It’s safe to say that this year’s Grammy Awards were better than ever. The show was filled with some AMAZING performances and moments throughout the night that truly made this year an unforgettable one. From Lady Gaga channeling David Bowie, to Taylor Swift’s powerful Album of the Year acceptance speech, to Kendrick Lamar’s stunning performance, and more -- there was never a dull moment.
Check out some of the top moments of the 2016 Grammy Awards below:
Taylor Swift’s responds to Kanye West’s "Famous" lyric during Album of the Year acceptance speech
Well, now we know how Taylor Swift feels about that one line in Kanye West’s song “Famous.” T-Swift won Album of the Year for her amazing album 1989, and during her acceptance speech, she said, “As the first woman to win Album of the Year at the Grammys twice, I want to say to all the young women out there, there are going to be people along the way who will try to undercut your success or take credit for your accomplishments or your fame. But, if you just focus on the work and you don't let those people sidetrack you, someday when you get where you're going, you'll look around and you will know that it was you, and the people who love you who put you there. And that will be the greatest feeling in the world. Thank you for this moment.”
Kendrick Lamar Celebrates Hip Hop During Best Rap Album Speech
Kendrick Lamar knows how and where to pay his dues, so you can only imagine how fitting his Best Rap Album acceptance speech turned out. During his time at the podium, K. Dot gave a shout out to the hip hop pioneers that came before him and To Pimp A Butterfly, saying, "This for hip-hop. This for Snoop Dogg's Doggystyle. This for Illmatic. This for Nas. We will live forever. Believe that."
Lady Gaga Channels David Bowie In Stunning Tribute
The ghost of David Bowie may have inhabited Lady Gaga during the Grammys this year … because her tribute to the late singer, who passed away earlier this year, was nothing short of AMAZING. Lady G performed a nine-song medley of Bowie's biggest hits including "Changes," "Ziggy Stardust," "Suffragette City," "Rebel Rebel," "Fashion," "Let's Dance," and "Heroes." There was also a (very brief) moment of Bowie's collaboration with Queen, "Under Pressure."
Adele and Lionel Richie brought their "Hello" meme to life
Remember when Adele first dropped her single “Hello,” and the Adele/Lionel Richie “Hello” meme went viral? Well, the two finally made their meme come to life when they came face to face with each other at the Grammys. We don’t know what they actually talked about, but one can imagine it was a series of “Hellos” exchanged several times.
Andra Day and Ellie Goulding Perform Stunning Duet
If you’re already familiar with Andra Day, then you already know what an AMAZING singer she is. And you probably already know how talented Ellie Goulding is. So what do you get when you put them together? Basically, a stunning display of vocal perfection. Andra and Ellie performed a mashup of Andra’s gorgeous “Rise Up,” and Ellie’s smash hit “Love Me Like You Do.” Our ears have never been happier.
Justin Bieber's performs "Love Yourself" & "Where Are U Now" with Skrillex & Diplo
Justin Bieber rocked the Grammy stage this year. Starting off with an acoustic version of “Love Yourself,” the singer performed an epic live version of “Where Are U Now” with his collaborators Skrillex and Diplo (AKA Jack Ü). Biebs is BACK.
Lionel Richie receives star-studded tribute performance
Lionel Richie was this year's MusiCares Person of the Year, and in his honor, John Legend, Demi Lovato, Luke Bryan, Meghan Trainor, and Tyrese came together on the Grammy stage for an incredible tribute. They performed Lionel’s biggest hits including "Easy," "Hello," "Penny Lover," "You Are The Sun, You Are The Rain," "Brick House," and "All Night Long."
Kendrick Lamar Gets Political For Medley Performance
K. Dot knew just what to do to get his message across for his Grammy performance, so he used some bold sets, props and, most importantly, spit some serious bars about racism during his medley, which included "The Blacker the Berry, "Alright" and a never-before-heard tune.
Jackson Browne & Eagles Members Honor Glenn Frey During Grammys With 'Take It Easy'
Former Eagles band members Don Henley and Joe Walsh performed alongside Jackson Browne who took to the Grammys stage to pay tribute to their late friend and bandmate with a touching performance of their 1972 hit (and first hit ever) "Take It Easy."
Sam Hunt and Carrie Underwood perform gorgeous "Take Your Time"/"Heartbeat" mashup
Sam Hunt and Carrie Underwood make a great team. If you need further proof, just take a look at their amazing duet during this year’s Grammy Awards. The duo performed a mashup of Sam’s hit “Take Your Time,” and Carrie’s own “Heartbeat” … and it was magical. In fact, we’re naming it “Take Your Heartbeat.” They should collaborate more often!
Hamilton's Acceptance Speech
When in doubt during your Grammys acceptance speech -- rap it! That’s exactly what the cast of Hamilton did when they accepted their Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater album.
Taylor Swift & Jack Antonoff's Secret Handshake
Before her fiery acceptance speech for winning Album of the Year for 1989, Taylor Swift celebrated her award before hitting the stage with none other than pal and collaborator Jack Antonoff with an amazing secret handshake we need to learn immediately. And it went a little something like this:
Gwen Stefani Films 'Make Me Like You" Video Live
Gwen Stefani is a woman who knows how to be on cue. She did just that when she became the very first artist to ever film a music video on live television. For the video, which aired during commercial break, Gwen jumped from flashy set to flashy set in a Target-sponsored commercial, which sort of unfolded like a flash mob of sorts. And no, that wasn’t Gwen who fell mid-video, it was a body double.
Photo: Instagram/Gwen Stefani
Pitbull brings out Sofia Vergara during his performance of "Taxi'
Pitbull closed out the 2016 Grammy Awards with a performance of his song “Taxi.” In the middle of the performance, he surprised the crowd by bringing out actress Sofia Vergara, who rocked a gold sparkly fringe outfit as she danced her way around the stage.
Photos: Getty Images