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Reply #180 posted 01/26/20 6:20pm

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Well done Grammys. Finally a nice tribute to our Prince. Well played Usher and Shelia E! 💜
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Reply #181 posted 01/26/20 6:21pm

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Wait, y'all actually liked that performance? I never know what to expect at this place lol

It was a complete letdown for me, just glorified karaoke. At least Bruno had more charisma whenever he pulled that shit a few years ago. The worst part for me is how Sheila E was relegated to the background, and Twigs didn't even sing anything. Her dancing was great, but she got about 30 seconds of spotlight out of the whole five minutes of Usher mugging for the camera.

wasn't Sheila the musical director? She probably put herself in that spot.

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Reply #182 posted 01/26/20 6:23pm

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Instead of complaining about it, just be happy that he is still being remembered.

Not many artists get Grammy Tributes almost 4 years after they've passed....

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Reply #183 posted 01/26/20 6:26pm

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Maybe they could have had her and Manica walk across the stage throwing flowers to the audience or holding up cards like during the Madhouse set

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Who knows Apples may get an invite........

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Reply #184 posted 01/26/20 6:27pm

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PennyPurple said:

Instead of complaining about it, just be happy that he is still being remembered.

Not many artists get Grammy Tributes almost 4 years after they've passed....


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Reply #185 posted 01/26/20 6:33pm

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So apparently Usher and Sheila E did a Prince tribute at the Grammys tonight.

https://twitter.com/mmpad...12000?s=21


https://twitter.com/obsdemusica/status/1221613749381017600?s=21

https://twitter.com/datai...08128?s=21

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Reply #186 posted 01/26/20 6:33pm

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There were a lot of sound issues with the band at the beginning. Usher turned around and looked like is the band even here? They never really got the levels right, seemed disjointed, maybe it sounded better in the room.

No one can really do Prince - still nice to see a tribute to him on the 2020 Grammys. And more coming in April.

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Reply #187 posted 01/26/20 6:35pm

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poppys said:

There were a lot of sound issues with the band at the beginning. Usher turned around and looked like is the band even here? They never really got the levels right, seemed disjointed, maybe it sounded better in the room.

No one can really do Prince - still nice to see a tribute to him on the 2020 Grammys. And more coming in April.


What was the point of it? Just a promo for the tribute coming in April?

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Reply #188 posted 01/26/20 6:47pm

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rogifan said:

poppys said:

There were a lot of sound issues with the band at the beginning. Usher turned around and looked like is the band even here? They never really got the levels right, seemed disjointed, maybe it sounded better in the room.

No one can really do Prince - still nice to see a tribute to him on the 2020 Grammys. And more coming in April.


What was the point of it? Just a promo for the tribute coming in April?

The point of it is to pay tribute to Prince. confused

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Reply #189 posted 01/26/20 6:49pm

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PennyPurple said:

rogifan said:


What was the point of it? Just a promo for the tribute coming in April?

The point of it is to pay tribute to Prince. confused


Which they already did with Bruno Mars? Why another one?

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Reply #190 posted 01/26/20 6:51pm

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rogifan said:

PennyPurple said:

The point of it is to pay tribute to Prince. confused


Which they already did with Bruno Mars? Why another one?

Because Prince is the greatest of all.


Like I said earlier, how many other artists are still getting Grammy tributes 4 years after their deaths?


Tyka was there too.

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Reply #191 posted 01/26/20 6:52pm

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Wait, y'all actually liked that performance? I never know what to expect at this place lol

It was a complete letdown for me, just glorified karaoke. At least Bruno had more charisma whenever he pulled that shit a few years ago. The worst part for me is how Sheila E was relegated to the background, and Twigs didn't even sing anything. Her dancing was great, but she got about 30 seconds of spotlight out of the whole five minutes of Usher mugging for the camera.


Sheila was doing some weird movement behind the drums. I'm glad whenever Prince gets some love but this was meh.

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Reply #192 posted 01/26/20 7:16pm

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I like it totally unexpected and Usher was feelin it and it showed
Sheila looked stiff but sounded great
FKA Twigs at first thought it was Misty Copeland wink
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Reply #193 posted 01/26/20 7:16pm

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mbdtyler said:

Wait, y'all actually liked that performance? I never know what to expect at this place lol

It was a complete letdown for me, just glorified karaoke. At least Bruno had more charisma whenever he pulled that shit a few years ago. The worst part for me is how Sheila E was relegated to the background, and Twigs didn't even sing anything. Her dancing was great, but she got about 30 seconds of spotlight out of the whole five minutes of Usher mugging for the camera.

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Reply #194 posted 01/26/20 7:37pm

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Maybe they could have had her and Manica walk across the stage throwing flowers to the audience or holding up cards like during the Madhouse set

luv4u said:

Who knows Apples may get an invite........

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Enough of Apples. Better to be quiet already Girl. Shhhhhhhhh!

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Reply #195 posted 01/27/20 3:51am

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rogifan said:



PennyPurple said:




rogifan said:




What was the point of it? Just a promo for the tribute coming in April?



The point of it is to pay tribute to Prince. confused




Which they already did with Bruno Mars? Why another one?



It’s the Grammys way of saying, “We’re sorry we let the dude who rips P’s sound off play dress-up in 2017”.
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Reply #196 posted 01/27/20 5:40am

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Reply #197 posted 01/27/20 5:53am

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rogifan said:

poppys said:

There were a lot of sound issues with the band at the beginning. Usher turned around and looked like is the band even here? They never really got the levels right, seemed disjointed, maybe it sounded better in the room.

No one can really do Prince - still nice to see a tribute to him on the 2020 Grammys. And more coming in April.


What was the point of it? Just a promo for the tribute coming in April?


Why do you need a point? What is the problem with Usher doing a Prince tribute? What do you mean just a promo? Strange.

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Reply #198 posted 01/27/20 6:13am

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I thought the Usher and Sheila E tribute was a bit contrived. Usher was the wrong choice to lead that segment.

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Reply #199 posted 01/27/20 6:23am

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I thought the Usher and Sheila E tribute was a bit contrived. Usher was the wrong choice to lead that segment.

I guess it did leave a positive impact. TVBOP is Top 40 on iTunes US.

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Reply #200 posted 01/27/20 7:24am

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tmcjb said:

rogifan said:


Which they already did with Bruno Mars? Why another one?

It’s the Grammys way of saying, “We’re sorry we let the dude who rips P’s sound off play dress-up in 2017”.

"....so now we're going to let boring Usher play dress-up instead, while two uniquely talented women hang out in the background as sidekicks"

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Reply #201 posted 01/27/20 7:32am

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poppys said:

rogifan said:


What was the point of it? Just a promo for the tribute coming in April?


Why do you need a point? What is the problem with Usher doing a Prince tribute? What do you mean just a promo? Strange.


I mean a promo for the Grammy tribute concert. Sheila E is basically musical director for that and she was on stage last night.

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Reply #202 posted 01/27/20 7:37am

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I’m glad Usher and Sheila did it...but why they gotta do it again tomorrow?
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Reply #203 posted 01/27/20 8:03am

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Prince's ghost was messin with it. hehe.

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #204 posted 01/27/20 8:33am

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Prince's ghost was messin with it. hehe.

LOL

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Reply #205 posted 01/27/20 8:39am

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Weird that FKA Twigs didn't sing, wasn't even asked, and instead just danced on a pole?? Weird that so much emphasis was put on the dancers in general. At one point two men came out and I thought, it's a gay riff on Diamond and Pearl!! Bless Usher's heart, he worked so hard to simulate what Prince did effortlessly. He's still fine, and it's always good to see him move, but he's cut from a very different cloth.

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All these limp tributes, with our best artists straining to get close to Prince's memory, just reinforce how incredible he was, and how blessed we are to have experienced him.

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Reply #206 posted 01/27/20 8:45am

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Mintchip said:

Weird that FKA Twigs didn't sing, wasn't even asked, and instead just danced on a pole??

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Reply #207 posted 01/27/20 9:20am

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rogifan said:

poppys said:


Why do you need a point? What is the problem with Usher doing a Prince tribute? What do you mean just a promo? Strange.


I mean a promo for the Grammy tribute concert. Sheila E is basically musical director for that and she was on stage last night.



I guess this is about your issues with Sheila. yawn

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Reply #208 posted 01/27/20 9:24am

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Weird that FKA Twigs didn't sing, wasn't even asked, and instead just danced on a pole?? Weird that so much emphasis was put on the dancers in general. At one point two men came out and I thought, it's a gay riff on Diamond and Pearl!! Bless Usher's heart, he worked so hard to simulate what Prince did effortlessly. He's still fine, and it's always good to see him move, but he's cut from a very different cloth.

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All these limp tributes, with our best artists straining to get close to Prince's memory, just reinforce how incredible he was, and how blessed we are to have experienced him.


Exactly. Always room for a rememberance nonetheless.

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Reply #209 posted 01/27/20 9:29am

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It was pretty much a yawn, what a wasted opportunity. Thinking out loud but I would of brought the house down with Cyndi Lauper doing When You were Mine & ending with Gary Clark doing The Cross but no, we're left watching a generic & uninspired Usher performance? And what was up with the band levels?

Prince would lite the stage on fire, Usher couldn't start kindling.

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