One of the biggest nights for the music industry, the GRAMMYs, took place yesterday. While big stars such as Mr. West, Drizzy, Frank Ocean and Bieber boycotted the show, many others music stars tried to take home one of the most coveted awards available in music, the iconic gramophone. Big awards to look forward to this evening are Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Best New Artist, and Best Rap Album. Beyonce leads the nominations with nine, while Kanye, Drake, and Rihanna are all tied with eight. Chance the Rapper and Adele have seven and five nominations, respectively.
Adele beat Beyoncé, Then brakes her Grammy in half to share It
Adele surprised everyone during the best album nominee, in her tearful acceptance speech for Album of the Year, Adele wept at how unfair these results were. “My album of the year was Lemonade, so a piece of me did die inside, as a Beyoncé fan” she said after winning. To make up for it, she literally broke her Grammy in half.
Beyoncé incredible show
To the surprise of no one, Beyonce's solo performance was one of the best events of the evening, trophy or no trophy. Introduced by her mother Tina Knowles and prominently addressing the recent announcement of her pregnancy, it was a decadent, but intimate, family affair.
Daft Punk returned to the Grammy stage, this time with The Weeknd
Daft Punk made their return to the live stage for the first time since winning Album of the Year in 2014 for a set with The Weeknd, on whom they collaborated on the last album Starboy. They briefly teased the title track before going into “I Feel It Coming.”
The huge night of Chance the RapperAs far as pleasant surprises of the evening go, it was a grea night for Chance the Rapper. He made Grammy history with Coloring Book, the first ever streaming only album to take home a prize, let alone one as big as Best Rap Album. He also won Best New Artist, and performed a medley of hits from the album that made for a truly dizzying showcase.
Bruno Mars is Prince
The big tribute of the night arrived for the Purple One himself led by his former band The Time, but one of the best moments took place when Bruno Mars came out of the gate singing “Let’s Go Crazy” dressed in homage to Prince’s iconic Purple Rain get-up. He may not have the range of the late legend, but at least Bruno has the right attitude.
Main winners of the 59th edition:
Album Of The Year: 25 — Adele – WINNER
Record Of The Year: “Hello” — Adele – WINNER
Song Of The Year: “Hello” — Adele Adkins & Greg Kurstin, songwriters (Adele) – WINNER
Best New Artist: Chance The Rapper – WINNER
Best Pop Vocal Album: 25 — Adele – WINNER
Best Pop Solo Performance: “Hello” — Adele – WINNER
Best Dance/Electronic Album: Skin — Flume – WINNER
Best Urban Contemporary Album: Lemonade — Beyoncé – WINNER
Best R&B Performance: “Cranes in the Sky” — Solange – WINNER