It's safe to say that everything life doesn't go exactly as we planned. Whatever is mapped out on paper doesn't happen to a T in a reality. That could probably be an overarching theme as we continue on after watching the 59th Grammy Awards.
Some events were easily expected. Adele won Album Of The Year for 25 and Song Of The Year and Record Of The Year for "Hello" solidifying herself as one of the most relevant singers of our time. The British superstar however diverted much of her praise to the runner-up inspiration known as Beyoncé. Even though Beyoncé didn't take home the win with Lemonade for Album Of The Year, she did give a performance of a lifetime. The pregnant, unstoppable force chose to wow and dazzle in a mind-boggling visual fashion that is so accustom to the Queen Bé herself.
The best moments were perhaps the unexpected ones. The aforementioned Adele blundered a George Michael tribute but maintained her composure and insisted the whole thing be start over fresh. She nailed it of course. Metallica and Lady Gaga, on the other hand, sure got some looks as Metallica's James Hetfield had his vocals cut for a majority of the beginning and Gaga chose to be the stereotypical metalhead and stage-dive.
Political moments happened during A Tribe Called Quest, Anderson .Paak and Busta Rhymes set where direct call-outs to the new president were heard and a fist-raising moment had the room filled with social inspiration. Busta also referred to the Donald as "President Agent Orange" so cue the pres angrily tweeting at 4 am sometime soon. Twenty One Pilots tried to lighten up the mood at the award show by accepting the Pop Duo/Group Performance pants-less in ode to them making the promising to do that many years ago when they were nowhere near famous.
All in all, the first Grammys to be hosted by James Corden went over better than expected in terms of entertainment.
What were your thoughts on the night?