So a collective sigh of relief is surely emanating from the award-show industrial complex, after the show's ratings were basically flat compared to past year.
In her acceptance speech for the Best Pop Duo/Group award, Gaga shared a poignant message about mental health.
As Keys was proudly held her half of the award, Mayer joined her onstage with his other half.
That was a reference to outgoing Recording Academy CEO Neil Portnow, who said women needed to "step up" when he was asked about the lack of women in top categories in 2018.
"Just for one night only", Mayer said.
This hurt was remedied, or rather balanced out, by Janelle Monae's performance of her thirst anthem, "Make Me Feel", replete with robotic hip movements, futuristic attire, and pussy trousers!
As Drake secured a Grammy for "Best Rap Song", one has to wonder what Pusha T made of the moment. When I saw the concert, it was a sea of fans screaming the lyrics and falling in love with Ally all over again. But her dramatic reaction could be just Lady Gaga's attempt to poke more fun at Ryan for his poor interview skills. "Look, if there's people who have regular jobs coming out in the rain, in the snow, spending their hard-earned money to buy tickets to come to your shows". You've already won if you have people who are singing your songs word for word, if you are a hero in your hometown. "And he literally broke the Grammy and wrote, 'If I Ain't Got You" with my name on it and gave it to me".
Squad: The singer, pictured with Anthony Rossomando, Andrew Wyatt and Mark Ronson (from left to right), won an award for Best Pop/Duo Performance for Shallow.
Also of note was Jennifer Lopez's Motown 60th anniversary tribute because when I think of Motown, I think of J.Lo.