Best Moments from the 2016 Grammy Awards.
Lady Gaga’s Tribute to David Bowie
After walking the red carpet in Bowie-esque red hair and a blue satin floor-length jacket, Lady Gaga’s full tribute to the late David Bowie comprised nine of his hit songs. Gaga opened the act, singing “Space Oddity,” she was filmed close up, her eyes closed while a light effect made it look like molten gold dripped down her forehead and a spider crawled down her face. She stepped across the stage and transitioned into “Changes”. She sang “Ziggy Stardust” into “Suffragette City” into “Rebel Rebel”.She was joined by dancers for “Fashion,” which she transitioned into “Fame” and then “Under Pressure.” the next up was “Let’s Dance,” and “Heroes”.
— Nile Rodgers (@nilerodgers) February 16, 2016
— Tasha Drake (@NtshDrake) February 16, 2016
— James Maslow (@jamesmaslow) February 16, 2016
Justin Bieber Hits All Of The Right Notes
Starting out on the small, circular stage in the middle of the audience, Justin introduced himself with just his voice and an acoustic guitar. Singing a really sexy, broken down version of his hit song, “Love Yourself,” Justin rocked a snapback and a leopard jacket as he hit all of the right notes.Then he strolled to the main stage where he joined Skrillex, Diplo, and Incubus’ Michael Einziger, for a performance of his EDM hit, “Where Are U Now.” You could tell that Justin was super hyped off of his first-ever Grammy Award win earlier in the night.He seriously left us all impressed and begging for more. Justin is FINALLY a Grammy Award winner. During the red carpet it was announced that Justin won “Best Dance Recording” for “Where Are U Now.” Way to make up for it, JB.
Beliebers.. We did it! I love you. Now get ready for the show. Not done yet. #GRAMMYs
— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) February 15, 2016
— Andrew Lovesey (@lovesey) February 16, 2016
— Justin Bieber Crew (@JustinCrew) February 16, 2016
Kendrick Lamar Performs
Lamar led the pack this year with 11 nominations, and he proved why with this powerfu performance. Weighed down by chains, he opened with “Blacker the Berry” before dragging himself across the stage to rap “Alright” in front of a blazing fire. He finished with a new song, after which he stood on the stage, backlit by a map of Africa labeled “Compton.” Having successfully delivered one of the most defining moments of the night, Lamar received an standing ovation from the audience.
— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) February 16, 2016
— Alicia Keys (@aliciakeys) February 16, 2016
Can I just say.. @kendricklamar you are everything! Thank you for your art, your music and your lyrics! I hope we meet one day x
— Jess Glynne (@JessGlynne) February 16, 2016
Grammys’ Tribute To Lionel Richie
The Grammys’ tribute to Lionel Richie, this year’s MusiCares Person of the Year, made up for its low-key effects and wardrobe with major star power and enthusiasm. John Legend opened the performance, palying “Easy” at a piano before introducing Demi Lovato, whose powerful performance of “Hello” was cheered on by Richie himself in the audience. Luke Bryan followed Lovato with “Penny Lover,” then introduced Meghan Trainor, who sang “You Are” before Tyrese came out to deliver “Brick House.” After the five singers performed, Richie himself, wearing a sparkly gunmetal blazer, joined them onstage for a performance of “All Night Long”.
— The GRAMMYs (@TheGRAMMYs) February 16, 2016
— Ankita Singhal (@ankita0112) February 16, 2016
— Apple Music (@AppleMusic) February 16, 2016
Andra Day and Ellie Goulding
Following an introduction from Selena Gomez, Andra Day stepped into her performance space in a floor-length white coat. After singing a few bars of her nominated song “Rise Up,” she called out Goulding, who came out in a sparkly black dress and sang part of “Love Me Like You Do,” which was nominated for two Grammys. Day joined her on the chorus, and the pair switched back and forth between the two songs.
— Teigan Reamsbottom (@teiganish) February 16, 2016
The Andra Day and Ellie Goulding duet is blowing our minds. #BNAwardsWatch
— Barnes & Noble (@BNBuzz) February 16, 2016
Taylor Swift Adds More Grammy Awards To Her Collection
Swift was nominated for seven Grammys this year. She opened the ceremony with a performance of “Out of the Woods”. At the end of the show, 1989 won Album of the Year — making Swift the first woman to ever receive the honor twice. In her acceptance speech, Swift said, “There are going to be people along the way who are going to try to undercut your success or take credit for your accomplishments or your fame. But if you just focus on the work and you don’t let those people sidetrack you,” Swift continued, “someday, when you get where you’re going, you’ll look around and know that it was you and the people who love you who put you there. And that will be the greatest feeling in the world.”
— Ron Pragides (@mrp) February 16, 2016
— BombayTimes (@bombaytimes) February 16, 2016
— Maria Shriver (@mariashriver) February 16, 2016
The Weeknd Owned The Stage
The Weeknd, who was nominated for seven Grammys, gave a beautiful. He opened with “Can’t Feel My Face,” during which he stood by himself in a darkened box onstage, surrounded by colorful flashing lights. He stepped out of it and walked down to the main stage for “In the Night”. And as if seven nominations wasn’t enough of an honor, the singer got a standing ovation from Adele following his performance.
— The Weeknd Fan Page (@Theweekndxxoo) February 16, 2016
— The Weeknd Live (@TheWeekndLive) February 16, 2016