Adele's piano-mic kerplunk. Rihanna calling in sick and Lauryn Hill not showing up. Jack U's shaggy-dog set of electro-emo with Justin Bieber.
This year’s Grammys were full of the rarest things in pop music today — mistakes. Not social media meltdowns, bizarre rap beefs or surprise album leaks patched over with duct tape on Tidal. These were earnest attempts to find greatness that fell dramatically, unmistakably flat.
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