2016 Grammy’s Recap

Mary Favo, Contributor

For those who were unable to watch, the 58th annual Grammy Award show was Monday, February 15. The award show, which was filled with performances from award winning artists, was also riddled with drama.

The winner for Album of the Year went to Taylor Swift for her album 1989. Song of the Year went to Ed Sheeran, Thinking out Loud. Meghan Trainor won the Best New Artist award, and Record of the Year went to Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars, Uptown Funk.

Some of the major performances included, Taylor Swift’s “Out of the Woods”, The Weeknd’s “In the Night” and “Can’t Feel My Face”, Hamilton Cast’s “Alexander Hamilton”, Lady Gaga’s David Bowie tribute, Adele’s “All I ask”, and much more.

Adele’s performance was unanimously  acknowledged as not one of her best. During the performance, a mic fell onto the piano strings creating a large sound and disrupting Adele’s singing. Which put the entire production off key and off point. Adele has apologized for the mistake and poor performance.

Some of the drama brewing in the media between Taylor Swift and Kanye West came to surface in Taylor’s acceptance speech, “As the first woman to win album of the year at the Grammys twice, I want to say to all the young women out there: there are going to be people along the way who will try to undercut your success or take credit for your accomplishments or your fame. If you just focus on the work and you don’t let those people sidetrack you, someday when you get where you’re going, you’ll look around and you’ll know it was you and the people who love you who put you there, and that will be the greatest feeling in the world.” Although she does not specifically mention Kanye, it can be inferred from comments in the news and the buzz surrounding the two right now.

Although the Grammy’s are just another celebration for celebrities, the performances do cater themselves to those watching at home and give us insight into just what it’s like to be an award winning artist.