Pharrell Shares Dramatic Rendition Of "Happy" + Has An Awkward Acceptance Speech At Grammys?
Last night, Pharrell took the Grammy stage with a dramatic performance to "Happy." I wasn't actually aware that Pharrell Williams was one of the performers, as I didn't recall it being announced, but his performance was very interesting.
During the beginning of the performance, many questioned themselves, as they were curious to know what Pharrell was up to, ...this time. Pharrell opens up his performance, reading lines from his hit single, "Happy," as he looks around the audience. The performance seemed like an haunting opera, as Pharrell switched up the production of the track, in the live performance. Now, I honestly didn't want Pharrell to perform this track, as I thought it was worn out. The airplay to the single, increased quickly after the release of the single, and it was getting so annoying. It turned from being the song that actually made me happy, to the song that made me annoyed, and that's only due to the increase in airplay. No offense to Pharrell himself, as I was still happy, he was getting the recognition he deserved as an artist, but I just wished Pharrell would've taken the stage with a different single, from his Grammy Nominated, Album of The Year, "GIRL." (NOTE: 5 Singles Were Released From GIRL) I thought the performance was a little over-the-top, while there was still some key moments from the performance, as Pharrell's dancers, and himself put their hands up, during the performance, which was Pharrell's way of representing the expression, "Don't Shoot," which goes into relations with what happen, earlier last year, with several African Americans, including Mike Brown and Tamir Rice.
If Pharrell was really going to perform this song, I think it would've been best, if Pharrell, did it the original way, instead of trying to mix the track, as it didn't exactly have a positive effect on the track, from the media's perspective, as many weren't exactly amazed by the performance. Still, with this Award Show, I've learned personally how humbled Pharrell is, during his acceptance speech, as he took home the award for "Best Pop Solo Performance." "I was so prepared for everybody else that is so talented in that category to walk away with that award," Pharrell says. I can definitely see what Pharrell means, as I didn't think he would win the award either. Even with the success of "Happy," Pharrell is still truly an underrated artist. I was definitely predicting either Taylor Swift, or the "Stay With Me" singer, Sam Smith, but after hearing Pharrell's speech, I'm actually happy he took the award, as he deserves it. Congrats Pharrell. (SIDENOTE: Am I the only one who was feeling the golden shoes Pharrell wore during the "Happy" performance?)