The 17 Most Important Things That Happened At The 2016 Grammys

Kendrick Lamar didn’t win Album Of The Year, but he stole the show.

February 15, 2016
1. Kendrick Lamar won four of four rap awards, and excellently thanked his partner Whitney Alford in an acceptance speech:

2. A$AP Rocky brought A$AP Yams' beautiful mom as his date.

ASAP Rocky brought A$AP Yams' mom as his date to The #grammys .

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3. Taylor Swift snatched Anna Wintour's haircut:

4. Rihanna had to cancel her scheduled performance of "Kiss It Better" at the recommendation of a doctor.

5. Ciara wore some kind of magical underwear.
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6. Demi Lovato sang Lionel Richie's "Hello," and actually SANG.

8. And actor Anthony Ramos threw up the Puerto Rican flag while the cast accepted the award for Best Musical Theater Album.

9. Kendrick Lamar basically staged a preview of his own musical with an incredible performance of "Alright."


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10. The sound was not great, even during Adele.

11. Justin Bieber celebrated his first Grammy win (for Best Dance Recording) with an acoustic performance of "Love Yourself"

12. Then performed a shredding guitar version of “Where Are Ü Now” with Diplo and Skrillex.

13. Ezra Koenig was not impressed by Hollywood Vampires, Alice Cooper's new supergroup with Johnny Depp and Joe Perry.

14. Double 2016 Grammy nominee, 12-year-old Joey Alexander, went OFF.

15. Taylor Swift used her Album Of The Year acceptance speech to subtweet Kanye West.

#PressPlay : #TaylorSwift won Album of Year...that #KanyeWest shade tho 😩😩

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16. And Tori Kelly reacted with this face:

In a short speech, she said: "Art is the unapologetic celebration of culture through self expression. It can impact people in a variety of ways, for different reasons, at different times. Some will react, some will respond, and some will be moved." Amen.

17. Finally, Beyoncé came through to present Record Of The Year.

The 17 Most Important Things That Happened At The 2016 Grammys