Highlights from the 2017 Grammys

Adele on stage after winning Album of the Year for ''25'' during the 59th Annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017. (Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
Adele on stage after winning Album of the Year for ''25'' during the 59th Annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017. (Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

The 59th Grammy Awards aired last night. Catch up on the highlights from the show here.

1. Adele wins Song of the Year

Adele’s hit song “Hello” won song of the year. Other nominations in the category included "Formation" by Beyoncé, "Love Yourself" by Justin Bieber, "7 Years" by Lukas Graham and "I Took a Pill in Ibiza" by Mike Posner.

2. Beyoncé performs Lemonade hits

Beyoncé wowed audiences with an elaborate, 9-minute performance of “Love Drought” and “Sandcastles” from her latest album, "Lemonade." The singer, who is pregnant with twins, began the performance with a tribute to motherhood, showing off her baby bump.

3. Chance the Rapper wins Best Rap Album

The Chicago native beat out Drake, Schoolboy Q, DJ Khaled, De La Soul and Kanye West in for his album "Coloring Book." Chance also took home the Grammy for Best New Artist.

4. George Michael and Prince Tributes

Adele’s musical tribute to George Michael started off rocky. “I can’t mess this up for him,” she said, restarting the performance. The crowd, as well as many who took to Twitter, praised the singer for her rendition of Michael’s classics. Bruno Mars and The Time took the stage to pay tribute to Prince, singing hit songs such as “Jungle Love.”

5. 'Lemonade' wins Best Urban Contemporary Album

"Lemonade," a big contender for this year’s Grammys — it was nominated for nine awards — won Best Urban Contemporary Album. The singer accepted the award with a touching speech,  saying, “My intention for the film and album was to create a body of work that would give a voice to our pain, our struggles, our darkness and our history. To confront issues that make us uncomfortable.” Read her full speech here.

6. Twenty One Pilots strip down

When Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun of Twenty One Pilots accepted their award for pop duo/group performance for their song “Stressed Out,” they appeared onstage pantsless. Joseph explained that back in the day, he and Dun and their friends used to watch the Grammys, and one time they realized they were all in their underwear. While this was before the duo became popular, Dun said “If we ever win a Grammy, we should receive it just like this.” And so they did.

7. James Corden strips down too

Following a pantsless Twenty One Pilots, James Corden stripped down to his underwear to introduce Ed Sheeran’s performance.

8. Lady Gaga and Metallica collaborate

A technical issue caused Metallica singer James Hetfield’s microphone to not work and he was left to share one with Gaga as the combo performed Metallica’s song “Moth into Flame.” While the rest of their performance went without a hitch — Lady Gaga even crowd surfed — Hetfield was still upset and was seen throwing his guitar offstage after they finished.

9. David Bowie’s 'Blackstar' wins big

David Bowie posthumously won five Grammys for his album "Blackstar." The album won Best Alternative Music Album, Best Rock Performance, Best Rock Song — for the title song — Best Recorded Package and Best Engineered Non-Classical Album. The awards were accepted by "Blackstar" saxophonist Donny McCaslin.

10. Adele’s '25' wins Album of the Year

Adele beat out artists Drake, Sturgill Simpson, Justin Bieber and Beyoncé for Album of the Year. Adele’s “25” also won for Best Pop Vocal Album. The British singer tearfully accepted her award, and payed tribute to Beyonce’s “Lemonade.”

“Tonight, winning this kind of feels full circle and like a bit of me has come back to myself, but I can't possibly accept this award,” she said. “And I'm very humbled, and I'm very grateful and gracious, but my artist of my life is Beyoncé, and this album for me, the 'Lemonade' album, was just so monumental. Beyoncé, it was so monumental, and so well-thought out and so beautiful and soul-bearing.”

The songstress also thanked her manager, husband and family.


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