Our forum posters are notorious throughout the entertainment industry for their blunt honesty and sometimes biting insights. This year’s Grammy ceremony brought those comments to the forefront once again, and they did not hold back. Reactions spanned from excitedly telling Chance the Rapper and Maren Morris to “Get it!” when they won to calling Demi Levato’s high notes during the Bee Gees tribute “hilariously annoying.”
Performance: Adele (“Hello”)
LOVC: Adele singing “Hello,” great way to start!!!
BenitoDelicias: Love Adele, but I can’t handle how boring “Hello” is.
Swords: Adele isn’t wearing black!
Best New Artist: Chance the Rapper
Xtina: Get it, Chance the Rapper! I was not expecting an urban act to win Best New Artist.
Djoko: Chance winning is great for urban artists when it comes to the Grammys. Beyonce may have a “chance” after all. Albeit a small one. Adele is still sweeping.
Performance: The Weeknd with Daft Punk (“Starboy” and “I Feel it Coming”)
GusCruz: The Weeknd is so good making music with Daft Punk. Very good performance.
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: “Stressed Out,” Twenty One Pilots
Andy Robinson: Congratulations to Twenty One Pilots winning Pop Duo/Group!
Xtina: Barf @ Twenty One Pilots winning Best Pop Duo/Group Performance. Though I had a feeling they were winning. Thank goodness Rihanna did not win.
Performance: Ed Sheeran (“Shape of You”)
BenitoDelicias: That Ed Sheeran song starts like it wants to be “Cheap Thrills.”
Atypical: “Shape of You” is growing on me a little bit. “Castle on the Hill” is still better though.
Best Rock Song: “Blackstar,” David Bowie
Richard Aniston: As expected Bowie won all the awards he was nominated for.
cnmem10: Surprised Iman wasn’t there to accept for Bowie. Twenty One Pilots are okay but how the hell is one of the songs considered pop and another hard rock?
Performance: Kelsea Ballerini and Lukas Graham (“Peter Pan” and “7 Years”)
Lord Freddy Blackfyre: That duo didn’t work for me at all.
Atypical: The best of these mash-ups was with Tori Kelly and James Bay. This one isn’t working out as well.
Performance: Beyonce (“Love Drought” and “Sandcastles”)
joesilver: This Beyonce performance looks like Solange’s video.
Alexandra: I just don’t get the hype with Beyonce, this performance is just creeping out. Not a fan of her stage antics at all.
Aint2Proud2Beg: Shamelessly using her daughter, mother and unborn kids for whatever iota of fame she is trying to get this time around. The Grammys should be re-named the Knowles family show. And that “performance” was WACK. Let’s see who she copied this time, someone is bound to stand up and claim originality eventually, like always.
PoweR: Beyonce is so extra these days and I love it. LMAO.
OscarsSoWrong: Beyonce did a great job. The reason why she is so successful is because she doesn’t let the haters get to her and avoids controversy. Don’t hate, appreciate folks.
Best Country Solo Performance: “My Church,” Maren Morris
Atypical: Get it, MAREN! Beating all those veterans! Makes up for the Best New Artist loss!
Performance: Bruno Mars (“That’s What I Like”)
GusCruz: Bruno has such a good upper register.
Aint2Proud2Beg: Bruno NEVER fails to entertain. One of my fave contemporary singers. Get “24k Magic” y’all, if you haven’t already.
Performance: Katy Perry and Skip Marley (“Chained to the Rhythm”)
BenitoDelicias: Cool performance, even if the song still sucks.
Grégory Leblanc-Delisle: Seriously Katy Perry was amazing and I don’t even like her. She was very good live and get a standing ovation. Her song had a real message!
Performance: William Bell and Gary Clark Jr. (“Born Under a Bad Sign”)
cnmem10: Damn Mr. Bell just showed 90% how it’s done!
Best Urban Contemporary Album: “Lemonade,” Beyonce
joesilver: I’m surprised she didn’t save this speech for Album of the Year. Unless she isn’t winning? Great speech by the way.
Atypical: She just knows how these voters operate and wanted to get her speech heard regardless.
Performance: Maren Morris and Alicia Keys (“Once”)
Swords: Go Maren!!! So talented!!!
LOVC: Alicia Keys and Maren Morris were amazing!
Performance: George Michael tribute by Adele (“Fastlove”)
Rinolo Twenty-two: Queen Adele, she truly respects her colleagues.
OscarsSoWrong: Much better Adele, good decision to restart.
timberlake01: “Fastlove” performance is WAY better than the “Hello” one. She just nailed that baby!
Best Rap Album: “Coloring Book,” Chance the Rapper
cnmem10: Chance is soooo cute!
LOVC: Chance the Rapper WON Rap Album!!!!!! I’m definitely in heaven!!!!!!!!!!!!
KaRol: What campaigning hard can do.
Performance: Lady Gaga and Metallica (“Moth Into Flame”)
BenitoDelicias: Well somebody is getting fired tonight that’s for sure … WHY didn’t he go to her mic before????
Philip: This makes Beyonce’s performance look like Streep in “Sophie’s Choice” lol.
Performance: Sturgill Simpson and The Dap-Kings (“All Around You”)
GusCruz: Simpson KILLED it. Amazing!!!
Lord Freddy Blackfyre: That was a powerful performance.
Performance: Bee Gees Tribute (Demi Lovato, Andra Day, Tori Kelly, Little Big Town)
OscarsSoWrong: Bee Gees are supposed to be fun. Not liking it thus far. I know why, people are over singing it – not having fun with the lyrics.
PoweR: Demi is a good singer, but her yelling to hit high notes is so hilariously annoying.
Song of the Year: Adele & Greg Kurstin, “Hello”
Grégory Leblanc-Delisle: Celine Dion: entrance of the night
Andy Robinson: Yassss Adele, you better slay! Congratulations on SOTY!
Performance: A Tribe Called Quest and Anderson Paak (“Award Tour,” “Movin Backwards” and “We the People…”)
BenitoDelicias: #PresidentAgentOrange Didn’t know Rythym Nation was also getting a tribute…
Atypical: Stunning performance! Hope A Tribe Called Quest gets nodded for this next year!
Performance: Prince Tribute (The Time, Bruno Mars)
cnmem10: Why is The Time doing their songs in a Prince tribute?
Aint2Proud2Beg: So Prince gets two songs and George Michael gets only one? Oh I see how it is. *Side Eye*
Nathan: Bruno Mars is simply amazing artist … What a tribute.
Performance: Chance the Rapper, Kirk Franklin and Tamela Mann (“How Great” and “All We Got”)
LOVC: Chance the Rapper was GREAT.
Performance: John Legend and Cynthia Erivo (“God Only Knows,” In Memoriam)
GusCruz: I love Cynthia Erivo. A revelation from “The Color Purple.”
Atypical: Cynthia Erivo! Had no idea she was singing with John Legend on the In Memoriam tribute. Stellar!
Record of the Year: “Hello,” Adele
GusCruz: I don’t think anyone’s ever thrown shade at their father as Adele just did. LOLLLL!
Album of the Year: “25,” Adele
Richard Aniston: UGH!
Philip: SUCK IT BEYONCE HAHA!
Xtina: Honey, I called it from the day the nominations were announced. I knew Adele would sweep. Now, the Beyhive can shut the f*** up!
PoweR: I wish they could have split it somehow, but I’m so glad Adele shouted out Bey. They’re both so gracious and talented.