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Our favorite moments from the 2016 Grammys

The biggest night in music—aka the 58th Annual Grammy Awards show—was Monday night and it was definitely one to remember. From the winners and performances to the tributes, there were so many amazing moments. We listed our top nine below.

1. Taylor’s “Out Of The Woods” Opening 

The last time Taylor opened the Grammys was in 2013 with "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together." This year, she started the night off with a bang performing her hit single “Out Of The Woods” in true 1989 fashion.

2. Hello To Demi

Lionel Richie was honored at The Grammys as this year’s MusiCares Person Of The Year. While a couple of awesome singers (like Meghan Trainor and Luke Bryan) participated in his tribute, it was Demi who got everyone—including Richie!—cheering with her amazing rendition of Richie’s song "Hello."

3. Stevie Wonder Taking A Stand For Accessibility

Music legend Stevie Wonder was laughing and teasing about how no one else could read the winner for Song Of The Year since it was written in braille, but he also took a serious moment to say how important it is that everything—award shows, books, buildings, everything—is accessible for all people with a disability. The message is an important one, and Stevie's reminder really drove it home.

4. Taylor & Ed Being The Most Adorable Friends

Taylor and Selena weren’t the only #FriendshipGoals last night. When it was revealed that Ed Sheeran had beat Taylor for song of the year with his hit “Thinking Out Loud,” Taylor was the first on her feet, jumping up and down and cheering for her friend as if she'd won herself. Just another reason that Tay is the best friend ever.  

5. Meghan Trainor Winning Best New Artist

What an emotional, but exciting night for Meghan Trainor. The “All About That Bass” and “Lips Are Movin'” singer was awarded with Best New Artist—and then got a little teary eyed on stage. We love her music, and we're so proud of her winning, especially against such awesome ocmpetition like Tori Kelly and James Bay.

6. Tori Kelly and James Bay's duet

 

Speaking of two Best New Artist nominees, this duo absolutely rocked their performance on stage—and had us wishing for a more permanent team-up.

7. Justin’s First Grammy Win

It’s a good day to be a Belieber. After several long years, Justin's bumping new music finally won him his first Grammy (finally!). Biebs' song "Where Are Ü Now" with Skrillex and Diplo took home the award for Best Dance Recording.

8. Taylor’s Powerful Acceptance Speech

We all knew it was gonna happen... And it did! 1989 won Album Of The Year, making Taylor the first woman to win this award twice. We couldn’t be happier for Taylor after all of her hard work (and hit songs). In her speech, Tay thanked her fans for sticking with her over the years and went on to give advice to young women everywhere who are chasing their dreams. "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," Tay said. "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." Well put, Taylor. 

9. Gaga’s stunning Bowie tribute

Lady Gaga’s musical tribute to David Bowie, arguably this generation’s most visually brilliant artist who passed away just last month, was unlike anything before. Because he was one of her biggest inspirations, Gaga was honored to spearhead his tribute—and did a magical job with the performance. Watch the whole thing here.

What were your favorite moments at the Grammys? Check out the full list of winners on the Grammy website.

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by Danielle Bryant | 2/17/2016
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