TVGuide.com's Top 2009 Grammy Moments
If you kept count, 10 awards were given out during the three-and-a-half-hour broadcast of the 51st Grammy Awards. And we bet you've forgotten about all of them by now. We have. But we do remember some other things about the collab- and fruit-heavy show. So, here are 10 Top Moments from Sunday's awards:
10. Best Tribute: Jamie Foxx, Smokey Robinson, Ne-Yo and original Four Tops member Duke Fakir perform a delightful medley of Four Tops classics. The other guys will be proud.
9. Socially Conscious Award... Sort of: Kid Rock sings about kids, church, Alabama, and all the "Amen" goodness... while his mugshot flashes on the screens behind him.
8. Bitter, Party of One: As he and Estelle prepare to present Best New Artist, Kanye West humbly reminds us that the award has gone to some great artists, but "not to either one of us."
7. Best "No Comment" Moment: A fruit-adorned Katy Perry descends onto the stage in a Katy Perry® banana to sing "I Kissed a Girl" (get it?) surrounded by giant rotating fruit and a fruit montage. We, and the audience, are over it.
6. Worst Planning: Travis Barker opens the envelope to announce the Rock Album winner. Did we mention his arm is in a sling?
5. Is It the '90s Again?: Dave Grohl rocks the drums. Boyz II Men is back in action. And Green Day inexplicably shows up to present Album of the Year.
4. Proof It's Not the '90s Again: Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus get "serious" with an acoustic version of Swift's "Fifteen." Swift was a toddler in the early '90s and Cyrus was born in 1992.
3. Parent(-to-Be) of the Year: A 9-months-pregnant M.I.A. (literally — Sunday was her due date) skipped onstage during her performance while rocking a ladybug cut-out leotard. We hope it was inspired by that scene from Mean Girls.
2. Step-Up Award: Justin Timberlake gets called into action for the Al Green medley following Chris Brown's cancellation. Just think, five years ago, he was definitely not the Grammys' go-to guy.
1. Double-O: Whitney Houston, who receives a standing ovation, presents R&B Album to Jennifer Hudson, who later brings the audience to their feet with a stirring rendition of "You Pulled Me Through."
What were your top moments from the Grammys?