Grammy’s 2017

London Beck, Staff Writer

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This year’s Grammy Award was held on February 12 at 5:00 p.m. in the Staples Center, Los Angeles. Adele, Sturgill Simpson, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, John Legend, The Weekend, Daft Punk, Bruno Mars, Cynthia Erivo, Katy Perry, Ed Sheeran, Metallica, Lady Gaga, Chance the Rapper, Beyonce, A Tribe Called Quest, Anderson Paak, Marin Morris, and Alicia Keys all performed at this year’s Grammy Awards. James Corden hosted the winners of the 84 categories.

     Every year during the Grammys, winners of awards (such as Album of the Year or Best Rock Song) accept a trophy and make a speech, usually thanking those who helped them get to where they are or who helped them earn that award. In between awards selected artists perform. The Grammy winners are decided by song artists or members of the Recording Academy who vote for the nominees.To get in the Recording Academy you have to pay a $100 yearly fee, and have already contributed to six retail tracks through the traditional distribution or 12 digitally released tracks. Only experienced music critics and artists far along in the music world are allowed to vote.

    Some of the categories voted for were Song of the Year, Best Rock Album, Best New Artist, Best Music Video and Best Country Album. “Hello” by Adele was voted Best Song of the Year, “Tell Me I’m Pretty” by Cage the Elephant was voted Best Rock Album, Chance the Rapper was voted Best New Artist, Beyoncé won Best Music Video for her song “Formation”, and Sturgill Simpson was awarded Best Country Album with his album “A Sailor’s Guide to Earth.” Adele was given the most awards for winning Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Record of the Year, Best Vocal Album, and Best Pop Solo Performance. Adele performed her song “Hello” at the Grammys as well as “Fast Love” in a tribute to George Michael. In the first minute of “Fast Love” song, Adele stopped the music because she made a mistake and told the audience that she couldn’t mess up this tribute to Michael and started over. The audience clapped her on and she started again, singing it a lot better than the first try, according to billboard.com. Another mess up during this year’s Grammys was during Lady Gaga and Metallica’s performance when James Hetfield’s microphone wasn’t on during the beginning of the performance. Hetfield and Lady Gaga had to share a microphone until they got the microphone turned back on, but their performance was still “crazy cool” heavy metal music with fire effects, hair flipping, and crowd jumping add-ons that got even the heavy metal fans liking Lady Gaga. Even with these few mishaps, the Grammys seemed to still be spectacular with Bruno Mars’ tribute to Prince that had the whole crowd dancing, with even Beyonce, Keith Urban and James Corden joining in on the fun. The show lasted until about 12:00 pm the 12 of February. These were voted the best songs and music of 2016, and we’ll see have to wait and see what songs will be the best of 2017.

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