If you missed last Sunday’s airing of the 59th annual Grammy Awards, you’re in luck! We’ve got the highlights so you can stop pretending that you know what your coworkers are talking about and join in on the conversation!
Beyoncé debuted her pregnancy glow for the first time since announcing that she is expecting and gave one of the most popular performances of the night singing “Love Drought” and “Sandcastles.” There was some Twitter backlash for risking the life of her twins for a performance after laying back in a tipping chair. Many say she was snubbed after being nominated for 9 Grammy Awards, but Beyoncé didn’t go home empty-handed. She took home the Grammy Awards for Best Music Video and Best Urban Contemporary Album.
It was a night of tributes. Bruno Mars gave a fantastic tribute to Prince and every time David Bowie won a Grammy, the crowd went wild for him. Adele, who also gave a beautiful tribute to the late George Michael, demanded a restart of the song and apologized for swearing on live TV but explained that she owed it to George Michael to do it right. She also ended up winning Album, Record and Song of the year and dedicated most of her acceptance speech to Beyoncé, by saying, “I can’t possibly accept this award. And I’m very humbled and grateful and gracious, but my artist of my life is Beyoncé.” Adele explained to the crowd that Lemonade was her album of the year and described the first time she had heard Beyoncé’s voice. Backstage at a post-acceptance speech interview, Adele asked reporters, “What the fuck does she (Beyoncé) have to do to win?”
Chance the Rapper dominated most of the rap-related categories. He took home the Grammy Awards for Best New Artist, Best Rap Album and Best Rap Performance. Metallica and Lady Gaga teamed up for a performance and Gaga fearlessly dove into the crowd. Twenty One Pilots took the stage to accept their first Grammy for Best Pop Duo in their underwear. Before they were making music, they could be found watching the Grammy Awards in their underwear and promised each other that if they ever did win a Grammy, they would accept it pants-free.
But it wouldn’t be a true night of celebrities coming together without someone calling out Donald Trump. Jennifer Lopez took to the stage to present the award for Best New Artist and made sure that happened. She said, “At this particular point in history, our voices are needed more than ever.” She called on her peers to go to work, that there is no time for silence, despair or fear calling music a “universal language.”