From the stunning opening number performed by Beyoncé to the emotional ceremony when 33 couples wed during the Grammy Awards 2014, the biggest musical event of the year offered plenty of GIF-able moments. See the best moments from the 2014 Grammys, that rocked the stage of Los Angeles’ Staples Center.
Beyoncé Performs with a Chair and Jay Z
The show started off hot and steamy with the most memorable chair performance since Clint Eastwood had an imaginary conversation with the piece of furniture. Beyoncé opened the ceremony with a performance of “Drunk in Love”, the second single from her 2013 self-titled visual album. Rocking the wet look, Beyoncé rocked the stage and was later joined by her husband, Jay-Z for a few more steamy moments.
Most Bizarre Red Carpet Moment
Slipknot drummer Shawn Crahan, known by his stage name Clown #6, shocked the paparazzi on the red carpet. Instead of glamor, the 42-year old went for a gimmick worthy of the MTV VMAs, wearing his clown mask. He was joined by wife Chantel and daughter Gabrielle who looked non-plussed by the disturbing clown mask with orange hair.
Taylor Swift Shows Off
The young singer was responsible for many GIF-able moments at the 2014 Grammys. After showing off her “bullet-proof” gown on the red carpet, Taylor Swift joined Ryan Seacrest for a short interview and mimicked Jennifer Lawrence’s photobomb moment from the 2014 Golden Globes.
On stage, Taylor brought a bit of heavy metal in her performance, head-banging in a was that truly seemed sincere.
When she wasn’t busy getting her picture taken or performing, Swift spent the night showing off her dance moves during the other performances and even giving Kacey Musgraves a standing ovation as the artist won the award for Best Country Album and Best Country Song, beating Taylor in both categories.
Katy Perry Performs “Dark Horse”
Taking the stage to perform her newest single, “Dark Horse”, Katy Perry had her share of GIF-able moments at the Grammys 2014 thanks to the luminescent cross emblazoned on her top and her complex choreography. With dark and gothic art direction, Katy Perry also faced the titular horse on stage before being joined by Juicy J.
Lorde Acceptance Speech
The 17 year old singer could barely was truly overwhelmed by winning the Grammy for Best Solo Pop Performance and even more shocked at “Royals” winning the prize for Song of the Year at the Grammys. As the first New Zealand solo artist to have a number one song in the United States, Lorde was clearly nervous, but she managed to pull herself together despite letting a few GIF-able moments slip.
Pink Goes Acrobatic… Again
Pink’s performance at the 2014 Grammys might have been remembered as more of the same, since the singer has already gotten her fans used to stunning acrobatics. At the Grammy ceremony, Pink managed to take it up a notch with her breathtaking dance in which she balanced a male dancer on her muscular thighs.
Jay Z Turns Grammy into Child’s Toy
Beyoncé and Jay Z’s home might need an extension soon for all the awards the power couple have gathered throughout the years, but the rappers has an even better solution. When winning the Grammy for Best Rap/Sung collaboration (“Holy Grail” featuring Justin Timberlake), he reminded the entire audience that his daughter is the most important thing in his life.
Steven Tyler Goes Disco
The Aerosmith frontman busted a move during Daft Punk’s live performance and showed off his “dad” dance moves.
Ringo and Paul Perform Together
As the only living members of The Beatles, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr can make any performance together a historic event and that’s just what they did for one of the best moments at the 2014 Grammys.
Queen Latifah Leads Mass Wedding
33 couples, same-sex and straight, said “I do” during the Grammy Awards 2014. The ceremony was performed by Queen Latifah, who joined Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Mary Lamber, and Madonna on stage for the touching moment. The “Same Love” performance was truly the tear-jerker of the evening and solidified its status as an equality anthem.