The WINs and FAILs of Grammy 2013


| February 11, 2013 - 5:31 am

Unlike 2012’s Grammy Awards, in which Adele swept the show with six gramophones, this year’s awards had no unanimous victor. Yet the ceremony itself had a fair share of peak moments and epic fails. Check out this year’s report card.


  • Taylor Swift disses ex-boyfriend Harry Styles of One Direction via faux Brit accent
  • J. Lo’s right leg
  • Rihanna’s boosted pipes and stripped down performance of “Stay”
  • Katy Perry celebrates “twos day” on a Sunday (giggity!)
  • Prince’s pimp cane and strut
  • Justin Timberlake’s grand Grammy return (in sepia)
  • Jay-Z clowns The-Dream’s headwear, shouts out the swap meet
  • Nas’ cuban link chain on his suit pocket
  • Amber Rose’s 38-monthweek preggo shots
  • The Robert Glasper Experiment gets its just due with Best R&B Album win
  • Miguel adorns Grammys with brilliant performance
  • Kelly Clarkson’s acceptance speech (“Miguel, I don’t know who the hell you are, but we need to sing together. I mean, good god, that was the sexiest damn thing I’ve ever seen. What?”)
  • Hip-Hop closes out the show…

  • Closing act is LL Cool J…who is cut short
  • Sean Paul uncooperative mohawk
  • Fun. thanking everyone except collaborator Janelle Monae, who didn’t take the stage for their “We Are Young” win
  • 2 Chainz dresses like Zorro
  • Chris Brown’s sore loser steez after Frank Ocean wins Best Urban Contemporary Album
  • Nas goes home empty handed yet again
  • deadmau5 self censoring his hat with tape (“Your shit bums me out.”)
  • Bruno Mars performing his own song during a Bob Marley tribute
  • Miguel and Wiz Khalifa’s matching threads
  • Singer Kerli’s weirdo look substitutes for Lady Gaga
  • LL Cool J’s history-class anecdotes