The just concluded 59th Grammy Awards ceremony was quite entertaining. The Stars came out in their numbers; Red carpet fashion was top notch, over the top live performances, some technical difficulties, jabs thrown at President Trump, jokes, tears & the works. All you ever expected of the Grammy’s happened and we will be sharing some of the most memorable moments with you.


James Corden: The host of the Late Late show hosted the 59th Grammy Awards. The funny man took over from LL Cool J who has hosted the ceremony for the last 5 years.  Everyone was anxious to see what James’ opening act would be and thankfully he didn’t disappoint. He actually fell down the stairs while going on stage to officially open the show. But as a showman, he got right up and proceeded to give his opening monologue which by the way, he did in form of a rap. He made sure to add a little something about ‘President Donald Trump’ stating: “…with President Trump, we don’t know what will come next”. It was a beautiful monologue introducing all the artists that were expected to perform during the ceremony. We are just going to pretend that his fall wasn’t staged

Jennifer Lopez: JLo was the first artist of the night to present the first award which was ‘Best New Artist’ to ‘Chance The Rapper’.  She looked absolutely stunning in her lavender dress with a high slit. You must be living under a rock if you didn’t know that JLo and Drake have/had a ‘little something’ with each other. Ryan Seacrest tactically asked the star on the red carpet what she felt about Drake; and JLo gushed about her love for the Star who coincidentally, was noticeably absent during the ceremony. JLo also subtly aired her political views when she said “…at this particular point in history, our voices are needed more than ever” just before presenting the award to Chance the Rapper.

Rihanna & her bedazzled Flask

Rihanna: You all know RiRi is the princess of controversy and she always seems to get away with any bizarre thing she comes up with. Well this year was no different as she attended the ceremony looking glam with a bedazzled flask in her hand. She made sure to convince us that it wasn’t just a fashion accessory as she occasionally sipped the content of the flask. Which begs the question “what could possibly be in that flask”? I guess we will never know…

21 Pilots

21 Pilots: This awesome group won the Grammy in the category ‘Best Pop Duo/group performance’ and to receive their performance; they took off their trousers before going up stage to pick up the award. At first a lot of people thought it was silly, until they explained that a long time ago before they became famous; they made a pact to receive their first Grammy award in their underwear. Oh well, some mothers do have them…


Adele: The British songwriter and singer won in all the 5 major categories of the night much to the surprise of a few people. The surprise was because there were very strong contenders in some of the categories; particularly Beyonce with her ‘Lemonade’ album. It was a very emotional night for Adele as she has talked  about her obsession and love for Beyonce and this she acknowledged all through the ceremony at any opportunity she was given. The high point of the night for Adele was when she won the coveted ‘Album of the year’ award for the second time; during her acceptance speech she stated that she didn’t feel she deserved to win. She explained that Beyonce’s album titled ‘Lemonade’ deserved it more than her album titled ‘25’. It was a very emotional moment for her and Beyonce as seen in the tears in both their eyes. She went on to break the award in half, apparently planning to give one half of it to Beyonce

Adele is obviously talented & deserves all the awards she won. Apparently taking a hiatus brings out the best in her. 5 years ago, before her son was born; she also won the Grammy awards in all the top categories only to return to do the same again. Rumor has it that she plans to take another break from music to raise her son. As much as we hate for that to happen, our biggest consolation is that on her return; we can be rest assured that whatever she releases will be a hit. The Lady sings from her heart! By the way, for all those speculating about Adele being secretly engaged to her boyfriend and father of her son because of the ring on her finger; well she kind of confirmed it when she referred to him as her husband during her acceptance  speech for Album of the year. Adele is said to be the first artist to win Album, Song & Record of the year twice.

David Bowie

David Bowie:  He won the 5 posthumous awards in all the categories he was nominated for his final album  ‘Blackstar’.

Beyonce receiving”The Best Urban Contemporary Album’ award

Beyonce: The Queen who looked absolutely stunning with her cute baby bump had the most nominations (9) but won only 2 awards. The award that stood out for her was the ‘Best Urban Contemporary’ album given to ‘Lemonade’. She gave an emotional & inspiring speech stating that “…her works seeks to confront issues that make us uncomfortable…”

Solange receiving her first Grammy award

Solange:  She won her first Grammy award in the ‘Best R & B performance’ category for her hit single ‘Cranes in the Sky’. We bet Mama Tina Knowles is so proud of her girls



Adele sings “Hello”

Adele: She performed the opening number of the night with her hit single ‘Hello’ and it was absolutely amazing. The only concern we have is that she could have added a little twist to the song that has become a national anthem for lovers all over the world. The twist would have given the song some newness but she’s Adele and can very well get away with anything

Beyonce: This was by far the most dramatic & emotional performance of the night. The performance which was about motherhood & female empowerment was aptly introduced by her mother ‘Tina Knowles’. Holograms, Spoken words, Art, Recorded clips were a huge part of this epic performance where she performed a medley of songs (Love Drought & Sand Castles) from her ‘Lemonade’ album. Queen Bey looked like a goddess in a sequined dress and a gold crown while gently cradling her growing baby bump.

We believe this is the first of its kind performance by Beyonce; you can tell that the pregnancy with twins has taken her to a much deeper & maternal place and we love it.  Despite her pregnancy, she still put on quite a show when she sang while sitting in a chair that was tilted backwards. We had to hold our breath until that was over. However, the highlight of her performance was the smile & pride on Jay Z’s face when the performance was over. Let’s not forget how Blue Ivy ‘won’ the ‘cuteness overload’ award when she crashed James Corden’s makeshift carpool karaoke. Say what you will about the ‘Carter Dynasty’ but they are a force to be reckoned with

Katy Perry & Skip Marley: Katy performed her new single ‘Chained to the Rhythm’ and we are kind of “on the fence” about the song. In a move to criticize some of the decisions made by the current American administration, she had a fence around her for the most part of her performance until Skip Marley joined her on stage; then she broke down the fence. The performance ended with a projection of the preamble to the American constitution.  The artists are using every possible medium to air their views; we think it’s a good thing

Busta Rhymes & A Tribe called Quest

Busta Rhymes with A Tribe called Quest: This was clearly a performance with major political undertone. Right before the musical performance, Busta Rhymes referred to President Trump as “President Agent Orange” and accused him of perpetrating evil. Then the performance proper began with the Tribe called Quest breaking through a foam brick wall accompanied with a woman wearing a Hijab. One thing is certain, some artists are not happy & they are not afraid to let their voice be heard through music

James Hetfield of Metallica & Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga & Metallica: Following her recent absolutely amazing halftime Superbowl performance, Lady Gaga is on a mission to let us know how talented & versatile she is as an artist. Lady Gaga & Metallica teamed up at the Grammys to perform “ Moth to a Flame” from Metallica’s 2016 album ‘Hardwired’ but the all too common ‘technical hitch’ situation at the Grammys made the performance a huge flop . James Hetfield’s microphone was accidentally turned off for half of the song but as a professional, he kept up with his performance on the guitar while Gaga sang & hopped around the stage in a strange ‘metallic’ way. She was clearly having so much fun to the point of ‘crowd surfing’. As soon as the song was over, James angrily left the stage. The Grammy jinx had yet another victim but at least, Lady Gaga showed us her ‘metallic’ side



Bruno Mars

PRINCE: Time and Bruno Mars honored Prince with a soul stirring tribute during the award ceremony. However our favorite was Bruno Mars rendition of Prince’s hit “ Let’s Go Crazy”. Dressed in a purple suit with ruffles at the neck, white guitar and black eye liner; we dare say that Bruno Mars did justice to the song and Prince would have been very proud. After the performance, it became clear that Bruno Mars is a super talented artist in a league of his own. The man can sing!

George Micheal tribute by Adele

GEORGE MICHEAL: Adele delivered a very emotional tribute to George Micheal with a beautiful cover of “Fastlove”.  But the tribute was off to a rocky start when Adele about a minute into the song; stopped, cursed, apologized and requested to start the song again. The second time was the charm because her rendition was flawless. George Micheal would have loved it

The list of major award recipients are as follows:

Album of the year

25 – Adele – WINNER
Lemonade – Beyoncé
Purpose – Justin Bieber
Views – Drake
Sailor’s Guide to Earth – Sturgill Simpson

Record of the year

Hello – Adele – WINNER
Formation – Beyoncé
7 Years – Lukas Graham
Work – Rihanna
Stressed Out – Twenty One Pilots

Song of the year

Formation – Beyoncé
Hello – Adele – WINNER
I Took A Pill In Ibiza – Mike Posner
Love Yourself – Justin Bieber
7 Years – Lukas Graham

Best rap album

Chance the Rapper – Coloring Book – WINNER
De La Soul – And The Anonymous Nobody
DJ Khaled – Major Key
Drake – Views
Schoolboy Q – Blank Face LP
Kanye West – The Life of Pablo

Best urban contemporary album

Beyonce – Lemonade – WINNER
Gallant – Ology
King – We Are King
Anderson Paak – Malibu
Rihanna – Anti

Best country solo performance

Love Can Go To Hell – Brandy Clark
Vice – Miranda Lambert
My Church – Maren Morris – WINNER
Church Bells – Carrie Underwood
Blue Ain’t Your Color – Keith Urban

Best rock song

Blackstar – David Bowie – WINNER
Burn the Witch – Radiohead
Hardwired – Metallica
Heathens – Twenty One Pilots
My Name Is Human – Highly Suspect

Best pop duo/group performance

Closer – The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey
7 Years – Lukas Graham
Work – Rihanna
Cheap Thrills – Sia featuring Sean Paul
Stressed Out – Twenty One Pilots – WINNER

Best new artist

Kelsea Ballerini
The Chainsmokers
Chance the Rapper – WINNER
Maren Morris
Anderson Paak

Best pop vocal album

Adele – 25 – WINNER
Justin Bieber – Purpose
Ariana Grande – Dangerous Woman
Demi Lovato – Confident
Sia – This Is Acting

Best pop solo performance

Hello – Adele – WINNER
Hold Up – Beyoncé
Love Yourself – Justin Bieber
Piece By Piece (Idol Version) – Kelly Clarkson
Dangerous Woman – Ariana Grande

Best R&B performance

BJ The Chicago Kid – Turnin’ Me Up
Ro James – Permission
Musiq Soulchild – I Do
Rihanna – Needed Me
Solange – Cranes In the Sky – WINNER

Best R&B song

PartyNextDoor Featuring Drake – Come See Me
Bryson Tiller – Exchange
Rihanna – Kiss It Better
Maxwell – Lake By the Ocean – WINNER
Tory Lanez – Luv

Best rap performance

Chance The Rapper featuring Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz – No Problem – WINNER
Desiigner – Panda
Drake featuring the Throne – Pop Style
Fat Joe & Remy Ma featuring French Montana & Infared – All the Way Up
Schoolboy Q featuring Kanye West – That Part

Best rap/sung performance

Drake – Hotline Bling – WINNER
Beyoncé featuring Kendrick Lamar – Freedom
DRAM featuring Lil Yachty – Broccoli
Kanye West featuring Chance the Rapper, Kelly Price, Kirk Franklin & The-Dream – Ultralight Beam
Kanye West featuring Rihanna – Famous

Best R&B album

BJ The Chicago Kid – In My Mind
Lalah Hathaway – Lalah Hathaway Live – WINNER
Terrace Martin – Velvet Portraits
Mint Condition – Healing Season
Mya – Smoove Jones

Best rap song

Fat Joe & Remy Ma featuring French Montana & Infared – All The Way Up
Kanye West featuring Rihanna – Famous
Drake – Hotline Bling – WINNER
Chance the Rapper featuring Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz – No Problem
Kanye West featuring Chance the Rapper, Kelly Price, Kirk Franklin & The-Dream – Ultralight Beam

Best metal performance

Baroness – Shock Me
Silvera – Gojira
Korn – Rotting In Vain
Megadeth – Dystopia – WINNER
Periphery – The Price is Wrong

Best rock performance

Alabama Shakes – Joe (Live from Austin City Limits)
Beyoncé featuring Jack White – Don’t Hurt Yourself
David Bowie – Blackstar – WINNER
Disturbed – The Sound of Silence (Live on Conan)
Twenty One Pilots – Heathens

Best dance recording

Bob Moses – Tearing Me Up
The Chainsmokers – Don’t Let Me Down – WINNER
Flume – Never Be Like You
Riton – Rinse and Repeat
Sofi Tukker – Drinkee

Best dance/electronic album

Skin – Flume – WINNER
Electronica 1: The Time Machine – Jean-Michel Jarre
Epoch – Tycho
Barbara, Barbara, We Face A Shining Future – Underworld

Best music video

Beyonce – Formation – WINNER
Leon Bridges – River
Coldplay – Up and Up
Jamie xx – Gosh
OK Go – Upside Down and Inside Out

Best country song

Keith Urban – Blue Ain’t Your Color
Thomas Rhett – Die A Happy Man
Humble and Kind – Tim McGraw – WINNER
My Church – Maren Morris
Miranda Lambert – Vice

Best country duo/group performance

Dierks Bentley Featuring Elle King – Different For Girls
Brothers Osborne – 21 Summer
Kenny Chesney and Pink – Setting the World On Fire
Pentatonix Featuring Dolly Parton – Jolene – WINNER
Chris Young With Cassadee Pope – Think of You ( For full list of nominees and winners)