Prince the presenter steals show at Grammys


While Minnesota music legend Prince didn't perform, he still provided for one of the most memorable moments at the 55th annual Grammy Awards Sunday night in Los Angeles.

MSN declared in a headline that "Prince, in sunglasses, wins Grammys by just walking onstage."

The electrifying moment happened when the 54-year-old musical dynamo presented the Record of the Year Grammy to Gotye (aka Wouter De Backer) and his collaborator, Kimbra. MSN said the two "were positively shaking" when they came onstage to accept their award for the song, "Somebody That I Used to Know."

Perhaps one of the reasons for the reaction was a positive endorsement of the tune from Prince, who said, "I love this song" as he read the name of winner, reports the Pioneer Press. Gotye in turn thanked the Purple One during his acceptance speech as an inspiration.

In its review of the Grammys, the Pioneer Press said Prince, as well as performer Justin Timberlake, were the ones who stole the show.

Prince's appearance comes a few weeks after he dazzled hometown fans with sold-out "open rehearsal" performances at the Dakota Jazz Club.

Fans will get another awards show glimpse of Prince in a few months, when he is scheduled to appear on the Billboard Music Awards May 19 on ABC. The musician was tapped by Billboard for an Icon Music Award by organizers, and he is expected to perform on the show as well.

Prince wasn't the only Minnesota artist at the Grammys Sunday. The Okee Dokee Brothers won Best Children's Music Album for their self-produced CD "Can You Canoe?"

The locked-out musicians from the Minnesota Orchestra, however, fell short in their bid for Best Orchestral Recording, losing to the San Francisco Symphony.

Next Up

Screen Shot 2021-10-20 at 6.42.51 AM

Boy, 15, undergoes surgery after being shot near south Mpls. park

The 15-year-old was transported to HCMC and was taken into surgery.

i-94 crash st. michael - 2021.10.19

Maple Grove man ID'd as victim of fatal crash on I-94

That side of the freeway was closed for a few hours on Tuesday afternoon.

Joel Eriksson Ek

Eriksson Ek's hat trick completes Wild's rally over Jets

A late review helped the Wild win their home opener.

Screen Shot 2021-10-19 at 8.11.35 PM

Watch: Marcus Foligno starts fight with a superman punch

Foligno was not messing around in the first period.

Union Gospel Mission graffiti side by side - Duluth PD

Vandals target longstanding Duluth soup kitchen, transitional housing site

Union Gospel Mission has been operating in the city since 1922.

House for sale

The crazy Twin Cities housing market is showing signs of slowing down

Agents are seeing fewer multiple offers and no inspections are less prevalent.

Ben Simmons

Simmons' reunion with 76ers lasts mere days, chance for Wolves?

Woj says the Sixers remain "steadfast" in their plans for Simmons.

mitchell ottinger

Sub teacher involved in 'sextortion' of more than 10 minors pleads guilty

Some of the minors he knew from the school district where he worked.

flickr ice castles new brighton 2020 - Greg Gjerdingen

The Ice Castles, a winter favorite, are coming back to the Twin Cities

The popular attraction was canceled last winter due to COVID.

joey meatballs

4 new vendors coming to Rosedale's POTLUCK food hall

Three restaurants and a VR company are opening soon.

flickr - Lorie Shaull - Line 3 pipeline Palisade July 2021

Enbridge misses deadline to fix its groundwater blunder

The company had 30 days to stop the leak it caused by not following its submitted plans.

wikimedia commons - the beach boys 2019 - joergens.mi

Beach Boys bringing 2021 holiday tour to Minnesota

The iconic band's "Holiday Harmonies" tour stops at Treasure Island just before the new year.