What’s to spill about Ms. Bey and Ms. Tina‘s leg shattering and most legendary serving of “Proud Mary” from the 2008 Grammy Awards besides ev….er…..y…..thing.
But since it’s officially Grammys weekend (TGIF, indeed), it’s all about less talkin’ and more struttin’ to the stage to see if you still can replicate those diva rockin’ moves that these fierce, independent music women certainly dished out that night.
Actually, wait, you don’t and you will hurt yourself, so leave it up to these two legends to help us reminisce on a truly incredible live musicmoment that still has most of us on the floor.
So, just watch and enjoy, and again…don’t try it……Ms. Knowlesand Ms. Turner certainly have this one covered like a pair of fancy panty hose on those legendary legs.
For much more entertainment and pop culture diva madness, hit that stage with Philly Mixtaperight here and here.
Okay, so, it’s never the Philly Mixtape intention to rip apart anybody’s world at any time during the groove-filled day, but a week-long Grammys tea without spilling about this performance would be simply unfathomable and a dishonor to our dearly departed, Ms. Whitney Houston.
In other words, grab that Kleenex...now.
It may be still very hard to believe (it is..)but this upcoming February 11th will mark seven years since the tragic passing of our beloved Whitney that fateful night at the Beverly Hills Hotel during Grammys weekend. It also marks that long ago (seriously, how??) that a visibly shaken Jennifer Hudson served, delivered and conquered a haunting tribute to her–and our–idol with a life shattering rendition of “I Will Always Love You” that none of us–not even Whitney her heavenly self–will ever forget anytime soon.
If you have your Nippy pearls handy, put them on before you watch because thy will be clutched when it comes to this incredible Grammy moment.
We will always love you, Ms. Whitney Houston.
The 61st Annual Grammy Awards air this Sunday night, February 10th at 8 pm ET on CBS.
……..and, well, that’s pretty much how it happened at the 1999 Grammy Awards.
Of course, the mucho caliente and ridiculously gigantic IT we’re spilling about here is the Latin Music Explosion (J.Lo!Enrique!Marc!Ay dios mio!) that occurred when the one-and-only Mr. Ricky Martin served us pelvic thrusting life with his Earth shattering performance of his globally gobbling single, “The Cup of Life.”
Although that performance (we’re still on the floor two decades later)was enough to cement the soon-to-be “Livin La Vida Loca” superstar’s arrival into our lives, Ricky oh, so quickly rose to icon status thanks to his new hugely obsessed fan and bestie, Madonna.
The Material Mom (shout out to a then two-and-a-half year old Ms. Lourdes!!) had already rightfully snatched the evening to call her baby, so why not Mr. Martin, too? And that’s what she certainly did.
Already serving us reinvented life with a Geisha draped (and flame twirling!) opening performance of “Nothing Really Matters,” the Kabbalah Kweenalso went to add a few more Grammysto her already shining mantle(s) that blessed evening, including ones for Best Dance Recording for “Ray of Light,” and Best Pop Album for the absolutely still magnificent record of the same name.
But perhaps the best part of it all? This was Madonna’s….get ready…first ever Grammyappearance. Now, that’s some snatching it all, right? Well played, Madge, well-played.
Of course, that’s why we’ll always live for our beloved Queen of Pop and for this truly memorable Grammy moment in music time. And may we always strive to live that vida loca because of it…always.