By Molly Cline
The 58th Grammy Awards featured 20 performances and eight awards. The show was not about who won or lost in each category; instead it highlighted the musical talent of artists, songwriters, producers and the like.
There were a wide variety of performances ranging from Taylor Swift singing “Out of the Woods” to Demi Lovato, Luke Bryan, John Legend, Meghan Trainor and Tyrese Gibson collaborating to tribute Lionel Richie.
Unlike any other year, the Grammys took it live on Broadway in New York City where Stephen Colbert introduced a live performance from Hamilton. Audience members and viewers around the world got to see the opening act of this very famous show for free.
Taylor Swift appealed to the female audience when she accepted the Album of the Year award for her album 1989. She gave a powerful acceptance speech, telling women that people will try to bring them down, but they just have to keep doing what they are doing and be great at it.
A not-so-glamorous moment in the Grammys was Adele’s performance of “All I Ask.” The sound technicians were off, nearly ruining her entire performance. There was also a gap in the show because Rihanna cancelled her performance last minute due to bronchitis.
Most of the award-giving happens behind the scenes during commercials. In 2016, there were 83 categories for potential winners. Kendrick Lamar and Alabama Shakes tied for the most awards won, each receiving four.
There were major ups and downs of the 2016 Grammy awards, but all in all it showcased the best musicians in the business.