The 59th Annual Grammy Awards was one to remember. Hosted by the Late Late Show´s James Corden, James provided a bunch of funny jokes and worked well on the mic throughout the night. The show took place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Many superstars were there including Rihanna, Nick Jonas, Jay-Z, Jennifer Lopez, and CeeLo Green or should I say, Gnarly Davidson.
It was an impressive showing for Adele, who swept most of the top honors. Adele went home with five total awards, including album of the year for “25.” Adele opened the show with her hit “Hello.” Later in the show, she performed an arrangement of ¨Fastlove,” in remembrance of the singer, George Michael, who died on Christmas Day. A couple minutes into the song Adele stopped then muttered a curse word. Emotionally she said, “I’m sorry, I can’t mess this up for him.” She then powered her way through the rest of the song. It was very heartwarming to watch.
The night was also shared with Beyoncé winning many awards. Beyoncé won two Grammys, including the best music video for “Formation” and best urban album for “Lemonade.” She later performed a powerful medley of “Love Drought” and “Sandcastles.¨ The set was about 9 minutes.
Last year the Grammyś governing board changed their rules to allow for the nomination of albums to be released on streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music. Chance the Rapper benefited from this. Pictured above is Miguel wearing a ball cap similar to the type of hat we saw Chance wearing at the Grammy’s. Chance was nominated for seven awards at the Grammy’s but only went home with three. These included: best new artist, best rap performance, and best rap album. He was the first artist to win a Grammy without selling any physical copies of his music! He also later gave an amazing spiritual performance of Coloring Book’s “How Great” and “All We Got” during the show, which I personally enjoyed.
By: Hunter Meyer
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