Staff Writer, Lake Worth Campus
The 59th Annual Grammy Awards was a night full of heartfelt tributes and well-deserved wins for many artists. The show began with humor as host James Corden purposefully fell through the stairs that lead to the main stage. After a brief monologue from Corden, the ceremony officially began with Chance the Rapper winning the award for best new artist. This was not the only win for Chance, as he also took home the Grammy for best rap album.
The musical duo Twenty One Pilots won the second award of the night for best pop group performance. The pair gave a memorable moment to the audience when they took off their pants and accepted the award in their underwear. The late David Bowie posthumously received the awards for best rock song and best rock performance. These two awards were Bowie’s first Grammy wins in his illustrious career.
The annual celebration was highlighted by a number of jaw-dropping and passionate presentations. Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Metallica, and A Tribe Called Quest were just some of the artists that dazzled viewers with their exhilarating performances. Adele and Bruno Mars had arguably the most powerful presentations of the night. Adele sang in honor of the late George Michael, and Mars performed a salutation to the late Prince.
The final awards of the function were swept by a shocked Adele. After receiving the trophies for record and album of the year, the singer tearfully praised fellow artist Beyoncé. Adele gave her respects to the pregnant songstress, saying her album “Lemonade” was impactful to all listeners. Beyoncé herself cried as she acknowledged Adele’s commendations.