Welcome to ViralRead’s 2013 live-blog of the Grammys. The night is sure to be filled with lots of surprises so make sure to stay here at ViralRead to get the latest breaking stories of the evening. Jennifer and Jeff will be leading us through the night’s highs, lows, and all the controversy that comes along with it. Coverage begins at 8 PM EST – tune in for all of this year’s action.
LL Cool J closing out the show.
Chuck D, Tom Morello, Travis Barker jamming with LL Cool J.
Coming up: the Ladies Love Cool James!
Brit on Brit love.
Mumford & Sons, “Babel” wins Album of the Year.
Album of the year presented by Adele to MUMFORD AND SONS!
Frank Ocean Forrest Gump complete with video fx footage. And a LOT of pitch problems.
Elton John dedicates tribute to Sandy Hook victims. Sings Take A Load off Annie w Zac Brown, Mumford and more.
In Memoriam tribute. Lots of big losses this year. Adam Yauch. #tear
Brubeck tribute opens with “Take Five”.
JT returns, Elton John, too. Oh, and it looks like Album of the Year is up also.
Very. Classy. Gotye.
Somebody That I Used to Know
WOW. Gotye with the win!
Dressed in dark sunglasses, black leather jacket that looks like some kind of armor…
Time for the top award of the night, Record of the Year.
Monarch butterfly… now a bunch of them… and they fly up the screen behind her.
Fluorescent curliques are now appearing on her dress. Now sparkles…
Carrie’s in a gorgeous, snowy-grey gown.
Dammit! Which one of you kids wrote all over the piano!?
But he was just introducing Carrie Underwood.
Sorry you just lost New Artist. Now go knock em dead kid!
Hunter Hayes, singing at the piano
Funham! that is an award-winning power-couple!
Oh, right… Audience shot of Dunham as Fun. accepted their award. I recognized the tattoos on the arms from the Golden Globes.
Lena Dunham is getting a lot of coverage!
Katie Perry’s shirt is almost non-existent.
Can’t hear a word Katy Perry is saying. I only see…um…
Katie Perry presenting Best New Artist award
Theeeeeeere we go! that was cool.
A blistering, rock ‘n roll medley from Jack and the band!
Naw – he needed to find a drummer who could keep time.
The drummer ain’t Meg White.
Awesomest backing band ever. Jack White.
He’s wearing a black, very Nashville suit, with white sequined flowers on it.
My wife: “Aren’t lumineers fake teeth?”
They introduce Jack White.
Oh… it’s spelled Lumineers. They’re singing “Hey Ho”
Now I know who the young guy was that they keep showing audience shots of… One of the country album nominees, Hunter Hayes, is on a Pepsi ad.
And they’re playing the commercial with the Luminaries song on it.
Coming up… The Luminaries, Jack White, Carrie Underwood
John Mayer is wearing Gene Wilder’s original Willy Wonka jacket he bought at auction.
Rihanna is wearing a gold and white striped tank top, and a long, matching skirt.
“Could You Be Loved”
Rihanna and Ziggy Marley join them.
LOVE this. Sting.
They’re playing “Walking on the Moon” now.
Sting’s in a grey and black suit
Bruno Mars starts the tribute.
Aw yeah! Lets go mon!
Another tease about the Bob Marley tribute.
Herbal Essences commercial plays on jokes about the Mile High Club.
Coming up: Katy Perry, Rihanna and Taylor Swift compare “What I look for in a boyfriend” notes.
Winner: “Uncaged”- Zac Brown Band
Best Country Album up next. Zac Brown band, Hunter Hayes, Jamey Johnson, Miranda Lambert, Time Jumpers
Hands down my fav thing tonight. Girl can SANG!
“You Make Me Feel (Like a Natural Woman)” -King, “Tennessee Waltz” -Page
Becca – you make ME feel like a natural woman.
And doing it better than anyone has done anything else tonight.
Kelly Clarkson now performing the tribute to Carole King and Patti Page.
Well that was…kinda rock n roll.
Standing ovation includes Doogie Howser and Dave Grohl.
Gratuitous shot of John Mayer pointing out to Katy Perry all of his ex girlfriends in the audience.
Audience shot of John Meyer: seems to be enjoying the performance.
Dr. John and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band performing with the Black Keys
CBS managed to make a Grammys commercial for “Two Broke Girls”, like they did for the Super Bowl.
Kelly Clarkson is coming up to perform and pay tribute to the two ladies.
Ravi Shankaar, Patti Page, Carole King all win Lifetime Achievement Awards.
Charlie Haden! Aw yeeeeeah!
Rap/Sung Collaboration: Jay-Z and some other people, including Frank Ocean: “No Church in the Wild”.
Skinny capris and THAT headband. Tomorrow. Me.
Jay Z must be respected!
The stage is almost all dark, just soft white spotlights a few places. Contrast.
One of the hashtags was Jack White. Not bad.
Another somber entry…
Hash tag get on with it.
Rihanna is up next.
She feels strongly about the fashion component of awards shows.
My wife again: “I was insulted by Kelly Clarkson’s dress”.
“Miguel, I don’t know who the hell you are…”?
Kelly Clarkson great attitude, baaaaaad dress.
Audience shot of Miranda Lambert looking non-plussed.
Adam Levine singing this song is hilarious!
Ha, it’s the song from the Inaugural Ball, “This Girl is on Fire”.
Alicia Keys is so much cooler than Adam Levine.
She’s playing drums, a la Sheila E.
My wife just said of Adam Levine “His a**holish-ness takes away from his incredible hotness.”
Alicia Keyes and Maroon 5 is the next act, though Alicia hasn’t appeared yet.
This SHOULD be awesome.
The two Black Keys guys who accepted were dressed like twins: black clothes and leather jackets.
ROCK PERFORMANCE: Black Keys!
Bruce Springsteen has a song?
“Earlier in the day this guy and a bunch of other people got Grammys for stuff we didn’t think you’d all care about at Prime Time.”
I’ll get crucified for it, but Dave Grohl was ALL the talent in Nirvana.
Maybe so, heehee
Opposite of…um…Urban Classic?
What in the world is that guy in Frank Ocean’s row wearing? A Tiger Woods tee-shirt?
Will Chris Brown beat his competition just like…
What’s “Urban Contemporary” anyway?
I’ve wanted to write him off as boy band fodder for years, but he keeps producing. Kid’s just the goods.
I might be too old to appreciate him. Nothing Michael Jackson or Stevie Wonder didn’t do, honestly.
I was gonna be snarky…
Know what – I wanna be snarky, but truthfully, JT is super effing talented.
Being Jay-Z could be awesome for awhile.
Black and white is so awesome on my HI-DEF 60″ COLOR ENHANCING PLASMA SCREEN!
“JT & the Tennessee Kids” Orchestra?
Black and white
Beyonce is dressed down, wow.
Okay, why is ARBYs selling a fish sandwich?
Yes, they were!
Mumford and Sons was pretty awesome tho!
That Bob Marley tribute sounds good, though.
None of the artists mentioned on the tease sound like they’ll “rock”, sadly.
Yeah – very subdued so far. Come on music industry! Destroy some s**t! The most rock n roll moment of the evening was Johnny Depp mumbling for six and a half seconds!
This will likely be the most musical moment of the evening. Enjoy it while you can.
They could pull it off.
I’d kinda dig it if Mumford and Sons did a bluegrass cover of the theme from Sanford and Son.
That’s likely, Jeff.
Did Jay Z just have a scotch in his hand?
Kelly Clarkson thanks God, a guy in Fun thanks Jay-Z…
I kinda love these dudes! Very nice boys…
Dude is tall!
Song of the Year is… We Are Young. Now I’m DEFINITELY buying skinny capris!
Now, this should be interesting… how likely is it that anyone will beat Fun?
That’s how I ROLL Lower!
That MS commercial was the most entertaining thing on the Grammys so far tonight.
Would you pay hundreds of dollars for electronics, then throw it around the room like that, Jeff?
She thanked her “amazing perfect husband”. I’d settle for “that guy who helps out with the kids and makes PB&J’s really quickly…
Agreed. The show needed classing up.
Carrie Underwood is all class.
Did he just rhyme “taste your skin” with “see your grin”? Goodness…
LL Cool J on “American Bandstand”… very cool.
Aw yeeeeah! Old skoooooool!
Saw Bonnie Raitt live in 2001 at Radio City. people forget what a truly awesome slide guitar player she is.
Now, why can’t Bonnie Raitt and John Mayer be performing together?
Check you out!
Nice! My turn-around time on a PB&J sammy during the commercial was legendary!
Hahaha, no kidding.
Rain!?! Arrrrrgh! No! My ’63 Fender Jazzmaster!
Whoa, raining indoors!
I can’t disagree there, Jeff. It was.
Skinny capris. I’m so pulling that off tomorrow!
Amen sister. But dang that Call Me Maybe was contagious…
Well, at least Adele isn’t a fly-by-night singer like a Carly Rae Jesperson.
Best Pop Solo: Adele
Really? Pitbull is still a thing? Time’s up.
Elton John is 65. Good for you Sir Elton! Crushing it.
Elton’s rockin’ it on that piano…
But missed slightly on “Gotye”…
How inspirational! How intimate! We gonna have some songs soon?
LL Cool J pronounced Bruges correctly.
You aren’t supposed to wear white on tv, are you?
Alice in Wonderland meets Alice Cooper? Okaay.
We cannot wait!!!