Credit singer Pharrell Williams for transforming his exhausted, saccharine hit into a Grammy protest against police officers' killing of black men. Because he's happy.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Mary Lambert and Madonna together performed the anti-homophobic bigotry song "Same Love" live at the Grammys on Sunday.
The Dixie Chicks were honored in December by the ACLU for defending liberty and the right to free speech in the face of overwhelming pressure. Lead vocalist Natalie Maines said she's proud to be a card-carrying member and "It hasn't taken courage to stand strong, just a first-grade education."