The Grammy Awards have left spectacular moments that have gone down in history throughout its 62 editions. From the emotional Yoko Ono collecting the award for best album of the year for John Lenon to Adele breaking his gramophone to share it with Beyoncé.
In this edition, the most emblematic moment was the minute of silence dedicated to Kobe Bryant, the basketball legend. The gala was marked by the sad news of the player’s death due to a tragic helicopter accident.
Minute of silence for the basketball legend
While the 62nd Grammy Awards were being held, sadness was in the background for the death of the former Lakers player, Kobe Bryant. Most of the winners took the stage and dedicated a few words to the legend of basketball. The awards ceremony was held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, a symbolic space for Bryant. There he played his great career in the NBA.
Adele breaks his prize for Beyoncé
Adele was the great protagonist of the Grammy ceremony in 2017. He took home five awards. However, he decided to break the prize for the best album to share it with Beyoncé. The singer stressed, during his speech, that he could not accept the award for the admiration he feels towards the singer since his teens and his great work on the album Lemonade.
Lady Gaga inside an egg
Lady Gaga did not want to go unnoticed. In the 2011 edition, he arrived at the Los Angeles ceremony with a giant egg-shaped carriage that surprised attendees.
Elvis Costello, Bruce Springsteen, Dave Grohl and Steve Van Zandt together
Elvis Costello, Bruce Springsteen, Dave Grohl, and Steve Van Zandt performed London Calling together in 2003 to pay tribute to Joe Strummer, leader of The Clash, who died in December 2002.
Aretha Franklin with ‘Nessum Dorma’
The soul queen Aretha Franklin left everyone with her mouth open at the 1998 ceremony when she replaced the Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti, who caused last-minute left, and the aria Nessun Dorma of Puccini’s opera, Turandot, was marked.
A dancer surprises Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan watched as a shirtless dancer stormed the stage wearing the phrase “I am a bomb” on his chest, during his performance of the Love Sick theme at the 1998 Grammy. He began to dance wildly, while Dylan just watched and followed his presentation. without barely flinching.
The award that was later withdrawn
The German duo Milli Vanilli received the award for the best revelation artist in 1990. However, shortly after he discovered that the artists had not sung a single note from his Girl album. The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences in the United States decided to withdraw the distinction.
Yoko Ono collects the prize for John Lenon
Yoko Ono and her son Sean took the stage to collect the award for best album of the year for John Lennon, for his work Double fantasy. It was the year 1982 and the ex-Beatle had recently been killed. His widow and son were received by numerous applause before an audience that recognized the legacy of John Lenon.