where we can all feel truly free.” The speech ended with Mrs. Obama saying, “Music has always helped me tell my story.”


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Miley Cyrus performed the song “Jolene” with Dolly Parton. The two sang the duet perfectly, and lots of people were singing along (including me).



Cardi B opened her set with her single “Money.” The song, being the first after giving birth to her daughter Kulture, has climbed the charts, reaching number 13 on Billboard Hot 100 chart. Cardi B rapped and danced in her skin tight cheetah print one piece on a sparkly grand piano, showing us that she’s not going anywhere anytime soon. The rapper later took home a Grammy for her rap album “Invasion of Privacy.”



Alicia Keys later returned to the stage, opening with “Killing Me Softy (with His Song).” She effortlessly played the song on two pianos. The R&B singer then followed with “Lucid Dreams” by Juice WRLD. Later, she mashed up the hit song “In My Feelings” by Drake, with British singer Ella Mai’s hit single “Boo’d Up”.



The Jennifer Lopez Motown tribute definitely did not cease to amaze. Her energy and phenomenal dance moves electrified the stage.



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The Grammy Awards were full of energy this year, from the performers, to the emotional speeches, even the clips of the audience singing and dancing along. Almost every artist that accepted an award said something that could inspire younger generations. Ultimately, the takeaway from The Grammy’s is that persistence truly is key in any area of life, but especially in your career. 

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