There were so many unforgettable moments at the 58th annual Grammy Awards, which took place on Monday 15 February. Kendrick Lamar’s epic performance, Lionel Richie’s rousing tribute, and the cast of the musical “Hamilton” enthralling the audience during the biggest night of the year.
Grammys 2016: Justin Beiber Performance
Justin Beiber won his first Grammy in 2016 for “Where Are Ü Now” in the category for Best Dance Recording alongside Skrillex and Diplo. Sharing his sexy moves with Diplo and Skrillex on the joint stage, Justin Beiber started with “Love Yourself”, “followed by a further performance of “Where Are Ü Now?” His performances made it clear to the audience that there should be many more Grammys on the way for him, apart from this first one. Bieber was totally immersed in the performance, jamming out and jumping around like crazy.
Swift’s Fiery Speech
After Taylor Swift received the highest award, Album of the Year, for her album “1989″, she took revenge during her acceptance speech on Kanye West’s claim that “I made that b**** famous”. “And as the first woman to win ‘Album of the Year’ at the Grammys, I would like to say to the young woman out there that there will be people out there on the road who will try to undercut your success or take credit for your achievements or fame. But if you just concentrate on the work and don’t let these people distract you,” she continued after slamming Kanye with her fiery advice, “one day when you get to where you’re going, you’ll look around and know that you and the people who love you have brought you there, and that will be the greatest feeling in the world.”
There was a humorous moment at the 58th Grammys 2016 awards ceremony: Stevie Wonder, the legendary musician, joked as he presented the Song of the Year category, before reading out an award card that made the audience laugh out loud. “Open it. Damn it! OK, so this is the only thing you can’t read, huh? You can’t read, and you can’t read Braille!” he made a semicolon for the disabled, “I just have to say before I tell the winner that we have to make every single thing accessible to every single person with a disability.” The audience applauded Stevie’s wit and clapped for Ed Sheeran, who won a Grammy for his song “Thinking Out Loud”. The British singer greeted Wonder in his acceptance speech: “Honestly if you had told my 11-year-old, 5-year-old, whatever his age self that I would receive an award from Stevie Wonder, I would have been shocked.
Recently the music world has lost some famous legends, and the 58th Grammys paid tribute to the fallen music heroes of recent times. To honour Maurice White, Pentatonix & Stevie Wonder performed ‘That’s the Way of the World’.
Another tribute was paid to Glenn Frey shortly after the performance of Jackson Browne and the Eagles of the hit “Taking It Easy”.
Lady Gaga, who appeared as the late David Bowie, paid tribute to her inspirational hero with one of Bowie’s hits, “Changes”. She also played “Space Oddity” and ended with “We Can Be Heroes”. All songs from the legend. During the commercial break, too important a moment to ignore, Gwen Stefani paid tribute to her love Blake Shelton in her video “Make Me Like You”.
The Grammys 2016, some big winners
- Best rap album: “To Pimp A Butterfly” – Kendrick Lamar
- Best country album: “Traveller” – Chris Stapleton
- Song of the year: “Thinking Out Loud” – Ed Sheeran & Amy Wadge, songwriters (Ed Sheeran)
- Best new artist: Meghan Trainor
- Album of the year: “1989” – Taylor Swift
- Record of the year: “Uptown Funk” – Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars
- Best dance recording: “Where Are Ü Now” – Skrillex and Diplo with Justin Bieber
- Best pop duo/group performance: “Uptown Funk” – Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars
- Best urban contemporary album: “Beauty Behind the Madness” – The Weeknd
- Best alternative music album: “Sound & Color” – Alabama Shakes
- Best rock performance: “Don’t Wanna Fight” – Alabama Shakes