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Madonna at the Grammy awards – Reviews

BEST: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Madonna, Queen Latifah
The Grammys is usually where artists strive to please everyone. But despite knowing full well that the issue of same sex marriage is still hotly debated across the country, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis still performed “Same Love” with pride and commitment before marrying 33 couples of both mixed and same sex. It wasn’t just a performance, it was a statement. And whether gay or straight, who wouldn’t want Madonna to sing “Open Your Heart” at their wedding? New York Post

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis — The pair made history with their performance of the hit “Same Love.” While the openly gay author of the song’s chorus, Mary Lambert, crooned the main hook, 33 real life couples — some straight, some gay — exchanged rings in a make-shift wedding. During the ceremony, guest star Madonna worked in her old hit “Open Your Heart.” As an early supporter of gay rights, she fit in seamlessly. New York Daily News

The mass of couples exchanged rings at the same time as the singer pronounced them wed while Madonna emerged to sing her classic “Open Your Heart.” The Material Girl changed into a white Ralph Lauren suit for the ground-breaking performance after wearing a dramatic black tux on the carpet. Hollywood Reporter

Madonna may be controversial at times, but she proved her heart to be in the right place, as she donned a cowboy hat at this year’s Grammy Awards, to sing her hit ‘Open Your Heart’ gospel-style as the soundtrack to 33 weddings, live in the arena. Huffington Post UK

But even if he didn’t win any actual Grammys, Lamar still won the night – his collaboration with Imagine Dragons was electrifying – the most exciting performance, and more eye-opening even than Queen Latifah plus a curiously geriatric looking Madonna dressed as Colonel Sanders presiding over a mass wedding of 33 gay and straight couples. It may have felt like a mass hallucination, but the marriages – a coda to Macklemore’s performance of gay marriage anthem Same Love – were apparently completely legitimate. Guardian

The performance, which took place near the end of the show, was one of the more sentimental sets of the evening. “This song is a love song, not for some of us, but for all of us,” Latifah said before introducing Macklemore and Lewis. From there, the rapper unveiled the gospel-infused track amid a church-inspired atmosphere. MTV

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis took their tear-jerker hit “Same Love” to new heights Sunday night when they were joined on stage for a performance of the song featuring Mary Lambert, Queen Latifah and Madonna. If that powerhouse line up weren’t enough, 33 gay, straight and lesbian couples in the audience were simultaneously married under Latifah’s command. Katy Perry caught a bouquet as the newlyweds received a standing ovation, and Ketih Urban wiped a tear from his eye. NBC

A legendary collaboration took place at the 2014 Grammy Awards, which aired live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Jan. 26. Pop icon Madonna took the stage with rapper Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and featured vocalist Mary Lambert to sing the marriage-equality anthem “Same Love.” US Magazine

Madonna wowed the Staples Center crowd by joining Macklemore & Ryan Lewis for an emotional rendition of “Same Love” that featured Queen Latifah marrying 34 couples–gay, straight, young, old–during the song. Forbes

And if this wasn’t enough to make our hearts swell, out came none other than Madonna to give the ceremony her official sanction. The Mighty M donned an all-white suit and cowboy hat, looking like heaven’s most androgynous angel, to sing a version of her classic “Open Your Heart,” arranged in the key of the traditional wedding march, while backed by a gospel choir before joining Lambert for a snippet of “Same Love.” Queerty

The show-stopping moment of the 56th annual Grammy Awards was the live nuptials of 33 couples, a mix of gay and straight, who tied the knot during a performance of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ same-sex marriage anthem “Same Love.”
Queen Latifah officiated the ceremony, while Madonna joined the crowd on stage for “Same Love” and a rendition of “Open Your Heart.” The moment marked a remarkably overt political statement for the Grammycast, albeit one for a cause that has broad support throughout the entertainment industry. Variety

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  • sweetie

    Twinks confused elated with pride. Stupid we know the struggle of LGBT.
    Besides mister Macklemore going. Appease racist of media and record labels. Whom still refuse acknowledge LGBT. Audience were people don’t need. Publicity stunts of Macklemore or Madonna. To abuse trust Macklemore you never. Got it on with a guys. So many addicts not sexual
    addiction. Pull tricks to receive narcotics. Your decision live in denial ass!
    Cute nice lips for kissing your. Frat boy toy for some wear nice. Briefs pose
    as Marky Mark poster trash! Laughing ha ha believe you don’t really care.
    Selling your bisexually to confused suburban. People saying there straight!

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  • a

    Thats a nice personal emotional comment tow the line

  • a

    its a good comment tow the line welcom to fan club

  • tiffany bell

    These critics are being much too kind. Typical mainstream hack writing.

  • Mike

    With a screen name of ‘WhatisMDNA’ I think your point is worthless… Most of the ‘negative reviews’ came from haters on twitter or facebook. Hardly reputable NEWS sources…

  • de Sascha

    Positive reviews from major newspapers…

  • I tow the line

    I am proud of Madonna. She looked and sounded beautiful, and she was there for others. This WhatidMDNA person can say what she will, but Madonna shone bright last night, and it had nothing to do with her. She did it for marriage equality.

  • WhatIsMDNA?

    Funny how to choose to post those very few positive reviews, and decided to ignore mass of negative reviews… Madonna was once again slammed for her horrid vocals, use of gays for promoting herself, and list goes on and on…

    • Pera

      a) I only posted relevant news sources, bot some random blogs
      b) The only negative review I found was Guardian and it was posted here

    • Music lover

      Really, where are these ‘legitimate’ reviews then? Which well known newspaper/magazine? Or are you referring to HATE on twitter or blogs and you believe THAT to be a legitimate source. To be honest, these negative views are most likely your own.

    • Brad Sprigler

      This is probably a post from a lil monster who is just pissed that GaGa’s last album flopped and she wasn’t nominated for a single Grammy-even after hyping “Artflop” for 6 months & spending 25 million to promote it!