The 59th Annual Grammy Award Ceremony has ended . The event which was held on February 12, 2017 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles came with a lot of drama. So, in case you missed all the drama, Here is Everything that happened at the 59th Grammys that you need to know. here are the list of the winners
Number one on everyone's list is Adele and Beyonce.
Adele and Beyonce
Both artistes were both in the same category for album of the year and song of the year, but there had to be a winner and the academy chose Adele but she had something to say about being picked over Beyonce. She said
“I can’t possibly accept this award, and I’m very humbled and I’m very grateful and gracious, but my artist of my life is Beyoncé and this album, to me, the ‘Lemonade’ album, was so monumental Beyoncé,” Adele said of Beyoncé’s 2016 album, which was nominated in the same category as “25.” “It was so monumental and so well-thought-out and so beautiful and soul-baring, and we all got to see another side to you that you don’t always let us see and we appreciate that.”
Adele also praised Beyoncé after “Hello” won Record of the Year minutes earlier, saying, “ I adore you and you move my soul every single day and you have done [so] for nearly 17 years. I adore you and I want you to be my mummy.”That was the most entertaining part of the program for me . Now Let's get into the politics;
The Politics in the Music
- 12 minutes into the ceremony, J Lo set the tone before presenting an award. “At this point in history, our voices are needed more than ever,” she said, before quoting from an essay Toni Morrison wrote after the re-election of George W Bush.
- .A Tribe Called Quest delivered a vigorous rebuke to the new presidential administration during a tribute to Phife Dawg, who died in March 2016. The group said the performance of We The People was also in honor of protesters. The hip-hop group was joined by Rhymes who comes out and thanks President Agent Orange (aka Donald Trump) for trying to implement the ‘muslim ban’, as the ensemble play We The People. The group then bring out women in head scarfs and a crowd of people who look upset while they chant “resist!”. Definitely the most political moment of the night so far.
- Paris Jackson referenced the Standing Rock protests: “We could really used this kind of excitement at a pipeline protest, guys #NoDAPL.
- Katy Perry took the stage to perform Chained to the Rhythm in a white suit, a likely homage to Hillary Clinton, who Perry ardently supported in the election. Her arm was wrapped in an armband that said “Persist” and at the end of her song, a projection of the US constitution appeared.
- Beyoncé called for better representation, explaining that her album Lemonade was meant “to show images to my children that reflect their beauty” from the Grammys to the White House.
Blue Ivy, created one of the night’s best memes, dressed as Prince. Blue stole another moment in the spotlight when she wandered toward a gaggle of celebrities crowded around host James Corden in the aisle for an awkward Carpool Karaoke-themed sing-a-long of Sweet Caroline with Neil Diamond.
The award topped off an eventful night for Adele who had to stop her tribute to George Michael after technical difficulties. Adele stopped her tribute to George Michael and cursed, before starting again, during the 59th annual Grammy awards on Sunday night.The singer apologized on stage for her second botched Grammys performance, saying that she had to restart the slowed-down arrangement of Fastlove after failing to nail the sound. I’m sorry for swearing and and I’m sorry for starting again,” Adele said. “I can’t mess this up for him. I’m sorry, I can’t”.