It’s GRAMMYs time! The 59th GRAMMY Awards are held today at L.A.’s Staples Centre; here’s our live blog coverage, featuring winners, performances and other relevant curios. Please note: this page will refresh automatically.

3.44 pm

And that’s a wrap. Thank you to the GRAMMYs live feed, my wonderful colleague and STACK‘s Social Media Manager Sally,  and thank *you* for joining our first ever live blog! We hope you enjoyed yourselves, dolls. Stay tuned for a more concise recap, coming within the hour.

3.43 pm

Omg Adele wants Bey to be her mummy (get in line homegirl).


3.40 pm

Aaaaaaand the superstar of the night also gets Album of the Year.


3.36 pm

Adele wins Record of the Year with Hello! Her new pal Keith is so glad ^-^


3.32 pm

I lightened it so you can see a bit better, but that’s Our Keith and Adele making BFFs while everyone waits for the Best Song GRAMMY to be awarded.

adele keith

3.27 pm

John Legend and Cynthia Erivo perform The Beach Boys’ God Only Knows, written by Brian Wilson. Electric.

3.21 pm

Chance the Rapper delivers an astonishing performance. BHF indeed <3

chance gif

3.12 pm

Solange being super ethereal backstage rn, for her official GRAMMY photo. She won Best R&B Performance for the goddamn amazing Cranes in the Sky.


3.10 pm

Bey is fanning herself with a Golden Ticket (?). Also, 10/10 post-performance dress.


3.07 pm

And now Pentatonix are doing Jackson 5. Penta = five. Serendipitous?

3.01 pm

Good work Broonski. #PrinceTribute


2.55 pm

It’s time for the Prince tribute! Here’s James Corden and everyone else on their feet rocking out to Bruno Mars’ rendition of Let’s Go Crazy.

prince corden

2.39 pm

By the way, that is totally Ri putting the lid back on her hipflask. Ed looks suitably appalled.


2.44 pm

Rihanna having a bloody ball watching Anderson .Paak and A Tribe Called Quest (RIP Phife Dawg).


2.42 pm

Here’s that endearing mess-up we were talking about.

2.39 pm

Adele wins the Song of the Year GRAMMY for Hello. Congrats!!!

Here she is backstage after her win, apologising to “Ken” for her earlier mess-up during the tribute.adele

2.36 pm

Woah – this shot is incredible!


2.28 pm

It looks like Ed and Riri are chatting, but I can tell you right now they’re not. Ri’s dancing to the Bee Gees tribute (it’s the 40th anniversary of Best Album winner Saturday Night Fever!) and least disco dude ever Sheeran is politely conversing with his seat buddy. Don’t look too close into the foreground if you want to avoid Mr Ubiquity.

ed riri

2.10 pm

#MetalliGaga is life. Lady Gaga is a radical gymnastic princess, Metallica are lords, and these pyrotechnic OH&S guys are surely working to the absolute bleeding edge of the manual.


2.03 pm

The GRAMMY for Best Rap Album goes to Chance the Rapper, for Coloring Book!

Chance the rapper

1.56 pm

MVP: This guy in the Director’s Production Truck, who moves like he’s Warren Ellis conducting an orchestra. I bet he’s amazing at his job.


1.50 pm

Here comes the George Michael tribute – Adele’s doing Fastlove, the best George Michael song ever (I’ll fight you).

Adele George

1.41 pm

Bey wins the GRAMMY for Best Urban Contemporary Album, for Lemonade. *clappingemoji*

1.35 pm

Katy Perry performing her *~hot new track~* Chained To The Rhythm.

katy perry

1.32 pm

Look, far be it from me to tell a professional camera man how to do his job, but don’t you think you’d pan to the right a little so we can see some Riri instead of, again, the omnipresent Jonas?


1.24 pm

Bruno Mars just performed, then strutted backstage dabbing his face with a white hanky. I’ll allow it.


1.17 pm

The Jonas (whom I feel as if I’ve seen more of in the last two hours than in all the previous hours of my life), DJ Khaled, Jay Z, Anderson .Paak and others singing Sweet Caroline while James Corden and J-Lo putt about the audience in a cardboard car.

sweet caroline

1.12 pm

Maren Morris wins Best Country Solo Performance for My Church. Fellow category nominee Our Keith stands up immediately to cheer her with a huge smile. Yay good sportsmanship!

1.03 pm

The most GRAMMY-nominated female of all time. Boomshakalaka.

12.59 pm

Bow down dolls. :O



12.55 pm

Queen Bey’s about to take the stage.

jay Z blue ivy

12.46 pm

David Bowie posthumously wins the GRAMMY Award for Best Rock Song for Blackstar. (RIP </3). Here he is on the GRAMMY stage in 1975.

David Bowie Retro

12.44 pm

Most consistently unimpressed attendee so far: Skrillex. Maybe he got hit up about that Bieber sample again.


12.33 pm

Twenty One Pilots win their first GRAMMY: Best Pop Duo/Group Performance!


12.30 pm

Solange, Jay Z and Blue Ivy watching Carrie Underwood and Sam Hunt perform.

jay z

12.24 pm

While we wait for the next award (Best Pop Duo/Group performance), Ed is having a jolly chat backstage with that Jonas and Mr Corden; James just lifted up his white jacket to adjust what appears to be the biggest, shiniest black cummerbund I’ve ever seen.

ed sheeran

12.14 pm

Chance the Rapper wins the GRAMMY for Best New Artist! Yew!

Chance the rapper


The moment @chancetherapper won his first Grammy

A video posted by gerrick d. kennedy (@gerrickkennedy) on

12.06 pm

Adele just received a standing ovation for her performance of Hello, which opened the ceremony. We’d show you a still but the GRAMMYs feed kindly decided to show us a bunch of animated fact slides about her Vevo views instead.

11.58 am

Cage The Elephant win Best Rock Album! They just admitted that the first song they ever covered as a band was Island In The Sun, by fellow category nominees Weezer.


11.57 am

Here we go. Showtime!


11.49 am

Here’s a better shot of Katy’s dress. Whatcha think?

katy perry

11.43 am

Gaga’s here. I’d say something about her outfit but one of the backstage hosts just nearly made Celine Dion cry/rage (it was hard to tell) by bringing up the death of her husband René Angélil last year. When he saw her face he didn’t even pause at the end of the sentence and threw the feed over to a different camera. Ick.

lady gaga

11.38 am

PSA: Jennifer Lopez looks great with lavender tulle around her neck.


11.35 am

Oh my Lord, it’s James Corden’s parents, Malcolm and Margaret. Also, it’s their 45th wedding anniversary today. Do you mind???

margaret malcolm corden

11.31 am

Anderson .Paak is SO PUMPED you guys. The cutest carpet poser for sure; even his whiteboard handler is losing her shit with excitement. Paak is nominated for Best New Artist and Best Urban Contemporary Album.

anderson paak

11.25 am

Chance the Rapper is feeling “blessed and highly favoured. BHF, man.” It’s his first ever GRAMMYs and he’s here with his mum, who is apparently stoked with all the compliments she’s getting on her hair and dress.

chance the rapper

11.21 am

18-time GRAMMY nominee (!), Our Keith Urban. He’s nominated for Best Country Solo Performance and Best Country Album. He just said Nicole is in a plane right now on the way to London, and he feels weird being here without her. Aw.

keith urban

11.17 am

Our first glimpse of Katy Perry: high-necked, shiny-shiny gown and super teased blonde lid.

katy perry

11.14 am

Blink-182’s Travis Barker, with his adorable kids Landon and Alabama.

travis barker

11.11 am

That’s a Jonas, and below is James Corden looking pretty ruffled as he wades through the growing crowd. NB: Mike Posner just spoke to the red carpet hosts through an interpreter.


james corden

11.04 am

Electro house maestro Steve Aoki, and Best New Artist nominee Kelsea Ballerini.

steve aoki

kelsea ballerini

10.56 am

WINNER: Skin — Flume for Best Dance/Electronic Album

WINNER: Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings GershwinWillie Nelson for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

WINNER: Don’t Let Me Down — The Chainsmokers featuring Daya for Best Dance Recording

WINNER: Blackstar — David Bowie for Best Rock Performance

WINNER: Dystopia — Megadeth for Best Metal Performance

10.51 am

Sail towards, sail towards, sail towards us, Enya. She’s 55, FYI.


10.47 am

Lady Gaga has tweeted her fresh tatt – she’s performing with Metallica later on. #MetalliGa


10.44 am

Paris Jackson in the coolest dress so far. <3

Paris Jackson

10.25 am

Lukas Graham explaining that the centre of a hurricane is calm, so the group’s rise to fame only looks chaotic from the outside. The hosts keep giving them incredulous hell for being so meditative. I guess that’s the kind of chill you develop when you live under a Scandinavian government.

lukas graham

10.17 am

ADELE. You look stunning in green, and all the rest of the colours of the rainbow of course.



10.07 am

Inside, Ziggy Marley is performing Amen from his 2016 self-titled album…

ziggy marley

…and is that Laguna Beach‘s Kristin Cavallari? I’d like to take this opportunity to say how much I miss 500 Days of Kristin.

kristin cavallari

10.02 am

Well, Korn just arrived. Aaron Gocs will be pleased.


9:48 am

Hi everyone, and welcome to our live coverage of the 59th GRAMMY Awards. I’m your host Zoë Radas, Music Editor here at STACK, and I’ll be sitting here staring at the four live GRAMMY feeds with total delight for the next… several hours, possibly. Let’s go!