5 Performances You Shouldn't Miss at the 2014 Grammy Awards

Beyonce and Jay Z's electrifying duet, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis's moving set, and 3 more performances you shouldn't miss at this year's Grammy Awards!
by Ayessa De La Peña   |  Jan 27, 2014
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Music's first couple Beyonce and Jay Z opened the Grammy Awards with their electrifying duet "Drunk in Love." The couple are nominated for best rap/sung collaboration for "Part II (On The Run)." Jay Z also took home the award for best rap/sung collaboration with Justin Timberlake for "Holy Grail."

Taylor Swift gave a breezy performance of her song "All Too Well." Taylor was up for four awards this year: best country/duo performance for "Highway Don't Care," best country song for "Begin Again," best country album for Red, and album of the year also for Red.

New Zealand singer Lorde stunned everyone with her powerful vocals as she sang her breakout hit "Royals." She won the awards for best pop solo performance and song of the year for the song, too.

We also loved Lorde's acceptance speech. After acknowledging fellow nominees Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake, Sara Bareilles, and Bruno Mars, she reminds us that she is a teenager and is probably trying to make sense of what just happened. Thought bubble: OMG, I won a Grammy. I can't even. Watch the 17-year-old singer accept her award below!


Sara Bareilles sang "Brave" with music legend Carole King. Sara's album The Blessed Unrest was nominated for album of the year, while "Brave" was nominated for best pop solo performance.

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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Mary Lambert, and Madonna's moving performance of "Same Love" was filled with emotions as it also featured the on-air weddings of 33 couples, officiated by Queen Latifah. "Same Love" became an anthem for the LGBT community's fight for marriage equality last year. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis took home four awards at this year's Grammy Awards: best rap album for The Heist, best rap song for "Thrift Shop," best rap performance for "The Heist," and best new artist.

For the complete list of winners in this year's Grammy Awards, you can go here.

What do you think of this year's Grammy Awards, Candy Girls? Did your fave artists win? Tell us by commenting below or tweet us @candymagdotcom! We'd love to hear from you!

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