Grammy Awards 2016: Video, Highlights and Best Moments From Monday Night's Show

The 2016 Grammy Awards was lit. While the coveted Grammys are sometimes criticized for awarding traditional music stars over those who deserve it and featuring mainstream performances of radio hits — this year, a night full of Kendrick Lamar wins, a powerful Lamar performance, Demi Lovato's incredible Lionel Richie tribute and Lady Gaga's futuristic tribute to the late and legendary David Bowie, were a few of the standout moments that made this year's show one for the books. 

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Here are six highlights from the 2016 Grammy Awards:

Lovato slayed a tribute performance of Richie's "Hello" for his person of the year honor:

Lady Gaga beautifully channeled Bowie onstage and on the red carpet:

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Lamar, winner of five Grammys this year, used his stage time to make a message about Black Lives Matter with a controversial performance that made Beyoncé's Super Bowl message look subtle:

Adele's performance of "All I Ask" was stunning ... despite technical difficulties that made her fall flat:

She treated herself to In-N-Out after. 

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Lamar won best rap album and gave a brief yet touching acceptance speech about rap music taking kids (like himself) off the streets of Compton, California:

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Taylor Swift won album of the year for 1989 and gave an uplifting speech about female success:

It also sounded like a subtle comeback at Kanye West after he released a song off his new album The Life of Pablo last week claiming he "made that bitch [Swift] famous."

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