Beyonce and Adele are not only big Grammys 2017 winners. Both artists also nailed their respective performances in the awards night.
Adele opened the Grammy Awards 2017 with her hit single Hello but also dropped the F-word during a tribute to George Michael. Beyoncé, on the other hand, celebrated motherhood in a stellar performance and received a standing ovation from the crowd.
The British hit-maker took home the night’s biggest award – the Album of the Year. The British singer dedicated the award to her biggest competition for the category, Beyonce. “My dream and my idol is Queen Bey. I adore you. You move my soul every single day and you have for nearly 17 years and I adore you. I want you to be my mommy and I love you,” Adele told the Lemonade singer through tears.
Queen Bey was nominated for nine Grammys. She won her first golden gramophones for the night after her Formation video won the Best Music Video category at the pre-Grammy ceremony. Her visual album Lemonade, however, lost to The Beatles: Eight Days A Week The Touring Years for the Best Music Film award.
Meanwhile, the music industry paid tribute not only to George Michael but to Prince as well. Bruno Mars shred a guitar in a tribute to the Purple Rain hit-maker. Lady Gaga encountered a microphone issue during a duet with Metallica. The hard rock band’s singer, James Hetfield, then shared the microphone with Gaga and both finished up their performance.
Other Grammys 2017 winners are David Bowie, who won five awards, and Chance the Rapper, who won the award for Best New Artist. Star Wars: The Force Awakens took home an award for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media.
Complete List of Grammys 2017 Winners
- Album of the Year – 25, Adele
- Record of the Year – Hello, Adele
- Song of the Year – Hello, Adele & Greg Kurstin, songwriters (Adele)
- Best Pop Solo Performance – Hello, Adele
- Best Pop Vocal Album – 25, Adele
- Urban Contemporary Album – Lemonade, Beyoncé
- Best Music Video – Formation, Beyoncé
- Music Film – The Beatles: Eight Days A Week The Touring Years, The Beatles
- Best New Artist – Chance the Rapper
- Rock Album – Tell Me I’m Pretty, Cage The Elephant
- Best Rap Performance – No Problem, Chance The Rapper Featuring Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz
- Alternative Music Album – Blackstar, David Bowie
- Best Rock Performance – Blackstar, David Bowie
- Rock Song – Blackstar, David Bowie, songwriter (David Bowie)
- Best Pop Duo/Group Performance – Stressed Out, Twenty One Pilots
- Traditional Pop Vocal Album – Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin, Willie Nelson
- Best Dance Recording – Don’t Let Me Down, The Chainsmokers ft. Daya
- Dance/Electronic Album – Skin, Flume
- Best R&B Performance – Cranes in the Sky, Solange
- Traditional R&B Performance – Angela, Lalah Hathaway
- Best R&B Song – Lake by the Ocean, Hod David & Musze, songwriters (Maxwell)
- Rap Performance – No Problem, Chance the Rapper ft. Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz
- Best Rap/Sung Performance – Hotline Bling, Drake
- Rap Song – Hotline Bling, Drake
- Best Rap Album – Coloring Book, Chance the Rapper
- Country Solo Performance – My Church, Maren Morris
- Best Country Duo/Group Performance – Jolene, Pentatonix ft. Dolly Parton
- Best Country Album – A Sailor’s Guide to Earth, Sturgill Simpson
- Best Latin Pop Album – Un Besito Mas, Jesse & Joy
- Comedy Album – Talking for Clapping, Patton Oswalt
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