With what felt like about 800 performances in the space of three and a half hours, with a couple of awards dished out every 45 minutes or so, it’s fair to say that this year’s Grammys were a jam-packed affair.
Starting with a performance of her chart-topping hit Havana, performed against an elaborate and colourful backdrop, she was joined by a host of all-star guests, including singers J Balvin and Ricky Martin, musician Arturo Sandoval and rapper Young Thug.
Reminding everyone what the night was really about, each of the women revealed what music meant to them, with Michelle saying: ““Music has always helped me tell my story... whether we like country or rap or rock, music helps us share ourselves, our dignity and sorrows, our hopes and joys.
John Mayer and Alicia Keys come full circle
Ahead of the Song Of The Year result, Grammys host Alicia Keys was joined on stage by musician John Mayer, and recalled the year they were both up in that same category.
The two then revealed that Childish Gambino – one of several nominees not in attendance – was this year’s recipient, for his critically-acclaimed track This Is America, which also won Best Music Video and Record Of The Year.