59th Annual GRAMMY Awards

//LEXI WEINGARDT & MIKAYLA OLAVE//

On Sunday Jan. 12, the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards were held at the Staples Center and broadcasted on ABC.

The GRAMMYs has been one of the most influential nights in music for 59 years and Sunday night’s awards show was no different. Filled with tears, triumph and amazing performances, everyone is talking about what went down that night. Here are some of the highlights:

1. James Corden does some audience karaoke

Corden gathered tons of stars including Jennifer Lopez, John Legend and even Jay Z and Beyonce’s daughter Blue to sing Neil Diamond’s hit song “Sweet Caroline.” Soon the whole audience had joined in, and it was definitely a cool moment to see.

2. Twenty One Pilots accepted their award for Best Pop Duo/Group in their underwear

Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun stripped down to their underwear before coming onstage to accept their first Grammy in the category Best Pop Duo/Group for their hit song “Stressed Out.” Joseph said that this decision was based off of the fact that the pair always used to watch the Grammys in their underwear and had decided that if they ever won a Grammy, they wanted to accept it just like that.

3. Bruno Mars sang “Let’s Go Crazy” in tribute to Prince

Bruno Mars did a spectacular job with his tribute performance to Prince. He really captured Prince’s spirit and enthusiasm when he performed and he had everyone on in their feet.

4. Pregnant Beyonce performed

Beyonce, pregnant with twins, still did a breathtaking, nine minute performance of “Love Drought” and “Sandcastles.” With a daring chair stunt, and over 90 minutes of rehearsal time, the Queen B gave the crown nothing short of excellent.

5. Adele sang “Fastlove, Pt. 1” in tribute to the late George Michael… twice

Adele was given the honor of performing a tribute to the late, great George Michael. However, halfway into the song she stopped singing, cursed and asked to start over, saying she didn’t want to mess this up. She then started over and did an amazing job, even bringing people in the audience (and quite possibly at home) to tears.

 

WINNERS-

Record of the Year: “Hello” – Adele

Album of the Year: “25” – Adele

Song of the Year: “Hello” – Adele Adkins & Greg Kurstin (Writer)

New Artist: Chance the Rapper

Pop Solo Performance: “Hello” – Adele

Pop Duo/Group Performance: “Stressed Out” – Twenty One Pilots

Traditional Pop Vocal Album: “Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin” – Willie Nelson

Pop Vocal Album: “25” – Adele

Dance Recording: “Don’t Let Me Down” – The Chainsmokers, featuring Daya

Dance/Electronic Album: “Skin” – Flume

Contemporary Instrumental Album: “Culcha Vulcha” – Snarky Puppy

Rock Performance: “Blackstar” – David Bowie

Metal Performance: “Dystopia” – Megadeth

Rock Song: “Blackstar” – David Bowie

Rock Album: “Tell Me I’m Pretty” – Cage the Elephant

Alternative Music Album: “Blackstar” – David Bowie

R&B Performance: “Cranes in the Sky” – Solange

Traditional R&B Performance: “Angel” – Lalah Hathaway

R&B Song: “Lake By the Ocean” – Hod David & Musze, songwriters (Maxwell)

Urban Contemporary Album: “Lemonade” – Beyoncé

R&B Album: “Lalah Hathaway Live” – Lalah Hathaway

Rap Performance: “No Problem” – Chance the Rapper, Featuring Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz

Rap/Sung Performance: “Hotline Bling” – Drake

Rap Song: “Hotline Bling” – Aubrey Graham & Paul Jefferies, songwriters (Drake)

Rap Album: “Coloring Book” – Chance the Rapper

Country Solo Performance: “My Church” – Maren Morris

Country Duo/Group Performance: “Jolene” – Pentatonix, featuring Dolly Parton

Country Song: “Humble and Kind” – Lori McKenna, songwriter (Tim McGraw)

Country Album: “A Sailor’s Guide to Earth” – Sturgill Simpson

New Age Album: “White Sun II” – White Sun

Jazz Vocal Album: “Take me to the Alley” – Gregory Porter

Large Jazz Ensemble Album: “Presidential Suite:Eight Variations on Freedom” – Ted Nash Big Band

Latin Jazz Album: “Tribute to Irakere: Live in Marciac” – Chucho Valdés

Gospel Performance/Song: “God Provides” – Tamela Mann; Kirk Franklin, songwriter

Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song: “Thy Will” – Hillary Scott & the Scott Family; Bernie Herms, Hillary Scott & Emily Weisband, songwriters

Gospel Album: “Losing My Religion” – Kirk Franklin

Contemporary Christian Music Album: “Love Remains” – Hillary Scott & the Scott Family

Score Soundtrack for Visual Media: “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” – John Williams, composer

Song Written for Visual Media: “Can’t Stop The Feeling!” – Max Martin, Shellback & Justin Timberlake, songwriters (Justin Timberlake, Anna Kendrick, Gwen Stefani, James Corden, Zooey Deschanel, Walt Dohrn, Ron Funches, Caroline Hjelt, Aino Jawo, Christopher Mintz-Plasse & Kunal Nayyar), Track from: “Trolls”

Instrumental Composition: “Spoken at Midnight” – Ted Nash, composer

Music Video: “Formation” – Beyoncé

Music Film:“The Beatles: Eight Day a Week he Touring Years” – Ron Howard, video director; Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Scott Pascucci & Nigel Sinclair, video producer

 

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