Grammys Open Post: Hosted by Queen Beyonce’s world domination

Ah, Beyonce. I’m disappointed! But I’m disappointed because the rumor mill was working overtime last week, with multiple sources claiming that FLOTUS Michelle Obama had scored her second Vogue cover, the March “Power Issue”. Considering Anna Wintour is so tight with the Obamas (Wintour was one of Obama’s top bundlers/fundraisers), I really was expecting to see a cover full of first lady bangs. But instead I get Beyonce! Just as well. If I had a Vogue cover full of bangs, I wouldn’t know what to say about it.

So Beyonce covers the March “Power Issue” it seems. I guess it’s not completely 100% – this wasn’t leaked by Vogue or anything, and God knows, it could be Photoshopped, although I don’t think it is. I think Bey is just continuing on her path of total world and media domination. Allegedly, Beyonce will be at tonight’s Grammys. Remember when everybody thought she would be at last year’s Grammys too? She and Jay-Z released Blue Ivy’s first photos and everybody was expecting them to show up but they never came. Probably because Bey knew she’d be losing big-time to Adele. Speaking of, Adele is going to be there too, allegedly. You know Beyonce and Adele are sort of close, right? Adele has said that they’ve met several times and she (Adele) loves Bey.

So, will Beyonce be able to achieve complete Grammy domination if people like Rihanna, Adele, Taylor Swift and The Black Keys are around? Oooh, I had forgotten about The Black Keys. They’re my favorite!!! Anyway, this is your Open Post to discuss all things Grammys. We’ll have lots of coverage tomorrow, in addition to lots of BAFTA coverage too.

Cover courtesy of Vogue, additional photos courtesy of Beyonce’s Tumblr.

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  1. Riana says:

    World domination is right, though I think that’s just how music changed over the years. If you don’t have a side source of income these days you’re not dominating. Same way everyone has a perfume, its just about extra income and branding. The bigger the brand the more of the music world and general culture you dominate.

    Beyonce just tries to be ahead of everyone and I think what little ground she lost while pregnant (ironic) is what is pushing her to act like she runs it all.

    • Garvels says:

      Due to your post,I think I figured out why singers like Beyonce,Taylor Swift etc.. grate on my nerves….these artists have lost touch with what their craft is all about and that is music. I am so tired of the Kardashian culture where everything is about PR and branding and being connected to every product known to mankind. With these artists,it is all about the money and fame and less about the music.

      • Bette says:

        I agree, Garvels. For years it’s been a given that an artist’s image & looks are a big part of their career, but now it seems like it’s practically the ONLY thing. And most of the time when you read people’s opinions about an artist on a site like this or any entertainment site, the majority of opinions are based on what people perceive of the artist’s personal life and/or “brand”, not what they think of their music or their work (this applies to actors as well as music artists, I think). It’s sad.

  2. em(original) says:

    I’m not a fan, but Beyonce looks lovely on that cover.

  3. Camille (TheOriginal) says:

    I’m so PO’d that no channel is playing the Grammys today in New Zealand. I really, really, really wanted to watch it for Frank Ocean and Adele.
    I hope that Frank Ocean wins everything that he is nominated for, especially anything that is up against Fist Clown!

  4. ronnie says:

    Yay! CB makes awards shows so fun!

    Beyonce has always seemed weak to me. Boring and weak. A vain, bleh person.

    OMG and that superbowl performance! ARGH shes always swinging her weave up and down and around like a lunatic.
    What was with that? When Jay Z told her she needed to Swing to win over the power players in Hollywood I think she got a lil confused…

    • Emma - the JP Lover says:

      @Ronnie, who wrote: ” ARGH shes always swinging her weave up and down and around like a lunatic.”

      Tina Turner and the Ikettes did that for years and no one complained. Tina and the girls shook and swung their hair/weaves/wigs ‘and’ their butts and gyrated their way around the stage, in short dresses up to their assets, no less … no one said boo.

  5. Anna-fo-Fanna says:

    Did guys see Amber Rose? She looks ready to pop! And very happy.

  6. LittleMissy says:

    Gosh! so tired of hearing about Beyhasbeen….seriously this girl seems to have nothing but air between the ears

  7. Krissie says:

    I can’t get over what they did with her mouth. This is just another underwhelming Vogue cover. I can’t recall the last time vogue has had an interesting cover subject (besides Meryl) it’s always a bunch of self absorbed, milquetoast starlets with nothing outstanding or inspirational about them. I can’t wait until Wintours reign of terror (boredom) is over. She’s so overrated. Plus, there is something very unlikable about beyonce. Oh and this woman claims she is 31? Righttttt.

  8. Camille (TheOriginal) says:

    LOL at JLo doing ‘The Leg’.

    La Jolie really did start a trend didn’t she lol.

  9. kim says:

    Beyonce is boring and predictable, love that they Photoshopped her Blake lively laugh lines though! Makes her look better and who doesn’t want to look good on vogue?

  10. Kim says:

    Congrats B on Vogue cover.Jay-z and B will be on front row next to Justin and Jessica.So get ready.LOl Haters gone Hate Good Luck Frank Ocean and Miguel.Later

  11. Nev says:

    JLO Wow!!! Soooo hot!
    Amber Rose looked really beautiful!!!

  12. Lily25 says:

    I think the claim Beyonce didn’t attend the Grammys last year because “she would lose big time to Adele” is false. If I remember correctly Beyonce either had no nominations or was in only r&b categories. They wouldn’t be head to head. Is Beyonce even nominated this year? Her last album came out a couple of years ago. So no she won’t be dominating this year.

  13. Sarabeth says:

    Can we talk about how ten kinds of ugly Swifty’s dress is?

  14. Chelsea's handler says:

    Goyte! Two awards and counting.

  15. LAK says:

    So sorry to hijack this post BUT I AM STILL DANCING OVER HERE that Emmanuelle Riva won the BAFTA for best actress. Onward to an Oscar upset!!!!! yes!!!!

  16. Jayna says:

    Kelly Rowland is slammin in that dress.

  17. Susie (1 of 3) says:

    Is there something wrong with Faith Hill’s mouth? Dental surgery?

  18. DreamyK says:

    Oh, Adele. Girl, no. You look like an old musty pillow in grandma the Cat Lady’s house. ><

  19. Alyssa says:

    Katy perry looks so much better when she isn’t wearing ridiculous costumes. Not really a fan of her but I like her dress, even with her boobs hanging out!

  20. Jayna says:

    Rhianna’s dress is soooo pretty on her. Perfection.

  21. Lucy says:

    Rihanna I can see your nipple rings! Pasties are your friend

  22. lisa2 says:

    I don’t like JLO’s look at all. I hate that high ponytail bun.

    Adele made a terrible choice. It looks like a rug kind of. Don’t like it.

    Rihanna looked great in red.. I missed most of the RC. OH well.

  23. Redd says:

    Im really hoping for Jack White to win for Blunderbuss, he is due to win….Faith Hill looks like cocaine has caused her some dental problems.

  24. Jayna says:

    Taylor lipsynching and singing along to a heavy backing track or backup singers in places to an awful teen song hit as the opening. Yawn.

  25. Marjalane says:

    Did Taylor Swift just lip 90% of that song?

  26. InVain says:

    Taylor, stop walking around like that. And if you’re going to try to hold out a note…
    well, nevermind, maybe you shouldn’t.

  27. Jayna says:

    I found Beyonce’s jumpsuit or whatever it was boring.

  28. Kim says:

    Adele looks like a hot mess but I still love her.Breezy looks good cleaned up in all white

  29. Laura says:

    I can understand why Beyonce gets on a lot of people’s nerves. Personally, I am disappointed in her choice to wear leather and fur. She has a lot of money and access to other non-animal materials for her clothing. She is in a position to make a strong statement against it…but I guess she thinks it’s an acceptable practice to wear the fur and skin of other animals…

    That being said, I rather enjoy her music and voice. She reminds me of Diana Ross. I think my favourite song of Bey’s is “I Was Here”…the song has a lot of meaning in it and showcases her powerful voice. I also enjoyed her in Destiny’s Child and think she is an okay actress. And of course, she is a pretty lady.

    As for the Grammy’s – well, I applaud the memo to performers and presenters about having to dress modestly. I am so tired of people dressing like trash/whores at award shows. I think it is an occasion for one to dress as nice as possible, as a show of respect for the awards.

    I just watched the opening act and monologue of LL Cool J…I think Taylor Swift is adorable, but honestly, her voice/presence is not strong enough for her to be the opening act. It made me wish that they could have revived Michael Jackson (80s era MJ) to open the show and had a photo of Taylor, instead of vise versa! MJ’s 1988 performance was beyond amazing! Here’s hoping the rest of the show is decent…

    • Jayna says:

      Bey is on my last nerve, but I think she is very talented and drven. And one of my favorite songs is I Was Here of hers also. She performed all those songs off 4 exellently in promotions. I wouldn’t compare her to Diana Ross, though.

    • Irishae says:

      I agree with everything you said. I think Beyonce has potential that she isn’t tapping into. She could be much more–and I don’t mean MOAR weaves! or MOAR fierce! –but more “substance.” To do that she needs to get over herself and it doesn’t look like that’s going to happen anytime soon.

  30. Jayna says:

    Miranda’s dress is not flattering on her from the waist down. The dress is too short and tight for her hips and legs. But she has such a pretty face and never heavily caked-on makeup like Carrie Underwood.

  31. Lemony says:

    Kaiser, I’m glad you like The Black Keys, I love them too. Good luck to them, Jack White, & Alabama Shakes. Kelly Rowland is wearing the hell outta that sexy dress. I don’t understand J Lo’s “look”. Rihanna looks pretty! Faith Hill said she was having problems w/ her teeth & had to get braces a few months back.

  32. Marjalane says:

    Who do we blame for this mess? The Grammy people, CBS, crappy musicians? It’s really bad this year!

  33. Layale says:

    Whoa…is it just me, or does Faith Hill look out-of-it?

  34. vvvoid says:

    I think Wiz Khalifa is a way better match for Amber Rose than Kanye West. She seems happy and alive and so loved, with Kanye she seemed devoid of life and personality and that’s obviously not her natural state of being. Wiz looks like a doting partner and father to be, I kind of love him.

  35. vvvoid says:

    Did any of you guys see the interview where Chris Brown admits his music is gimmicky and that he could do better and hopes to? I hate him but that was surprisingly mature and humble. Reminds me of when and why I used to like him as an artist.

    • Nina says:

      It’s true. Artists have no choice but to play into EDM (electronic dance music) if they want to stay relevant. I don’t listen to the radio but I turned it to the hip hop station the other day and they were playing Swedish House Mafia.

      • vvvoid says:

        I agree. I’m not going to be a Chris Brown stan any time in this lifetime after what he did but I was surprised to see him openly state that. I’d be surprised to see any mainstream artists say something like that but especially the terminally immature Chris Brown.

  36. Mar says:

    I can’t decide how I feel about Beyonce. While I do think she is beautiful and talented, I don’t really love her music and her voice gets on my nerves. She has a lot of good things going on but yet I feel she is kind of gimmicky as well.

  37. moja31 says:

    The turnaround time never made sense for Flotus to cover this issue, based on when the shoot took place. Her cover had to be at least two months out, issues are planned way in advance, and there’s no way they shoot a cover last minute like that.

    Mostly boring fashion on the red carpet, Kelly Rowland’s body is insane, & Rihanna looked really good as well, understated but pretty.

  38. Layale says:

    Did JT really deserve such a large introduction? I feel let down!

  39. qtpi says:

    Can Bey not read a prompter?

    Very underwhelmed by Justin.

  40. mommak918 says:

    Normally, I’m a huge JT fan…(go on hate some, I know I’m in a minority here at CB) but yeaaa….I wasn’t impressed….

    Hope the rest of the songs on his album are better.

    Btw, why can’t they snub Chris Brown OUT of the grammys. He’s so gross.

    • Irishae says:

      Oh, I’ll admit it too :) . I tried for a long time to not like him, like I tried to not like George Clooney. Sigh, but they both won me over. For me it was JT’s HBO concert he did years ago. The new song is horrific! I’m not surprised though, he is only making this album to fulfill a contract. Not the best way to creatively motivate.

    • Jayna says:

      I am a huge JT fan also. I played his last album into the ground. I enjoy Suit and Tie for R & B slow groove music, but it was never going to be a big event live at the Grammy’s no matter how much he tried to make it.

  41. Jayna says:

    Frank Ocean for the win. Yay.

  42. Kim says:

    Yeah Congrats Frank and Miguel on first Grammys

  43. Nina says:

    Everything about Rih is on point right now. Hair color works so well with the red dress & makeup.

    JLo has never looked worse… What a let down

  44. lisa2 says:

    All that hype build up and interviews. I thought Justin was pretty bad. He was copying Michael Jackson’s move all over the place. And that song is just so terrible. I guess it is suppose to be cool but it just hit a flat note. Even Jay joining him on stage was just so uninteresting.

  45. Camille (TheOriginal) says:

    YAY!! Congrats to Frank on his first Grammy, awesome!

  46. InVain says:

    Whoa..Kelly Clarkson seems to have raided Adele’s closet prior to the show…no wonder Adele was left to wear that outdoor tablecloth monstrosity.

  47. Nina says:

    Love me some Frank Ocean but Orange was not as good as Kaleidoscope and you can tell Miguel stole his and The Weeknd’s sound. Adorn is about 4 years old not sure why it’s now getting played. Hmm

  48. Jayna says:

    Rhianna was amazing on Stay. She is so pretty.

  49. poodlemom says:

    The Black Keys won something…yay!!!

  50. Alyssa says:

    Omg.. Hearing Kelly clarkson sing is really making me realize how little talent most of these other ladies have. Her performance is flawless!

  51. Andrea says:

    Didn’t Bruno Mars have a similar stage style or whatever you would call it last year to what Justin Timberlake was doing tonight?

    I remember thinking bruno mars performance was just amazing. But I just remember it was oldies style but I can’t remember anything else for some reason.

    Also I think Kelly Rowland looked 1000000 times better than Beyonce.

  52. Andrea says:

    I just wanted to share that I started the grammys an hour and a half behind on my pvr and I’m almost caught up due to the crazy amount of commercial.

  53. Arock says:

    Everyone looks pretty good. The live music selection is great this year. And there’s jack white, he’d totally my spooky love. We’d talk about deep stuff, laugh at ourselves, play some harmonica then turn my heels up to Jesus. (Huge nod to whoever came up with that one;))

  54. Apsutter says:

    Nothing to say about Bey but you guys should download Solange’s new cd. It is so freakin good and it sounds so “Prince-y” which is awesome. Solange is definitely the edgier and cooler sister

  55. Nev says:

    Bob Marley tribute was tight!!!!

  56. Tifygodess24 says:

    I know they have been together for mths now -drama and all- but it’s strange seeing Chris brown and Rihanna together at the damn grammys! And the pic is everywhere now.

  57. janie says:

    Prince… Do i need to say anything else? What an icon!

  58. Vlil says:

    Is Allison Williams making a John Mayer sandwich w/ k perry? That might work.

  59. Sassy says:

    Miranda Lambert in the mini dress is a travesty. Cover up, please.

  60. lady X says:

    Bruno Mars … Travis Barrker … Chick Corea …Kelly Clarkson … Carrie Underwood and Justin Timberlake KILLED !!!!!!! That is real music
    Frank Ocean SUCKED

  61. Eleonor says:

    World domination…who the she thinks she is? Michael Jackson??

  62. izzy4ya says:

    I am convinced this Vogue cover is fake. I think a fan super-imposed parts of her face with someone else’s…can’t figure out who though. The bottom half of that face does not belong to Beyonce. If this cover is real, we have truly entered an era where people think fans are stupid.

  63. RHONYC says:

    i love it. the ever intimidating Beyoncé possé. tee-hee! :mrgreen: