#Grammys 2017: Adele, Chance the Rapper, Beyonce dominate, plus the full rundown of who won what on Music’s Biggest Night
Adele, Beyoncé and Chance the Rapper dominated the 57th annual Grammys, both in awards won and onstage brilliance, with each artist garnering multiple awards to go along with remarkable performances.
The 59th annual Grammy Awards held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles was an exciting night with some of the biggest artists in the music industry.
Adele soared through her juggernaut single “Hello” on Sunday night at the Grammys, kicking off the evening with a graceful rendition of one of her biggest hits. Though sound issues troubled her performance of “All I Ask” at last year’s ceremony, she did not face any technical difficulties this time around.
Adele took the stage completely alone, singing from the middle of a glowing circle, and the band kept things simple, contributing a martial drum beat and lingering keyboard notes. The crowd cheered as she neared the first surging hook and roared after she completed it. As the song progressed, movement crept into Adele’s performance – she swayed from side to side and punctuated lines with pointed fingers.
James Corden held his own following up Adele at the start of the 2017 Grammy Awards, blending a rapped intro with staged pratfalls. This is the Late Late Show host’s first year hosting the award show.
Corden entered the stage through the staircase, aiming to rise to the top and descend down the steps. There were some “technical difficulties” as the platform did not rise high enough and the host had to climb his way out. As he walked down the stairs, he fell into the space between the steps, losing a shoe and his microphone in the process. Dancers arrived on cue and Corden attempted to join the choreography before dramatically stopping the production.
After gaining his composure following the stunt, Corden went on to rap his monologue, citing some of music’s biggest stories from the last year alongside this year’s guests and nominees. After joking about Rihanna and Drake dating, he ended on a topical note: “With President Trump, we don’t know what comes next.”
Beyonce gave quite the artistic performance on Sunday at the Grammys in L.A. The singer is the most nominated female artist in Grammy history with 62 total nominations.
She sang “Love Drought” on top of a long table, tilting back in her chair, sheathed in gold light and surrounded by rose petals and her backup dancers. She ended the performance with “Sandcastles.”
“If we’re gonna heal, let it be glorious,” rang out in the crowd as Jay Z and Blue Ivy watched Beyonce with big smiles on their faces.
This year’s ceremony also had performances by Lady Gaga, Metallica, John Legend, Bruno Mars and more. The Recording Academy will also honor late singers Prince and George Michael, who passed away last year.
Here’s a full rundown of all the Grammy winners:
Album of the Year: 25, Adele
Record of the Year: “Hello,” Adele
Song of the Year: “Hello,” Adele
Best Rap Album: The Coloring Book, Chance the Rapper
Best Urban Contemporary Album: Lemonade, Beyonce
Best Country Solo Performance: “My Church,” Maren Morris
Best Rock Song: “Blackstar,” David Bowie
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: “Stressed Out,” Twenty One Pilots
Best New Artist: Chance the Rapper
Best Pop Solo Performance: “Hello,” Adele
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: “Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin,” Willie Nelson
Best Pop Vocal Album: 25, Adele
Best Dance Recording: “Don’t Let Me Down,” The Chainsmokers Featuring Daya
Best Dance/Electronic Album: Skin, Flume
Best Contemporary Instrumental Album: Culcha Vulcha, Snarky Puppy
Best Rock Performance: “Blackstar,” David Bowie
Best Metal Performance: “Dystopia,” Megadeth
Best Rock Album: Tell Me I’m Pretty, Cage the Elephant
Best Alternative Music Album: Blackstar, David Bowie
Best R&B Performance: “Cranes in the Sky,” Solange
Best Traditional R&B Performance: “Angel,” Lalah Hathaway
Best R&B Song: “Lake By the Ocean,” Hod David & Musze, songwriters (Maxwell)
Best R&B Album: Lalah Hathaway Live, Lalah Hathaway
Best Rap Performance: “No Problem,” Chance the Rapper Featuring Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz
Best Rap/Sung Performance: “Hotline Bling,” Drake
Best Rap Song: “Hotline Bling,” Aubrey Graham & Paul Jefferies, songwriters (Drake)
Best Latin Pop Album: Jesse & Joy, Un Besito Mas
Best Country Album: Sturgill Simpson, A Sailor’s Guide to Earth
Best Country Song: Tim McGraw, “Humble and Kind”
Best Country Duo/Group Performance: Pentatonix, “Jolene (feat. Dolly Parton)”
Best Roots Gospel Album: Joey+Rory, Hymns
Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album: Ted Nash Big Band, Presidential Suite: Eight Variations on Freedom
Best Jazz Instrumental Album: John Scofield, Country for Old Men
Best Jazz Vocal Album: Gregory Porter, Take Me to the Alley
Best Improvised Jazz Solo: John Scofield, “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry”
Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance: Third Coast Percussion, “Steve Reich”
Best Dance Recording: The Chainsmokers, “Don’t Let Me Down (feat. Daya)”
Best New Age Album: White Sun, White Sun II
Best Gospel Performance/Song: Tamela Mann, “God Provides”
Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song: Hillary Scott & The Scott Family, “Thy Will”
Best Gospel Album: Kirk Franklin, Losing My Religion
Best Contemporary Christian Music Album: Hillary Scott & The Scott Family, Love Remains
Best World Music Album: Yo-Yo Ma and The Silk Road Ensemble, Sing Me Home
Best Children’s Album: Secret Agent 23 Skidoo, Infinity Plus One
Best Spoken Word Album: Carol Burnett, In Such Good Company: Eleven Years Of Laughter, Mayhem and Fun in the Sandbox
Best Musical Theater Album: The Color Purple
Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media: Miles Ahead
Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media: John Williams, Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Best Song Written for Visual Media: Justin Timberlake, “Can’t Stop the Feeling!”
Best Instrumental Composition: Ted Nash, “Spoken at Midnight”
Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella: Jacob Collier, “You and I”
Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals: Jacob Collier, “Flintstones”
Best Recording Package: David Bowie, Blackstar
Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package: Edith Piaf, Edith Piaf 1915-2015
Best Album Notes: Eubie Blake and Noble Sissle, Sissle and Blake Sing Shuffle Along
Best Historical Album: Bob Dylan, The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series, Vol.12 (Collector’s Edition)
Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical: David Bowie, Blackstar
Best Remixed Recording: Bob Moses, “Tearing Me Up (RAC Remix)”
Best Surround Sound Album: Ludovic Morlot & Seattle Symphony, Dutilleux: Sur Le Même Accord; Les Citations; Mystère De L’instant & Timbres, Espace, Mouvement
Best Engineered Album, Classical: Mark Donahue and Fred Vogler, Corigliano: The Ghosts of Versailles
Producer of the Year, Classical: David Frost
Best Orchestral Performance: Boston Symphony Orchestra, “Shostakovich: Under Stalin’s Shadow – Symphonies Nos. 5, 8 & 9”
Best Music Video: Beyoncé, “Formation”
Best Music Film: The Beatles, The Beatles: Eight Days a Week the Touring Years
MusiCares Person of the Year: Tom Petty
Asuquo Eton founded talkmediaafrica.com, now one of the most visited TV, music, tech and features website, in 2011. He is also a social media analyst, media and entertainment consultant.