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Adele sweeps 59th Grammy Awards to be big winner


02-13-2017 19:11 BJT

At the 59th Grammy Awards, even though Adele flubbed her live performance, she walked away the bell of the ball: She took home five awards Sunday night, including album, record and song of the year. Meanwhile, when walking the red carpet, Chinese pianist Lang Lang said, he was looking forward to new collaborations with top-caliber musicians.

Adele beat Beyonce in the top three categories with her comeback album "25." It was a repeat of her accomplishments from 2012, when the British star also won album, song and record of the year at the Grammys.

She used her speech to honor Beyonce and her ground-breaking "Lemonade" album, which also received several nominations.

"The way you make my friends feel, the way you make my black friends feel is empowering. I adore you. You move my soul everyday ... I adore you and I want you to be my mommy," she said.

Beyonce delivered a visually-striking tribute to motherhood during her performance, which prominently featured her baby bump.

Maren Morris won the award for best country performance for her song "My Church."

The late David Bowie's "Blackstar" won the Grammy for Best Rock Song. It was the late singer's fourth win.

Katy Perry also took to the stage for the first live performance of her comeback single "Chained To The Rhythm."

Other performers included Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars, and thanks to host James Corden, an audience karaoke version of Neil Diamond's "Sweet Caroline," featuring Jennifer Lopez, John Legend and Diamond himself.

Renowned Chinese pianist Lang Lang also attended the 59th Grammy Awards. Lang Lang is the Grammy's Cultural Ambassador to China.

"I still remember. This is actually my fourth time. I played three times before and this time I've really come here to find a new inspiration thing. I hopefully will find something for the future to collaborate," he said.

"It would be nice if it was Lady Gaga, Adele, Drake would be amazing. I'm really happy today to see Metallica, my really great buddies, playing with Lady Gaga today and I'm wondering what are they going to do?"

Former EXO boy band member Kris Wu has just released the song "Juice", his second single done in English.

"First of all, my music is - I'm a hip hop guy so everything is going to be really urban leaning," he said.

"We've been looking for some cool features too on the tracks, so people can expect something I think new and something different and just trying to come out from Asia and trying to show the world that there's Asian, there's Chinese people that can do hip hop music too. Just trying to prove that."

Grammy-winning jazz singer Al Jarreau, who transcended genres over a 50-year career, died at a Los Angeles hospital Sunday. He was 76.

He is one of the few artists to have won Grammys in three separate categories — jazz, pop and R&B. Time Magazine once called him the "greatest jazz singer alive."

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