As predicted by many, Sam Smith owned the Grammys this year by sweeping up four awards, including two of the big three with Record of the Year and Song of the Year. It was pretty reminiscent of the 2012 Grammys where Adele cleaned up for her album 21. Ah, us Americans just love those Brits.
What really stood out to me, though, was what Sam Smith said when accepting his second award for the night, for Best Pop Vocal Album.
"I was doing everything to try and get my music heard. I tried to lose weight. I was making awful music. It was only until I started being myself, that the music started to flow, and people started to listen."
I loved that. What a beautiful confirmation to just be you.
The people who inspire me most are those who are authentically themselves and don't care if it's too big, too little, or just right - they just are who they are. With the pressures of society, and everyone's natural desire to be accepted, being yourself isn't always easy to do. We need the Sam Smiths, the Beyoncés, and the Madonnas of the world to remind us there is huge reward in being true to who you are.
I mean, can we talk about Prince? The man walked on stage and received a standing ovation before he even opened his mouth. He donned a shiny, bright orange, retro outfit, with matching orange shoes, a white cane, and circular glasses. This man is perpetually living in the 1970's and giving zero fxcks that it's actually 2015. That is why I love him, and that is why an entire room rose to its feet merely because of his presence. #LIFEGOALS. That was amazing.
Below I listed my favorite Grammy looks from last night. Not only are they stunning individuals, with amazing taste in fashion, but they also happen to be confident, powerful women who are unapologetically themselves.
Be fierce. Break molds. And let's all aspire to receive standing ovations just for being who we are.