Adele’s album 25 released in November 2015, just late enough in the year that if failed to qualify for recognition at the 2016 Grammy Awards.
A little late but certainly worth the wait, the 28-year-old took home five Grammys at the 2017 ceremony on February 12 including the trifecta of Song, Record and Album of the Year (a feat she previously accomplished in 2012).
The ever-humble English singer-songwriter took her opportunity on stage to praise Beyoncé.
“My idol is Queen B and I adore you. You move my sole nearly every single day and you have done for nearly 17 years. I adore you and I want you to be my mommy,” Adele said after accepting the award for Record of the Year for “Hello.”
Adele’s night didn’t go off completely without a hitch. A year after her microphone cut out during her Grammy performance, she halted a tribute to the late George Michael because her singing was out of key.
“I can’t do it again like last year,” she said, in tears, to a standing ovation. “I can’t mess this up for him. I’m sorry. I can’t,” she added before restarting the performance.
Michael wasn’t the only artist getting a musical dedication. Bruno Mars took the stage in full Prince attire and teamed with The Time to honor the “Purple Rain” singer who passed away on April 21, 2016. It was a performance by James Corden clearly enjoyed as the evening’s host was seen singing along in the audience.
But it was the late David Bowie who was arguably the night’s biggest winner, earning five posthumous Grammy Awards for his final album, Blackstar.
“His music is forever,” said Scorpion star Katharine McPhee who accepted the Best Rock Song award on Bowie’s behalf.
Here is a complete list of all the winners from the 59th Grammy Awards.
Album of the Year: “25,” Adele
Record of the Year: “Hello,” Adele
Song of the Year: “Hello,” Adele
Best Rap Album: “Coloring Book,” Chance the Rapper
Best Urban Contemporary Album: “Lemonade,” Beyonce
Best Country Solo Performance: “My Church,” Maren Morris
Best Rock Song: “Blackstar,” David Bowie
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: “Stressed Out,” Twenty One Pilots
Best New Artist: Chance the Rapper
Pop Solo Performance: “Hello,” Adele
Traditional Pop Vocal Album: “Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin,” Willie Nelson
Pop Vocal Album: “25,” Adele
Dance Recording: “Don’t Let Me Down,” The Chainsmokers Featuring Daya
Dance/Electronic Album: “Skin,” Flume
Contemporary Instrumental Album: “Culcha Vulcha,” Snarky Puppy
Rock Performance: “Blackstar,” David Bowie
Metal Performance: “Dystopia,” Megadeth
Rock Album: “Tell Me I’m Pretty,” Cage the Elephant
Alternative Music Album: “Blackstar,” David Bowie
R&B Performance: “Cranes in the Sky,” Solange
Traditional R&B Performance: “Angel, Lalah Hathaway
R&B Song: “Lake By the Ocean,” Hod David & Musze, songwriters (Maxwell)
R&B Album: “Lalah Hathaway Live,” Lalah Hathaway
Rap Performance: “No Problem,” Chance the Rapper Featuring Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz
Rap/Sung Performance: “Hotline Bling,” Drake
Rap Song: “Hotline Bling,” Aubrey Graham & Paul Jefferies, songwriters (Drake)
Best Latin Pop Album: Jesse & Joy, Un Besito Mas
Best Country Album: Sturgill Simpson, A Sailor’s Guide to Earth
Best Country Song: Tim McGraw, “Humble and Kind”
Best Country Duo/Group Performance: Pentatonix, “Jolene (feat. Dolly Parton)“
Best Roots Gospel Album: Joey+Rory, Hymns
Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album: Ted Nash Big Band, Presidential Suite: Eight Variations on Freedom
Best Jazz Instrumental Album: John Scofield, Country for Old Men
Best Jazz Vocal Album: Gregory Porter, Take Me to the Alley
Best Improvised Jazz Solo: John Scofield, “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry”
Best Contemporary Instrumental Album: Snarky Puppy, Culcha Vulcha
Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance: Third Coast Percussion, “Steve Reich”
Best Dance Recording: The Chainsmokers, “Don’t Let Me Down (feat. Daya)“
Best New Age Album: White Sun, White Sun II
Best Gospel Performance/Song: Tamela Mann, “God Provides”
Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song: Hillary Scott & The Scott Family, “Thy Will”
Best Gospel Album: Kirk Franklin, Losing My Religion
Best Contemporary Christian Music Album: Hillary Scott & The Scott Family, Love Remains
Best World Music Album: Yo-Yo Ma and The Silk Road Ensemble, Sing Me Home
Best Children’s Album: Secret Agent 23 Skidoo, Infinity Plus One
Best Spoken Word Album: Carol Burnett, In Such Good Company: Eleven Years Of Laughter, Mayhem and Fun in the Sandbox
Best Musical Theater Album: The Color Purple
Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media: Miles Ahead
Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media: John Williams, Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Best Song Written for Visual Media: Justin Timberlake, “Can’t Stop the Feeling!”
Best Instrumental Composition: Ted Nash, “Spoken at Midnight”
Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella: Jacob Collier, “You and I”
Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals: Jacob Collier, “Flintstones”
Best Recording Package: David Bowie, Blackstar
Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package: Edith Piaf, Edith Piaf 1915-2015
Best Album Notes: Eubie Blake and Noble Sissle, Sissle and Blake Sing Shuffle Along
Best Historical Album: Bob Dylan, The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series, Vol.12 (Collector’s Edition)
Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical: David Bowie, Blackstar
Best Remixed Recording: Bob Moses, “Tearing Me Up (RAC Remix)“
Best Surround Sound Album: Ludovic Morlot & Seattle Symphony, Dutilleux: Sur Le Même Accord; Les Citations; Mystère De L’instant & Timbres, Espace, Mouvement
Best Engineered Album, Classical: Mark Donahue and Fred Vogler, Corigliano: The Ghosts of Versailles
Producer of the Year, Classical: David Frost
Best Orchestral Performance: Boston Symphony Orchestra, “Shostakovich: Under Stalin’s Shadow – Symphonies Nos. 5, 8 & 9”
Best Music Video: Beyoncé, “Formation”
Best Music Film: The Beatles, The Beatles: Eight Days a Week the Touring Years
MusiCares Person of the Year: Tom Petty
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