2016 Grammy’s run down

The 2016 Grammy Awards were held February 15 and brought some of the world’s best and most entertaining artists to the main stage. The show’s 58th rendition, which was held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, aimed to “recognize the best recordings, compositions, and artists of the eligibility year, from October 1, 2014 to September 30, 2015,” according to the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.

Like most award ceremonies, this year’s Grammys had many ups and downs. For those who were unable to watch the show live, the Echo has taken the time to list some of the night’s biggest highlights:

– Kendrick Lamar performed a historically-driven rendition of “Express Yourself,” “Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See,” and “Alright” which recieved and enthusiastic applause from the star studded audience.

– Lady Gaga wowed the crowd with an energetic tribute to the recently deceased David Bowie.

-Taylor Swift performed the opening number of the ceremony and later accepted the award for Album of the Year for “1989.” In her acceptance speech she encouraged younger performers to own their accomplishments: a subtle dig at comments made by Kanye West regarding his role in propelling Swift’s career.

– Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton is one of the most lauded contemporary shows on Broadway, and a broadcast of the famed show’s “Alexander Hamilton” balanced out the Grammy’s pop hit performances. The show later won the award for Best Musical Theater Album.

– The Weeknd delivered a strong solo performance of “Can’t Feel My Face” before moving on to “In The Night.” He later won the Grammy for Best R&B Performance.

– Justin Bieber proved his hidden genius once again with an acoustic version of “Love Yourself.” He also won the first Grammy of his career.

– Little Big Town added a hint of country to the show by performing “Girl Crush.”

– Stevie Wonder and the acapella group Pentatonix performed a tribute to Maurice White of Earth, Wind and Fire.

Overall, the 58th Grammy Awards were entertaining as always, featuring a solid dose of drama, some good tabloid fodder, and several genuinely amazing performances. In case you missed it, that’s roughly most of all you need to know!

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