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Sunday 20 April 2014

Miley warms up to Grammys with age jibe at all-star bash

Miley Cyrus performs at the Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Gala and Salute to Industry Icons, honoring Universal Music Group Chairman and CEO Lucian Grainge, in Beverly Hills, California January 25, 2014. REUTERS/Phil McCarten (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
Miley Cyrus performs at the Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Gala and Salute to Industry Icons, honoring Universal Music Group Chairman and CEO Lucian Grainge, in Beverly Hills, California January 25, 2014. REUTERS/Phil McCarten

Controversial singer Miley Cyrus made an age-related jibe at Clive Davis' annual pre-Grammys party after her performance didn't go down too well.

She took to the stage to belt out track 'Get It Right', which apparently didn't get the rapturous applause she was hoping for.

"I hope y'all feel better than y'all look," said Cyrus, sporting a mini-dress under her fluffy coat.

"Maybe this song is better for this crowd," she said before performing Dolly Parton's 'Jolene', which earned the 21-year-old a louder applause.

Clive Davis' annual pre-Grammy gala drew stars who are set to shine at the Grammy Awards and featured performances from musical dynamos such as Lionel Richie and newcomers such as Lorde and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.

Neil Diamond, Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Metallica, Joni Mitchell, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson and Rod Stewart were among the A-listers who attended the four-hour event at the Beverly Hilton.

Robin Thicke had the night's funniest moment when he sang 'Blurred Lines' with Pharrell Williams and T.I., who danced happily onstage. Even Jane Fonda couldn't resist the ubiquitous jam as she danced along.

The night was mixed with some dry moments and other performances that ignited the crowd -- including Fantasia's rousing rendition of 'Stormy Weather'.

"Sing it girl!" one person yelled. Others whistled.

Richie got the crowd up during 'Easy Like Sunday Morning' and 'All Night Long (All Night)', and R. Kelly was backed up by African dancers, a drummer and a choir when he performed a new song honouring the late Mandela.

Rita Ora and Calvin Harris slam any split rumours with a selfie (Instagram/Rita Ora)

Winners in selected categories at the 56th annual Grammy Awards announced Sunday during ceremonies at the Nokia Theatre and Staples Center were as follows:

Album of the year: “Random Access Memories,” Daft Punk.

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 26:  Recording artist Katy Perry attends the 56th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
Recording artist Katy Perry attends the 56th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)

 

Record of the year: “Get Lucky,” Daft Punk with Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers.

 

Song of the year: “Royals,” Lorde.

 

New artist: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.

 

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Pop solo performance: “Royals,” Lorde.

 

Pop vocal album: “Unorthodox Jukebox,” Bruno Mars

 

Pop/duo group performance: “Get Lucky,” Daft Punk with Pharrell and Nile Rodgers.

 

Rap/sung collaboration: “Holy Grail,” Jay Z with Justin Timberlake.

 

Rock song: “Cut Me Some Slack,” Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear.

 

Traditional pop vocal album: "To Be Loved," Michael Buble.

 

Rap performance: "Thrift Shop," Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz.

 

Rap song: "Thrift Shop," Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz.

 

Rap album: "The Heist," Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.

 

R&B performance: "Something," Snarky Puppy with Lalah Hathaway.

 

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Traditional R&B performance: "Please Come Home," Gary Clark Jr.

 

R&B song: "Pusher Love Girl," James Fauntleroy, Jerome Harmon, Timothy Mosley and Justin Timberlake.

 

R&B album: "Girl on Fire," Alicia Keys.

 

Urban contemporary album: "Unapologetic," Rihanna.

 

Rock performance: "Radioactive," Imagine Dragons.

 

Rock album: "Celebration Day," Led Zeppelin.

 

Hard rock/metal performance: "God is Dead," Black Sabbath.

 

Alternative music album: "Modern Vampires of the City," Vampire Weekend.

 

Dance recording: "Clarity," Zedd featuring Foxes.

 

Dance/electronica album: "Random Access Memories," Daft Punk.

 

Producer of the year, non-classical: Pharrell Williams.

 

Latin pop album: "Vida," Draco Rosa

 

Latin rock, urban or alternative album: "Treinta Dias," La Santa Cecilia.

 

Latin jazz album: "Song for Maura," Paquito D'Rivera and Trio Corrente.

 

Tropical Latin album: "Pacific Mambo Orchestra," Pacific Mambo Orchestra.

 

Country solo performance: "Wagon Wheel," Darius Rucker.

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Country duo/group performance: "From This Valley," The Civil Wars.

 

Country song: "Merry Go 'Round," Kacey Musgraves, Shane McAnally and Josh Osbourne.

 

Gospel song: "If He Did It Before ... Same God (Live)," Tye Tribbett

 

Gospel album: "Greater Than (Live)," Tye Tribbettlatin

 

Blues album: "Get Up!," Ben Harper with Charlie Musselwhite.

 

Folk album: "My Favorite Picture of You," Guy Clark.

 

Americana album: "Old Yellow Moon," Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell.

 

Bluegrass album: "The Streets of Baltimore," Del McCoury Band.

 

Reggae album: "Ziggy Marley in Concert," Ziggy Marley.

 

World music album: "Live: Singing for Peace Around the World," Ladysmith Black Mambazo, and "Savor Flamenco," Gypsy Kings (tie).

 

Children's album: "Throw a Penny in the Wishing Well," Jennifer Gasoi.

 

Spoken word album: "America Again: Re-Becoming the Greatness We Never Weren't," Stephen Colbert.

 

Comedy album: "Calm Down Gurrl," Kathy Griffin.

 

New age album: "Love's River," Laura Sullivan.

 

Jazz vocal album: "Liquid Spirit," Gregory Porter.

 

Jazz instrumental album: "Money Jungle: Provocative in Blue," Terri Lyne Carrington.

 

Large jazz ensemble album: "Night in Calisia," Randy Brecker, Wlodek Pawlik Trio and Kalisz Philharmonic.

 

Pop instrumental album: "Steppin' Out," Herb Alpert.

 

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Compilation soundtrack album: "Sound City: Real to Reel," Dave Grohl and various artists, Butch Vig.

 

Score soundtrack album: "Skyfall," Thomas Newman, composer.

 

Song written for visual media: "Skyfall," Adele and Paul Epworth.

 

Musical theater album: "Kinky Boots," Cyndi Lauper, Billy Porter, Stark Sands, Sammy James Jr., Stephen Oremus and William Wittman.

 

Producer of the year, classical: David Frost.

 

Instrumental composition: "Pensamientos for Solo Alto Saxophone and Chamber Orechestra," Clare Fischer.

 

Orchestral performance: "Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 4," Osmo Vanska, conductor.

 

Opera recording: "Ades: The Tempest," Thomas Ades, Simon Keenlyside, Isabel Leonard, Audrey Luna, Alan Oke, Jay David Saks.

 

Choral performance: "Part: Adam's Lament," Tonu Kaljuste, conductor.

 

Short-form music video: "Suit & Tie," Justin Timberlake featuring Jay Z, David Fincher, Timory King.

 

Long-form music video: "Live Kisses," Paul McCartney, Jonas Akerlund, Violaine Etienne, Aron Levin and Scott Rodger.

 

Historical album: "The Complete Sussex and Columbia Albums" of Bill Withers, Leo Sacks, Joseph M. Palmaccio, Tom Ruff and Mark Wilder, and "Charlie is My Darling," Teri Landi, Andrew Loog Oldham, Steve Rosenthal and Bob Ludwig.

(The Herald)

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