The protesters didn't show, the would-be hecklers didn't take the bait, the weeks of headlines about sexual assaults disappeared and Bill Cosby, for 90 minutes at least, regained the revered status he long enjoyed.
Latin acts tend to be very non-committal when it comes to making political statements or taking controversial stances. On Latin Grammy night, few acts actively commented on politics on the air. But some did, including Enrique Iglesias, Carlos Vives and Calle 13.
Mark Ronson has released three well-received albums, produced Amy Winehouse's instant-classic Back to Black album and has been named Producer of the Year three times at the Grammys, but he's still not a household name in the U.S. His performance with Bruno Mars on 'Saturday Night Live' could change that.
Queen Latifah is the latest victim of the tough economics and harsh realities of making a show work in national television syndication. Her show had middling ratings but it needed to do a lot better to survive.