I was at work Sunday evening, so I wasn’t able to watch this year’s Grammys. I have spent part of the morning reading up on what I missed. The big news for the evening was that singer Chris Brown missed the award show because he was being arrested for suspicion of making criminal threats, according to the L.A. Times. His girlfriend, singer Rihanna, also canceled her appearance.
According to the newspaper,
“… neither performer made it to the Grammys as Brown turned himself in to Los Angeles police Sunday evening following an early morning argument and alleged physical assault that played out on a quiet street in Hancock Park … Brown and 20-year-old Rihanna, who was born Robyn Rihanna Fenty, had been together Saturday night in Beverly Hills at the pre-Grammy gala, hosted by the Grammy-sponsoring Recording Academy and veteran music executive Clive Davis. After the gala, Brown and a woman drove through the upscale Los Angeles neighborhood about 12:30 a.m. Sunday in a rented Lamborghini and started arguing, police said. Brown stopped the car on North June Street, the two got out and the argument escalated, according to police.
The victim, who was later identified by sources familiar with the case as Rihanna, suffered visible injuries and identified Brown as her attacker, according to the police report. Authorities did not describe her injuries or whether she was treated for them.”
In other Grammy news, Alison Krauss and Robert Plant took the top honors for the night, taking the Grammys for Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Pop Collaboration with Vocals, Best Country Collaboration with Vocals and Best Contemporary Folk/Americana album.
The L.A. Times has great coverage of the Grammys — and other award shows. Check out the newspaper’s coverage here.