The wardrobe mystery is over, at least for now: Rihanna is going for classically beautiful in a long, clingy dress.
"Stay" is a gorgeous, stark ballad. This shadowy set captures the shaky mood. And the Barbadian superstar is glowing, is she not?
She's accompanied here by Mikky Ekko, who co-wrote and co-produced the song. And contributes vocals.
This is Rihanna in confessional, personal mode.
And she's singing in a way that reveals plenty of vulnerability. And the song seems loaded, given all the public knows about her personal life. I'm really invested in this one. How could you not be?
Rihanna slows it down for an emotional performance of "Stay." That was pretty awesome.
"Funny, you're the broken one/ But I'm the only one who needed saving." A lot of honesty in that lyric.
As beautiful as that performance was, I'm bowled over by Rihanna's beauty tonight. Great dress, beautiful minimal jewelry, swingy loose hair ...
Boom! Right into the GRAMMY for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration we go. Congratulations to Jay-Z and Kanye (featuring Frank Ocean and the Dream).
Nice kicker by Jay-z to that acceptance speech.
The Lifetime Achievement winners -- that's a pack of heavy hitters. Which artists we've seen tonight are on the road to becoming Lifetime Achievement awardees?