OK, OK we’re still sad Beyoncé didn’t win what was rightfully hers but history will judge Lemonade. Here are some of the best moments from a night that the Carters claimed.
Queen Bey took home two awards (yes, we know they weren’t the ones she deserved) and thanked everyone with a simple yet powerful speech.
‘Hi baby. Thank you to the Grammy voters for this incredible honor. Thank you to everyone who worked so hard to beautifully capture the profundity of deep Southern culture.
I thank God for my family, for my wonderful husband, my beautiful daughter, my fans for bringing me so much happiness and support.
We all experience pain and loss and often we become inaudible. My intention for the film and album was to create a body of work that would give a voice to our pain, our struggles, our darkness and our history. To confront issues that make us uncomfortable. 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 to their own families as well as the news, the Super Bowl, the Olympics, the White House and the Grammys — and see themselves. And have no doubt that they are beautiful, intelligent and capable. This is something I want for every child of every race. And I feel it’s vital that we learn from the past and recognize our tendencies to repeat our mistakes.
Thank you again for honoring Lemonade. Have a beautiful night. Thank you for tonight this was incredible.’
The Grammys is known for being a catwalk for the craziest fashion choices. Chance the Rapper kept it classy with his signature cap and jumper.
He performed How Great and All We Got from his album Coloring Book. He won three out of seven nominations Best New Artist, Best Rap Performance for No Problem and Best Rap Album for the digital Coloring Book.
Taraji P. Henson looked pretty pleased when she gave him his award.
Will Jidenna’s upcoming album be in the running next year?
Adele said it all.
‘You struggle being a mom; it’s really hard. Tonight, winning this kind of feels full circle, and like a bit of me has come back to myself. 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. 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. All us artists here adore you. You are our light. And the way that 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.’
Can two people look more in love? Chrissy managed to provide the most insightful commentary of the night. See below.
Blue Ivy looked beyond cute sitting on Jay Z’s knee in a pink tux.
She was beyond excited.
Keep it classy RiRi.
Was this the most iconic Grammys performance ever?