Last Sunday, Feb. 12. the greatest artists and musical groups came together to celebrate a huge year in music. Many awards were given out, including the Record of the Year, Album of the Year, New Artist of the Year, and many more. Here are those artists who had a great 2017 Grammys and dominated the spotlight last Sunday night.
She was the queen of these Grammy awards, winning five Grammys, Record of the Year, Best Pop Solo Proformance and Song of the Year for her hit single “Hello” as well as Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album for the album 25, which includes many Billboard Top 100 hits like “Hello”, “Send My Love (To Your New Lover)”, and “Water Under the Bridge”. While accepting her Album of the Year Grammy, Adele said that she couldn’t accept this because she believed that Beyoncé’s album Lemonade should’ve received the award, so Adele broke her Grammy in half and gave it to Beyoncé for her album. Adele also performed a beautiful tribute to George Michael, where she actually messed up and restarted because she wanted to “get it right” for Michael who died this past Christmas. The tribute turned out to be a hit though because it showed her humility and urge to give a great tribute to a revolutionary artist.
Chance the Rapper
Chance the Rapper made history at the Grammys becoming the first independent artist to win Best New Artist. Along with Best New Artist, Chance also won a Grammy for Best Rap Performance for “No Problem” and Best Rap Album for Coloring Book. Chance the Rapper gave hope to those independent artists who want to make it big some day and he mentioned in his accepting speech that he wants this to be hope for those who are trying to make it big.
While only winning 1 1/2 Grammys (thanks to Adele) for Best Music Video (“Formation”) and Album of the Year (Lemonade) Beyoncé killed her performance of two songs off her highly political album Lemonade, “Sandcastles” and “Love Drought”. What made her performance special was the aspect that she is pregnant with twins. While it was difficult for her to walk around and actually perform, she performed sitting down in a chair that moved around and tilted, which for those who watched was absolutely stunning. Queen Bey shared the spotlight with the Queen of the Grammys, Adele, as the two biggest winners for their awards and performances during this year’s show.
Other “Winners”: David Bowie, The Chainsmokers, Drake
Mark Majewski is a former director of public relations for The Rambler and a member of the Cathedral Prep Class of 2017.