Grammy night has finally come and gone! One of the biggest nights in music, gathering some of the most talented musicians from all genres in one room. We were all anxious for favs Solange, Chance the Rapper, and Beyoncé to win big and the night surely didn’t disappoint. But since it IS Black History Month, here are all the moments that made us say….. Damn, it feels good to be black!
Chance the Rapper Wins Best New Artist
We all love Chicago star Chance the Rapper, his recent album Coloring Book catapulted him into stardom we were all waiting for him to receive. But what made this moment special was his acknowledgement of the one and only big power upstairs: G-O-D. It’s not often we see celebrities embracing their spirituality onstage, so big shoutout to feeling the spirit Chance!
Beyoncé Slays us All As Usual
Since announcing her pregnancy on Instagram, we’ve all been itching to see Queen Bey and her baby bump! Although she dipped on the red carpet, she came to the Grammy stage adorned in gold headress, literally glowing bright enough to light up the whole room. We met a more compassionate, and tender Beyoncé as she sang “Love Drought” and “Sandcastles” from her hit album “Lemonade”
Bruno Mars Brings R&B to the Stage
Many of us are still playing “24 K” on repeat (I know I am), it was the perfect flashback to old school R&B that we music lovers have been needing. Bruno took to the stage with a chilling rendition of “That’s What I Like” that was something straight from a 90’s slow jams concert. Not to mention he was SANGING HIS FACE!!! *sigh* still not over it
Beyoncé Shows Us Representation Matters
After winning Best Urban/Contemporary album, Beyoncé delivered a moving speech in which she spoke about creating work that her children could see theirselves in.
“It’s important to me to show images to my children that reflect their beauty so they can grow up in a world where they look in the mirror, first through their own families, as well as the news, the Super Bowl, the Olympics, the White House, and the Grammys, and see themselves”
A Tribe Called Quest + Anderson. Paak
In loving memory of Phife Dawg, A Tribe Called Quest joined Anderson.Paak on stage representing hip-hop in a way that we all needed to hear. Special guest Busta Rhymes came out and the group brought a strong political, empowering message against President Trump, the Muslim ban, and all hatred in America.
Chance takes us to church
— Wolé II (@Kingwole) February 13, 2017
What can we even say? Accompanied by Kirk Franklin and Tamela Mann we all got our spirits in order with that performance. Singing “How Great”, Chance definitely showed us there’s nothing wrong with praising God whenever and wherever you can!