1. Jay-Z & Beyonce’s opening number.
2. Pharrell’s hat. Everyone was clowning, but what Pharrell was really doing was paying homage to classic hip-hop.
3. Kendrick Lamar and Imagine Dragons bringing the house down.
4. La Santa Cecilia reppin’ for the immigrants. When La Santa Cecilia won for Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative album in the pre-telecast, they dedicated the award to immigrants.
“We’re proud to be children of immigrant parents. And we dedicate this award to the more than 11 million undocumented immigrants that live and work really hard in the country and still need to live a more dignified life in this country. Viva la musica! Migration is beautiful!”
5. Daft Punk, Pharrell WIlliams, Nile Rodger and Stevie Wonder
6. A Black man, Darius Rucker, won a country category. Darius Rucker was stuck in traffic when Cyndi Lauper announced that he won a Grammy for Best Country Solo Performance for his song, “Wagon Wheel” in the pre-telecast. Black artists winning country awards doesn’t happen too often. Rucker and Charley Pride are the only two Black artists to ever win a Grammy in a country category.
7. Queen Latifah officiating a wedding for more than 30 couples during Macklemore’s performance of “Same Love.”
8. Being reminded that Juicy J is an Academy Award winning artist. What, did you forget? It’s okay, actor Steve Coogan reminded you ahead of Katy Perry’s performance of “Dark Horse” with Juicy J.
9. Bruno Mars won! Bruno had a monster year. We’re glad he got something.
10. Pharrell speaking on behalf of robots.