February 13, 2017 | D&L
After the 59th annual awards ceremony took place last night in LA’s Staples Center, the GRAMMY awards are the topic of conversation today and here at L’ART HQ it’s no different.
From political statements, emotional performances, tributes and fashion takeovers, check out our top three moments, award wins, performances and best dressed of the night…
Perhaps one of the most talked about moments of the night is ADELE dedicating her Album of the Year win, for 25, to Beyonce. Being the obvious winner of the title for the night in her eyes, Adele broke her award in half, ready to share the top half with the Lemonade artist, after giving an emotional speech, and for that we love this London born artist even more.
After sharing years of hard work on the highly acclaimed, A Seat at the Table, the stripped back, honest and powerful album just gained SOLANGE Knowles her first ever GRAMMY award! Earning the title of Best R&B Performance for ‘Cranes in the Sky’, the unforgettable creation was definitely a well deserved win for this Knowles sister.
We’re a sucker for a moving Gospel performance and CHANCE THE RAPPER delivered just that when he performed tracks ‘How Great’ and ‘All We Got’ for his audience. Joining him were Gospel royalty Tamela Mann and Kirk Franklin to take us to Church resulting in an unforgettable GRAMMY moment.
Best Rap Album – CHANCE THE RAPPER had a very successful night with his mixtape The Coloring Book gaining recognition across the board. Also becoming the 2017 winner of Best New Artist and Best Rap Performance for ‘No Problem’, an album drop from Chance is bound to be epic.
Best Urban Contemporary Album – BEYONCE’S Lemonade may not have earned Album of the Year status, but she dominated the urban contemporary category with her ode to black women, showing beauty, empowerment and historic moments worldwide.
Best Pop Solo Album – ADELE’S 25 came out on top in the Pop category and with hits such as ‘Hello’ and ‘When We Were Young’ included, this UK artist never fails to impress. Adele had five wins in total on the night.
From the neck detail and slit at the thigh, to the cinched in waist and cut out, JENNIFER LOPEZ ticked all the right boxes in this stunning number.
LADY GAGA dared to bare and definitely stood out from the crowd in a black two piece, oozing body confidence and her unique style as she hit the red carpet.
Bruno Mars wasn’t the only one paying tribute to Prince, as BLUE IVY Carter donned a look a like outfit the legendary artist would be proud of. This five year old is definitely setting some style leading trends of her own thanks to parents Bey and Jay.
BRUNO MARS took to the stage for a tribute to the late, great Prince. Showing his versatility and talent as an artist himself, the 24K Magic singer left his audience moved and forever remembering the legend himself.
A TRIBE CALLED QUEST were bound to deliver a phenomenal performance following their long awaited album release, We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service, not to mention their veteran Hip-Hop act status. With Anderson Paak and Busta Rhymes joining them, all participated in a powerful performance instructing all to resist the actions and decisions of President Trump; his Muslim ban and wall being attacked in particular. They dedicated their performance to group member, Phife Dawg.
Another tribute performance of the night came from ADELE who sang a George Michael favourite for the crowd. Remembered just as much for her touching performance, as she was for re-starting the song due to sound and pitching difficulties, Adele certainly had the crowd behind her, bringing the singer to tears.
Congratulations to all nominees and winners of the night! What were your highlights of the night?
UK audiences can tune in tonight on 4Music, 8pm to see the award ceremony in full.
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