Here Are The 10 Best Moments From The 2017 Grammy Awards
Last night, the 59th Annual Grammy Awards took place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, and it was packed with A-listers and performances. While the stage was graced by some epic performers, including a pregnant Beyoncé, there were also some historic moments that occurred when the awards were being presented.
It was a huge evening for Chance the Rapper, as well as Adele, who cleaned up with some major Grammys to take home. There were even a lot of performances that spoke out against President Donald Trump.
Take a look at the 10 best moments from the evening below, and let us know your favorite.
Queen Bey did an incredible performance, which paid homage to Yoruba goddess Oshun (the goddess of love) where she showed off her bare pregnant belly, and sang “Love Drought,” as well as fan favorite “Sandcastles” off of her Lemonade album.
Chance the Rapper Had the Best Night of His Life
The Chicago rapper had a historic evening, as he won the Grammy awards for both Best New Artist, and Best Rap Album, and brought church to the Grammy stage. Not only did he thank Soundcloud during one of his speeches, but he also brought out a full church choir for his performance, including Tamela Mann and Kirk Franklin. It was also a huge deal for Chance to win Best Rap Album, as the independent artist beat out Drake’s Views album, as well as Kanye’s The Life of Pablo.
Blue Ivy Stole the Show
The daughter of Beyoncé and Jay Z isn’t always in the public eye, but last night, she didn’t hesitate taking the spotlight a few times. During a segment for James Corden’s spontaneous car karaoke, as celebrities were singing to Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline,” little Blue ran over to the group and got right in on the action. She was also rocking an adorable outfit that paid tribute to music icon, Prince.
A Tribe Called Quest Got Political
The legendary rap group did a Phife Dawg tribute performance, but also directly addressed President Donald Trump by tearing down a fake wall, and inviting a diverse group of immigrants to the stage. Accompanied by Anderson .Paak on the drums, Busta Rhymes also came out, and called Trump “President Agent Orange.”
Katy Perry teams up with a Marley
The pop sensation debuted the first live performance of her new song, “Chained To The Rhythm,” where she brought out Skip Marley who joins her on the track. The two also used their performance’s imagery to speak out against the government and their latest controversial political moves.
Bruno Mars Gave Us Chills During His Prince Tribute
Donned in a complete Prince outfit, the 24K Magic singer channeled the late legend as he performed “Let’s Go Crazy,” with a full guitar solo.
Adele Says Beyonce Should’ve Won Album of the Year
After winning Album of the Year at the end of the night, the singer told the crowd in her speech that she doesn’t believe she should have won. She then went on to tell Beyoncé that the award belongs to her, how incredible Lemonade is, and how it has effected her. The speech brought Bey to tears.
Gary Clark, Jr. and William Bell Perform “Born Under a Bad Sign”
Gary Clark, Jr. and William Bell brought some soul to the Grammy stage when the collaborated to perform the Albert King classic “Born Under A Bad Sign,” which was written by Bell. The performance brought grit to the night and introduced viewers to a legend in the process.
CeeLo Came Dressed As “Gnarly Davidson”
CeeLo is one of the most innovative acts in music and isn’t afraid to let his freak out of the closet. These days, he’s introducing the world to his alter-ego, “Gnarly Davidson,” a Cee-3Po look he shared at the Grammys and later sorta-kinda explained. “Look at me… LOOK AT ME! YOU DID THIS TO ME CEELO GREEN, YOU F—ING IDIOT. BUT I LIKE IT, I’m actually…BETTER! Than you… than everyone! A karmikaze upon you! Vengeance is mine sayeth GNARLY DAVIDSON. P.S. TECHNOLOJESUS saves.”
Solange Won Her First Grammy
Her sister may’ve been snubbed for Album of Year but Solange took home a nice win for Best R&B Performance with “Cranes in the Sky,” the standout record from incredible album, A Seat At the Table. It was Solo’s first ever nomination, and win.