Grammys 2017: Adele’s “25” Wins the Album of the Year

Venkata Kondubhatla

Washington: Grammys night began with glittering stars walking down the red carpet at Staples Center in Los Angeles, and ended with Adele stealing the show with her total five wins that included the categories of Song of the Year, Album of the Year, and Record of the Year. The much-awaited night, especially because of the suspense created by Beyoncé-Adele tight race, was colorful with performances.

Adele’s song, “Hello” won the Song of the Year, and the song is from the Album “25,” which won the album the year. The Album competed with Justin Bieber’s “Purpose”, Beyoncé’s “Lemonade”, and Drake “Views.” Greg Kurstin, writer and producer, also received the best song award along with her.

Adele also gave performance with “Hello” song, and then moved on to “Fastlove,” as a singing tribute to George Michael, stopping halfway onlyto retry to get it right. Beyonce gaveher tribute to motherhood,performing with her pregnant belly, and her daughter running around her at one point in the performance.  

The best Rock song went to “Blackstar” of David Bowie, a legendary singer that died from liver cancer last year. The band received the posthumous Grammy for Bowie.

Many performances delighted the audience: Lady Gaga performed with Metallica, Ed sheeran, Keith Urban and Carrie underwood, Feat. Daft Punk, and Bruno Mars performed among many others.

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