Grammy Awards highlighted unforgettable performances, speeches

By Julie Gargotta, Reporter
Last Updated: Monday, February 13, 2017, 2:30 PM EST

It is a show that honors the best of the best in the music industry.

The 59th annual Grammy Awards was filled with unforgettable performances, from Lady Gaga and Metallica, to Bruno Mars and his soul-singing crew.

Adele, who took home arguably the biggest award of the night with Album of the Year, practically gave her Grammy away to fellow singer, Beyonce.

“I can't possibly accept this award," Adele gushed, continuing, "I'm very humbled and I'm very grateful and gracious, but my artist of my life is Beyoncé."

Reminiscent of a scene from the movie, "Mean Girls," Adele later broke her Grammy award in two pieces, saying it belonged to the Lemonade singer.

"The Lemonade album was just so monumental, Beyoncé. It was so monumental and so well thought out and so beautiful and soul-baring and we all got to see another side to you that you don't always let us see and we appreciate that," she said from stage.

Many took to Twitter to comment on the moment.


Beyonce led the nominations with nine, winning two awards by the end of the evening. Adele, meanwhile, won record, song and album of the year, leaving the Grammys with five awards.

Lady Gaga — fresh off her Super Bowl performance — took to the stage with Metallica. The singers kept going, despite some technical difficulties at the onset of the song.

There was also a posthumus win as David Bowie won Best Rock Song of the year for "Black Star."

Meanwhile, one local university is celebrating Monday: 12 Full Sail University grads worked on eight Grammy-winning projects, including popular song, “Down Let Me Down” by Daya and the Chainsmokers.

Full Sail alum Jordan “DJ Swivel” Young was a mixer and producer on the recording.