Adele sweeps top prizes at 2017 Grammy Awards

Adele swept up the top awards in general category at the 59th Grammy Awards, followed by the late music legend David Bowie whose album ‘Blackstar’ picked up five awards.

Feb 14, 2017 12:45 IST
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The queen of pop, Adele dominated the 59th annual Grammy Awards by picking up all the top awards including Album of the year, Record of the year, Song of the year, Best Pop Solo performance and Best Pop Vocal album.

 Adele Grammy 2017

The legendary singer similarly took away the album, record and song of the year categories in 2012. However, her victory was even more special this year, as she was up against phenomenal pieces of work including Beyonce’s album 'Lemonade'.

Adele is the first singer to take all the top three awards twice.

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Key Highlights

• Adele broke her Grammy for 'Album of the Year' in half stating that it belonged to Beyonce for her monumental album- Lemonade.

• Beyonce’s ‘Lemonade’ won the award for Best Urban Contemporary album and her song ‘Formation’ won the Best Music video award.

• Another legendary star who swept up key awards was the late singer, David Bowie.

• While his song Blackstar won the categories of Best Rock song and Best Rock performance, his album by the same name picked up awards for the Best Alternative music album, Best Recording package and Best Engineered album.

Grammy winning singer Al Jarreau passes away

• Chance the Rapper also got recognised with the award of Best Rap album for his ‘Coloring Book’ and other awards including Best Rap artist and Best Rap performance.

• Sandeep Das, an Indian tabla player who was a part of a group – Silk Road Ensemble, also won a Grammy for Best Global Music.

• Indian sitar player, Anoushka Shankar who was also nominated under the same category lost out for the sixth time.

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This year’s Grammy Awards were clouded by deaths of several music legends including pop megastar Prince, rocker Rick Parfitt, legendary poet and songwriter Leonard Cohen, pop icon George Michael and one of the founding fathers of progressive rock Greg Lake.

Indian tabla player Sandeep Das wins 2017 Grammy Award for Best Global Music

While Adele performed a tribute to George Michael, rock band ‘The Time’ and Bruno Mars paid homage to Prince.

Full List of Winners

Record of the year
Hello - Adele

Album of the year
25 - Adele

Song of the year
Hello - Adele

Best new artist
Chance the Rapper

Best rap album
Chance the Rapper - Coloring Book

Best urban contemporary album
Beyonce - Lemonade

Best pop vocal album
Adele - 25

Best pop solo performance
Hello - Adele

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Summertime-Willie Nelson

Best rap performance
Chance The Rapper featuring Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz - No Problem  

Best rap/sung performance
Drake - Hotline Bling

Best rap song
Drake - Hotline Bling

Best rock performance
David Bowie - Blackstar

Best metal performance
Megadeth - Dystopia

Best rock song
Blackstar - David Bowie

Best Rock Album
Tell Me I'm Pretty — Cage The Elephant

Best Alternative Music Album
Blackstar — David Bowie

Best R&B performance
Solange - Cranes In the Sky

Best R&B song
Maxwell - Lake By the Ocean

Best R&B album
Lalah Hathaway - Lalah Hathaway Live

Best Traditional R&B Performance
Angel — Lalah Hathaway

Best pop duo/group performance
Stressed Out - Twenty One Pilots

Best Country Song
Humble and Kind— Lori McKenna, songwriter Tim McGraw

Best country solo performance
My Church - Maren Morris

Best country duo/group performance
Pentatonix Featuring Dolly Parton - Jolene

Best dance recording
The Chainsmokers - Don’t Let Me Down

Best dance/electronic album
Skin - Flume

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album
Culcha Vulcha — Snarky Puppy

Best New Age Album
White Sun II — White Sun

Best music video
Beyonce - Formation

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

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