A round up of the main points from the GRAMMYs with Beyoncé Adele and others.
• Beyoncé gave a showstopping performance celebrating motherhood, and accepted the award for best urban contemporary album for “Lemonade.”
• Chance the Rapper won the award for best rap album and best new artist. Most of the winners were announced in a preshow ceremony.
Adele opened the show singing her hit “Hello,” in a performance that was somewhat shaky at first but still showed her power as a vocalist. Later, in a tribute to George Michael, she started to sing his song “Fastlove” but stopped it abruptly, cursing into the microphone and apologizing that she needed to start over to get it right. After finishing, she teared up as the celebrities in the front row applauded her in support.
This year the Grammys had a new host, James Corden of “The Late Late Show,” as well as a historic showdown between Beyoncé and Adele. They were facing off in each of the top three categories — album, record and song of the year — and the way that voters choose to reward them will be scrutinized for various political Black v White overtones.