January 27, 2014


Kendrick Lamar/Imagine Dragons GRAMMY Performance Leads to Kacey Musgraves Wiki Hack

With so many epic performances at the 2014 GRAMMYs—from Bey and Jay's sexy grind fest to Macklemore's 33 on-air weddings—it was hard to pick one moment to define the night. But plenty of viewers, plus one particular Internet troll, were convinced that Kendrick Lamar and Imagine Dragon's epic rock-meets-hip-hop live extravaganza was the end-all, be-all performance of the night. So much so, that the troll altered the Wikipedia page of the collab's follow-up performer, Kacey Musgraves.

"Kacey Lee Musgraves is an American country music artist," began her entry. So far, so good. But the write-up then continued: "Kacey's music career abruptly ended on January 26th, 2014 when she was selected to be the follow up to a Kendrick Lamar-Imagine Dragons collabo that left the audience paralyzed." Which is certainly not correct.

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After said performance—a pitch-perfect rendition of her LGBT-supportive "Follow Your Arrow" single, by the way—the 25-year-old won Best Country Album for her major label debut LP, Same Trailer Different Park. Earlier in the night, the singer also won Best Country Song for "Arrow."

For those counting, that's more awards than both Imagine Dragons or Kendrick Lamar won combined. Coming out as a double winner at your first GRAMMYs? "Over" is probably not the right word to use here. 

The egregious hack has since been removed.