Celebrities Hit the Red Carpet at the 2017 Grammy Awards

But when it comes to rooting for fellow musicians, Reynolds honed in on this year's battle royale between Beyoncé and Adele, who are going to head-to-head in the Album of the Year category.

"I'm a better artist and a better person for having known him", an emotional McCaslin, wearing a "Blackstar" T-shirt under his suit, said as he accepted one of the awards.

"My intention for the film and album was to create a body of work that would give a voice to our pain, our struggles, our darkness and our history". America as it stands in early 2017 probably could use the kind of excitement accorded and generated by the Grammys at any number of protests now popping up around the nation over matters much more grave than, say, how much Drake and Rihanna were robbed when Twenty One Pilots' "Stressed Out" took Best Pop Vocal Duo or Group Performance over "Work". "And have no doubt that they're handsome, intelligent and capable".

During Lady Gaga's energetic pairing with Metallica - showing a tough girl side that wasn't on display during her Super Bowl halftime show - duet partner James Hetfield's microphone malfunctioned and he couldn't be heard for two verses.

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Impressive duets were turned in by Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood, the Weeknd and Daft Punk, and Maren Morris and Alicia Keys.

Chance The Rapper won the award for best rap performance for his track No Problem after he became first artist to be nominated at the Grammys for a streaming-only album.

David's awards were his first music Grammys after previously winning best music video in 1985 for Jazzin' For Blue Jean and a lifetime achievement award in 2006. "I'm sorry. I can't", she said during Sunday's show, as her performance began to grow increasingly off-key, apologizing repeatedly for also swearing briefly in a moment censored by CBS.

Drake, who is not attending the Grammys as he is on a United Kingdom tour, won best rap/sung performance and best rap song for Hotline Bling.

"The Color Purple" won best musical theater album, giving Jennifer Hudson her second Grammy and earning Tony victor Cynthia Erivo and "Orange Is the New Black" actress Danielle Brooks their first Grammys.

"It's an honour and a privilege to be invited to accept this award for David", he said. Paris Jackson, the 18-year-old daughter of pop icon Michael Jackson, called for support of the protesters against the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Sturgil Simpson, as album of the year nominee overshadowed in that category by Adele and Beyonce, won best country album for "A Sailor's Guide to Earth".

  • Salvatore Jensen