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:
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.