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59th GRAMMY Awards

59th GRAMMY Awards

February 12, 2017
February 12, 2017
Los Angeles
Los Angeles


The 59th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony was held on February 12, 2017.[2] The CBS network broadcast the show live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.[3] The ceremony recognized the best recordings, compositions, and artists of the eligibility year, which runs from October 1, 2015 to September 30, 2016.

James Corden hosted the ceremony for the first time.[4] The "pre-telecast" ceremony (officially named The Premiere Ceremony) was held on the same day prior to the main event and was hosted by comedienne Margaret Cho.[5]

The nominations were announced on December 6, 2016.[6][7][8][9] Beyoncé acquired the most nominations with nine. Drake, Rihanna, and Kanye West received eight nominations each while Chance the Rapper followed with seven nominations. Adele was the biggest winner of the night with five trophies, including Album of the Year for 25, Record of the Year, and Song of the Year for "Hello". Adele also became the first artist in history to win all three general field awards in the same ceremony twice, previously winning all three categories in 2012. David Bowie and Greg Kurstin followed with four trophies. Chance the Rapper won for Best New Artist alongside two other awards.[10]

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Singer, songwriter
bornMay 5, 1988
Tottenham, London, England
Bruno Mars
Singer, songwriter, record producer, choreographer
bornOctober 8, 1985
Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.
Resides inLos Angeles, California, U.S.
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James Kimberley Corden, OBE (born 22 August 1978[1]) is an English actor, writer, producer, comedian, television host and singer. He hosts The Late Late Show with James Corden, a late-night television talk show on CBS.

Along with Welsh actress Ruth Jones, Corden co-created, co-wrote and starred in the critically acclaimed BBC sitcom Gavin & Stacey (2007–2010) for which he won the BAFTA Television Award for Best Comedy Performance. He was featured on the UK No.1 single "Shout", along with British grime artist Dizzee Rascal, an unofficial anthem of the England football team for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. Appearing on the UK charity telethon Comic Relief in 2011, Corden created his Carpool Karaoke sketch when he drove around London singing songs with George Michael. Since 2009, Corden has presented the Brit Awards ceremony five times. In 2017 he presented the 59th Annual Grammy Awards. He has presented the sports based comedy panel show A League of Their Own on Sky 1 since 2010.

In 2011, he played the lead part in the comedy play One Man, Two Guvnors, which transferred from the National Theatre to the West End and then to Broadway, and was also cinecast worldwide via National Theatre Live. For his performance in the Broadway run of the play, Corden won the 2012 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play.[2] In 2015 he received the BAFTA Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year.[3]

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Adele Laurie Blue Adkins MBE (/əˈdɛl/; born 5 May 1988) is an English singer-songwriter. After graduating from the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology in 2006, Adele was given a recording contract by XL Recordings after a friend posted her demo on Myspace the same year. In 2007, she received the Brit Awards "Critics' Choice" award and won the BBC Sound of 2008 poll. Her debut album, 19, was released in 2008 to commercial and critical success. It is certified seven times platinum in the UK, and three times platinum in the US. An appearance she made on Saturday Night Live in late 2008 boosted her career in the US. At the 51st Grammy Awards in 2009, Adele received the awards for Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.

Adele released her second studio album, 21, in early 2011. The album was well received critically and surpassed the success of her debut,[4] earning the singer numerous awards in 2012, among them a record-tying six Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year; two Brit Awards, including British Album of the Year, and three American Music Awards. The album has been certified 16 times platinum in the UK, and is the fourth best-selling album in the UK of all time.[5] In the US, it has held the top position longer than any album since 1985, and is certified diamond.[6][7] The album has sold over 31 million copies worldwide.[8]

The success of 21 earned Adele numerous mentions in the Guinness Book of World Records.[9] She is the first woman in the history of the Billboard Hot 100 to have three simultaneous top 10 singles as a lead artist, and the first female artist to simultaneously have two albums in the top five of the Billboard 200 and two singles in the top five of the Billboard Hot 100.[10] 21 is the longest-running number one album by a female solo artist in the history of the UK and US Album Charts.[11][12] In 2012, she released "Skyfall", which she wrote and recorded for the James Bond film of the same name. The song won an Academy Award, a Grammy Award, and a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song,[13] as well as the Brit Award for British Single of the Year. After taking a three-year break, Adele released her third studio album, 25, in 2015. It became the year's best-selling album and broke first week sales records in the UK and US.[14] 25 was her second album to be certified diamond in the US[15] and earned her five Grammy Awards, including her second Grammy Award for Album of the Year. The lead single, "Hello", became the first song in the US to sell over one million digital copies within a week of its release. Her third concert tour, Adele Live 2016, visited Europe, North America and Oceania, and will conclude with four finale concerts at Wembley Stadium in mid-2017.[16]

In 2011, 2012 and 2016, Billboard named Adele Artist of the Year. In 2012, she was listed at number five on VH1's 100 Greatest Women in Music.[17] Time magazine named her one of the most influential people in the world in 2012[18] and 2016.[19] With sales of more than 100 million records, Adele is one of the best-selling recording artists in the world.[20]

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Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter (/bˈjɒns/; born September 4, 1981)[3][4][5][6] is an American singer, songwriter and actress. Born and raised in Houston, Texas, she performed in various singing and dancing competitions as a child and rose to fame in the late 1990s as lead singer of R&B girl-group Destiny's Child. Managed by her father, Mathew Knowles, the group became one of the world's best-selling girl groups of all time. Their hiatus saw the release of Beyoncé's debut album, Dangerously in Love (2003), which established her as a solo artist worldwide, earned five Grammy Awards and featured the Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles "Crazy in Love" and "Baby Boy".

Following the disbandment of Destiny's Child in 2006, she released her second solo album, B'Day (2006), which contained the tracks "Déjà Vu", "Irreplaceable", and "Beautiful Liar". Beyoncé also ventured into acting, with starring roles in The Pink Panther (2006), Dreamgirls (2006), and Obsessed (2009). Her marriage to rapper Jay Z and portrayal of Etta James in Cadillac Records (2008) influenced her third album, I Am... Sasha Fierce (2008), which saw the birth of her alter-ego Sasha Fierce and earned a record-setting six Grammy Awards in 2010, including Song of the Year for "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)". Beyoncé took a hiatus from music in 2010 and took over management of her career; her fourth album 4 (2011) was subsequently mellower in tone, exploring 1970s funk, 1980s pop, and 1990s soul.[7] Her critically acclaimed fifth album, Beyoncé (2013), was distinguished from previous releases by its experimental production and exploration of darker themes. With the release of Lemonade (2016), Beyoncé became the first artist to have their first six studio albums debut at number one on the Billboard 200 chart.[8]

Throughout her career, she has sold over 100 million records as a solo artist,[9] and a further 60 million with Destiny's Child,[10][11] making her one of the best-selling music artists of all time.[12][13] She has won 22 Grammy Awards and is the most nominated woman in the award's history. She is the most awarded artist at the MTV Video Music Awards, with 24 wins.[14][15] The Recording Industry Association of America recognized her as the Top Certified Artist in America during the 2000s (decade).[16][17] In 2009, Billboard named her the Top Radio Songs Artist of the Decade, the Top Female Artist of the 2000s (decade) and handed their Millennium Award in 2011.[21] In 2014, she became the highest-paid black musician in history and was listed among Time's 100 most influential people in the world for a second year in a row.[22] Forbes listed her as the most powerful female in entertainment of 2015,[23] and in 2016 she occupied the sixth place for Person of the Year.[24]

Winning Songs & Albums42

Winning Artists49


Songs Performed23


Record of the Year Nominees5

Album of the Year Nominees5

Song of the Year Nominees5

Best New Artist Nominees5

Best Pop Solo Performance Nominees3

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance Nominees5

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album Nominees5

Best Pop Vocal Album Nominees5

Best Dance Recording Nominees4

Best Dance/Electronic Album Nominees5

Best Rock Performance Nominees3

Best Metal Performance Nominees5

Best Rock Song Nominees4

Best Rock Album Nominees5

Best Alternative Music Album Nominees5

Best R&B Performance Nominees3

Best R&B Song Nominees5

Best Urban Contemporary Album Nominees5

Best R&B Album Nominees5

Best Rap Performance Nominees5

Best Rap/Sung Performance Nominees4

Best Rap Song Nominees4

Best Rap Album Nominees6

Best Country Solo Performance Nominees4

Best Country Duo/Group Performance Nominees5

Best Country Song Nominees5

Best Country Album Nominees5

Best New Age Album Nominees5

Best Jazz Vocal Album Nominees5

Best Jazz Instrumental Album Nominees4

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album Nominees2

Best Latin Jazz Album Nominees3

Best Gospel Album Nominees4

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album Nominees5

Best Roots Gospel Album Nominees5

Best Latin Pop Album Nominees5

Best Americana Album Nominees4

Best Bluegrass Album Nominees5

Best Traditional Blues Album Nominees4

Best Contemporary Blues Album Nominees4

Best Folk Album Nominees4

Best Reggae Album Nominees5

Best World Music Album Nominees3

Best Children's Album Nominees4

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media Nominees5

Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media Nominees5

Best Song Written for Visual Media Nominees5

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical Nominees3

Producer of the Year Nominees4

Best Music Video Nominees4

In Memoriam43

Staples Center
Staples Center is a multi-purpose sports arena in Downtown Los Angeles. Adjacent to the L.A. Live development, it is located next to the Los Angeles Convention Center complex along Figueroa Street. Opening on October 17, 1999, it is one of the major sporting facilities in the Greater Los Angeles Area.

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Spotify - Featured Albums & Singles157


Spotify - Featured Tracks46


News Articles24

The Chainsmokers Open Up About The Issues They Care About
  –  March 29, 2017
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Luke Bryan, Dierks Bentley Say It's 'Game On!' for ACM Awards
  –  March 28, 2017
Partners that will help promote the show include T-Mobile and Xfinity from Comcast. Maren Morris performs onstage during the 59th Grammy Awards at Staples Center on Feb. 12, 2017 in Los Angeles. Kevin Winter/Getty Images for NARAS Promoted by the ACM as ...
What It Took for Absolut to Pull Off a Major Product Launch at the Grammy Awards
  –  March 27, 2017
In a major activation effort with 360i, Absolut landed on the 59th annual Grammy Awards as the venue for the new product debut to target younger drinkers, between the ages of 21 and 30. “We’ve always had a rich heritage in collaboration and music ...
Adele: ‘I don’t know if I will ever tour again’
  –  March 27, 2017
Adele performs "Hello" at the 59th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Adele told a crowd in Auckland, New Zealand, Sunday, March 26, 2017, that her current tour may be her final one. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File) AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP ...
Stevie Nicks Wants To Scold The Weeknd For ‘Dirty’ Lyrics
  –  March 26, 2017
... of the Song Of The Year and Record Of The Year awards for ‘Hello,’ and Album Of The Year award for ’25,’ poses backstage during the The 59th GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California – Photo: Michael ...
Anatomy of a look: Bruno Mars, musician
  –  March 25, 2017
Singer Bruno Mars rocks an ‘80s-inspired leather shell suit at the 59th Grammy Awards. Somehow, he makes it work. Let’s see how he does it. Repurposed and repatriated, the era that was the 80s has found new sartorial life. The tri-colour zip-through is ...
Grammy Museum acquires drum set used for Prince tribute
  –  March 23, 2017
... Series drum kit played during Grammy-winner Bruno Mars’ tribute to the late Grammy-winning icon Prince during the 59th Grammy Awards on Feb. 12 at Staples Center. “This donation is a huge milestone in the development of the Grammy Museum’s ...
'I love you'; Beyonce surprises teen cancer patient with FaceTime call
  –  March 23, 2017
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 12: Recording artist Beyonce performs onstage during The 59th GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for NARAS) Beyonce fulfilled the dream of a ...
  –  March 22, 2017
Los Angeles, CA– The music industry’s biggest names gathered at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on February 13th for the 59th Annual Grammy Awards. The evening was punctuated by command performances by Bruno Mars, Adele, Beyoncé, and Ed Sheeran ...
The GRAMMYs Announce All-Star Special Celebrating the Bee Gees
  –  March 21, 2017
Demi Lovato, Little Big Town, Tori Kelly and Andra Day already paid tribute to the 40th anniversary of the Bee Gees’ classic soundtrack Saturday Night Fever at the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards, and they’ll return –alongside a slew of names–to expand ...
Alfred Haber Places Grammy Awards in Record Number of Territories
  –  March 20, 2017
PALISADES PARK: Alfred Haber, Inc. has sold the recently aired 59th annual Grammy Awards into a record of 197 territories around the world. Agreements were signed with, among others, 4Music (U.K.), City TV (Canada), WOWOW (Japan), Sichuan Satellite ...
Katy Perry opens up about her sexuality
  –  March 20, 2017
Katy Perry attends The 59th Grammy Awards on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles. Katy Perry opened up about her sexuality this weekend, revealing that she “prayed the gay away” after grappling with her own curiosity. Perry accepted the National Equality ...
VIDEO: Chilliwack secondary grad from 1990 wins golden Grammy
  –  March 16, 2017
A man who went to Chilliwack secondary nearly 30 years ago has won a Grammy Award. Bernie Herms, a 1990 CSS grad, won best contemporary Christian music performance/song for Thy Will by Hillary Scott and the Scott Family at the 59th annual Grammy Awards ...
59th Grammy Awards Winners List
  –  February 13, 2017
WINNER: The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 12 (Collector's Edition) — Steve Berkowitz & Jeff Rosen, compilation producers; Mark Wilder, mastering engineer (Bob Dylan) Music Of Morocco From The Library Of Congress: Recorded By Paul ...
The 59th Annual Grammy Awards: TV Review
  –  February 13, 2017
Adele and Beyonce provide the highlights in an evening marked by performer mash-ups, political commentary and memorial tributes. Poor Adele just doesn’t seem to have any luck at the Grammy Awards. Not in terms of winning them — she does just fine in ...
Photos from the 59th annual Grammy Awards
  –  February 13, 2017
Photos from the 59th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, in Los Angeles. The Darkroom offers Facebook and WordPress commenting in the hopes of fostering constructive conversation among our users. Please abide by our Terms of Service when ...
The 59th Annual Grammy Awards: Best and worst dressed
  –  February 12, 2017
Best: Bowing down to Celine Dion's stunning emerald green showstopper. Worst: Skrillex's Grammy outfit is what someone would wear to the grocery store. Worst: Skrillex's Grammy outfit is what someone would wear to the grocery store. Best: Even though ...
Photos: The 59th annual Grammy Awards
  –  February 12, 2017
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Even though Adele flubbed one of her live performances at the Grammys, she walked away the belle of the ball: She took home all five awards she was nominated for Sunday night, including album, record and song of the year. She beat ...
59th Annual Grammy Awards 2017 Live Stream: Where & How to watch Live streaming of Grammys 2017 full show online & on VH1 channel
  –  February 12, 2017
The biggest night in the musical world, Grammys 2017 is here. The 59th Annual Grammy Awards is all set to take place on Sunday, February 12, 2017, at 8.00 pm EST in Staples Center, Los Angeles. The Indian audiences can catch Grammy Awards 2017 at 6.30 am ...
All-Star Lineup of Presenters Announced for the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards
  –  February 10, 2017
A diverse all-star lineup of GRAMMY Award nominees, GRAMMY winners, entertainers, and film and TV stars will take the stage as presenters for the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards telecast. This year's presenters include singer/ songwriter Camila Cabello; current ...
59th Annual Grammy Awards, 6 things that will happen
  –  February 10, 2017
There’s no shortage of drama for the 59th Annual Grammy Awards. Has Beyonce stolen Adele’s thunder? (Yes.) Lady Gaga with Metallica — really? (Yes.) Will Kanye West make our eyes roll yet again? (Anyone’s guess.) Hubris, and some humor, will be on ...
5 reasons to watch the 59th annual Grammy Awards
  –  February 7, 2017
With the amount of loss the music world endured in 2016, including artistssuch as Prince, George Michael, Leon Russell, Merle Haggard, Maurice White and many others, there’s sure to be some pretty epic tributes during the 59th annual Grammy Awards ...
Metallica to Play 59th Annual Grammy Awards; Unveil Pro-Shot Footage of ‘Halo on Fire’ Concert Debut
  –  January 16, 2017
Metal is often overlooked when it comes to the Grammy Awards telecast, which is why the latest addition to the 59th Annual Grammy Awards should be a welcome announcement to metal-loving fans. Metallica have been invited to perform on the show, which will ...
All of the 59th Grammy Awards Nominees, and Where to Hear Them
  –  December 13, 2016
The nominees for the 59th Grammy awards have been announced, and the list is packed with a ton of great songs, documentaries, and music videos. This guide will help you quickly catch up on some of this year’s best sounds. Advertisement The playlist below ...

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