Gotta Watch: Grammys 53.0
Lady Gaga emerges from her egg to perform at Sunday's 53rd Annual Grammy Awards.
February 14th, 2011
11:40 AM ET

Gotta Watch: Grammys 53.0

Paging Dr. Dre - If book club kept you from catching the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards last night, fret not. We've condensed the entire ceremony into two minutes. Just add water and get ready to Google Arcade Fire.

The Grammys is an opportunity for musicians who are known for dressing strange to take it up a notch, or twelve. This year's red carpet did not disappoint. Rihanna showed up as a pipe cleaner, Lady Gaga hatched with horns, Katy Perry flashed plumage and Black Eyed Peas rapper Taboo accessorized with a tasteful placement of his new self-help book. Did anyone tell these people they would have to sit for three hours?

The future of Bieber - So, chances are you spent a good portion of the evening and this morning cursing the gods of music for robbing Justin Bieber of music's greatest honor. Don't worry. Some of pop's biggest stars think he'll be just fine. Music elite weigh in on where Bieber fever might be in a decade.

Bieber beater - Before you send that email to the editor of Tiger Beat complaining about Bieber's highway robbery, take a look at the woman who did win "Best New Artist." Here name is Esperanza Spalding, and she might just have you singing a different tune.

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  1. AMERICA 1st

    Whats an espeanza spaulding? sounds like some new stomach disease!

    February 14, 2011 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jinda

      I thought they were Spanish tennis balls.

      February 14, 2011 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Spazumo Osaka

      Umm... someone with actual TALENT who makes actual MUSIC, rather than a flash-in-the-pan mop head with a legion of obsessed children who think he craps gold.

      February 14, 2011 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • The Wraith

      She is the person who beat out Beiber for best new artist... showing us that the U.S. still likes talent over flash.
      @Beiber... Donny Osmond called... he wants his hair-do back.

      February 14, 2011 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • justme

      She is a jazz musician who, unlike Justin Bieber, can actually perform. Justin has been so over dubbed you don't know what you listening to anymore, and if they continue to dub him like they do they might want to let him listen to it before trying to lip synch it.

      February 14, 2011 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Bob

    I thought they were spanish balls.

    February 14, 2011 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sutler

      Swedish Meatballs?

      February 14, 2011 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  3. The Wraith

    For the masses...
    Esperanza means Hope or Expectation, which is something the capitalist music industy has been missing for years.

    February 14, 2011 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ms.Wise

      good.. finally somebody gave the meaning... and what does spalding mean? just wondering... not necessary that every name should have a meaning.. but it will be nice to know if it has one.

      February 14, 2011 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Joel

    Where was Mick Jagger or Barbra in the recap?

    February 14, 2011 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  5. XWngLady

    In 10 years Justin Beiber will still only be 26 years old....its nice to see that he is so successful at such a young age, but he's got some time to season his talent and his music a little bit and still have plenty of opportunity to be a hearthrob to tweens, teens and young adults.

    February 14, 2011 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cathy

      Damn that is the best comment I have seen on this board. Good music touches the soul. It takes a considerable amount of both life experience and the constant honing of one's talent. Now my favorite young people are Joss Stone and, Jonny Lang, These kids showed up with all of the hooks and licks and they are phenomenal, let these little chirren get some age on them and they will sucking up all the grammys.

      February 14, 2011 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Bob

    eww cool, little bieber has all the 10 year old girls liking him. Big deal, doesn't deserve a grammy.

    February 14, 2011 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Bob

    I mean his balls probably haven't dropped and he's singing about love.

    February 14, 2011 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • dondondon

      ever hear of stevie wonder? perhaps Michael jackson, talented people at an early age. no reason to criticize their talent just because they are (were) young and have more girls gushing over them in a day then you will have your whole life..
      if you have nothing to say, you shouldn't say it...

      February 14, 2011 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Eric Nicolas

    Esperanza Spalding is that rarity at the Grammys – an actual musician with talent and skill. She didn't have to climb out of anything or attach anything to her head or use profanity or show her junk. She plays and sings. The novelty is thrilling.

    February 14, 2011 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • truthinrock

      You hit the nail on the head!

      February 14, 2011 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
  9. raven

    Lady GaGas egg entrance reminded me of when the guy got trapped in his wierd pod thingy in Spinal Tap. I expected her to start dancin around a lil dinky Stonehenge.

    February 14, 2011 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Mark Johnson

    Who was that guy coming out of the egg? Wow that dude was scary looking! Yeesh!

    February 14, 2011 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
  11. RICK

    Talk to me after youre 5 th lp

    February 14, 2011 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
  12. MP1SG

    Not that I like JB by any means, but how is Esperanza the "Best New Artist" when she's been making albums since 2006?

    February 14, 2011 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chris

      If I'm not mistaken her 2005 and 2008 albums were self releases. Her album from 2010 was her first as a signed solo artist on an actual record label.

      February 14, 2011 at 5:40 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Joseph McIver

    Hyper-Greed is nauseating.
    Even more-so when the networks passes it off as "news"

    February 14, 2011 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Chris

    I think I was one of the few who knew who she was before last night. I've been a fan of hers since she appeared on Stanley Clarke's "The Toys of Men" album from 2005. I loved seeing her win last night. It was just an added bonus that lady gaga and beiber Lost to her.

    February 14, 2011 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse |
  15. justme

    wonderfully put

    February 14, 2011 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
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