The 2013 Grammy Awards took place yesterday, amid CBS’ concerns over “female breast nipples” and (I assume) speculation as to who human scumbug Chris Brown might punch, and the awards confirmed their complete irrelevance by naming Mumford & Sons’ dismal Babel as Album of the Year. The proceedings did provide a few rare highlights, however, with performances from nominated artists Frank Ocean, Jack White, Miguel and The Black Keys. Ocean — whose Channel Orange was actually the album of the year — delivered a curious solo rendition of ‘Forrest Gump’, Jack White brought both his all-female and all-male bands to tear through Blunderbuss singles ‘Love Interruption‘ and ‘Freedom at 21‘, Miguel belted out what had to be the performance of the night with ‘Adorn‘ (joined by an unnecessary Wiz Khalifa), and The Black Keys — now completely unrecognisable from the two-piece garage-blues band we used to know — trotted out a rather bloated ‘Lonely Boy‘ with Dr. John and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. Justin Timberlake also took the stage to unveil his great comeback single ‘Suit & Tie’, joined by an equally dapper Jay-Z for a pretty terrific performance, and you can check out videos of each below.
Watch Frank Ocean perform ‘Forrest Gump’ below (via Mr. World Premiere).
Watch Jack White perform ‘Love Interruption’ and ‘Freedom at 21’ below (via Consequence of Sound).
Watch Justin Timberlake perform ‘Suit and Tie’ below, ft. Jay-Z (via Mr. World Premiere).
Watch Miguel perform ‘Adorn’ with Wiz Khalifa below (via Mr. World Premiere).
Watch The Black Keys perform ‘Lonely Boy’ with Dr. John and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band below (via Mr. World Premiere).