The 2017 Grammys awards had in attendance people that mattered in the world music and the few entertainers who would have represented Nigeria were obviously absent at the ceremony.
Having earned the world’s biggest music recognition awards, The Grammys held its 59th edition on Sunday 12th February at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
While Jidenna made Nigeria proud with his green native attire appearance at the 2017 Grammys Awards, Tiwa Savage, Wizkid and Yemi Alade, who were expected to be present at the ceremony, were missing in action.
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Just last week, Tiwa Savage was seen famzing with the Roc Nation family and some world celebrity like Emeli Sande, Puff Daddy, Jay Z, DJ Khaled and more at the DJ’s album name announcement party.
But Tiwa Savage failed to attend the most important entertainment event of the year. Also, Yemi Alade got an invitation to attend the Grammys awards, which she shared on her social media page. However, she didn’t honor the invitation and was rather seen in Sweden at Abba Museum.
Nigerians were excited when Wizkid got a Grammy nomination for his contribution on Drake’s album, but just like Tiwa and Yemi, Wizkid did not attend the ceremony.
On the international scene, Kanye West dissed the Grammys this year, just like he promised.
In an interview with Kris Jenner, mother-in-law to Kanye West, she tried to justify his absence, stating that Kanye was busy and had a lot on his hands thus, his absence from the Awards.
But we all know why he didn’t attend. Recall that the American rapper threatened to ignore the 2017 Grammys Awards ceremony if Frank Ocean, who Kanye thinks deserves an award doesn’t get a nomination.
Similarly, Justin Bieber, who was nominated for four Grammys, Drake who got eight nominations and also Taylor Swift absented themselves from the 2017 Grammys Awards.
Meanwhile, Queen Bey thrilled the audience with a mind-blowing Grammy performance. The expecting mother, who’s twin baby bump pictures broke the internet a few weeks back, brought her A game to the show despite her condition.
Adele brought home the most awards.
Here is the full list of the 2017 Grammy awards winners:
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Album of the year: 25 – Adele
Record of the year: Hello – Adele
Song of the year: Hello – Adele
Best rap album: Coloring Book – Chance The Rapper
Best urban contemporary album: Lemonade – Beyoncé
Best country solo performance: My Church – Maren Morris
Best rock song: Blackstar – David Bowie
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: Stressed Out – Twenty One PilotsClose.
Best new artiste: Chance the Rapper
Best pop vocal album: 25 – Adele
Best traditional pop vocal album: Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin, Willie Nelson
Best pop solo performance: Hello – Adele
Best alternative music album: Blackstar – David Bowie
Best rock album: Tell Me I’m Pretty – Cage the Elephant
Best metal performance: Dystopia – Megadeth
Best rock performance: Blackstar – Davidsong
Best rap song: Hotline Bling – Drake
Best rap/sung performance: Hotline Bling – Drake
Best rap performance: No Problem – Chance The Rapper feat. Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz
Best R&B album: Lalah Hathaway Live – Lalah Hathaway
Best R&B song: Lake By The Ocean – Maxwel
Best traditional R&B performance: Angel – Lalah Hathaway
Best R&B performance: Solange – Cranes In The Sky
Best americana album: This Is Where I Live – William Bell
Best latin pop album: Un Besito Mas – Jesse & Joy
Best country album: A Sailor’s Guide To Earth – Sturgill Simpson
Best country song: Humble And Kind – Tim McGraw
Best country duo/group performance: Jolene – Pentatonix feat. Dolly Parton
Best jazz instrumental album: Country For Old Men – John Scofield
Best contemporary instrumental: ER: Culcha Vulcha, Snarky Puppy
Best dance/electronic album: Skin – Flume
Best dance recording: Don’t Let Me Down – The Chainsmokers feat. Daya
Best music film: The Beatles: Eight Days A Week The Touring Years – The Beatles
Best music video: Formation – Beyoncé
Best contemporary christian music album: Love Remains – Hillary Scott & The Family
Best gospel album: Losing My Religion – Kirk Franklin
Best score soundtrack for visual media: Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Best compilation soundtrack for visual media: Miles Ahead
Best musical theater album: The Color Purple