That's a wrap on the mediocre 2016 Grammys. Every performance and speech felt the exact same with the exception of a few. LL Cool J hosted for the 5th and hopefully the last time. All the lip licking is too much for me.
Before we get to the highlights and some shade, take a look at the night's fashion hits and misses.
Okay, now it's DRAMA TIME!
If you recall, Kanye West dissed Taylor Swift and took credit for her fame in his latest track Famous that premiered at his NYFW Yeezy SZN 3 show last week. A lot of people weren't happy, including Taylor. How do I know that? Well, when Taylor was accepting a GRAMMY for Album of the Year (1989), she told everyone if someone takes credit for your work or for your fame, "Someday when you get where you're going, you'll look around and you will know that it was you". Oof.
The rest of the night consisted of multiple performances, too many to count and not worth talking about.
There were only three that stuck in my mind:
1) Lionel Richie Tribute - At first, I was losing sleep over this when I found out John Legend, Demi Lovato, Meghan Trainor, Luke Bryan and Tyrese were performing. I had an open mind about John Legend. The rest... Not so much. Well, turns out Demi Lovato slayed with her rendition of Hello. The other performers get a 3/10 from me. I'm being generous.
2) Kendrick Lamar - One to make a statement and known to kill it on the GRAMMYs stage, Kendrick owned the show with a politically-charged performance.
3) Lady Gaga's David Bowie Tribute - I feel like he rose from the dead.
Bonus highlight was Sofia Vergara dancing on stage dressed like a taxi with Pitbull as part of the finale (a totally suckish finale might I add). I feel like Queen Bey should have ended the night, whatever.
A funny and sad at the same time moment was Stevie Wonder presenting the award for Song of the Year. Let me remind you that he cannot see, so reading the name of the winner was literally impossible. He poked fun at it and requested that more be done for those with disabilities.
Additional moments that people will talk about probably include Meghan Trainor's impression of Niagara Falls and the audio issues during Adele's performance.
Behind the scenes drama ensued when Lauryn Hill backed out of her highly publicized performance with The Weeknd which he ended up killing solo. According to her reps, the GRAMMYs advertised it prematurely and without permission/confirmation. Another boo hoo moment was when the world found out Rihanna has bronchitis and was recommended by an on-site doctor to pull the plug on her performance. Sad day.
And there you have it the 2016 GRAMMYs. For a full list winners, click here.
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