Friday 24 November 2017

The 10 most talked about moments of the Grammy Awards

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)
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)
Recording artist Adele, winner of Album of the Year for '25,' speaks onstage during The 59th GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Adele poses in the press room with her trophies, including the top two Grammys of Album and Record of the Year for her blockbuster hit "Hello" and the album "25", during the 59th Annual Grammy music Awards
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 12: Singer Beyonce during The 59th GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARAS)
(L-R) Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, John Legend, GRAMMY Awards host James Corden, Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic, Jennifer Lopez, Neil Diamond and Jason Derulo during The 59th GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARAS)
Singer Adele during The 59th GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARAS)
David Bowie won four posthumous Grammy awards
Recording artists James Hetfield (L) of music group Metallica and Lady Gaga perform 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)
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Musician Bruno Mars during The 59th GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARAS)
Singer Rihanna during The 59th GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARAS)
Amy Mulvaney

Amy Mulvaney

On Sunday night, Hollywood's elite gathered in Los Angeles to celebrate the 59th Annual Grammy Awards. Here are 10 of the most talked about moments from one of the biggest nights in the celebrity calendar.

1. Adele splitting her gong in half

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Recording artist Adele, winner of Album of the Year for '25,' speaks onstage during The 59th GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
 

The Hello singer was in tears as she collected her fifth gong of the night for Album of the Year, and went on to split it in half, insisting it belonged to Beyoncé.

"I can't possibly accept this award and I'm very humbled and I'm very grateful and gracious but my artist of my life is Beyonce and this album to me, this Lemonade album, was just so monumental...," she said, "and so well thought out and so beautiful and soul-bearing and we all got to see another side to you that you don't always get to see, and we appreciate that."

"All us artists here... adore you. You are our light. And the way you make me and my friends feel, the way you make my black friends feel, is empowering and you make them stand up for themselves and I love you, I always have and I always will."

2. Beyoncé debuting her baby bump

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LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 12: Singer Beyonce during The 59th GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARAS)
 

Queen Bey made one of the most memorable celebrity pregnancy announcements at the start of the month by posing in a nude shoot, and showed the world her bump in action as she sang two songs from her latest album, Lemonade. Dressed like an ethereal goddess, the soon to be mother-of-three sang Love Drought and Sandcastles and had the crowd at her feet.

3. James Corden doing Carpool Karaoke

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(L-R) Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, John Legend, GRAMMY Awards host James Corden, Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic, Jennifer Lopez, Neil Diamond and Jason Derulo during The 59th GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARAS)
 

It wouldn't be James Corden hosting a show if he didn't bring up his infamous Carpool Karaoke segment. Using a cardboard cutout in the aisle of the Staples Centre, Corden was joined by Neil Diamond, Keith Urban, Tim McGraw, 2 Chainz and Jennifer Lopez, to name a few, in the 'car' to do a rendition of Diamond's Sweet Caroline. Blue Ivy even jumped in too, to everyone's surprise.

4. Adele starting her performance again

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Singer Adele during The 59th GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARAS)
 

We had to include Adele being classic Adele and starting Fastlove all over again without the blink of an eye, despite millions of people watching worldwide. The British singer stopped right in the middle of her tribute to George Michael, cursing because she wasn't happy with how the performance was going.

"I know it's live tv, I'm sorry. I can't do it again like this. I'm sorry for swearing and I'm sorry for starting again. I'm sorry, I can't mess this up for him. I'm really sorry," she told the audience.

"George Michael, I love him. He means a lot to me."

5. David Bowie winning four posthumous awards

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David Bowie won four posthumous Grammy awards
 

Late singer David Bowie was awarded in all four categories in which he had been nominated - four times the amount he was given during his entire career.

6. Metallica sharing a mic with Lady Gaga

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Recording artists James Hetfield (L) of music group Metallica and Lady Gaga perform 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)
 

Metallica frontman James Hetfield encountered a technical difficulty when his mic stopped working during his performance with Lady Gaga, but the stars made the most of the situation by Hetfield sharing a mic with Gaga to sing an electrifying rendition of Heavy Metal Lover.

7. Donald Trump's 'tweet'

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Unsurprisingly, the night was filled with references to Donald Trump and the state of political unrest in the US. Always making light of unfavourable situations, a 'tweet' from Trump appeared on screen while Corden was hosting, saying: "Just as I predicted, Corden doing a GREAT job as host. Terrific. #Grammys."

8. Bruno Mars' tribute to Prince

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Musician Bruno Mars during The 59th GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARAS)
 

Uptown Funk singer Bruno Mars paid tribute to late singer Prince by performing in a statement purple suit alongside The Time, a close collaborator of Prince in the 1980s, singing Jungle Love and Let's Go Crazy.

9. Twenty One Pilots stripping down

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Recording artists Josh Dun (L) and Tyler Joseph (C) of music group Twenty One Pilots accept the Best Pop Duo/Group Performance award for 'Stressed Out' 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)
 

After winning Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for their hit song Stressed Out, Twenty One Pilots members Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun immediately got up and removed their trousers and walked to the podium in their underwear. However, the bold move wasn't a tasteless publicity stunt, it was part of a pact they made years ago.

"This story, it starts in Columbus, Ohio, it was a few years ago and it was before Josh and I were able to make money playing music," explained Joseph. "I called him up, and I said, 'Hey Josh, want to come over to my rental house and watch the Grammys? As we were watching, we noticed every single one of us was in our underwear, and seriously, Josh said to me, and we were no one at the time, he turned to me and he said, 'If we ever go to the Grammys, if we ever win a Grammy, we should receive it just like this.'"

10. Rihanna getting caught

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Singer Rihanna during The 59th GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARAS)

Despite not picking up any awards, Rihanna was sure not to let that stop her from having a good night. The star was seen Facetiming, blowing a kiss to Beyoncé, drinking out of an embellished flask and saying to the person beside her, "I think it's time for another shot."

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