Did You Tune In for Music's Big Night?
February 14, 2012
The 54th annual Grammy Awards were announced Sunday night. Adele stole the spotlight with wins in all 6 of the categories for which she was nominated, including Record of the Year, Album of the Year, and Best Pop Vocal Album for 21; Song of the Year and Best Short Form Music Video for Rolling in the Deep; and Best Pop Performance for Someone Like You.
Other notable winners included: Tony Bennett and Amy Winehouse in the category of Best Pop Duo/Group Performance (Body and Soul); Skrillex for Best Dance Recording and Dance/Electronica album (Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites); the Foo Fighters for Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song for Walk, Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance (White Limo), and Best Rock Album (Wasting Light); and Taylor Swift for Best Country Solo Performance and Best Country Song for Mean.
Of course, the excitement of music's big night was also tempered with loss as those gathered mourned the untimely death of Whitney Houston. Jennifer Hudson honored the late diva with her own rendition of I Will Always Love You.
A quick analysis of this year's Grammys shows us how much weight we place on feeling. A voice can reduce us to awe. We can lose ourselves in the right song. A departed music icon can leave us longing. Expression without rhythm is so often limited. Music though, is the universal language that masters (and remasters) communication and brings us together.
Here at the Library, we think music is a beautiful thing, and we work hard to build a collection that is responsive to your needs.
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Music means something different to us all. Why is it important to you?
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