2016 Grammy Highlights
The 2016 Grammy telecast was filled with some memorable performances, and some not so memorable ones, and enough shade thrown around to rival any high school prom. Lionel Richie received the MusicCares Person of the Year Award and he was honored with a fitting tribute from artists that included John Legend and Tyrese. Maurice White's legacy was remembered in a very low key tribute featuring Stevie Wonder and B.B. King received a fitting tribute as well from a host of Blues artists.
No shows were also a hot topic of conversation. Rihanna cancelled her performance after her doctor's order to go on 48 hours of rest for her strained vocal chords and a rumored teaming up of The Weekend and Lauryn Hill never occurred because Hill was allegedly a no show for the telecast (after rehearsing the song on Saturday).
Big winners on Grammy night included Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars for Record of the Year (Uptown Funk). Kendrick Lamar swept the Rap category winning Best Rap Album, Best Rap Song, Best Rap Performance and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration. His stirring performance was also the most talked about on social media and easily the most memorable one of the evening.
Taylor Swift dropped shade on Kanye West, after winning Album of the Year and social media was on fire with artists battling and fans dropping bombs on the night's events. Natalie Coles family even took to social media to express their disgust with the Grammys for their "forgettable tribute' of the former multiple Grammy Award winner. Cole died on New Years Eve.
Finally, here are the winners in the R&B categories that were not mentioned in Monday's Grammy telecast. D'Angelo won for Best R&B Album and Best Song. The Weekend won for Best Urban Contemporary Album and for Best R&B Performance. Kirk Franklin won a Grammy for Best Gospel Performance/Song and Buddy Guy won for Best Blues Album.