Written by Giavanna Foster
The 59th annual Grammy Awards took place on February 12. James Corden hosted this telecast at the Staples Center. According to Billboard, 26 million viewers tuned in to watch the Grammys telecast. Adele, Bruno Mars, Chance the Rapper, and Demi Lovato shined at the 2017 Grammys. Here are the main highlights:
Adele opened the Grammy Awards with the first performance of the evening. Onstage, Adele effortlessly sang her smash hit “Hello”. Adele donned a black dress with intricate and colorful designs. The music video for “Hello” now has over 1.8 billion YouTube views. Click here to watch the video. Later, she sang “Fastlove” to honor George Michael. Both of Adele’s performances received applause from the audience.
Adele’s 25 earned five Grammys, including the Album of the Year award. 25 was nominated in five categories: album of the year, song of the year, record of the year, best pop solo performance, and best pop vocal album. Justin Bieber, Beyoncé, and Drake were also nominated in the Album of the Year category. Adele worked with a long list of producers that include the Smeezingtons, Danger Mouse, and Ryan Tedder. Adele cried tears of joy during her acceptance speech. On February 14, her acceptance speech landed the #3 position on YouTube’s trending list.
“It took an army to make me strong and willing again,” Adele expressed. Adele then talked about how becoming a mother made her a stronger person. Then she commended Beyoncé’s Lemonade as one of the best albums of the year. After Adele honored Beyoncé’s Lemonade, she received a huge round of applause. Beyoncé cried while receiving recognition from Adele. See the video below to watch Adele’s full speech.
Bruno Mars gave two standout performances. Mars performed “That’s What I Like”, which is track 4 on 24k Magic. Mars’ performance of “That’s What I Like” featured structured choreography, colorful lighting, and soulful vocals. Bruno and his group wore matching tracksuits with chain necklaces. On February 14, Bruno Mars’ “That’s What I Like” performance landed the #7 position on YouTube’s trending list.
Bruno Mars collaborated with The Time to deliver an outstanding Prince tribute. The Time performed “Jungle Love” and “The Bird”. Then, Bruno Mars sang “Let’s Go Crazy”. Bruno donned a purple sequin suit and played a custom electric white guitar. Mars’ performance of “Let’s Go Crazy” also featured an electrifying guitar solo. Bruno Mars and The Time honored Prince with an outstanding tribute.
Demi Lovato honored the Bee Gees with Tori Kelly, Andra Day, and Little Big Town. Lovato, the lead vocalist, sang “Stayin’ Alive” while wearing a chic retro 70’s metallic dress. “Stayin’ Alive” featured Lovato’s powerful vocals and backup dancers. It was one of the standout numbers of the evening. She was later joined by Tori Kelly, Andra Day, and Little Big Town. Tori Kelly sang “Tragedy” while playing the electric guitar. Barry Gibbs, Rihanna, Carrie Underwood, and Keith Urban sang along with the Bee Gees performance.
Then, Little Big Town sang a smooth rendition of “How Deep is Your Love”. After Little Big Town, Andra Day sang “Night Fever” onstage. The group performed “Stayin’ Alive”. Demi and the group will be featured on CBS’s Bee Gees concert special. Celine Dion, Nick Jonas, John Legend, Pentatonix, and surviving Bee Gee Barry Gibb will also be a part of the special. Stay tuned. Click here for more information.
Chance the Rapper also made history as a streaming-only artist at the 59th Grammys. Chance was nominated for seven categories this year and took home three Grammys, including the Best New Artist award. Anderson .Paak, the Chainsmokers, Kelsea Ballerini, and Maren Morris were also nominated in this category. Chance thanked God and his family during his acceptance speech. This impressive feat proves that anything is possible. Chance’s speech now has over 630k YouTube views. See the video below to watch his acceptance speech.
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