Grammy Awards 2016 Recap

Image courtesy of: cbsnews.com

by: Laura Wetherbee

The 58th annual Grammy Awards took place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles with great performances by The Weeknd, Demi Lovato, Lady Gaga, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift and many others.

Taylor swift won Album of the Year and in her acceptance speech, she made a subtle reference to Kanye West advising women everywhere to ignore those who would try and “take credit for your fame,” among other things according to cbsnews.com who posted an article titled “Grammys 2016: Highlights, winners and best moments,” by Ned Ehrbar.

Carrie Underwood and Sam Hunt took the stage together for the first of many team-up performances that evening. The Weeknd followed with a double-header of “Can’t Feel My Face” and “In the Night,” said Erhbar.

The surviving members of the Eagles took the stage with Jackson Browne to pay their respects to the late Glenn Frey with a rendition of “Take it Easy,” said Ehrbar, who said Tori Kelly and James Bay then serenaded each other while both playing the acoustic guitar.

Tori Kelly was nominated for Best New Artist, however, the award went to Meghan Trainor.  Trainor gave an emotional speech while accepting her award.

Alabama Shakes performed and ended up going home with the award for Best Rock Song.

Adele took the stage to perform “All I Ask,” Ehrbar said the singer encountered audio snags during her performance, “but she still received a standing ovation from the audience.”

Justin Bieber won his first Grammy at the event and performed “Love Yourself” and “Where Are U Now” with collaborators Skrillex and Diplo, said Ehrbar.

Ladya Gaga and Nile Rogers paid tribute to the late David Bowie by performing many of his hits into as short a time as possible said Ehrbar.  Lady Gaga did her hair, make-up, and costume as David Bowie would and did actually resemble him.

Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson also won Record of the Year for “Uptown Funk,” accepting the award from presenter Beyonce.