Adele Dominates 59th Annual Grammy Awards
February 12, 2017


Adele
Adele was the dominant player at Sunday night's 59th annual Grammy Awards, winning in all the major categories and taking home five trophies for Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album for 25, as well as Song of the Year, Record of the Year, and Best Pop Solo Performance for "Hello." In her final speech of the night, Adele thanked Beyoncé for being such a huge inspiration and said that her Lemonade album was "so monumental," calling Bey "the artist of my life." Adele also opened the Grammy telecast by belting out "Hello" on a minimalistic small, round stage, using no visual theatrics and allowing her powerful voice to be the showcase.

Another major winner on the night was Chance The Rapper, who took home trophies for Best New Artist, Best Rap Album for Coloring Book, and Best Rap Performance for "No Problem." Beyoncé won for Best Urban Contemporary Album for Lemonade and Best Music Video for "Formation," while Drake's "Hotline Bling" scored the trophies for Best Rap Song and Best Rap/Sung Performance. Twenty One Pilots earned Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for "Stressed Out" while The Chainsmokers' ubiquitous hit "Don't Let Me Down" took home the award for Best Dance Recording. David Bowie also won several posthumous awards for his final album, including Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song for "Blackstar" and Best Alternative Album and Best Engineered Album as well. Cage The Elephant scored the prize for Best Rock Album for Tell Me I'm Pretty.


However, as has become the norm in the last few years, the Grammy telecast was much more focused on the live performances rather than the actual awards. Early in the show, The Weeknd and Daft Punk took the stage together for an outer space-themed mash up of their collaborative singles "Starboy" and "I Feel It Coming." Ed Sheeran, who was a late addition to the show, performed his brand new single "Shape Of You" all by himself with nothing but an acoustic guitar and a looper pedal providing the beat.

Beyoncé used her Grammy slot this year to stage a performance art piece around her Lemonade songs "Love Drought" and "Sandcastles," which were preceded by a spoken word intro about motherhood. Bruno Mars took the stage with his six-piece band and two back up singers doing a fun, sexy rendition of "That's What I Like" before Katy Perry made her return to the Grammys by singing the new song "Chained to the Rhythm," with an assist from Skip Marley (Bob Marley's grandson). Lady Gaga and Metallica did a unique collaboration of "Moth Into Flame" where the band was surrounded by tons of pyro. James Hetfield's microphone was unfortunately plagued by technical difficulties, but Gaga didn't let that stop her from belting out the song and stage diving into the audience. A Tribe Called Quest also gave an energetic performance with help from Busta Rhymes and Anderson.Paak. After doing a medley of a few old hits, the crew delivered "We The People" from their latest album.

The Grammys also featured tributes to the late George Michael and Prince. The George Michael tribute was another big moment for Adele, and she chose to sing a somber
version of "Fastlove." She made one mistake in the song by singing slightly off key, and asked the band to start over because "I can't mess this up for him. I'm sorry. I can't." Morris Day & The Time kicked it up a notch for the Prince tribute, starting with "Jungle Love" and "The Bird." Then Bruno Mars appeared, dressed like Prince from Purple Rain and playing his lyre-shaped guitar, to offer a show-stopping rendition of "Let's Go Crazy."




 
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