[Recap]The 59th Annual Grammy Awards: Adele Took Home Album Of The Year

Award season is still in full effect and last night was no exception. The best of the best in the music industry gathered together to be celebrated. The 59th Annual Grammy awards aired last night and it was a night full of surprises and memorable moments. The prestigious event took place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. This year’s awards was hosted by television host James Corden, and Adele took home Album of The Year. 

James Corden Host Of the 59th Annual Grammy Awards
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The show opened up with a stellar performance from Adele singing her hit song “Hello”.  Afterwards the awards’ host made a very dramatic entrance which caused him to be his own stunt double. Corden was on what appeared to be a malfunctioning lift. Corden eventually climbed his way out, tumbled down the stars, and ended up rapping about his whole ordeal.

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Although Corden’s technical problems were fake, it may have been a sign of the actual technical problems that occurred throughout the awards ceremony. The first sign of trouble hit during the duet performance of Lady Gaga and rock band Metallica. The lead singer of Metallica’s microphone was not working and the audience was unable to hear the first two verses of the song. Later during the broadcast, Adele experienced some technical problems during her tribute to George Michael. Adele literally stopped the performance and requested to start again.

The Artists Get Political

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The night was not free of politics. Jennifer Lopez kicked things off by encouraging artists to use their voices. Katy Perry performed with a “Resist” armband, and A Tribe Called Quest drove the resistance theme home. During A Tribe Called Quest’s performance rapper Busta Rhymes referred to Trump as “President Agent Orange”. Also, during the performance the group had what appeared to be Muslim individuals flood the stage.

A Tribe Called Quest at the 2017 Grammy Awards
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There were many memorable performances last night including the Queen herself. That’s right, Beyoncè performed in all her pregnant glory last night and gave tribute to all the mothers around the world. Demi Lovato teamed up with Tori Kelly, Little Big Town, and Andra Day to pay tribute to the 70s group the BeeGees. Also, Bruno Mars teamed up with Morris Day and The Time to pay tribute to Prince.

And The Grammy Goes To…

Bruno Mars Tribute To Prince
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Adele took home the coveted Album Of The Year award along with Song Of The Year. Chance The Rapper also appeared to have a good night as he graced the stage to receive several awards. Beyoncè led the group with nominations but only took home two Grammy’s. You can check out a full list of winners below.

Singer Adele performing at the 2017 Grammy Awards
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Record of the Year

“Hello” — Adele

Album of the Year

“25” — Adele

Song of the Year

“Hello” — Adele Adkins & Greg Kurstin, songwriters (Adele)

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, songwriter (David Bowie)

Lady Gaga Grammy Awards 2017

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

Improvised Jazz Solo

“I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry” — John Scofield, soloist

Jazz Vocal Album

“Take Me to the Alley” — Gregory Porter

Jazz Instrumental Album

“Country for Old Men”John Scofield

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

Beyonce and Jay-Z at 2017 Grammy Awards

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

Roots Gospel Album

“Hymns” — Joey + Rory

Latin Pop Album

“Un Besito Mas” — Jesse & Joy

Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album

“iLevitable” — iLe

Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano)

“Un Azteca En El Azteca, Vol. 1 (En Vivo)” — Vicente Fernández

Tropical Latin Album

“Donde Están?” — Jose Lugo & Guasábara Combo

American Roots Performance

“House of Mercy” — Sarah Jarosz

American Roots Song

“Kid Sister” — Vince Gill, songwriter (The Time Jumpers)

Americana Album

“This Is Where I Live” — William Bell

Bluegrass Album

“Coming Home” — O’Connor Band With Mark O’Connor

Traditional Blues Album

“Porcupine Meat” — Bobby Rush

Contemporary Blues Album

“The Last Days of Oakland” — Fantastic Negrito

Folk Album

“Undercurrent” — Sarah Jarosz

Regional Roots Music Album

“E Walea” — Kalani Pe’a

Jill Scott

Reggae Album

“Ziggy Marley” — Ziggy Marley

World Music Album

“Sing Me Home” — Yo-Yo Ma & The Silk Road Ensemble

Children’s Album

“Infinity Plus One” — Secret Agent 23 Skidoo

Spoken Word Album

“In Such Good Company: Eleven Years of Laughter, Mayhem, and Fun in the Sandbox” — Carol Burnett

Comedy Album

“Talking for Clapping” — Patton Oswalt

Musical Theater Album

“The Color Purple”

Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media

“Miles Ahead” (Miles Davis & Various Artists)

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

Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella

“You And I” — Jacob Collier, arranger (Jacob Collier)

Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals

“Flintstones” — Jacob Collier, arranger (Jacob Collier)

Recording Package

“Blackstar” — Jonathan Barnbrook, art director (David Bowie)

Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package

“Edith Piaf 1915-2015” — Gérard Lo Monaco, art director (Edith Piaf)

Album Notes

“Sissle and Blake Sing Shuffle Along” — Ken Bloom & Richard Carlin, album notes writers (Eubie Blake & Noble Sissle)

Historical Album

“The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series, Vol.12” (Collector’s Edition), Steve Berkowitz & Jeff Rosen, compilation producers; Mark Wilder, mastering engineer (Bob Dylan)

Engineered Album, Non-Classical

“Blackstar” — David Bowie, Tom Elmhirst, Kevin Killen & Tony Visconti, engineers; Joe LaPorta, mastering engineer (David Bowie)

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical

Greg Kurstin

Remixed Recording

“Tearing Me Up” (RAC Remix) — André Allen Anjos, remixer (Bob Moses)

Surround Sound Album

“Dutilleux: Sur Le Même Accord; Les Citations; Mystère De L’instant & Timbres, Espace, Mouvement” — Alexander Lipay & Dmitriy Lipay, surround mix engineers; Dmitriy Lipay, surround mastering engineer; Dmitriy Lipay, surround producer (Ludovic Morlot & Seattle Symphony)

Mya

Engineered Album, Classical

“Corigliano: The Ghosts of Versailles” — Mark Donahue & Fred Vogler, engineers (James Conlon, Guanqun Yu, Joshua Guerrero, Patricia Racette, Christopher Maltman, Lucy Schaufer, Lucas Meachem, LA Opera Chorus & Orchestra)

Producer of the Year, Classical

David Frost

Orchestral Performance

“Shostakovich: Under Stalin’s Shadow – Symphonies Nos. 5, 8 & 9” — Andris Nelsons, conductor (Boston Symphony Orchestra)

Opera Recording

“Corigliano: The Ghosts of Versailles” — James Conlon, conductor; Joshua Guerrero, Christopher Maltman, Lucas Meachem, Patricia Racette, Lucy Schaufer & Guanqun Yu; Blanton Alspaugh, producer (LA Opera Orchestra; LA Opera Chorus)

Choral Performance

“Penderecki Conducts Penderecki, Volume 1” — Krzysztof Penderecki, conductor; Henryk Wojnarowski, choir director (Nikolay Didenko, Agnieszka Rehlis & Johanna Rusanen; Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra; Warsaw Philharmonic Choir)

Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance

“Steve Reich” — Third Coast Percussion

Classical Instrumental Solo

“Daugherty: Tales of Hemingway” — Zuill Bailey; Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor (Nashville Symphony)

Classical Solo Vocal Album

TIE: “Schumann & Berg” — Dorothea Röschmann; Mitsuko Uchida, accompanist;

and “Shakespeare Songs” — Ian Bostridge; Antonio Pappano, accompanist (Michael Collins, Elizabeth Kenny, Lawrence Power & Adam Walker)

Classical Compendium

“Daugherty: Tales of Hemingway; American Gothic; Once Upon A Castle” — Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor; Tim Handley, producer

Contemporary Classical Composition

“Daugherty: Tales of Hemingway” — Michael Daugherty, composer (Zuill Bailey, Giancarlo Guerrero & Nashville Symphony)

Music Video

“Formation” — Beyoncé

Music Film

“The Beatles: Eight Days a Week the Touring Years” — Ron Howard, video director; Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Scott Pascucci & Nigel Sinclair, video producers