59th Annual Grammy Awards

59th Annual Grammy Awards
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Official poster
DateFebruary 12, 2017
LocationStaples Center, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Hosted byJames Corden
Most awardsAdele (5)
Most nominationshttp://www.grammy.com/ Edit this on Wikidata
Television/radio coverage
NetworkCBS
Viewership26.07 million[1]

The 59th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony was held on February 12, 2017.[2] The CBS network broadcast the show live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.[3] The ceremony recognized the best recordings, compositions, and artists of the eligibility year, which runs from October 1, 2015 to September 30, 2016.

James Corden hosted the ceremony for the first time.[4] The "pre-telecast" ceremony (officially named The Premiere Ceremony) was held on the same day prior to the main event and was hosted by comedian Margaret Cho.[5]

The nominations were announced on December 6, 2016.[6][7][8][9] Beyoncé acquired the most nominations with nine. Drake, Rihanna, and Kanye West received eight nominations each while Chance the Rapper followed with seven nominations. Adele was the biggest winner of the night with five trophies, including Album of the Year for 25, Record of the Year, and Song of the Year for "Hello". Adele also became the first artist in history to win all three general field awards in the same ceremony twice, previously winning all three categories in 2012.[10] David Bowie and Greg Kurstin followed with four trophies. Chance the Rapper won for Best New Artist alongside two other awards.[11]

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