The 2017 Grammys

Karly Halsey (12th), Reporter

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The 59th Grammy Awards Ceremony took place on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles California.

The show opened with Adele belting her very popular song, “Hello” off her new album 25. This performance was extremely powerful and beautiful and she seemed very relieved when it was over and she hadn’t messed up.

The host of the event was James Corden, who also hosts The Late Late Show. (Also known for his segment, Carpool Karaoke. He kicked off the show with an “unplanned” disaster of an opening including him falling down the stairs and leading him into a rap which explained some of music’s biggest stories, this year’s nominees, and multiple jokes about the future of music and our country.

Other performances included:

The Weeknd, “I Feel it Coming” who surprisingly had very good live vocals

Ed Sheeran, “Shape of You” who built the whole song live on stage using just a loop pedal. Very impressive for the audience.

Beyoncé, “Love Drought” and “Sandcastles” blew the audience away as the queen herself performed beautifully all while she is pregnant with twins.

Bruno mars performed his song “That’s What I Like” and later performed a tribute to Prince, both were spectacular and showed off his powerful vocals.

Katy Perry performed her brand new song “Chained to the Rhythm” in a very unique style, on a spinning block with many random shapes everywhere.

Finally, Adele performed “Fast Love” as a tribute to George Michael. She however, had to restart partway through. Unfortunately she probably felt very embarrassed, however the standing ovation for her amazing performance made up for it.

Broadcasted awards included:

 

  • Best New Artist- Chance the Rapper
  • Best pop/duo Performance- Stressed Out by Twenty One Pilots
  • Best Rock Song- Black Star by David Bowie
  • Best Country Solo Performance- Maren Morris
  • Best Urban Contemporary Album- Beyoncé
  • Best Rapper- Chance the Rapper
  • Song of the Year- Hello by Adele

Following this, the most anticipated award of the night was announced: Album of the Year, which was awarded to Adele’s Album 25. As Adele accepted it in tears, she went on to explain to the crowd that she is undeserving of this because Beyoncé’s Album Lemonade was more thought out and empowering.

After the show, photos leaked of Adele’s award being broken in half. Many put it together that she broke her award to give the other half to Beyoncé, however, there is no confirmed source of this.
This award show was like no other and will no doubt be talked about for years to come.

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