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Adele sweeps Grammys 2017 •Full list of winners

By Mayowa Okekale, Abuja on 13/02/2017

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Grammy 2017 star Adele.
Grammy 2017 star Adele.

  Adele swept the top honors at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards, but the night was shared with Beyoncé.

Adele went home with five total awards, including album of the year for “25.”
Beyoncé won two, including best music video for “Formation” and best urban contemporary album for “Lemonade.”

The two superstars each provided stellar performances.

Beyoncé, who recently announced she’s expecting twins, reminded everyone why her nickname is Queen Bey with a powerful medley of “Love Drought” and “Sandcastles.”
The nine-minute set was a celebration of women and motherhood.
 Beyoncé’s mother of a Grammy performance

Adele opened the show with her hit “Hello”. She later performed a slowed arrangement of George Michael’s “Fastlove” in tribute to the singer, who died on Christmas Day.

After a few verses, Adele uttered an expletive and stopped.

“I’m sorry, I can’t mess this up for him,” Adele said.

She then beautifully powered through the song. The audience responded with a standing ovation.

Adele swears, restarts during George Michael Grammy tribute
Adele’s evening got better when her single “Hello” won Grammy Awards for song and record of the year.

During her acceptance speech for the latter, she professed her admiration for fellow nominee, Beyoncé.

“I adore you and I want you to be my mommy,” Adele quipped.

Moments later when she won album of the year, Adele insisted Beyoncé deserved it more.

“The artist of my life is Beyoncé, and this album to me, the ‘Lemonade’ album, was just so monumental,” said a teary Adele to Beyoncé, who mouthed “I love you” from the audience.

David Bowie posthumously won five Grammy Awards for his final album, “Blackstar”.

Chance the Rapper won the first award of the night for best new artist.

“Glory be to God,” the Chicago native said before thanking his family and his hometown.

The rapper also won best rap album – making history as the first artist with a streaming-only album to win a Grammy.

The politically-charged climate of the country was reflected throughout the ceremony.

A Tribe Called Quest teamed up with Anderson .Paak and Busta Rhymes for a set that included criticism of President Donald Trump.

“I just want to thank President Agent Orange for perpetuating all of the evil that you’ve been perpetuating throughout the United States,” Rhymes said before launching into the song “We the People”.

James Corden had a few political lines, but the Grammy host largely kept the focus of the night on the music and his self-deprecating brand of humour.


Album of the year
“25”, Adele *WINNER
“Lemonade”, Beyoncé
“Purpose”, Justin Bieber
“Views”, Drake
“A Sailor’s Guide To Earth”, Sturgill Simpson

Record of the year
“Hello”, Adele *WINNER
“Formation”, Beyoncé
“7 Years”, Lukas Graham
“Work”, Rihanna Featuring Drake
“Stressed Out”, Twenty One Pilots

Song of the year
“Formation”, Khalif Brown, Asheton Hogan, Beyoncé Knowles and Michael L. Williams II, songwriters (Beyoncé)
“Hello”, Adele Adkins and Greg Kurstin, songwriters (Adele) *WINNER
“I Took A Pill In Ibiza”, Mike Posner, songwriter (Mike Posner)
“Love Yourself”, Justin Bieber, Benjamin Levin and Ed Sheeran, songwriters (Justin Bieber)
“7 Years”, Lukas Forchhammer, Stefan Forrest, Morten Pilegaard and Morten Ristorp, songwriters (Lukas Graham)

Best new artist
Kelsea Ballerini
The Chainsmokers
Chance The Rapper *WINNER
Maren Morris
Anderson .Paak

Best urban contemporary album
“Lemonade”, Beyoncé *WINNER
“Ology”, Gallant
“We Are King”, King
“Malibu”, Anderson .Paak
“Anti”, Rihanna

Best pop duo/group performance
“Closer”, The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey
“7 Years”, Lukas Graham
“Work”, Rihanna featuring Drake
“Cheap Thrills”, Sia featuring Sean Paul
“Stressed Out”, Twenty One Pilots *WINNER

Best rock song
“Blackstar”, David Bowie, songwriter (David Bowie) *WINNER
“Burn the Witch”, Radiohead, songwriters (Radiohead)
“Hardwired”, James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich, songwriters (Metallica)
“Heathens”, Tyler Joseph, songwriter (Twenty One Pilots)
“My Name Is Human”, Rich Meyer, Ryan Meyer and Johnny Stevens, songwriters (Highly Suspect)

Best rap album
“Coloring Book”, Chance The Rapper *WINNER
“And the Anonymous Nobody”, De La Soul
“Major Key”, DJ Khaled
“Views”, Drake
“Blank Face LP”, ScHoolboy Q
“The Life of Pablo”, Kanye West

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

•Based on CNN reports.

Source News Express

Posted 13/02/2017 12:30:32 PM


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