UPDATE: Adele spoiled anything that was being planned for a Beyonce big night. Even after she botched up the George Michael tribute...
Grammys: David Bowie has five
PRINCE TRIBUTE WAS GREEEEAAAATTTTTTTT ...“Today, we remember and celebrate Prince as one of the most uniquely gifted artists of all time." #GRAMMYs pic.twitter.com/KsVtZ4mLoC Trump hate near the end...Metallica's mic failed at the outset and Lady Gaga running all over stage...odd...The lead singer of Metallica's mic went out on the Grammys http://ift.tt/2l5kxWs
...Adele asked for restarting the performance: "I'm sorry, I can't mess up with him"..."I know it's live TV and I'm sorry for cursing but can we start again?" Adele has issue at another show, too....Those darn earpieces do it every time...overall, long, glitched-filled with mic fails, teleprompters and more...With 5 wins tonight, David Bowie now ties with Ray Charles for most posthumous Grammys won in one night. #Grammys
Album of the Year
"25" - Beyonce
Record of the Year
"Hello" - Adele
Song of the Year
"Hello" - Greg Kirsten and Adele
Best Rap Album
"Coloring Book" - Chance The Rapper
Best Urban Contemporary Album
"Lemonade" - Beyonce
Best Country Solo Performance
"My Church" - Maren Morris .. she went to Grammy camp
Best Rock Song
"Blackstar" - David Bowie
Best Pop/Duo Group
Twenty One Pilots sans pants...he said if they ever win a Grammy with no pants and suit tops on...
Best New Artist
Chance The Rapper
Note: Having the name like this limits your next roles, right? Kind of like Bozo The Clown? This category can be jinx, too. He thank God and that is a good thing.
Handed out in the pre-ceremony..Grammys have way too many categories and they need a pre-ceremony ...they even cut back on the categories a few years back...
Best Pop Vocal Album
"25" - Adele
Best Pop Solo Performance
"25" - Adele
Best Alternative Album
"Blackstar" - David Bowie - he wins a few after his death. Hmmmm.
Best Rock Performance
"Blackstar" - David Bowie
Best R&B Performance
Best Comedy Album
"Talking for Clapping" - Patton Oswalt
Best Country Album
"A Sailor's Guide to Earth" - Sturgill Simpson
Best County Song - songwriter
"Humble and Kind" - Lori McKenna (Tim McGraw)
Best Country Performance by Duo or Group
Pentatonix featuring Dolly Parton - "Jolene"
Rooys Gospel Album
"Hymns" - Joey and Rory -
Best Music Film
"The Beatles Eight Days a Week"
Best Music Video
"Formation" - Beyonce
Best Spoken Word Album
"In Such Good Company ..." - Carol Burnett
Best World Music Album
"Sing Me Home" - Yo Yo Ma
Best Contemporary Christian Album
"Love Remains" - Hillary Scott and the Scott Family
Best Gospel Album
"Losing My Religion" - Kirk Franklin
Best Christian Music Performance
"Thy Will" - Hillary Scott and the Scott Family
Best Gospel Performance
"God's Provides" - Kirk Franklin/Tamela Mann
Best New Age Album
"White Sun II"
Best Engineered Album (non-classical)
"Blackstar" - includes David Bowie here
Best Historical Album
"The Cutting Edge"
Best Recording Package
Best Instrumental Composition
"Spoken at Midnight" - Ted Nash
Best Song Written for Visual Media
"Can't Stop the Feeling"
Best Soundtrack Score
"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" - John Williams ..as it was announced, "Live and Let Down" was played????
Best Musical Theater Album
Broadway's "The Color Purple"
And the performers
on the 59th GRAMMY Awards are:
William Bell and Gary Clark Jr.
Chance The Rapper and Kirk Franklin
Cynthia Erivo and John Legend for a special In Memoriam tribute performance
Lady Gaga and Metallica
Little Big Town
Demi Lovato with Andra Day and Tori Kelly celebrating the music of the Bee Gees and the 40th anniversary of Saturday Night Fever
Maren Morris and Alicia Keys
Anderson .Paak and A Tribe Called Quest
Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban
The Weeknd with Daft Punk
"George Michael and Prince were pop icons who showcased rare musical genius and otherworldly charisma," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy
. "While each possessed a distinct style and sound, they were both adored by audiences worldwide. The passings of two such creative innovators were a huge loss for the creative community; The Recording Academy is humbled to pay homage to their tremendous legacies on the GRAMMY stage."
"While the primary focus of the GRAMMY Awards is to celebrate and honor the year's best in music, we consider it our responsibility to tell music's broader story by honoring its legends lost—that's what we strive to achieve with our annual tributes," said Ken Ehrlich, Executive Producer of the GRAMMY Awards. "While it's nearly impossible to convey the full depth of an artist's cultural impact in a single performance, it's that very challenge that has led us to some of our most memorable GRAMMY moments."
Hmmm....Grammys producer wants stars to be political during speeches http://pge.sx/2kTya8M
For Pete's sake, let's hope the politics take a back seat to awarding music. But, that is not likely. It is hurting artists' credibility more and more as it continues because it looks staged, fake and completely organized.
So, please Grammy folk, enjoy the night of honoring music.
Red Carpet live
There will be special tributes to Prince and George Michael. Plus, as usual, the show is laced with duets to make your head hurt.
Via press release:
ALL-STAR LINEUP OF PRESENTERS ANNOUNCED FOR THE 59TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS®
Camila Cabello, The Chainsmokers, Kelly Clarkson, Laverne Cox, Jason Derulo, Celine Dion, DNCE, Halsey, Taraji P. Henson, Paris Jackson, Nick Jonas, Jennifer Lopez, Tim McGraw & Faith Hill, Katharine McPhee, Pentatonix, Thomas Rhett, Gina Rodriguez, Ryan Seacrest, Solange, And John Travolta Set To Present
Music's Biggest Night® — Hosted By James Corden — Airs Live On CBS, Feb. 12, 2017
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (Feb. 10, 2017) — A diverse all-star lineup of GRAMMY® Award nominees, GRAMMY winners, entertainers, and film and TV stars will take the stage as presenters for the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards® telecast. This year's presenters include singer/ songwriter Camila Cabello; current GRAMMY nominees The Chainsmokers; three-time GRAMMY winner and current GRAMMY nominee Kelly Clarkson; actress Laverne Cox; singer/songwriter Jason Derulo; five-time GRAMMY winner Celine Dion; pop/funk band DNCE; current GRAMMY nominee Halsey; actress Taraji P. Henson; actress/model Paris Jackson; previous GRAMMY nominee Nick Jonas; previous GRAMMY nominee Jennifer Lopez; three-time GRAMMY winner Tim McGraw and five-time GRAMMY winner Faith Hill; singer/songwriter Katharine McPhee; two-time GRAMMY winners and current GRAMMY nominees Pentatonix; current GRAMMY nominee Thomas Rhett; actress Gina Rodriguez; TV/radio host and producer Ryan Seacrest; current GRAMMY nominee Solange; and previous GRAMMY nominee and actor John Travolta.
Previously announced performers include Adele, Kelsea Ballerini, William Bell, Chance The Rapper, Gary Clark Jr., Daft Punk, Andra Day, Cynthia Erivo, Tori Kelly, Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga, John Legend, Little Big Town, Demi Lovato, Lukas Graham, Bruno Mars, Metallica, Maren Morris, Anderson .Paak, Katy Perry, Sturgill Simpson, A Tribe Called Quest, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, and The Weeknd.
Taking place at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles and hosted by award-winning television personality and performer James Corden, the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be broadcast live in HDTV and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network, Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.
The 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards are produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures for The Recording Academy®. Ken Ehrlich is executive producer, Louis J. Horvitz is director, Ben Winston is a producer, and David Wild and Ehrlich are the writers.
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In memoriam Nominees
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