From Beyoncé's nail-biting stunt to Adele's moving speech, it was one heck of a rollercoaster
The Grammys 2o17 was a night to remember (but we’d expect nothing less). In case you missed it, these were the most memorable moments from last night’s ceremony…
James Corden killed it with his presenting
He ‘fell over’, he rapped, he displayed mean tweets about himself on the screen; James Corden did a pretty good job at hosting his first ever Grammys.
He even managed to get a whole host of celebrities to perform an ad hoc Carpool Karaoke of Neil Diamond’s Sweet Caroline – complete with a giant cardboard car, of course.
We completely understand why the USA has fallen in love with James Corden, too.
Adele snapped her award in half for Beyoncé
Adele was awarded Album of the Year for her third album, 25. In an emotive speech, the Hello singer thanked everyone around her but said that she could not accept the award.
‘It took an army to make me strong and willing [to make an album] again, and I thank you all from the bottom of my heart’ she began.
‘But I can’t possibly accept this award – and I’m very humbled and I’m very grateful and gracious – but my artist of my life is Beyoncé and this album for me, the Lemonade album, was just so monumental. Beyonce, it was so monumental and so beautiful and soul-bearing, and we all got to see another side to you that you don’t always let us see, and we appreciate that, and all us artists here adore you.
‘You are our light and the way you make me and my friends feel, the way you make my black friends feel is empowering, and you make them stand up for themselves. And I love you, I always have and I always will.’
Adele later broke her Grammy in half for Beyoncé, adding back stage: ‘I thought it was her year. What the f*ck does she have to do to win Album of the Year?’ The Independent reports.
Watch the full speech and Beyoncé’s emotional reaction below.
Beyoncé freaked everyone out with a daring stunt
As usual, Beyoncé gave a completely show-stopping performance.
Dressed from head to toe in gold, she sang two songs from her most recent Album Lemonade; Love Drought and Sandcastles. Watching from the crowd, Jay Z was clearly super proud of his wife.
Everyone from the audience to viewers at home were on the edge of their seats when it came to that stunt – clearly Beyoncé was never told off for tipping on her chair at school.
We’re pretty glad we weren’t the person in charge of health and safety on the night…
Rihanna was all of us drinking from a hip flask
Positive proof that even the A-list like to sneak booze in to fancy events; Rihanna was spotted swigging out of a glittery hip flask during the Grammys, appearing to say ‘I think it’s time for another shot.’
Good old Ri-Ri.
Katy Perry got very political
Never afraid to voice her political opinions, Katy Perry performed her new song Chained to the Rhythm while wearing a ‘PERSIST’ armband, a Planned Parenthood badge and a trouser suit that was likely a Hillary Clinton reference. She was joined on stage by the late Bob Marley’s grandson, Skip.
At the end of her performance, the beginning of the US constitution was displayed behind Katy and she shouted ‘no hate!’
J Lo quoted Toni Morrison in her speech
Katy Perry wasn’t the only one to get a little bit political during the Grammys.
In her speech, Jennifer Lopez referenced a quote from Toni Morrison, written in 2004 for The Nation: ‘This is precisely the time when artists go to work. There is no time for despair, no place for self pity, no need for silence, and no room for fear.
‘We do language. That is how civilisations heal.’
Adele restarted her tribute performance of George Michael’s Fastlove
Adele also performed, honouring the late George Michael who died at the end of last year.
In true Adele fashion, she dropped an f-bomb live before asking to start her performance from the beginning. ‘I’m sorry, I can’t mess this up for him, I’m sorry, I can’t’ she said.
Cee Lo Green wore the most incredible outfit
We’re just gonna leave this here…