David Bowie, Snarky Puppy, John Scofield & More Win At The Grammy Awards

first_imgThe 59th annual Grammys took place in Los Angeles, CA last night, hosting a number of elite artists for both musical performances and the award ceremony proceedings. It was Adele who won big in the main category, taking home Album Of The Year, Record Of The Year, and Song Of The Year for her accomplishments on the 25 album. However, with over 100 awards to hand out, the Grammys did honor musicians from across the board this year.David Bowie was nominated for five awards, and wound up winning all five of them for his work on the near-posthumous release, Blackstar, including Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song. Snarky Puppy took home their third Grammy win for the Culcha Vulcha, winning the category of Best Contemporary Instrumental Album. In other categories, guitarist John Scofield took home two awards for his latest album release, Country For Old Men.Another artist worth mentioning is Chance The Rapper, who wound up winning Best New Artist for his impressive work in 2016, as well as Best Rap Album for Coloring Book. Chance also had the opportunity to perform at the Grammys, and made it count with a great rendition of “How Great”/”All We Got.” Check it out.Another highlight performance came from A Tribe Called Quest, who welcomed out Anderson .Paak and Busta Rhymes for an all-star hip hop celebration. Check out the video.A Tribe Called Quest perform with Anderson .Paak, Busta Rhymes and Consequence at the #GRAMMYs pic.twitter.com/Kz35sUTEs7— Wolé II (@Kingwole) February 13, 2017Daft Punk also made their live return to the stage, accompanying The Weeknd on a mashup of their new hit singles, “I Feel It Coming” and “Starry.” Check out some of the footage below.The Weeknd x Daft Punk – I Feel It Coming/Starboy Part 1 #GRAMMYs pic.twitter.com/4zOb1sIscu— XO Podcast (@TheXOPodcast) February 13, 2017And no article about the Grammys could be complete without mentioning the Queen herself, Beyoncé. Now pregnant with twins, Beyoncé took home Best Urban Contemporary Album for her work on Lemonade, though some felt she deserved the award for Album Of The Year. She certainly made her case when she performed “Love Drought” and “Sandcastles” at the Grammys, as you can see below.Powerful stuff. You can see the full list of winners by heading here.last_img

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