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Ashley’s Morning Scoop 2.16.16

Last night was music’s biggest night, as the stars flocked to the Staples Center for the Grammys.

It seems like awards shows are all about Taylor Swift and last night was no different as she opened the show with “Out of The Woods” and took home a few awards, including Album of the Year. My favorite T Swift moment was when Ed Sheeran won for Song of the Year and Swifty had a major freak out moment. She was more excited for him than she was for herself, I think.

Ed’s speech was great, as he pointed out that he had been to the Grammys four times and not won and his parents flew out each time.  When he didn’t win, they would tell him maybe next year!

Of course, the cameras were on Taylor throughout the night as she enjoyed date night out with her BFF Selena Gomez, which left many people wondering where her boyfriend Calvin Harris was. Don’t worry, the couple is still going strong. Apparently Calvin was in the studio and couldn’t get away. Taylor and Selena had made plans to attend together awhile back.

There were a ton of awesome performances last night, but one megastar was notably absent; Rihanna cancelled her scheduled performance 30 minutes before the show started because she was at risk of hemorrhaging her vocal cords due to an ongoing illness. She was put on 48 hours of vocal rest immediately following her rehearsal yesterday afternoon.

One of the biggest stories of the night was Adele’s much anticipate performance.  She took to the stage singing, “All I Ask” and ran into some technical glitches.  At one point the sound cut out and at another, a microphone fell onto the piano, causing quite the sour note.  Not to worry, Adele seemed to take it all in stride and treated herself to In-n-Out burger after the show.

Megan Trainor was perhaps the surprise winner of the night, winning for Best New Artist.  She delivered a tear-filled thank you speech and thanked her parents for believing in her.  When asked about her emotional speech, Trainor said that when she hugged her Dad (her date), he whispered in her ear “you made it.” Proof that Dads are the best!

Side note- A Grammy Award takes between 15 and 20 hours to create and is worth $15. The Grammy is not made of gold, but rather custom metal alloy. The Grammy is plated in 24-karat gold. Grammy replicas sell for $299 on the net.

The 58th Annual Grammy Awards Full List of Winners:

Record of the Year: Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk”

Album of the Year: Taylor Swift, “1989”

Song of the Year: Ed Sheeran, “Thinking Out Loud”

Best New Artist: Meghan Trainor

Best Musical Theater Album: “Hamilton”

Best Comedy Album: Louis C.K., “Live at Madison Square Garden”

Best Spoken Word Album: Jimmy Carter, “A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety”

MusiCares Person of the Year: Lionel Richie

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk”

Best Pop Solo Performance: Ed Sheeran, “Thinking Out Loud”

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: Tony Bennett & Bill Charlap, “The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern”

Best Country Song: Little Big Town, “Girl Crush”

Best Music Film: Amy Winehouse, “Amy”

Best Rap/Song Collaboration: Common & John Legend, “Glory”

Best Pop Vocal Album: Taylor Swift, “1989”

Best Country Solo Performance: Chris Stapleton, “Traveller”

Best Rap Album: Kendrick Lamar, “To Pimp a Butterfly”

Best Rap Song: Kendrick Lamar, “Alright”

Best Rap Performance: Kendrick Lamar, “Alright”

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: Kendrick Lamar feat. Bilal, Anna Wise & Thundercat, “These Walls”

Best R&B Album: D’Angelo and the Vanguard, “Black Messiah”

Best Urban Contemporary Album: The Weeknd, “Beauty Behind the Madness”

Best R&B Performance: The Weeknd, “Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)”

Best R&B Song: D’Angelo and The Vanguard, “Really Love”

Best Traditional R&B Performance: Lalah Hathaway, “Little Ghetto Boy”

Best Alternative Music Album: Alabama Shakes, “Sound & Color”

Best Rock Performance: Alabama Shakes, “Don’t Wanna Fight”

Best Rock Album: Muse, “Drones”

Best Rock Song:Alabama Shakes, “Don’t Wanna Fight”

Best Dance/Electronic Album: Skrillex and Diplo, “Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack Ü”

Best Dance Recording: Skrillex and Diplo With Justin Bieber, “Where Are Ü Now”

Best Music Video: Taylor Swift feat. Kendrick Lamar, “Bad Blood”

Best Country Album: Chris Stapleton, “Traveller”

Best Country Duo/Group Performance: Little Big Town, “Girl Crush”