2017 Grammy Winners

60th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2017)

For any music lover, GRAMMY Sunday is very much like the Super Bowl or World Series to a sports fanatic.

The only difference being, while sports teams typically find out who will be the final competition within a week or two of the showdown, GRAMMY nominations arrive months prior to the big show. The ceremony is arguably a culmination of all of that energy and anticipation. The 60th GRAMMY Awards was no different, as James Corden returned to host the Music's Biggest Night.

Returning to Madison Square Garden for the first time in 15 years, the milestone telecast proved to be a celebration that broke down barriers — with the wins, performances, and acceptance speeches showing that the power of music can literally change the world.

Of course, the GRAMMYs' return to the Big Apple was cause enough for excitement. (Cut to Tony Bennett and John Legend singing "New York, New York" before presenting Best Rap/Sung Performance). And there was Bruno Mars netting six wins and nearly doubling his career output to 11 in one fell swoop. But there was plenty of excitement to go around.

Whether you were there, watching on TV or live streaming, here are 12 moments from the 60th GRAMMY Awards that made it a night to remember.

1. Kendrick Lamar, U2, Dave Chappelle Open With An Army

Kendrick Lamar has a steady track record of impactful performances on the GRAMMYs, and this time he opened the ceremony with a groundbreaking performance before winning the first award of the evening for Best Rap/Sung Performance ("LOYALTY." with Rihanna). Opening with "XXX" before an American flag backdrop and U.S. soldiers marching, the rapper was joined by U2's Bono and The Edge. A war simulation followed before Dave Chappelle hit the stage to punctuate segues in between heated musical vignettes performed by Lamar. It was history in the making, much like everything he touches.

2. Lady Gaga's Tearjerker Performance with Mark Ronson

"This is for love and compassion …even when you can't understand," Lady Gaga uttered before a white piano wrapped in lace as she opened her performance with "Joanne." Mark Ronson assisted on guitar as the acoustic set segued into another moving ballad, "Million Reasons." The emotional performance was poignant, but most importantly showed Gaga's unreal vocal range. It's OK if you shed a tear while watching. We were all cutting onions when it happened.

3. James Corden Rapping For Jay-Z

If you watch "The Late Late Show With James Corden" or are tuned into any episode of his "Carpool Karaoke" series, you'll know that Corden was the perfect return host for this year's telecast. On the eve of the show, Jay-Z was honored at the Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Corden informed the crowd, but began riddling off his knowledge of Jay-Z facts — including Jay’s former apartment address of 560 State Street in Brooklyn. Corden then launched into spitting a few bars for an amused Mr. Carter. "You call it the Big Apple, I call it the Concrete Jungle where dreams are made of …just something I made up," Corden joked.

4. Bruno Mars And Cardi B's #TBT Performance Of "Finesse (Remix)"

A few weeks back — when the video for Bruno Mars' remix to "Finesse" featuring Cardi B hit the internet — we were all bit by the nostalgia bug. The video (directed by Mars himself) was not only a clear nod to the sketch comedy series "In Living Color," but it was also a Polaroid of a bygone era of ‘90s R&B and hip-hop—complete with bright colors. Cardi B donned a legendary Cross Colours bucket hat with Mars dancing onstage like a New Jack Swing-era frontman before a dance-off to House Of Pain’s "Jump Around." It was #ThrowbackThursday on a Sunday night.

5. Alessia Cara Claims Best New Artist

"I've been pretend winning GRAMMYs since I was a kid in the shower," Alessia Cara said with a shaky voice before a towering microphone as she accepted her first GRAMMY. While the Canadian was already considered a strong candidate for the award, the competition was fierce — including SZA and newcomer Julia Michaels. But as Cara continued into her speech, she acknowledged and showed support for her peers, which included her fellow nominees and indie acts. "Support real music and real artists," she said. Then she thanked her fans, because there will be no more pretend GRAMMYs in the shower from now on.

6. Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee Bring On More "Despacito"

Over the course of 2017, the infectious "Despacito" hasn't left our brains. Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee hit the stage to perform the diamond-certified single and brought former Miss Universe Zuleyka Rivera in two. Rivera also appeared in the music video, but took center stage to dance amid a mock club scene. "That is a catchy song. I've never heard that song before," Corden deadpanned after the performance.

7. "Subway Carpool Karaoke"

Corden's viral "Carpool Karaoke" series made a cameo during the evening. How could it not? This time, however, it was a special "Subway Carpool Karaoke," featuring Corden, Sting and Shaggy. The former Police frontman couldn't even get through "Every Breath You Take" before being shushed by a construction worker on the train. And Shaggy barely sang "It Wasn't Me" before another passenger hushed even Corden. Then a fight broke out on the train and Corden got a bloody nose. It was a dangerous karaoke scene. You had to be there.

8. Janelle Monáe Says #TimesUp, Kesha Sings #MeToo

All one has to do is read the news in recent months to know that injustice to women is no longer an option across industries. As Janelle Monáe introduced Kesha's performance of "Praying," she delivered a powerful speech hooked to the sexual harassment initiative Time's Up. "We are also daughters, wives, mothers, sisters, humans," Monáe told the crowd. "We come in peace, but we mean business." When Kesha hit the stage, her performance was that much more intense, especially understanding all she's been through in the music industry. With Cyndi Lauper, Camila Cabello, Bebe Rexha, Julia Michaels, and Andra Day joining on background vocals, the performance ended with the women hugging and in tears. They weren't alone.

9. Elton John, Miley Cyrus Transcend Generations Onstage

Elton John's "Tiny Dancer" is one of those classic songs that can bring you immediately back to a moment or an era (or a movie scene, like that bus ride in Almost Famous). However, tonight a new moment was made with Miley Cyrus. With John seated at his piano, he opened the song and Cyrus joined to help carry the song home. While the "Wrecking Ball" singer is no stranger to classic music — especially given her godmother is Dolly Parton — this performance was particularly special. Call it onstage chemistry, or call it bridging the gap, but this "Tiny Dancer" performance was one for the ages.

10. Ben Platt, Patti LuPone Wow With Broadway Style

This special Leonard Bernstein-Andrew Lloyd Webber tribute kicked off properly, as Ben Platt from "Dear Evan Hansen" gave the audience a rousing dose of "Somewhere" from the former's "West Side Story." But as James Corden could barely stand as he introduced Patti LuPone, we soon found out why. LuPone delivered a riveting rendition of “Don't Cry For Me Argentina" from Evita. Posted at a podium, just as the musical/movie depicts, she belted like it was her first time singing the song and it was our first time hearing it.

11. Logic, Khalid, Alessia Cara Bring Hope

There's a reason why "1-800-273-8255" was nominated for Song Of The Year. The powerful track comes with a real message of suicide prevention. When the trifecta of Logic, Khalid, and Alessia Cara hit the stage to perform the monumental hit single, there was no denying the magic. Performing on opposite stages before an army of survivors in "You Are Not Alone" shirts, Logic addressed the crowd and closed the performance with a speech pointing out many societal injustices — from the treatment of women to neighbors from other countries. There are no weak individuals, per Logic, just people waiting to realize the power of their voice.

12. Bruno Mars' Magical Evening: 6 For 6

Bruno Mars emerged above the stiff competition in Album Of The Year, taking home the final GRAMMY of the evening for 24K Magic. The nod topped off a GRAMMY sweep for the Hawaii native, with Mars winning all six categories for which he was nominated. He also earned R&B Album, Record Of The Year for "24K Magic," Best R&B Performance, Best R&B Song and Song Of The Year for "That's What I Like." As he explained in his Album Of The Year speech, Mars' mission was to spread love and he did just that — even shouting out previous greats like Babyface who paved the way for him.

Record Of The Year
 
winner
Bruno Mars
24K Magic

Shampoo Press & Curl (Christopher Brody Brown, Philip Lawrence & Bruno Mars), producers; Serban Ghenea, John Hanes & Charles Moniz, engineers/mixers; Tom Coyne, mastering engineer

Album Of The Year
 
winner
Bruno Mars
24K Magic

Shampoo Press & Curl (Christopher Brody Brown, Philip Lawrence & Bruno Mars), producers; Serban Ghenea, John Hanes & Charles Moniz, engineers/mixers; Christopher Brody Brown, James Fauntleroy, Philip Lawrence & Bruno Mars, songwriters; Tom Coyne, mastering engineer

Song Of The Year
 
Best New Artist
 
winner
Alessia Cara
Best Pop Solo Performance
 
winner
Ed Sheeran
Shape Of You
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
 
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
 
winner
Tony Bennett Celebrates 90

(Various Artists)

Dae Bennett, producer; Dae Bennett & John Harris, engineers/mixers

Best Pop Vocal Album
 
winner
Ed Sheeran
÷ (Divide)

Ed Sheeran, producer; Joe Rubel, Chris Sclafani & Mark "Spike" Stent, engineers/mixers

Best Dance Recording
 
winner
LCD Soundsystem

James Murphy, producer; James Murphy, mixer

Best Dance/Electronic Album
 
winner
3-D The Catalogue

Serge Gräfe, engineer/mixer

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album
 
winner
Prototype

Peter Mokran, engineer/mixer

Best Rock Performance
 
winner
Leonard Cohen
You Want It Darker
Best Metal Performance
 
winner
Mastodon
Sultan’s Curse
Best Rock Song
 
winner
Foo Fighters
Run

Foo Fighters (Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Rami Jaffee, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett & Pat Smear), songwriters (Foo Fighters)

Best Rock Album
 
winner
The War On Drugs
A Deeper Understanding

Shawn Everett, engineer/mixer

Best Alternative Music Album
 
winner
The National
Sleep Well Beast

David Chalmin, Peter Katis, Jonathan Low & Sean O'Brien, engineers/mixers

Best R&B Performance
 
winner
Bruno Mars
That's What I Like
Best Traditional R&B Performance
 
Best Urban Contemporary Album
 
winner
Weeknd
Starboy

Circut, Doc McKinney & The Weeknd, producers; Serban Ghenea, John Hanes, Doc McKinney & Josh Smith, engineers/mixers

Best R&B Album
 
winner
Bruno Mars
24K Magic

Shampoo Press & Curl, producers; Serban Ghenea, John Hanes & Charles Moniz, engineers/mixers

Best Rap/Sung Performance
 
winner
Kendrick Lamar, Rihanna
LOYALTY.
Best Rap Song
 
winner
Kendrick Lamar
HUMBLE.

Kendrick Duckworth, Asheton Hogan, Michael Williams II & Anthony Tiffith, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar)

Best Rap Album
 
winner
Kendrick Lamar

Sounwave & Anthony "Topdawg" Tiffith, producers; Derek "MixedByAli" Ali, James "The White Black Man" Hunt & Matt Schaeffer, engineers/mixers

Best Country Solo Performance
 
Best Country Duo/Group Performance
 
Best Country Song
 
winner
Chris Stapleton
Broken Halos

Mike Henderson & Chris Stapleton, songwriters (Chris Stapleton)

Best Country Album
 
winner
Chris Stapleton
From A Room: Volume 1

Dave Cobb & Chris Stapleton, producers; Vance Powell, engineer/mixer

Best New Age Album
 
winner
Dancing On Water

Peter Kater, producer; Peter Kater, engineer/mixer

Best Improvised Jazz Solo
 
winner
Miles Beyond

John McLaughlin, soloist

Best Jazz Vocal Album
 
winner
Dreams And Daggers

Al Pryor & Cécile McLorin Salvant, producers; Todd Whitelock & Damon Whittemore, engineers/mixers

Best Jazz Instrumental Album
 
winner
Rebirth

Billy Childs, producer; Rich Breen, engineer/mixer

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
 
winner

Todd Whitelock, engineer/mixer

Best Latin Jazz Album
 
winner
Jazz Tango

Kabir Sehgal, producer

Best Gospel Performance/Song
 
winner
CeCe Winans
Never Have To Be Alone
Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song
 
winner
What A Beautiful Name
Best Gospel Album
 
winner
CeCe Winans
Let Them Fall In Love

Alvin Love III & Tommy Sims, producers; Jimmy Douglass, Ben Kane & Vance Powell, engineers/mixers

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album
 
winner
Chain Breaker

Jonathan Smith, producer; Jon Kaplan, Buckley Miller, Jonathan Smith, Colby Wedgeworth & Mark Zellmer, engineers/mixers

Best Roots Gospel Album
 
winner
Sing It Now: Songs Of Faith & Hope

Reba McEntire & Doug Sisemore, producers; Sean Neff & Todd Tidwell, engineers/mixers

Best Latin Pop Album
 
winner
Shakira
El Dorado

Shakira, producer; Carlos Hernandez Carbonell & Dave Clauss, engineers/mixers

Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album
 
winner
Residente

Residente, producer; Rafael Arcaute, Beatriz Artola, Tom Elmhirst & Phil Joly, engineers/mixers

Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano)
 
winner
Arrieros Somos Sesiones Acústicas

Rodrigo Cuevas, producer; Rodrigo Cuevas, Gael Hedding & Acradio Hernández, engineers/mixers

Best Tropical Latin Album
 
winner

Pablo Governatori & Ignacio Molino, engineers/mixers

Best American Roots Performance
 
winner
Alabama Shakes, GRAMMY winners
Killer Diller Blues
Best American Roots Song
 
winner
Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit
If We Were Vampires

Jason Isbell, songwriter (Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit)

Best Americana Album
 
winner
Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit
The Nashville Sound

Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit

Dave Cobb, producer; Matt Ross-Spang, engineer/mixer

Best Bluegrass Album
 
winner
Infamous Stringdusters
Laws Of Gravity

Billy Hume & The Infamous Stringdusters, producers; Billy Hume, engineer/mixer

winner
All The Rage - In Concert Volume One [Live]

Rhonda Vincent And The Rage, producers; Joey Crawford & Joe Martino, engineers/mixers

Best Traditional Blues Album
 
winner
Rolling Stones
Blue & Lonesome

Don Was, producer; Krish Sharma, engineer/mixer

Best Contemporary Blues Album
 
winner
Keb'Mo'

Taj Mahal & Keb' Mo', producers; Zach Allen, John Caldwell, Ross Hogarth & Casey Wasner, engineers/mixers

Best Folk Album
 
winner
Mental Illness

Paul Bryan, producer; Paul Bryan & Ryan Freeland, engineers/mixers

Best Regional Roots Music Album
 
Best Reggae Album
 
winner

Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley, producer; Marc Lee & Gennaro "Geronimo" Schiano, engineers/mixers

Best World Music Album
 
winner
Shaka Zulu Revisited: 30th Anniversary Celebration

Mitch Goldstein & Ladysmith Black Mambazo, producers; Nonhlanhla Buthelezi & Mthandeni Mvelase, engineers/mixers

Best Children's Album
 
winner
Feel What U Feel

Rich Jacques & Lisa Loeb, producers; Rich Jacques & Brian Yaskulka, engineers/mixers

Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Storytelling)
 
winner
The Princess Diarist

Dan Zitt, producer; Nikki Banks Maurer, engineer/mixer

Best Comedy Album
 
winner
The Age Of Spin & Deep In The Heart Of Texas

Rikki Hughes, Stan Lathan, Sina Sadighi, Carla Sims & Geof Wills, producers; Michael Abbott, engineer/mixer

Best Musical Theater Album
 
winner
Dear Evan Hansen

Laura Dreyfuss, Mike Faist, Rachel Bay Jones, Kristolyn Lloyd, Michael Park, Ben Platt, Will Roland & Jennifer Laura Thompson, principal soloists; Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, composers/lyricists; Pete Ganbarg, Alex Lacamoire, Stacey Mindich, Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, producers; Neal Avron & Derik Lee, engineers/mixers (Original Broadway Cast Recording)

Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media
 
winner
La La Land

(Various Artists)

Justin Hurwitz & Marius de Vries, compilation producers; Steven Gizicki, music supervisor; Nicholai Baxter, engineer/mixer

Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media
 
winner
La La Land

Justin Hurwitz, composer; Justin Hurwitz, producer; Nicholai Baxter, engineer/mixer (Justin Hurwitz)

Best Song Written For Visual Media
 
winner
How Far I'll Go

Lin-Manuel Miranda, songwriter (Auli'i Cravalho)

Best Instrumental Composition
 
winner
Arturo O'Farrill, Jr., GRAMMY winner
Three Revolutions

Arturo O'Farrill, composer (Arturo O'Farrill & Chucho Valdés)

Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella
 
winner
John Williams
Escapades For Alto Saxophone And Orchestra From Catch Me If You Can

John Williams, arranger (John Williams)

Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals
 
winner
Putin

Randy Newman, arranger (Randy Newman)

Best Recording Package
 
winner
El Orisha De La Rosa
winner
Father John Misty
Pure Comedy (Deluxe Edition)

Sasha Barr, Ed Steed & Josh Tillman, art directors (Father John Misty)

Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package
 
winner
The Voyager Golden Record: 40th Anniversary Edition

Lawrence Azerrad, Timothy Daly & David Pescovitz, art directors (Various Artists)

Best Album Notes
 
winner
Live At The Whisky A Go Go: The Complete Recordings

Lynell George, album notes writer (Otis Redding)

Best Historical Album
 
winner
Leonard Bernstein - The Composer

Robert Russ, compilation producer; Martin Kistner & Andreas K. Meyer, mastering engineers (Leonard Bernstein)

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
 
winner
24K Magic

Serban Ghenea, John Hanes & Charles Moniz, engineers; Tom Coyne, mastering engineer (Bruno Mars)

Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical
 
winner
Greg Kurstin
Best Remixed Recording
 
winner
You Move (Latroit Remix)

(Depeche Mode)

Dennis White, remixer

Best Surround Sound Album
 
winner
Early Americans

(Jane Ira Bloom)

Jim Anderson, surround mix engineer; Darcy Proper, surround mastering engineer; Jim Anderson & Jane Ira Bloom, surround producers

Best Engineered Album, Classical
 
winner
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5; Barber: Adagio

Mark Donahue, engineer (Manfred Honeck & Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra)

Producer Of The Year, Classical
 
winner
David Frost
Best Orchestral Performance
 
winner
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5; Barber: Adagio

Manfred Honeck, conductor; Dirk Sobotka, producer; Mark Donahue, engineer (Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra)

Best Opera Recording
 
winner
Berg: Wozzeck

Hans Graf, conductor; Hans Graf & Brad Sayles, producers; Anne Schwanewilms & Roman Trekel, soloists; Brad Sayles, engineer (Chorus Of Students And Alumni, Shepherd School Of Music, Rice University & Houston Grand Opera Children's Chorus; Houston Symphony)

Best Choral Performance
 
winner
Bryars: The Fifth Century

Donald Nally, conductor; Andreas K. Meyer & Paul Vazquez, engineers (The Crossing; PRISM Quartet)

Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance
 
winner
Death & The Maiden

Patricia Kopatchinskaja, conductor/soloist; The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra; Blanton Alspaugh, producer; John Newton, engineer; Mark Donahue, engineer/mixer

Best Classical Instrumental Solo
 
winner
Transcendental
Best Classical Solo Vocal Album
 
winner
Crazy Girl Crazy

Barbara Hannigan, soloist; Guido Tichelman, producer; Bastiaan Kuijt, engineer (Ludwig Orchestra)

Best Classical Compendium
 
winner
Higdon: All Things Majestic, Viola Concerto & Oboe Concerto

Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor; Tim Handley, producer; Gary Call, engineer

Best Contemporary Classical Composition
 
winner
Viola Concerto

Jennifer Higdon, composer (Roberto Díaz, Giancarlo Guerrero & Nashville Symphony)