Pregnant Beyonce Slays, Adele Stops the Show and More Top Moments From the 2017 Grammys: Watch
Hello from the 2017 Grammys! The 59th Annual Grammy Awards did not disappoint. Adele not only won big — beating Beyoncé for Album of the Year — but she straight-up stopped the show during her George Michael tribute. But the modest Brit wasn’t the only one to light up the stage. Pregnant Beyoncé delivered an empowering performance, and Bruno Mars brought Prince back to life alongside the late icon’s contemporaries Morris Day and the Time. Relive the awards show’s top moments and highlights in the videos above and below!
Did we mention Blue Ivy cheered on her mom — and in a pink suit honoring Prince? Because that happened too!
1. James Corden Pulls Off Audience Karaoke — but No One Knows the Words
Host James Corden managed to gather everyone from Jennifer Lopez to John Legend and even Neil Diamond for a "Carpool Karaoke"–theme bit during the awards show. After the bevy of Grammy winners and nominees started to sing Diamond’s 1969 hit “Sweet Caroline,” they got help from the entire audience, who soon joined in for the feel-good moment of the evening. At one point, Beyoncé and Jay Z’s adorable daughter, Blue, 5, even joined in on the fun. Click here to watch the moment in full.
2. Twenty One Pilots Strip Down, Accept Award in Their Underwear
Josh Dun and Tyler Joseph of Twenty One Pilots accepted their first-ever Grammy award — in their underwear. The duo stripped down to their boxers before making their way onstage to accept the award for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for the hit track “Stressed Out.” While onstage, they explained they decided to accept their big win by dropping trou because before they were famous, they found themselves sitting around in their underwear watching the Grammys.
“As we were watching, we noticed that every single one of us was in our underwear. Josh turned to me and said, 'If we ever win a Grammy, we should receive it just like this.’ So, not only is this amazing, but I want everybody who's watching at home to know that they could be next,” they concluded.
3. Bruno Mars Transforms Into Prince While Paying Tribute to the Late Icon
Prince was honored during the 59th Annual Grammy Awards, nine months after he died unexpectedly at the age of 57 on April 21, 2016, with an electric and energetic performance by Morris Day and the Time and Bruno Mars. Mars especially transformed into the late musician, complete with black eyeliner and a sequin purple blazer. The artists performed a rousing rendition of Prince’s “Let’s Go Crazy,” getting even Beyoncé and Jay Z off their feet and dancing in the crowd.
4. Pregnant Beyoncé Gives Empowering Performance
Beyoncé, who is pregnant with twins, delivered an empowering performance while debuting her baby bump. The Grammy winner, who took home the award for Best Music Video during the awards show, lit up the stage in a glittering gold ensemble as a voice-over of her reading a poem from her hit album Lemonade played before she launched into a medley of “Love Drought” and “Sand Castles” surrounded by flowers while cradling her belly à la her pregnancy announcement last week.
5. Adele Stops the Show, Then Delivers an Emotional George Michael Tribute
Adele not only stole the show, she stopped the show — literally! During her tribute to late singer George Michael, the “Hello” singer, who took home Record the Year, Song of the Year, Best Pop Solo Performance, Best Pop Vocal Album and Album of the Year — stopped midperformance, cursed and had her band start over after she flubbed her rendition of Michael’s "Fastlove, Pt. 1.” After starting the song again, she delivered an emotional and stunning performance, which ended in tears in honor of Michael.
Relive all the highlights in the video above.