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The Grammy’s Biggest Winners Are Adele And David Bowie

The Grammy’s Biggest Winners Are Adele And David Bowie
David Bowie

David Bowie

Adele would finish the big winner of the night winning for Album of the Year for “25” and Record of the Year for “Hello.” Altogether she took home 5 Grammy’s, David Bowie swept in all categories also taking home 5. This happened as numerous glitches effected the show, including one for Adele who stopped the show dropping a bleeped f-bomb after realizing that her vocals were off key. “I know it’s live TV — I’m sorry.” In her acceptance speech for song of the year, Adele spoke again “First of all, I really do apologize for swearing, George Michael, I love him, so it means a lot to me. I’m really sorry if I offended anyone anywhere.”



James Corden, started things off  “With President Trump we don’t know what comes next. We can survive by sticking together.” Jennifer Lopez presented the first award of the evening stating “At this particular point in history, our voices are needed more than ever.” Katy Perry a huge Hillary Clinton supporter performed “Chained to the Rhythm” with “We the people” written behind her as well as on an armband “persist.” Tribe Called Quest chanted “resist” in a politically-charged performance. Busta Rhymes repeatedly called President Donald Trump “President Agent Orange” angry at atempting to freeze immigration from several Muslim majority countries and called it a “Muslim ban.”

Joy Villa

Singer Joy Villa

Singer Joy Villa has a different view and wore it to the Grammy’s. Filipino immigrant Andre Soriano, stated he is supportive of the new president despite his controversial immigration ban, and that the message of the dress was one of positivity. “It’s more so about love. We all live on this planet. I’ve never been in the political arena. However, it’s just so crazy that people are getting beat up because they voted for Trump, or this and that, someone wants to bomb the White House….I am an American, I moved here from the Philippines and I highly believed in the trueness of what this country can bring. It’s about bringing people together, that’s the message.”

Record Of The Year: Hello, Adele

Album Of The Year: Adele

Song Of The Year: Hello Adele Adkins & Greg Kurstin, songwriters (Adele)

Best New Artist: Chance The Rapper

Best Pop Solo Performance: Hello Adele

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: Stressed Out Twenty One Pilots

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin Willie Nelson

Best Pop Vocal Album: Adele

Best Dance Recording: Don’t Let Me Down The Chainsmokers Featuring Daya

Best Dance/Electronic Album: Skin Flume

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album: Culcha Vulcha Snarky Puppy

Best Rock Performance: Blackstar David Bowie

Best Metal Performance: Dystopia Megadeth

Best Rock Song: Blackstar David Bowie, songwriter (David Bowie)

Best Rock Album: Tell Me I’m Pretty Cage The Elephant

Best Alternative Music Album: Blackstar David Bowie

Best R&B Performance: Cranes In The Sky Solange

Best Traditional R&B Performance: Angel Lalah Hathaway

Best R&B Song: Lake By The Ocean Hod David & Musze, songwriters (Maxwell)

Best Urban Contemporary Album: Lemonade Beyoncé

Best R&B Album: Lalah Hathaway Live Lalah Hathaway

Best Rap Performance: No Problem Chance The Rapper Featuring Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz

Best Rap/Sung Performance: Hotline Bling Drake

Best Rap Song: Hotline Bling Aubrey Graham & Paul Jefferies, songwriters (Drake)

Best Rap Album: Coloring Book Chance The Rapper

Best Country Solo Performance: My Church Maren Morris

Best Country Duo/Group Performance: Jolene Pentatonix Featuring Dolly Parton

Best Country Song: Humble And Kind Lori McKenna, songwriter (Tim McGraw)

Best Country Album: A Sailor’s Guide To Earth Sturgill Simpson

Best New Age Album: White Sun II White Sun

Best Improvised Jazz Solo: I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry John Scofield, soloist

Best Jazz Vocal Album: Take Me To The Alley Gregory Porter

Best Jazz Instrumental Album: Country For Old Men John Scofield

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album: Presidential Suite: Eight Variations On Freedom

Ted Nash Big Band

Best Latin Jazz Album: Tribute To Irakere: Live In Marciac Chucho Valdés

Best Gospel Performance/Song: God Provides Tamela Mann; Kirk Franklin, songwriter

Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song: Thy Will

Hillary Scott & The Scott Family; Bernie Herms, Hillary Scott & Emily Weisband, songwriters

Best Gospel Album: Losing My Religion Kirk Franklin

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album: Love Remains Hillary Scott & The Scott Family

Best Roots Gospel Album: Hymns Joey+Rory

Best Latin Pop Album: Un Besito Mas Jesse & Joy

Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album: iLevitable iLe

Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano): Un Azteca En El Azteca, Vol. 1 (En Vivo) Vicente Fernández

Best Tropical Latin Album: Donde Están? Jose Lugo & Guasábara Combo

Best American Roots Performance: House Of Mercy Sarah Jarosz

Best American Roots Song: Kid Sister Vince Gill, songwriter (The Time Jumpers)

Track from: Kid Sister Label: Rounder Records; Publisher(s): Vinny Mae Music

Best Americana Album: This Is Where I Live William Bell

Best Bluegrass Album: Coming Home O’Connor Band With Mark O’Connor

Best Traditional Blues Album: Porcupine Meat Bobby Rush

Best Contemporary Blues AlbumL: The Last Days Of Oakland Fantastic Negrito

Best Folk Album: Undercurrent Sarah Jarosz

Best Regional Roots Music Album: E Walea Kalani Pe’a

Best Reggae Album: Ziggy Marley Ziggy Marley

Best World Music Album: Sing Me Home Yo-Yo Ma & The Silk Road Ensemble

Best Children’s Album: Infinity Plus One Secret Agent 23 Skidoo

Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Storytelling): In Such Good Company: Eleven Years Of Laughter, Mayhem, And Fun In The Sandbox

Carol Burnett

Best Comedy Album: Talking For Clapping Patton Oswalt

Best Musical Theater Album: The Color Purple

Danielle Brooks, Cynthia Erivo & Jennifer Hudson, principal soloists; Stephen Bray, Van Dean, Frank Filipetti, Roy Furman, Joan Raffe, Scott Sanders & Jhett Tolentino, producers (Stephen Bray, Brenda Russell & Allee Willis, composers/lyricists) (New Broadway Cast)

Label: Broadway Records

Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media: Miles Ahead

(Miles Davis & Various Artists)

Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

John Williams, composer

Best Song Written For Visual Media: Can’t Stop The Feeling!

Max Martin, Shellback & Justin Timberlake, songwriters (Justin Timberlake, Anna Kendrick, Gwen Stefani, James Corden, Zooey Deschanel, Walt Dohrn, Ron Funches, Caroline Hjelt, Aino Jawo, Christopher Mintz-Plasse & Kunal Nayyar)

Track from: Trolls

Best Instrumental Composition: Spoken At Midnight Ted Nash, composer (Ted Nash Big Band) Track from: Presidential Suite: Eight Variations On Freedom Label: Motema Music

Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella: You And I Jacob Collier, arranger (Jacob Collier) Track from: In My Room Label: Membran

Ask Me Now John Beasley, arranger (John Beasley)

Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals: Flintstones Jacob Collier, arranger (Jacob Collier) Track from: In My Room Label: Membran

Best Recording Package: Blackstar Jonathan Barnbrook, art director (David Bowie)

Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package: Edith Piaf 1915-2015 Gérard Lo Monaco, art director (Edith Piaf)

Label: Warner Music France

Best Album Notes: Sissle And Blake Sing Shuffle Along

Ken Bloom & Richard Carlin, album notes writers (Eubie Blake & Noble Sissle)

Label: Harbinger Records/The Musical Theater Project

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical: Blackstar David Bowie, Tom Elmhirst, Kevin Killen & Tony Visconti, engineers; Joe LaPorta, mastering engineer (David Bowie)

Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical: Greg Kurstin

  • Cheap Thrills (Sia Featuring Sean Paul) (S) • Hello (Adele) (S) • Love You To Death (Tegan And Sara) (A) • Million Years Ago (Adele) (T) • Something In The Way You Move (Ellie Goulding) (T) • Water Under The Bridge (Adele) (T)

Best Remixed Recording: Tearing Me Up (RAC Remix)

Best Surround Sound Album: Dutilleux: Sur Le Même Accord; Les Citations; Mystère De L’instant & Timbres, Espace, Mouvement

Best Engineered Album, Classical: Corigliano: The Ghosts Of Versailles

Mark Donahue, Fred Vogler & David L Williams, engineers (James Conlon, Guanqun Yu, Joshua Guerrero, Patricia Racette, Christopher Maltman, Lucy Schaufer, Lucas Meachem, LA Opera Chorus & Orchestra)

Producer Of The Year, Classical: David Frost David Frost

Best Orchestral Performance: Shostakovich: Under Stalin’s Shadow – Symphonies Nos. 5, 8 & 9 Andris Nelsons, conductor (Boston Symphony Orchestra)

Best Opera Recording: Corigliano: The Ghosts Of Versailles James Conlon, conductor; Joshua Guerrero, Christopher Maltman, Lucas Meachem, Patricia Racette, Lucy Schaufer & Guanqun Yu; Blanton Alspaugh, producer (LA Opera Orchestra; LA Opera Chorus)

Best Choral Performance: Penderecki Conducts Penderecki, Volume 1

Krzysztof Penderecki, conductor; Henryk Wojnarowski, choir director (Nikolay Didenko, Agnieszka Rehlis & Johanna Rusanen; Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra; Warsaw Philharmonic Choir)

Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance: Steve Reich Third Coast Percussion

Best Classical Instrumental Solo: Daugherty: Tales Of Hemingway Zuill Bailey; Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor (Nashville Symphony)

Track from: Daugherty: Tales Of Hemingway; American Gothic; Once Upon A Castle

Best Classical Solo Vocal Album: Schumann & Berg Dorothea Röschmann; Mitsuko Uchida, accompanist


Shakespeare Songs

Ian Bostridge; Antonio Pappano, accompanist (Michael Collins, Elizabeth Kenny, Lawrence Power & Adam Walker)

Label: Warner Classics

Best Classical Compendium: Daugherty: Tales Of Hemingway; American Gothic; Once Upon A Castle Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor; Tim Handley, producer

Label: Naxos

Best Contemporary Classical Composition: Daugherty: Tales Of Hemingway

Michael Daugherty, composer (Zuill Bailey, Giancarlo Guerrero & Nashville Symphony) Track from: Daugherty: Tales Of Hemingway; American Gothic; Once Upon A Castle

Best Music Video: Formation Beyoncé

Best Music Film: The Beatles: Eight Days A Week The Touring Years

(The Beatles)


Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret, opera and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. She has a screenplay and a TV show in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She is a proud member of the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle and was a nominator. Email:

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