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Grammys 2016: Memorable Moments & Top Winners

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Woo Hoo! There were so many unforgettable moments in the 58th Annual Grammy Award which took place on Monday, 15th February. “Kendrick Lamar’s epic performance, Lionel Richie’s thrilling tribute and the cast of the musical “Hamilton” all wowed the crowd during music’s biggest night.” ABC News, Feb 15, 2016.

Justin Beiber Performance

Justin Beiber wins his first Grammy for “Where Are Ü Now” in the category for Best Dance Recording alongside Skrillex and Diplo. With his sexy moves, sharing stage with Diplo & Skrillex, Justin Bieber started with “Love Yourself, “which was followed by his another performance of “Where Are U Now?” His performances made it clear to the audience that many more Grammys are on the way under his belt, apart from this first one. Bieber was fully engrossed in the performance: jamming out & jumping around.

Swift’s Fiery Speech

After receiving the highest honor, Album of the Year, for her album, 1989 Taylor Swift, during her acceptance speech took the revenge of Kanye West’s notation “I made that b**** famous.” “And as the first woman to win Album of the Year at the Grammys twice, I want to say to the young woman out there, there are going to be people along the way who try to undercut your success or take credit for your accomplishments or your fame. But if you just focus on the work and you don’t let those people sidetrack you,” after slamming Kanye she continued with her fiery advice, “someday when you get where you’re going, you will look around and you will know it was you and the people who love you who put you there, and that will be the greatest feeling in the world,” She also won The Best Pop Vocal Album and The Best Music Video for her “Bad Blood.”

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The Joke

There was a joke moment at the 58th Grammy Awards: Stevie Wonder, the legendary musician, while presenting the Song of the Year category, joked before reading a winner’s card which made audience laugh out loud. “Pop it open. Damn. OK, so, all you can’t read this, huh? You can’t read and you can’t read braille!” he made a string point for the people with disability, ” I just have to say before saying the winner that we need to make every single thing accessible to every single person with a disability.” The audience present applauded Stevie’s joke and gave a round of clapping for ED Sheeran who won the Grammy for his song “Thinking Out Loud.” The British singer greeted Wonder in his acceptance speech, “Honestly, if you would have told my 11-year-old, 5-year-old, any age that I was going to receive an award from Stevie Wonder I would have been shocked.”

Tributes

Recently, music world lost some famous legends and the 58th Grammys paid tribute to the fallen heroes of music in recent time. To pay tribute to Maurice White, Pentatonix & Stevie Wonder performed on ‘That’s the Way of the World.’

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Another tribute was paid to Glenn Frey just after the performance by Jackson Browne and the Eagles on the hit “Taking It Easy.”

Sported as late David Bowie, lady Gaga paid tribute to her inspirational hero by performing one of Bowie’s hit songs, “Changes.” She also performed “Space Oddity” and ended with “We Can Be Heroes.” Songs of the legend. During the commercial break, too important a moment not to ignore, Gwen Stefani, in “Make Me Like You” video paid tribute to her love, Blake Shelton.

The Grammy 2016, some big winners

  1. Best rap album: “To Pimp A Butterfly”: Kendrick Lamar
  2. Best country album: “Traveller”: Chris Stapleton
  3. Song of the year: “Thinking Out Loud: Ed Sheeran & Amy Wadge, songwriters (Ed Sheeran)
  4. Best new artist: Meghan Trainor
  5. Album of the year: “1989” by Taylor Swift
  6. Record of the year: “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars
  7. Best dance recording: “Where Are Ü Now”: Skrillex and Diplo with Justin Bieber
  8. Best pop duo/group performance: “Uptown Funk”: Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars
  9. Best urban contemporary album: “Beauty Behind the Madness”: The Weeknd
  10. Best alternative music album: “Sound & Color”: Alabama Shakes
  11. Best rock performance: “Don’t Wanna Fight” : Alabama Shakes

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