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Grammy Awards 2017: Adele, David Bowie dethrone Queen Beyonce

Grammys 2017 Live: While all eyes were on Beyonce and Adele, special attention was given to the tributes. It has been an especially difficult year for the music industry, with the passing of huge stars David Bowie, Prince and Leonard Cohen. Tune in for all the updates here.

music Updated: Feb 13, 2017 11:29 IST
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Adele sings Hello at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California.
Adele sings Hello at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California.(REUTERS)

Welcome to our coverage of the 2017 Grammy Awards. Two heavyweights - Beyonce and Adele - were up for the top prizes for their records Formation and Hello. Adele swept the show, winning Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Record of the Year, and two additional awards, while Beyonce won Best Urban Contemporary Album for Lemonade.

You can also check out the best (and worst) from the Grammys red carpet here. Pro tip: You HAVE to see what Cee Lo Green did! Also, be sure to check out our gallery of all the highlights from music’s biggest event.

10:09 IST: She’s done it! Adele wins the last major award, Album of the Year for 25, beats Beyonce in all major categories.

She used her speech to honour Beyonce and her groundbreaking Lemonade album, which was also nominated.

“The way you make my friends feel, the way you make my black friends feel is empowering,” Adele said at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles when accepting album of the year.

10:07 IST: Adele wins her second major award of the show for Record of the Year, once again beating Beyonce. Can she make it a hat-trick with Album of the Year?

10 am IST: A tribute to all the artists we lost in 2016.

9:28 am IST: Bruno Mars takes over, dressed as Prince, and performs some of his biggest hits. Stay tuned for final two awards - Album of the Year and Record of the Year!

Bruno Mars performs a tribute to Prince at the 59th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday. (Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

9:23 am IST: The much-awaited Prince tribute kicks off with The Time performing their hits Let’s Go Crazy and The Bird.

9:09 am IST: Adele wins the Song of the Year Grammy for Hello, beating out Beyonce’s Formation.

8:56 am IST: Demi Lovato takes everyone back to the ‘80s with her cover of the Bee Gee’s Stayin’ Alive. It’s the 40th anniversary of the classic disco album, which won Album of the Year in 1979.

Demi Lovato performs at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. (REUTERS)

8:45 am IST: Lady Gaga and the iconic metal band Metallica set the stage on fire with a duet. Stay tuned for all the live updates right here!

8:37 am IST: Chance the Rapper bags his third award of the night. This time, it’s the Best Rap Album.

Chance The Rapper accepts the award for best rap performance for No Problem at the 59th annual Grammy Awards. (Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

8:21 am IST: Adele interrupts the Beyonce show to perform a touching tribute to the late George Michael. The legendary film score composer Hans Zimmer arranged the performance.

8:07 am IST: Beyonce, chilling backstage. Also, she just won Best Urban Contemporary Album for Lemonade.

8:01 am IST: Katy Perry debuts her new single Chained to the Rhythm.

Katy Perry performs Chained to the Rhythm at the 59th annual Grammy Awards. (Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

7:55 am: Bruno Mars performs That’s What I Like on stage, but he had big shoes to fill!

7:42 am: Maren Morris wins Best Country Solo performance for My Church. The award was presented by Thomas Rhett and Camila Cabello. Catch all the live updates here!

7:27 am: Beyonce.

Queen Bey has sold more than a hundred million records.

She was introduced by her mother and former stylist, Tina Knowles: “Ladies and gentlemen, with my mother’s pride, my daughter, Beyonce.”

Beyonce sang on top of a long table, even leaning back on a chair while singing Love Drought. She later sang Sandcastles while sitting down, hitting high notes.

7:15 am: The great David Bowie wins a posthumous Grammy for Best Rock Performance for Blackstar. “David Bowie was a true original who influenced so many and his art will live forever,” said Neil Portnow, Recording Academy President/CEO. Catch all our live updates here.

7:12 am: We have a partial sighting, ladies and gentlemen.

7:03 am: twenty one pilots, the hip hop duo from Ohio have won Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for their single Stressed Out, beating out favourites The Chainsmokers.

6:58 am: Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban make country music magic on the stage.

6: 46: The Weeknd and Daft Punk take the stage for the show’s first duet. They’re performing their hit singles Starboy and I Feel it Coming.

The Weeknd performs at the 59th annual Grammy Awards. (Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

6: 43 am: Congratulations Chance the Rapper. The 23-year-old takes home the Best New Artist Grammy.

6: 35 am: Adele opens the show with yet another powerful performance of her hit single Hello. This is the fourth time she has performed on the Grammys stage.

Adele performs Hello at the 59th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

6:25 am: Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Demi Lovato stun at the red carpet. Check out all the photos here. Cee Lo Green’s red carpet look however, can only be described as... adventurous. You HAVE to see it to believe it!

But the enduring picture from the Grammys may turn out to be Beyonce, who is expected to make her first public appearance since revealing that she is pregnant with twins.

Beyonce leads the Grammys with nine nominations and could win the most prestigious awards for the first time -- Album of the Year for Lemonade and Record of the Year for her song Formation.

Adele is nominated for her ubiquitous song Hello and her album 25, which has been the world’s top-seller since her 21, which also triumphed at the Grammys.

She is scheduled to sing at the Grammys -- a year after her performance was marred by a falling microphone, which hit the piano and caused her voice to veer jarringly out of tune.

Other artists who stand a chance to win the most Grammys include Toronto rapper Drake, R&B superstar Rihanna and the hip-hop celebrity fixture Kanye West.

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