The comical highlight of the evening was delivered by 21 Pilots who, when accepting their Grammy for Best Group Performance, decided to appear on stage sans trousers. As the awards were announced, Chance the Rapper made history when his mixtape Colouring Book became the first even streaming-only album to win a Grammy.
When Lemonade was awarded Best Urban Contemporary Album, Beyoncé took to the stage to deliver an empowering speech on the importance of black role models, stating “it’s vital that we learn from the past and recognize our tendencies to repeat our mistakes”.
Perhaps the most memorable moment of the night came when Adele declared she could not accept her Grammy for Album of the Year, claiming Beyoncé’s Lemonade was more deserving. On this note, she snapped her Grammy in two and handed a half to a tearful Beyoncé.