59th Annual Grammy Awards Winners and Performers; Adele, Chance the Rapper, David Bowie Win Big
by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA started: 02/13/17 2:12 am | updated: 02/13/17 2:14 am
The 59th Annual Grammy Awards were presented on Sunday evening from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The big winner of the night was Adele who won five Grammys including Album, Record, and Song of the Year for 25 and 'Hello.' Chance the Rapper, whose album Coloring Book was self-published, won Best New Artist, Rap Performance, and Rap Album. The late David Bowie also won five Grammys including Rock Song, Rock Performance, and Alternative Music Album for Blackstar. Beyonce didn't get totally shut out. Her album, Lemonade, won Best Contemporary Urban Album. You can see the list of all the winners below. For all the nominees go to: https://www.grammy.com/nominees
The Grammy's are all about the performances and once in a lifetime collaborations between artists. This year's show did not disappoint. Despite the politically charged social climate, and especially during Hollywood award season, most performers/presenters/award winners actually kept to the music. Here's a quick run down of what happened, what they sang, and anything interesting of note:
59th Grammy Award Show 2/12/17
Adele cold started the show by performing "Hello"
The show was hosted by James Corden of Late Night. He began by pretending to botch the opening music and dance number.
The Weeknd performed "I Feel It Coming" with Daft Punk (introduced by Paris Jackson)
Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood performed "The Fighter." (introduced by John Travolta)
Twenty-one Pilots won Pop/Duo Group Performace for "Stressed Out" and accepted the award in their underwear.
Ed Sheeran played "Shape of You" solo with looper pedals (introduced by James Corden)
Lukas Graham and Kelsea Ballerini sung a mashup "7 Years" and "Peter Pan." (introduced by Ryan Seacrest)
Beyonce was introduced by her mother Tina Knowles. She performed "Love Drought" and "Sandcastles" in a 9 minute performance. There were themes of motherhood, the Last Supper, and Mary.
James Corden was joined by Jennifer Lopez, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, John Legend, Blue Ivy, Neil Diamond and others to sing "Sweet Caroline" in a cardboard 'Car Pool Karaoke.'
Bruno Mars performed "That's What I Like"
Katy Perry performed "Chained to the Rhythm." She wore a white pantsuit with a 'Persist' armband and circled a picket fenced house. It ended with a projection of the Constitution.
William Bell and Gary Clark Jr. performed "Born Under a Bad Sign"
Maren Morris and Alicia Keys performed "Once"
Adele performed George Michaels' "Fastlove." She had to stop the performance and start over to get it right. She said, "I can't mess this up for him."
Metallica and Lady Gaga performed "Month Into The Flame." This performance also had problems as James Hatfield's mic wasn't working through the first verse. (introduced by Laverne Cox)
Sturgill Simpson and the Dap Kings performed "All Around You." A tribute to Sharon Jones who passed last year.
Demi Levato led the Bee Gees tribute. She started it with "Stayin' Alive." Tori Kelly then played "Tragedy." Lovato then came back for some more "Stayin' Alive," before Little Big Town sung "How Big is Your Love." Andra Day added in a soulful "Night Fever." Everyone came on stage to finish the medley with "Stayin' Alive."
A Tribe Called Quest, Anderson .Paak, Consequence, and Busta Rhytmas perform the political protest song "We The People." (introduced by Solange)
Morris Day and The Time started the Prince tribute with "Jungle Love" and "The Bird" from the Purple Rain soundtrack. Bruno Mars, channeling Prince, played "Let's Go Crazy" (introduced by James Corden)
Petatonix sung "ABC"
Chance the Rapper performed "How Great" with Kirk Franklin and Tamela Mann along with a gospel choir. (introduced by Halsey and Jason Derulo)
Cynthia Erivo and John Legend performed "God Only Knows" by the Beach Boys for the In Memorium segmen
Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song
"Thy Will" - Hillary Scott & the Scott Family; Bernie Herms, Hillary Scott & Emily Weisband, songwriters
"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)
"This Is Where I Live" - William Bell
"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
"Undercurrent" - Sarah Jarosz
Regional Roots Music Album
"E Walea" - Kalani Pe’a
"Ziggy Marley" - Ziggy Marley
World Music Album
"Sing Me Home" - Yo-Yo Ma & The Silk Road Ensemble
"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
"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"
"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)
"Blackstar" - Jonathan Barnbrook, art director (David Bowie)
Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package
"Edith Piaf 1915-2015" - Gérard Lo Monaco, art director (Edith Piaf)
"Sissle and Blake Sing Shuffle Along" - Ken Bloom & Richard Carlin, album notes writers (Eubie Blake & Noble Sissle)
"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
"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)
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
"Shostakovich: Under Stalin’s Shadow - Symphonies Nos. 5, 8 & 9" - Andris Nelsons, conductor (Boston Symphony Orchestra)
"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)
"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)
"Formation" - Beyoncé
"The Beatles: Eight Days a Week the Touring Years" - Ron Howard, video director; Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Scott Pascucci & Nigel Sinclair, video producers
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