Best Grammy Moments 2013: The Grammys By the Numbers

The Grammys had a high quantity of mid to high-quality moments. We had to focus on these quantities if we want to come away with a good picture of this incredible, and mostly forgettable, night of pretty good music. 

I've gathered here my preliminary estimates for a special report: "The Grammys By the Numbers." A carefully calculated retrospective of the night described by estimates of the nights most outrageous and salient moments. 

12: The number of times LL Cool J licked his lips.


8: The number of times LL Cool J told a bullshit story about the Grammys being music.


4: The number of awards Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys won (it was the highest number of awards won by a single artist this year).


2: The number of awards fun. won. (also the lamest number of awards won by a single artist tonight.)


0: The number of awards fun. should have won.


8: The number of times Taylor Swift got giddy and clapped like a schoolgirl.


2: The number of Marleys that graced the stage. 


.125: The number of Bob Marley songs that actually got sung. 


2,000,000: The number of Chris Brown and Rihanna tweets.


2: The number of shits Rihanna gives about all those Chris Brown and Rihanna tweets.


I hope you enjoyed your night everyone!

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Tom Barnes

Tom Barnes is a senior staff writer at Mic focused on music, activism and the intersection between the two. He's based in New York and can be reached at tom@mic.com.

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