The Grammys provide a rockin’ reprieve from cinephilia every February. The top moments of the 2017 show included Adele, Beyoncé, Blue, Bruno and more of Adele and Beyoncé.
Adele started the evening on a high note, opening the Grammys with a performance of smash hit “Hello.” Before she left the stage, the five-time nominee gave a shoutout to her 4-year-old son Angelo James, saying, “Hello, James!” But let’s just say it was far from the last we heard of Adele.
All Hail the Queen
Beyoncé and her three hearts dug deep Sunday night, delivering a musically and artistically stunning performance that earned her a standing O. The superstar, who announced she and husband Jay Z were expecting twins in January, peformed “Love Drought” and “Sandcastles,” two songs off her hit album Lemonade in a floor-length, belly-bearing gown and matching regal headpiece. Jay Z, daughter Blue Ivy and mom Tina Knowles joined the crowd in giving the Queen a raucous applause when she was done.
Blue Videobombs Carpool Karaoke
Host James Coren had the Staples Center doing Carpool Karaoke when he got the crowd singing Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline,” a must-play in the final hour of any good party. But the whole thing went to another level when Blue Ivy ran over and got in the shot.
Second Time’s a Charm
Take notes, Mariah. Unhappy with how her tribute to the late George Michael was going, Adele stopped the performance and said, “I’m sorry, I can’t mess this up again. Can we start over? I’m really, really sorry. I’m sorry Ken.” (Ken Eldrich produced the show.) The band listened to the vocal powerhouse, and the second time around proved to be a charm. The audience gave a tearful Adele a standing ovation in the end.
A Royal Tribute
Bruno Mars and The Time teamed up for a tribute to Prince, who died last year, which had the audience dancing in the aisles. After The Time performed hits “Jungle Love” and “The Bird,” both co-written and produced by Prince, Mars appeared in a sequined purple suit to perform “Let’s Go Crazy.” Beyoncé and Jay Z were among audience members impressed.
But Really, All Hail the Queen
Adele swept the Big Three, taking home Grammy’s for Song (“Hello”), Record (“Hello”) and Album (25), but she’s clearly drinking Lemonade these days. After telling Beyonce she wished she was her “mummy” during her acceptance speech for Record of the Year, Adele took the adulation a step forward moments later when she won for Album of the Year. “I can’t possibly accept this award,” she said. “The Lemonade album was just so monumental, Beyoncé. It was so monumental and well thought-out and beautiful and soul-bearing…You are our light.”