59th Grammy® Awards Coverage

Welcome to DigitalHit.com's coverage of the 59th Annual Grammy Awards which were presented on Sunday, February 12, 2017 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The nominations were announced on December 6th, 2016.

8:00 PM

The show opens with Adele singing her hit "Hello".

8:07 PM

We see a video of James Corden dressing for his hosting gig, before a gag has him stuck on the stage's stairs and he has to climb up before falling through and rolling down them. His suit's mangled, he's missing a shoe. He then breaks into a Hamilton-like rap about the Grammys.

8:12 PM

He then introduces tonight's first presenter, Jennifer Lopez. She's presenting Best New Artist. And the Grammy goes to Chance the Rapper.

8:16 PM

Paris Jackson is out next and wishes the audience could share their energy at the Dakota Access pipeline protests. She then introduces a performance by The Weeknd and Daft Punk which sequed "Starboy" into "I Feel It Coming.".

8:26 PM

Corden is back out to introduce John Travolta. Like a relay race, he in turn introduces a performance of "The Fighter" by Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood.

8:31 PM

Nick Jonas is here to present another award, Best Pop Duo/Group Performance. And the Grammy goes to Twenty One Pilot's for "Stressed Out". The pair take off their pants because they remember watching the Grammys in their underwear.

8:39 PM

As we return, Corden too is in his undies as he introduces Ed Sheeran, who performs his new single "Shape of You."

8:45 PM

Katherine McPhee and The Chainsmokers are presenting Best Rock Song. And the Grammy goes to "Blackstar" by the late David Bowie

8:51 PM

Grammy Foundation's Honorary Chair, the ever-present Ryan Seacrest, introduces a performance by Kelsea Ballerini and Danish pop group Lukas Graham, but not before he honours the music educator of the year, Keith Hancock. Ballerini and the band play a mashup of her song "Peter Pan" and their hit "7 Years."

8:56 PM

Tina Knowles, introduces a performance by her daughter. You might have heard of her, her name's Beyonce. Queen B performs "Love Drought" and "Sandcastles" from her Lemonade album.

9:11 PM

Camilla Cabelo and Thomas Rhett are out next to present Best Country Solo Performance. And the Grammy goes to Maren Morris for "My Church".

9:15 PM

Corden stands behind a cardboard Carpool Karaoke car as he seeks out some people to climb behind his windshield and swing "Sweet Caroline." Sadly it seems like many aren't sure of the words.

9:17 PM

Corden introduces a performance by Bruno Mars. Mars performs "That's What I Like."

9:28 PM

Little Big Town perform a bit of Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream" before introducing a performance by Katy Perry and Skip Marley of "Chained to the Rhythm" as words from the U.S. Constitution are projected on her set.

9:33 PM

Corden talks about Twitter and the Grammys as mean tweets about him scroll across the screen. William Bell and Gary Clark Jr. then jam to Bell's "Born Under a Bad Sign," before presenting Best Urban Contemporary Album. And the Grammy goes to Beyonce for Lemonade.

9:45 PM

Corden introduces Gina Rodriguez, who in turn introduces a performance by Maren Morris and Alicia Keys of Morris' "Once."

9:51 PM

Corden talks about the Christmas Day death of George Michael before introducing a tribute to him performed by Adele. As she sings a slowed down version of his "Fastlove", she makes a mistake part way through, swears, and asks if she can start again.

10:04 PM

Taraji P. Henson is here next to present Best Rap Album. And the Grammy goes to Chance the Rapper for Coloring Book.

10:07 PM

Corden talks about his parents' 45th wedding anniversary only to discover they're with their hall passes, Heidi Klum and Nick Jonas. He then intros Laverne Cox who in turn intros a performance by Metallica and Lady Gaga of the band's "Moth Into Flame." James Hetfield's mic appears to be dead so he eventually shares with Gaga.

10:14 PM

Dwight Yoakam strolls out and mentions the Non-Classical Producer of the Year, Greg Kurstin. He talks about the late Sharon Jones of the Dap Kings before introducing a performance by Strugill Simpson and the Dap King Horns of Simpson's "All Around You."

10:24 PM

After a clip package showing recipients of the Trustee and Lifetime Achievement Awards, the members of DNCE introduce an all-star tribute to the 50th anniversary of the Bee Gees and the 40th anniversary of Saturday Night Fever. Demi Lovato sang "Stayin' Alive", Tori Kelly sang "Tragedy", Andra Day took on "Night Fever", while Little Big Town tackled "How Deep Is Your Love".

10:37 PM

Celine Dion comes out next to present Song of the Year. And the Grammy goes to Adele and Greg Kurstin for "Hello."

10:41 PM

A Tribe Called Quest and Anderson .Paak are joinded by Busta Rhymes and Consequence. As they perform a mashup of "Can I Kick It?", "Award Tour", "Movin Backwards" and "We the People", they protest Donald Trump ("President Agent Orange") as Mexicans and Muslims join them on the stage.

10:52 PM

Corden now introduces a tribute performance to Prince by The Time and Bruno Mars. The Time performs "Jungle Love" and "The Bird", while Mars nails the performance of "Let's Go Crazy", right down to the guitar solo.

11:07 PM

Pentatonix pay tribute to Al Jarreau, who passed today, before performing The Jackson Five's "ABC."

11:09 PM

Corden pays tribute to this year's Musicares Person of the Year, Tom Petty. He then introduces Halsey and Jason Derulo. They then intro a performance by Chance the Rapper. Joined by Kirk Franklin, Tamela Mann and a gospel choir, who mixed gospel and hip-hop with a performance of "How Great" and "All We Got."

11:21 PM

Corden starts to introduce Kanye West but realizes that he's actually introducing the President of the Recording Academy, Neil Portnow. He talks about how music can bind us in difficult times, another dig that the Orange in Chief must love. John Legend and Cynthia Orivo, from Broadway's The Color Purple perform The Beach Boys' "God Only Knows" for the In Memoriam tribute.

11:36 PM

James Corden introduces Tim McGraw and Faith Hill. They're presenting Record of the Year. And the Grammy goes to Adele and her team for "Hello." Faith and Tim then present Album of the Year. And the Grammy goes to Adele for 25. Adele, who in her previous acceptance speech said she wanted Beyonce to be her mother says she finds it hard to accept Album of the Year over Beyonce's Lemonade.

And that's it for tonight's show.

Here is the complete list of winners:

Record Of The Year

  • Hello
    Greg Kurstin, producer; Julian Burg, Tom Elmhirst, Greg Kurstin, Liam Nolan & Alex Pasco, engineers/mixers; Tom Coyne & Randy Merrill, mastering engineers
    Track from: 25
    Label: XL Recordings/Columbia Records

Album Of The Year

  • 25
    Danger Mouse, Samuel Dixon, Paul Epworth, Greg Kurstin, Max Martin, Ariel Rechtshaid, Shellback, The Smeezingtons & Ryan Tedder, producers; Julian Burg, Austen Jux Chandler, Cameron Craig, Samuel Dixon, Tom Elmhirst, Declan Gaffney, Serban Ghenea, John Hanes, Jan Holzner, Michael Ilbert, Chris Kasych, Greg Kurstin, Charles Moniz, Liam Nolan, Alex Pasco, Mike Piersante, Ariel Rechtshaid, Rich Rich, Dave Schiffman & Matt Wiggins, engineers/mixers; Tom Coyne & Randy Merrill, mastering engineers
    Label: XL Recordings/Columbia Records

Song Of The Year

  • Hello
    Adele Adkins & Greg Kurstin, songwriters (Adele)
    Track from: 25
    Label: XL Recordings/Columbia Records; Publisher(s): Universal - Songs of Polygram Int'l, Inc./EMI April Music Inc./Kurstin Music

Best New Artist

  • Chance The Rapper

Best Pop Solo Performance

  • Hello
    Track from: 25
    Label: XL Recordings/Columbia Records

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

  • Stressed Out
    Twenty One Pilots
    Track from: Blurryface
    Label: Fueled By Ramen

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

  • Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin
    Willie Nelson
    Label: Legacy Recordings

Best Pop Vocal Album

  • 25
    Label: XL Recordings/Columbia Records

Best Dance Recording

  • Don't Let Me Down
    The Chainsmokers Featuring Daya
    The Chainsmokers, producers; Jordan Young, mixer
    Track from: Collage
    Label: Disruptor Records/Columbia

Best Dance/Electronic Album

  • Skin
    Label: Mom+Pop Music/Future Classic.

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album

  • Culcha Vulcha
    Snarky Puppy
    Label: Ground Up Music

Best Rock Performance

  • Blackstar
    David Bowie
    Track from: Blackstar
    Label: ISO/Columbia Records

Best Metal Performance

  • Dystopia
    Track from: Dystopia
    Label: UME

Best Rock Song

  • Blackstar
    David Bowie, songwriter (David Bowie)
    Track from: Blackstar
    Label: ISO/Columbia Records; Publisher(s): Nipple Music admin. by RZO Music, Inc.

Best Rock Album

  • Tell Me I'm Pretty
    Cage The Elephant
    Label: RCA Records

Best Alternative Music Album

  • Blackstar
    David Bowie
    Label: Columbia Records

Best R&B Performance

  • Cranes In The Sky
    Track from: A Seat At The Table
    Label: Columbia Records/Parkwood Entertainment

Best Traditional R&B Performance

  • Angel
    Lalah Hathaway
    Track from: Lalah Hathaway Live
    Label: Hathaway Entertainment/Entertainment One

Best R&B Song

  • Lake By The Ocean
    Hod David & Musze, songwriters (Maxwell)
    Track from: blackSUMMERS'night
    Label: Columbia Records; Publisher(s): SonyATV Tunes LLC o/b/o Muszewell/EMI April Music Inc. o/b/o itself and Ben Ami Music

Best Urban Contemporary Album

  • Lemonade
    Label: Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia Records

Best R&B Album

  • Lalah Hathaway Live
    Lalah Hathaway
    Label: Hathaway Entertainment/Entertainment One

Best Rap Performance

  • No Problem
    Chance The Rapper Featuring Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz
    Label: Chance The Rapper

Best Rap/Sung Performance

  • Hotline Bling
    Track from: Views
    Label: Cash Money Records/Republic Records

Best Rap Song

  • Hotline Bling
    Aubrey Graham & Paul Jefferies, songwriters (Drake)
    Track from: Views
    Label: Cash Money Records/Republic Records; Publisher(s): Sandra Gale/EMI Music Publishing/Nyan King Music Inc./EMI April/Sony ATV

Best Rap Album

  • Coloring Book
    Chance The Rapper
    Label: Chance The Rapper

Best Country Solo Performance

  • My Church
    Maren Morris
    Track from: Hero
    Label: Columbia Nashville

Best Country Duo/Group Performance

  • Jolene
    Pentatonix Featuring Dolly Parton
    Label: Dolly Records, LLC/RCA Nashville

Best Country Song

  • Humble And Kind
    Lori McKenna, songwriter (Tim McGraw)
    Track from: Damn Country Music
    Label: Big Machine Records; Publisher(s): Songs of Universal, Inc./Hoodie Songs

Best Country Album

  • A Sailor's Guide To Earth
    Sturgill Simpson
    Label: Atlantic

Best New Age Album

  • White Sun II
    White Sun
    Label: Be Why

Best Improvised Jazz Solo

  • I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry
    John Scofield, soloist
    Track from: Country For Old Men
    Label: Impulse!

Best Jazz Vocal Album

  • Take Me To The Alley
    Gregory Porter
    Label: Blue Note

Best Jazz Instrumental Album

  • Country For Old Men
    John Scofield
    Label: Impulse!

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

  • Presidential Suite: Eight Variations On Freedom
    Ted Nash Big Band
    Label: Motema Music

Best Latin Jazz Album

  • Tribute To Irakere: Live In Marciac
    Chucho Valdés
    Label: Jazz Village

Best Gospel Performance/Song

  • God Provides
    Tamela Mann; Kirk Franklin, songwriter
    Track from: One Way
    Label: TillyMann Music; Publisher(s): Second Half Music Publishing

Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song

  • Thy Will
    Hillary Scott & The Scott Family; Bernie Herms, Hillary Scott & Emily Weisband, songwriters
    Track from: Love Remains
    Label: EMI Records Nashville; Publisher(s): W.B.M. Music Corp./EKT Publishing, admin. by W.B.M. Music Corp./WB Music Corp./Thankful For This Music, admin. by WB Music Corp./Songs of Universal, Inc./G650 Music

Best Gospel Album

  • Losing My Religion
    Kirk Franklin
    Label: Fo Yo Soul Recordings/RCA Records

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album

  • Love Remains
    Hillary Scott & The Scott Family
    Label: EMI Records Nashville

Best Roots Gospel Album

  • Hymns
    Label: Gaither Music Group/Farmhouse Recordings

Best Latin Pop Album

  • Un Besito Mas
    Jesse & Joy
    Label: Warner Music Mexico

Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album

  • ilevitable
    Label: Sony Music Latin

Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano)

  • Un Azteca En El Azteca, Vol. 1 (En Vivo)
    Vicente Fernández
    Label: Sony Music Entertainment México

Best Tropical Latin Album

  • Donde Están?
    Jose Lugo & Guasábara Combo
    Label: En Grande Music, LLC

Best American Roots Performance

  • House Of Mercy
    Sarah Jarosz
    Track from: Undercurrent
    Label: Sugar Hill Records

Best American Roots Song

  • Kid Sister
    Vince Gill, songwriter (The Time Jumpers)
    Track from: Kid Sister
    Label: Rounder Records; Publisher(s): Vinny Mae Music admin. by Songs of Kobalt Music Publishing

Best Americana Album

  • This Is Where I Live
    William Bell
    Label: Stax

Best Bluegrass Album

  • Coming Home
    O'Connor Band With Mark O'Connor
    Label: Rounder Records

Best Traditional Blues Album

  • Porcupine Meat
    Bobby Rush
    Label: Rounder Records

Best Contemporary Blues Album

  • The Last Days Of Oakland
    Fantastic Negrito
    Label: Believe Global/Blackball Universe

Best Folk Album

  • Undercurrent
    Sarah Jarosz
    Label: Sugar Hill Records

Best Regional Roots Music Album

  • E Walea
    Kalani Pe'a
    Label: Kalani Pe’a Music Llc

Best Reggae Album

  • Ziggy Marley
    Ziggy Marley
    Label: Tuff Gong Worldwide

Best World Music Album

  • Sing Me Home
    Yo-Yo Ma & The Silk Road Ensemble
    Label: Masterworks

Best Children's Album

  • Infinity Plus One
    Secret Agent 23 Skidoo
    Label: Underground Records

Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Storytelling)

  • In Such Good Company: Eleven Years Of Laughter, Mayhem, And Fun In The Sandbox
    Carol Burnett
    Label: Penguin Random House Audio

Best Comedy Album

  • Talking For Clapping
    Patton Oswalt
    Label: ASpecialThing Records

Best Musical Theater Album

  • The Color Purple
    Cynthia Erivo & Jennifer Hudson, principal soloists; Stephen Bray, Van Dean, Frank Filipetti, Roy Furman, Scott Sanders & Jhett Tolentino, producers (Stephen Bray, Brenda Russell & Allee Willis, composers/lyricists) (New Broadway Cast)
    Label: Broadway Records

Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media

  • Miles Ahead
    (Miles Davis & Various Artists)
    Label: Columbia/Legacy

Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens
    John Williams, composer
    Label: Walt Disney Records

Best Song Written For Visual Media

  • Can't Stop The Feeling!
    Max Martin, Shellback & Justin Timberlake, songwriters (Justin Timberlake, Anna Kendrick, Gwen Stefani, James Corden, Zooey Deschanel, Walt Dohrn, Ron Funches, Caroline Hjelt, Aino Jawo, Christopher Mintz-Plasse & Kunal Nayyar)
    Track from: Trolls
    Label: Villa40/RCA Records; Publisher(s): Tennman Tunes admin. by Universal Music-Z Tunes LLC/ MXM Music admin. by Kobalt Songs Music Publishing, Inc./DWA Songs

Best Instrumental Composition

  • Spoken At Midnight
    Ted Nash, composer (Ted Nash Big Band)
    Track from: Presidential Suite: Eight Variations On Freedom
    Label: Motema Music

Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella

  • You And I
    Jacob Collier, arranger (Jacob Collier)
    Track from: In My Room
    Label: Membran

Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals

  • Flintstones
    Jacob Collier, arranger (Jacob Collier)
    Track from: In My Room
    Label: Membran

Best Recording Package

  • Blackstar
    Jonathan Barnbrook, art director (David Bowie)
    Label: ISO/Columbia Records

Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package

  • Edith Piaf 1915-2015
    Gérard Lo Monaco, art director (Edith Piaf)
    Label: Warner Music France

Best Album Notes

  • Sissle And Blake Sing Shuffle Along
    Ken Bloom & Richard Carlin, album notes writers (Eubie Blake & Noble Sissle)
    Label: Harbinger Records/The Musical Theater Project

Best Historical Album

  • The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series, Vol.12 (Collector's Edition)
    Steve Berkowitz & Jeff Rosen, compilation producers; Mark Wilder, mastering engineer (Bob Dylan)
    Label: Columbia/Legacy

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical

  • Blackstar
    David Bowie, Tom Elmhirst, Kevin Killen & Tony Visconti, engineers; Joe LaPorta, mastering engineer (David Bowie)
    Label: ISO/Columbia Records

Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical

  • Greg Kurstin
    • Cheap Thrills (Sia Featuring Sean Paul) (S) • Hello (Adele) (S) • Love You To Death (Tegan And Sara) (A) • Million Years Ago (Adele) (T) • Something In The Way You Move (Ellie Goulding) (T) • Water Under The Bridge (Adele) (T)

Best Remixed Recording

  • Tearing Me Up (RAC Remix)
    André Allen Anjos, remixer (Bob Moses)
    Label: Domino Recording

Best Surround Sound Album

  • Dutilleux: Sur Le Même Accord; Les Citations; Mystère De L'instant & Timbres, Espace, Mouvement
    Alexander Lipay & Dmitriy Lipay, surround mix engineers; Dmitriy Lipay, surround mastering engineer; Dmitriy Lipay, surround producer (Ludovic Morlot & Seattle Symphony)
    Label: Seattle Symphony Media

Best Engineered Album, Classical

  • Corigliano: The Ghosts Of Versailles
    Mark Donahue & Fred Vogler, engineers (James Conlon, Guanqun Yu, Joshua Guerrero, Patricia Racette, Christopher Maltman, Lucy Schaufer, Lucas Meachem, LA Opera Chorus & Orchestra)
    Label: Pentatone Music

Producer Of The Year, Classical

  • David Frost
    • Bach: The Cello Suites According To Anna Magdalena (Matt Haimovitz) • Bates: Anthology Of Fantastic Zoology (Riccardo Muti & Chicago Symphony Orchestra) • Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Vol. 5 (Jonathan Biss) • Brahms & Dvorák: Serenades (Boston Symphony Chamber Players) • Fitelberg: Chamber Works (ARC Ensemble) • Ispirare (Melia Watras) • Overtures To Bach (Matt Haimovitz) • Schoenberg: Kol Nidre; Shostakovich: Suite On Verses Of Michelangelo Buonarroti (Ildar Abdrazakov, Alberto Mizrahi, Riccardo Muti, Duain Wolfe, Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Chorus) • Shadow Of Sirius (Jerry F. Junkin & The University Of Texas Wind Ensemble)

Best Orchestral Performance

  • Shostakovich: Under Stalin's Shadow - Symphonies Nos. 5, 8 & 9
    Andris Nelsons, conductor (Boston Symphony Orchestra)
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Best Opera Recording

  • Corigliano: The Ghosts Of Versailles
    James Conlon, conductor; Joshua Guerrero, Christopher Maltman, Lucas Meachem, Patricia Racette, Lucy Schaufer & Guanqun Yu; Blanton Alspaugh, producer (LA Opera Orchestra; LA Opera Chorus)
    Label: Pentatone Music

Best Choral Performance

  • Penderecki Conducts Penderecki, Volume 1
    Krzysztof Penderecki, conductor; Henryk Wojnarowski, choir director (Nikolay Didenko, Agnieszka Rehlis & Johanna Rusanen; Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra; Warsaw Philharmonic Choir)
    Label: Warner Classics

Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance

  • Steve Reich
    Third Coast Percussion
    Label: Cedille Records

Best Classical Instrumental Solo

  • Daugherty: Tales Of Hemingway
    Zuill Bailey; Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor (Nashville Symphony)
    Track from: Daugherty: Tales Of Hemingway; American Gothic; Once Upon A Castle
    Label: Naxos

Best Classical Solo Vocal Album

  • Schumann & Berg
    Dorothea Röschmann; Mitsuko Uchida, accompanist
    Label: Decca
  • Shakespeare Songs
    Ian Bostridge; Antonio Pappano, accompanist (Michael Collins, Elizabeth Kenny, Lawrence Power & Adam Walker)
    Label: Warner Classics

Best Classical Compendium

  • Daugherty: Tales Of Hemingway; American Gothic; Once Upon A Castle
    Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor; Tim Handley, producer
    Label: Naxos

Best Contemporary Classical Composition

  • Daugherty: Tales Of Hemingway
    Michael Daugherty, composer (Zuill Bailey, Giancarlo Guerrero & Nashville Symphony)
    Track from: Daugherty: Tales Of Hemingway; American Gothic; Once Upon A Castle
    Label: Naxos

Best Music Video

  • Formation
    Melina Matsoukas, video director; Nathan Scherrer, video producer
    Label: Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia Records

Best Music Film

  • The Beatles: Eight Days A Week The Touring Years
    (The Beatles)
    Ron Howard, video director; Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Scott Pascucci & Nigel Sinclair, video producers
    Label: Apple Corps Ltd./UMe