There are no words to describe this year’s Grammy Awards and that is not a compliment. The 2016 Grammy’s were a complete snooze fest and it seems that the entertainment was behind scenes. Rihanna had to cancel her performance because of bronchitis, Lauryn Hill was a no show (even though The Grammy’s promised her on the stage) and Beyonce was just a presenter, even though it was rumored she would perform. Needless to say, the show was a disappointment full of awkward moments, flat notes, and tons of commercials to fill the time. Still there are five performances that you must watch, listed below, along with a couple of the nights big winners!
1. Andra Day & Elle Goulding- Rise Up/Love Me Like You Do
The Grammy’s are good for something and that is bringing together artists from different genres and having them share the stage and shut down the show. Presenting the dynamic duo of Andra Day and Elle Goulding and I hope after this a collaboration would be in the works.
2. Lionel Richie Tribute (Featuring John Legend, Demi Lovato, Luke Bryan, Meghan Trainor, Tyrese)
Though these names you would not regularly imagine sharing the stage together, they all came as one to honor Lionel Richie and after this, you will no longer sleep on Demi Lovato.
3. Hamilton On Broadway
Lin-Manuel Miranda. That is all.
4. Kendrick Lamar-The Blacker The Berry/Alright/To Pimp A Butterfly
K.Dot brought the pits of Africa to a mainly white Grammy’s this year, while he continued the message that Black Lives Matter.
5. Alabama Shakes- Don’t Wanna Fight
I think it is safe to say that we have all been sleeping on Alabama Shakes, but thanks to The Grammy’s we no longer will. Make sure you have your iTunes log-in up to date because you will definitely be wanting to purchase their music.
Here are some of the winners from this year’s Grammy’s:
Best New Artist: Meghan Trainor
Best Urban Contemporary Album: The Weekend- Beauty Behind The Madness
Best Pop Vocal Album: Taylor Swift- 1989
Best Rap Album: Kendrick Lamar- To Pimp A Butterfly
Best County Album: Chris Stapleton- Traveller
Best Song Written For Visual Media: Common, Rhymefest, & John Legend- Glory
Best R&B Performance: The Weekend- Earned It
Best Rap Performance: Kendrick Lamar- Alright
Best Rap Song: Kendrick Lamar-Alright
Best Dance Recording: Justin Bieber- Where Are U Know
Song Of The Year: Ed Sheeran- Thinking Out Loud
Record Of The Year: Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars- Uptown Funk