Back to Awards
Updated: Mon, 11 Feb 2013 08:16:23 GMT | By Emma Jones
The 2013 Grammy Awards: Best and worst moments

Best affirmation of music royalty



Best affirmation of music royalty (© Kevork Djansezian, Getty Images)
Next
Previous
Previous
  • Best hipster haven (© Mike Blake, Reuters)
  • Best bang of the drums (© Mike Blake, Reuters)
  • Best bang of the drums (© Mike Blake, Reuters)
  • Worst return to the dark side (© Kevork Djansezian, Getty Images)
  • Best jamming and we hope you like jamming too (© Mike Blake, Reuters)
  • Best new artist and even better superband (© Kevork Djansezian, Getty Images)
  • Best affirmation of music royalty (© Kevork Djansezian, Getty Images)
  • Best way to bring a tear to our eyes (© Kevin Winter, WireImage Getty Images)
Next
Kevork Djansezian, Getty ImagesShow Thumbnails
Previous14 of 17Next
Share this Gallery

Carrie Underwood slows down her hit "Blown Away" for a subdued moment among the madness. She sings about alcoholism and domestic abuse - while wearing an electronic anime Barbie dress - and hits notes we thought were previously inaccessible for human vocals. Speaking of superhuman performance abilities, Prince (as in The Artist Formerly Known As) shows up to present the award for Record of the Year (the one that gives props to the songwriter). He opens up the envelope, utters "I love this song" (making every nominee pee their pants) and announces the winner as "Somebody That I Used To Know" by Gotye and Kimbra. As the talented pair make their way to the stage, Prince throws down smoke bomb, turns into a cloud of bats and flies away to perch upon the fountain of youth.

Advertisement