Pregnant Beyonce wows at Grammys
LOS ANGELES (AP):
In glittery gown, gilded crown and gold choker, a pregnant Beyonce took the Grammy stage last night in a lengthy performance of two songs from her critically acclaimed album Lemonade.
She was introduced by her mother and former stylist, Tina Knowles: "Ladies and gentlemen, with my mother's pride, my daughter Beyonce."
Beyonce sang on top of a long table, even leaning back on a chair while singing Love Drought. She later sang Sandcastles while sitting down, hitting high notes.
She earned a loud applause from the audience at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, including daughter Blue Ivy and husband Jay Z. Earlier, BeyoncÈ won Best Music Video for Formation.
David Bowie, who died last year from cancer, won all four awards he was nominated for.
Select winners at the 2017 Grammy Awards:
Best new artiste: Chance the Rapper.
Best pop vocal album: 25, Adele.
Best traditional pop vocal album: Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin, Willie Nelson.
Best pop duo or group performance: Stressed Out, twenty one pilots.
Best dance/electronic album: Skin, Flume.
Best rock song: Blackstar, David Bowie.
Best rock album: Tell Me I'm Pretty, Cage the Elephant.
Best country album: A Sailor's Guide to Earth, Sturgill Simpson.
Best country solo performance: My Church, Maren Morris. Best alternative music album: Blackstar, David Bowie.
Best R&B album: Lalah Hathaway Live, Lalah Hathaway.
Best jazz vocal album: Take Me to the Alley, Gregory Porter.
Best jazz instrumental album: Country for Old Men, John Scofield.
Best urban contemporary album: Lemonade, Beyonce.
Best compilation soundtrack for visual media: Miles Ahead, Miles Davis & Various Artists
Producer of the year, non-classical: Greg Kurstin.
Best music video: Formation, Beyonce.