BREAKING: Wizkid loses Grammy award


Two Nigerians lost at the 59th annual Grammy Awards which took place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday (Monday morning in Nigeria).

Pop star, Wizkid, who was nominated in the Album of the Year category for his contribution in Drake’s Views, lost to Adele’s 25.

Another Nigerian, Kah-Lo, nominated in the Best Dance Recording category for her vocal performance in ‘Rinse & Repeat’ by Riton, lost to The Chainsmokers’ ‘Don’t Let Me Down’

A total of 84 awards were handed to the music industry’s best and brightest.

The major awards were handed out during the televised broadcast, but many were handed out before the big show began.

The biggest winner of the night was Adele, who took home five Grammys to become the first person ever to win the double treble; that is scooping the song, record and album of the year hat-trick twice.

Chance the Rapper took home three trophies, including Best New Artist.

David Bowie’s Blackstar — released just two days before the singer passed away on January 10, 2016 — earned five.


Album of the Year

25, Adele

Record of the Year

Hello, Adele

Song of the Year

Hello, Adele and Greg Kurstin

Best New Artist

Chance the Rapper

Best Pop Vocal Album

25, Adele

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin, Willie Nelson

Best Pop Solo Performance

Hello, Adele

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

Stressed Out, Twenty One Pilots

Best Country Album

A Sailor’s Guide to Earth, Sturgill Simpson

Best Country Solo Performance

My Church, Maren Morris

Best Country Duo/Group Performance

Jolene [ft. Dolly Parton], Pentatonix

Best Country Song

“Humble and Kind,” Lori McKenna, songwriter (Tim McGraw)

Best Rock Album

Tell Me I’m Pretty, Cage the Elephant

Best Rock Song

Blackstar, David Bowie

Best Rock Performance

Blackstar, David Bowie

Best Alternative Music Album

Blackstar, David Bowie

Best Metal Performance

Dystopia, Megadeth

Best Urban Contemporary Album

Lemonade, Beyoncé

Best Rap Album

Coloring Book, Chance the Rapper

Best Rap Song

Hotline Bling, Aubrey Graham & Paul Jefferies, songwriters (Drake)

Best Rap Performance

No Problem, Chance the Rapper [ft. Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz]

Best Rap/Sung Performance

Hotline Bling, Drake

Best R&B Album

Lalah Hathaway Live, Lalah Hathaway

Best R&B Song

Lake By the Ocean, Hod David & Musze, songwriters (Maxwell)

Best R&B Performance

Cranes in the Sky, Solange

Best Traditional R&B Performance

Angel, Lalah Hathaway

Best Reggae Album

Ziggy Marley, Ziggy Marley

For a complete list of the 2017 Grammy nominees in all categories, go to the official website.