Grammy Awards 2017: Beyoncé's Stunning Performance, Adele's Big Win and Solange First Grammy Win
Beyoncé Wins Grammy Awards for Best Music Video & Best Urban Contemporary Album, Plus Full Performance and Acceptance Speech.
The 59th Annual Grammy Awards premiered this Sunday on February 12th hosted by James Corden on CBS. While Beyoncé didn't win all nine awards she was nominated for, she was still the talk of the night. The singer won two of her nine nominations, Best Urban Contemporary Album (Lemonade) and Best Music Video (Formation). She lost out on the biggest award of the night (Album of the Year) which was won by Adele for her album 25.
Beyoncé was introduced by her mother Tina Lawson (Knowles). She wowed the Grammy Awards during her nine-minuet performance celebrating motherhood. The performance began and ended with the words of poet Warsen Shire "If we're going to heal, let it be glorious." which she also sampled in Lemonade. "Love Drought" and "Sandcastles" taken from her sixth studio album Lemonade were performed and even pulled off a gravity-defying chair stunt.
Watch Beyoncé's Grammy performance and acceptance speech below.
Adele Wins Five Grammy Awards, Acknowledges Beyoncé's Lemonade and Album of the Year Acceptance Speech.
Adele gained five Grammy Awards and also winning three of the biggest awards of the night, Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance for "Hello", Best Pop Vocal Album and Album of the Year for 25.
During Adele's AOTY speech, "I can't possibly accept this award and I'm very humble and gracious. But my artist of my life is Beyoncé and this album for me, the Lemonade album was just so monumental. Beyoncé, so monumental and well though out and so beautiful and soul-baring. And we all got to see another side to you that you don't always let us see and we appreciate that. All us artists here, we fucking adore you." said Adele while Beyoncé sheds a tear mouthing "I love you".
"You are our light and the way you make me feel, the way you make my black friends feel is empowering. And you make them stand up for themselves and I love you. I always have and I always will." said Adele.
Watch Adele's acceptance speech below.
Solange Wins Her First Grammy Award For Best R&B Performance, Plus Thanks Fans.
Meanwhile, Solange Knowles was also a winner at the Grammy Awards, winning Best R&B Performance for her song "Cranes in the Sky" taken from her third album "A Seat at the Table".
The singer took to her social media "Thank you for your well wishes. I won tonight, but I won a long time ago because of the things you have shared with me along the journey. I am filled with gratitude for that. Ps. if I got to accept my speech, I would have said.... all black girls/women ARE grammys mufuuuckaa."
To purchase the songs performed from Beyoncé's Grammy Performance and Grammy Award winning album Lemonade click here.
To purchase Adele's Grammy Winning Album of the Year 25 including Record and Song of the Year Hello click here.
To purchase Solange's album A Seat at the Table and Grammy R&B winning song click here.