From Beyonce’s showstopping performance to James Corden’s epic “Cardboard Karaoke” sketch, there was certainly plenty to love about the 2017 Grammy Awards on Sunday night.
To help you relive all the glory, we’ve rounded up 10 moments from the show that we’ll be talking about for a LONG time. Check out our greatest hits list below and then head to the comments to share your favorite moment from the 2017 Grammys.
1. Adele kicks off the show in spectacular fashion.
Who better to say “hello” to the audience than Adele? The 2017 Grammy Awards were ah-mazing from the get-go thanks to the singer. Dressed in a glitzy gown, Adele kicked off the night by performing her hit single, “Hello,” and man did she command the stage.
2. James Corden stumbles, falls and raps his way through the intro.
When James Corden was announced as this year’s host, we knew he wouldn’t disappoint. Sure, he literally got stuck coming up the stairs for the opening number, and lost a shoe, but other than that he nailed it. The best part was his epic rap, which featured hilarious jokes, a few digs here and there, and his “original idea” of Rihanna and Drake dating. LOL.
3. Rihanna rocks out in the audience.
With Taylor Swift absent from this year’s show, Rihanna took it upon herself to become the night’s happiest attendee. The “Work, Work, Work” singer grooved in the audience as her fellow artists took the stage to perform.
4. Kelsea Ballerini and Lukas Graham duet.
Both Kelsea Ballerini and Luckas Graham were up for Best New Artist and we can totally see why. They performed their hit songs, “Peter Pan” and “Seven” back and forth, and then combined them. The result was beautiful.
5. Beyoncé honors motherhood, while showing off her baby bump.
This was one of the most anticipated moments of the Grammys, and in typical Beyoncé style, it was beyond memorable. For her first performance since announcing she’s expecting twins, Queen Bey donned a crown-like headpiece as she entered the stage to sing “Love Drought/Sandcastles.”
There was also a photo montage before Beyoncé even sang that was powerful, fierce and all about strong women, which we love. “You look nothing like your mother, you look everything like your mother,” she sang, and we felt every word.
The result was a performance that felt more an experience than an award show moment.
6. James Corden goes full-on Carpool Karaoke mid-show!
Okay, this might be the top moment of the show. Yes, it’s a big statement, but we stand by it. Corden joked about having to wear a cut-out car, so people would know who he is and then used that to make a few major stars do a live version of Carpool Karaoke or “Cardboard Karaoke” with him!
The group featured, Jennifer Lopez, John Legend, Keith Urban, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill and Neil Diamond, among others. They of course had to sing Diamond’s tune, “Sweet Caroline,” and it was glorious. The entire audience sang along, and even Blue Ivy jumped into the car by the end.
7. Beyoncé’s moving acceptance speech after wining Best Urban Contemporary Album.
Beyoncé has always been a queen to music fans, and she used her win to empower young women everywhere and we salute her. In case you missed it, here’s just a quick piece from the wonderful speech.
“It’s important to me to show images to my children that reflect their beauty so they can grow up in a world where they look in the mirror, first through their own families, as well as the news, the Super Bowl, the Olympics, the White House, and the Grammys, and see themselves,” she said. “And have no doubt that they’re beautiful, intelligent, and capable.”
8. Lady Gaga going totally metal with her Metallica duet.
Are we sure Lady Gaga wasn’t born to be a heavy metal queen? Her duet with the iconic band, Metallica, was SO fierce that it made us feel like yelling and dancing around in studded boots on the regular. She even stage dived… it was SO killer.
9. Adele starts over.
After starting off her second performance on the wrong note, Adele decided to start over. Leave it to Adele to show everyone how to get back on course like a pro.
10. Bruno Mars’ takes over the stage.
Bruno Mars’ “purple” performance brought the house down big time.
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