Oh Baby, What Are You Wearing: 2019 Grammy Edition

Let’s be honest: no one watches the Grammys for the performances anymore. If Beyoncé and Rihanna aren’t performing, ratings are horrendous. Let’s not forget the multiple times musical masterpieces have been ROBBED of Grammys because the Academy doesn’t understand what good music sounds like. Hi, Beck! I will never forget that stolen Album of the Year award from 2015!

Anyways, we aren’t here to discuss the music at the world’s biggest music awards show. We are here to discuss the FASHION!!!

This year was a complete mess for fashion. Some people obviously did not get the memo that the viewers wanted looks, not flops.

Let’s begin with my queen, Lady Gaga. I would like to know who signed the release form allowing her to GO AWF like this! The HAIR! The EYES! The HEEL! Come through, mama. I give this look a solid 8.4 out of 10 simply because she is giving me FACE and some extraterrestrial realness with this look. SHE IS A STAR!

While Lady Gaga was serving looks, Jennifer Lopez was not. There I said it! This outfit is not it, ma’am. The hat is giving me low budget American Horror Story: Coven and the jewels on this dress look like they were glued on while she was in line at Party City. I give this a 3 out of 10. Also, why did J. Lo give the Motown tribute performance? Lets unpack THAT.

I would like to get into the LOOKS Chloe and Halle gave us. Hi Ikea furniture! Hi elegance! Hi avant-garde! The other girls could never. I know Beyoncé was involved in this because these dresses are exquisite. Look at the arms! Someone please help me; I have misplaced my wig. I give them a 7.8 out of 10.

Camila, sis, what is this? Can you please explain yourself? This dress is not cute! It looks very low-budget. Don’t get me wrong, this could have been EVERYTHING, if she had made some big changes. This dress is tired just like her album. Oops, that’s the real tea. I give this a 3.3 out of 10. Baby … this is a travesty.

I need y’all to really get into Kacey Musgraves. At first, I wasn’t feeling this dress, but after really taking it in, it’s cute. She looks like she’s ready to walk the runway or maybe even the forest with little nymphs and fairies. Look at the way it flows! This is giving me ethereal magic.. I give it a 7.4out of 10. Also, can we please discuss her red dress during the actual award show? That dress alone took me to church, fixed my life and folded my laundry. Thanks, girl!

Okay, unpopular opinion, but Ella Mai’s dress was not cute. Baby, what is this? It looks like she tied a Snuggie around her body and called it a day. Ma’am, please give me the name of your stylist because they need to be fired immediately. I give this a 3.2 out of 10. I was rooting for you, Ella, and you left me disappointed. This dress could not boo anyone up!

Okay, before I give the awards for the best and worst dressed of the night, I think it’s time for some honorable mentions!

LOOKS:


FLOPS: (baby, are you okay?)

Now, it’s time for the biggest awards of the night: best and worst dressed!

WORST DRESSED AWARD:

Leon Bridges.. where do I begin with you? This outfit is horrendous. The pants. The color. The shoes. The hat. I am simply at a loss for words. My mind doesn’t understand why you would put this on your body. Sir, this is not it and it never will be. I give this a 0.5/10 because I like the little patches on the pants and jacket, but that’s the only thing I like. This outfit needs to be shredded, destroyed and burned immediately. Food for thought: why don’t any men stunt on the red carpet?

BEST DRESSED AWARD:

Cardi B, baby, I’m going to need to have a chat with you. Please take a seat.

WHO SAID YOU WERE ALLOWED TO SCALP ME LIKE THIS, MA’AM? WHO ALLOWED YOU TO STUNT ON ME LIKE THIS? I WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK TO YOUR STYLIST, YOUR MAKEUP ARTIST, YOUR HAIRDRESSER, YOUR JEWELER, YOUR GHOSTWRITER, YOUR MANAGER, YOUR MAMA, AND KULTURE BECAUSE THIS IS EVERYTHING! ABSOLUTELY SICKENING!

The power this has! Let this photo sink into your spirit. I didn’t know I needed this in my life. She looks so beautiful and elegant! I give this a 11 out of 10 because she is serving FACE, LOOKS and CLASS. No one else could have pulled this off. She looks like a flower blooming in the spring. Yes, Cardi! Thank you for blessing my eyes with this outfit.

Despite being a flop (like always), the Grammys were interesting this year. Some of the outfits really shook me in the worst way possible, while some people (Hi Cardi!) snatched everything I love and gave me life!

Let’s pray that next year Beyoncé, Ariana and Rihanna are present and save the music industry! Or maybe they host their own awards show? :)

Sources: giphy,com, eonline.com, popsugar.com, justjared.com

The GRAMMYs!

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This past weekend restaurants all over the District were awarded RAMMY Awards for their excellence in keeping the D.C. population full and happy. While 4E loves our food from all over the 8 wards, the food of Georgetown will always hold an important place in our hearts. So instead, 4E is creating our own RAMMYs for the one and only Hilltop.

It is the GRAMMYs (Georgetown RAMMYs)!

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*No relation to music, unless we are discussing songs about food*

Here are the winners:

Favorite Gathering Place of the Year

RAMMY WINNER: Bar Pilar
GRAMMY WINNER: Midnight Mug (and the tables adjacent)

Upscale Casual Brunch:

RAMMY WINNER: Le Diplomate
GRAMMY WINNER: Farmers Fishers Bakers

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Favorite Fast Bites:

RAMMY WINNER: Pete’s New Haven Style Apizza – Friendship Heights
GRAMMY WINNER: Eat & Joy

Cocktail/Beer Program of the Year:

RAMMY WINNER: Bourbon Steak
GRAMMY WINNER: Tombs

Wine Program of the Year:

RAMMY WINNER: Iron Gate
GRAMMY WINNER: Tie between Safeway (Franzia 4 life) + Wisey’s

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Employee of the Year:

RAMMY WINNER: Evan Labb – Evening Star Cafe
GRAMMY WINNER: Omelet Lady – Leo’s

Manager of the Year

RAMMY WINNER: Joseph Cerione – Blue Duck Tavern
GRAMMY WINNER: Frankie – Einstein’s in Leavy

Pastry Chef of the Year

RAMMY WINNER: Agnes Chin – The Grill Room, Capella Hotel
GRAMMY WINNER: The Hipsters – Baked and Wired

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Rising Culinary Star of the Year:

RAMMY WINNER: George Pagonis – Kapnos DC
GRAMMY WINNER: Me and my housemates #domestic

Everyday Casual Restaurant of the Year

RAMMY WINNER: DGS Delicatessen
GRAMMY WINNER: Good Stuff Eatery

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Formal Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year:

RAMMY WINNER: The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm
GRAMMY WINNER: Chipotle

Regional Food and Beverage Producer of the Year:

RAMMY WINNER: Catoctin Creek Distilling Company
GRAMMY WINNER: Who ever makes the best jungle juice

Let the nomz be with you.

Photos/Gifs: tumblr.com; theodysseyonline.com; giphy.com; thrillist.com

Friday Fixat10ns: Grammy Awards 2015

The 57th annual Grammy Awards are on Sunday night, and we are in for a treat! LL Cool J is hosting (for the fourth year in a row), there are bound to be great performances and – wait, “Jealous” by Nick Jonas wasn’t nominated for Song of the Year???

So no awards show is perfect, especially not one for something as subjective as music. But there are some fine nominees this year, as there are every year, and we’ve put together a playlist of 10 notable nominated songs for your enjoyment.

1. Sia – “Chandelier” One of the year’s best music videos, in my opinion. This song has been nominated for Record of the Year, Song of the Year (don’t ask me how those two are different), Best Pop Solo Performance, Best Producer and Video of the Year (along with “Turn Down for What”).

2. Sam Smith ft. Mary J. Blige – “Stay With Me (Darkchild Remix) An excellent appearance from Mary J. on a now-ubiquitous song, though she isn’t the only famous person to collaborate with Sam Smith. A$AP Rocky did a verse on “I’m Not the Only One”, and Sam Smith himself was a guest on Disclosure’s hit “Latch.”

3. Taylor Swift – “Shake It Off” Love her or hate her, no one can deny that Taylor Swift knows how to make a catchy tune. Although to be honest, my favorite track from 1989 is definitely “Blank Space.”

4. Meghan Trainor – “All About That Bass” Nominated for Record of the Year and Song of the Year (seriously, what is the difference? Please tell me), this song catapulted Meghan Trainor into the public eye.

5. Hozier – “Take Me to Church” Hozier is Andrew Hozier-Byrne, an Irish musician who can rock a man bun. He is also excellent live – check out his appearance on SNL.

6. Disclosure ft. Mary J. Blige – “F For You” Despite the fact that Settle, the album on which this track appears, came out in 2013, “F For You” managed to snag a nomination for Best Dance Recording. Also, note that Mary J. Blige is racking up the nominations-by-guest-appearance.

7. Arctic Monkeys – “Do I Wanna Know?” AM was also released in 2013. Nevertheless, “Do I Wanna Know?” is a great song and this band (one of my favorites) got a nomination for Best Rock Performance.

8. Beyoncé – “Drunk In Love”  Recently “covered” by Will Ferrell, this song has cemented its place in pop culture for a looooong time (surfbort, anyone?). Personally, I like to skip Jay-Z’s weird and not very good verse and stick to the good stuff (Bey).

9. Kendrick Lamar – “i” One of the singles from Kendrick’s forthcoming album (due any day now, or something like that), “i” is a message of positivity and self-respect. A great track from a hopefully great album.

10. Kanye West – “Bound 2” Nominated for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration and Best Rap Song, “Bound 2” has a timeless classic of a music video. It’s also one of the best songs on Yeezus. Let’s hope 2015 brings another classic Kanye album (that’ll rack up the nominations for Grammys 2016).

So tune in Feb. 8 to see who wins! CBS is broadcasting starting at 5:00 pm. Hopefully this playlist will help you prepare for the show. Or, you know, you can be like me and just listen to “Jealous” over and over.

Photos: grammy.com, brooklynvegan.com

Six Degrees of Beyoncé: DePaul Edition

Beyonce DegressHello ***Flawless people of Georgetown! It is my distinct honor and privilege to introduce to you to your new favorite game: SIX DEGREES OF BEYONCÉ!

(Alternatively known as Six Degrees of Sasha Fierce, Six Degrees of Yoncé, Six Degrees of Mrs. Carter and so on and so forth.)

WHAT? You’ve never heard of Six Degrees of Beyoncé?

Don’t worry.  Here are the rules.

Much like its predecessors, Six Degrees of Separation and Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon (click here for the backstory), the goal of Six Degrees of Beyoncé is to connect someone or something to Beyoncé with six degrees of separation or less. (You’re welcome.) Therefore, as our newest recurring post, we’ll be taking the latest Hoya headlines and relating them back to Queen Bey in six degrees or less of separation. Buckle up, because we’re about to begin:

1.  Georgetown recently dominated a game against DePaul University.

2.  A famous DePaul alumnus, Jim O’Rourke, is a famous musician who won a Grammy in 2004 for producing the best alternative album, Wilco’s A Ghost is Born.

3. You know who also took home a Grammy or two (actually five) at the 2004 Grammy Awards?

Beyoncé Number: 3

It’s just too easy. As always, keep heading to The Hoya to catch up on all the latest news and stories, and keep visiting 4E for all your Beyoncé dreams to come true. Until next time, Georgetown.

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4E’s Guide to the 2014 Grammy Awards

grammy guideSo, the Super Bowl is a week away (and let’s be honest, who really cares about the Pro Bowl tonight?). Fortunately, all of you football fans can still be entertained by the Grammys! It’s time to expand your horizons. This is college. Although the event itself is more of a three-hour concert than an awards show, with the bulk of the awards scheduled to be given out earlier today, this year’s show is certainly going to be full of surprises. The classic duet between Jay Z (who leads in nominations this year) and Beyoncé will undoubtedly be epic, the less-than-classic duet between Kendrick Lamar and Imagine Dragons will hopefully sound something like this and it would be great to see someone virtually unknown by the audience go up to the stage and introduce himself as “Bob Ludwig, more nominations than Kanye.”

With all of that in mind, here are some of the nominations this year:

Album of the Year:

The Blessed Unrest — Sara Bareilles
Random Access Memories — Daft Punk
Good Kid, M.A.A.D City — Kendrick Lamar
The Heist — Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Red — Taylor Swift

Record Of The Year:

“Get Lucky” — Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams
“Radioactive” — Imagine Dragons
“Royals” — Lorde
“Locked Out Of Heaven” — Bruno Mars
“Blurred Lines” — Robin Thicke featuring T.I. & Pharrell Williams

Song Of The Year:

“Just Give Me A Reason” — Pink featuring Nate Ruess
“Locked Out Of Heaven” — Bruno Mars
“Roar” — Katy Perry
“Royals” — Lorde
“Same Love” — Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Mary Lambert

Best New Artist:

James Blake
Kendrick Lamar
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Kacey Musgraves
Ed Sheeran

Best Music Video:

“Safe And Sound” — Capital Cities
“Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film” — Jay Z
“Can’t Hold Us” — Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft. Ray Dalton
“Suit & Tie” — Justin Timberlake ft. Jay Z
“I’m Shakin” — Jack White

The Grammys air tonight at 8 p.m. on CBS, so be sure to tune in and hear LL Cool J make more labored references to social media. Last year, he discovered hashtags; what could it be this year?

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Sunday Night Wrapup: Dance with Somebody

by Kaitlyn Morio

Between the Republican presidential campaign trail, the Grammy Awards and Georgetown basketball wins, it’s been quite the weekend. But if you’ve too been busy listening to Whitney Houston’s Greatest Hits on repeat to catch up on the rest of the news, Sunday Night Wrapup is here to remind you what happened this weekend.
  • Republican front-runner Mitt Romney won the Maine caucus on Saturday with 39 percent of the vote ahead of Ron Paul, who finished second with 36 percent.
  • R&B icon Whitney Houston died unexpectedly on Saturday afternoon at the age of 48. The cause of death has not yet been released, and it may be six to eight weeks before the results of toxicology reports are available. Houston’s only child, Bobbi Kristina Brown, was rushed to Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on Sunday morning to be treated for anxiety following her mother’s death.
  • After a disappointing loss to Syracuse on Wednesday night in overtime, the Hoyas successfully rebounded and defeated St. John’s this Sunday at the Verizon Center in a 71-61 victory.
  • Although the 54th Grammy Awards haven’t ended yet, there have already been some big wins tonight. Adele’s 21 won Best Pop Vocal Album, Taylor Swift’s “Mean” won Best Country Song, the Foo Fighter’s “Wasting Light” won Best Rock Album, and Skrillex’s Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites won for Best Dance/Electronica Album. Check out the winners as they are announced here.