59th Annual Grammy Awards : Adele, Beyonce top Grammy Winners 2017 list
British pop star Adele won five trophies at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards to top the Grammy Winners 2017 list. Singer Beyonce Grammy performance was the highlight of the Grammy Awards 2017, despite being pregnant with twins. Beyonce Knowles performed with a baby bump. Some took the opportunity to take digs at US President Donald Trump at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards held at Los Angeles on Sunday.
Adele, who began the Grammy Award Show 2017, won in major categories like Record Of The Year, Album Of The Year and Song Of The Year. She also took home awards for Best Pop Solo Performance and Best Pop Vocal Album awards in the 59th Annual Grammy Awards.
In a great show of professional camaraderie, she refused to take the Album Of The Year honour and said American singer Beyonce Knowles deserves it more than her.
“I can’t possibly accept this award, and I’m very humbled and very grateful and gracious but my life is Beyonce, and the album to me, the ‘Lemonade’ album,” she said. She went on to add that Beyonce is “empowering” all the black people.
Beyonce Knowles came on stage to perform “Love drought” and “Sandcastles” from her album “Lemonade”. She performed the first time since announcing her pregnancy. Beyonce was introduced on stage by her mother Tina Knowles and was given a standing ovation during the 59th Annual Grammy Awards.
Host of the Grammy Awards Show 2017 was English actor James Corden. The 59th Annual Grammy Awards featured special tributes to late singer George Michael by Adele and to late singer Prince by Bruno Mars, The Time and Morris Day.
Late singer David Bowie was posthumously given five honours for his 2016 album ‘Blackstar’. The categories in which he won the Grammy Awards 2017 were Best Rock Performance, Best Alternative Music Album, Best Rock Song, Best Engineered Album (non-classical) and Best Recording Package.
The 59th Annual Grammy Awards witnessed sizzling performances by Lady Gaga, Metallica, John Legend, Katy Perry, Demi Lovato and The Weeknd.
Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez and late Michael Jackson’s daughter Paris Jackson took indirect pot-shots at US President DonaldTrump while on stage. Popular rap group A Tribe Called Quest went to the extent of called Trump “President Agent Orange”.