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Today's issue is the Grammy Awards roundup edition of Celebrity Nooz. Who won? What was the best performance? Which performer or performance left most of us scratching our heads? Did Beyoncé and her twins steal the show? Did you watch? What's a Grammy?

All good questions.

Be Well,
Steve


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Adele sweeps the Grammy Awards, winning Best Album; Beyonce performs while pregnant with twins
Adele's 25 was named Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album at the Grammy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles Sunday night.

Her hit "Hello" also won for Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance. She opened the ceremony at the Staples Center by performing the power ballad.

"Thank you to everyone that voted and thank you to my manager because 'the comeback,' as it were, was completely masterminded by him and you executed it incredibly and I owe you everything. We've been together for 10 years and I love you like you are my dad. I love you so, so much. I don't love my dad, that's the thing, so that doesn't mean a lot. But I love you like I would love my dad," Adele said as she collected her Record of the Year prize.

She then paid homage to her fellow Grammy nominee Beyoncé, who is pregnant now with her second and third children.

"My dream and my idol is Queen Bey and I adore you and you move my soul every, single day and you have done for nearly 17 years. I adore you and I want you to be my mummy," Adele quipped.

Beyoncé -- who looked stunning and performed a dramatic set earlier in the evening -- did not go home empty-handed. Her "Formation" eaned the accolade for Best Music Video and Lemonade won for Best Urban Contemporary Album. Her sister Solange also scored the Grammy for Best R&B Performance for "Cranes in the Sky."

Chance The Rapper was deemed Best New Artist and his CD Coloring Book won for Best Rap Album.

Blackstar by the late David Bowie was declared Best Alternative Album, while the title track won for Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song.

"Stressed Out" by Twenty One Pilots garnered the Grammy for Best Duo/Group Performance.

James Corden hosted the gala, which aired on CBS.


Legendary jazz singer Al Jarreau dies at 76
Jazz singer Al Jarreau, a seven-time Grammy Award winner, died Sunday morning at a Los Angeles Hospital, hours before the awards ceremony in that city.

The tenor's death comes two days after an announcement on his website that he was retiring from touring due to exhaustion.

Jarreau died at 5:30 a.m. Sunday, according to a statement from his booking agent Bob Zievers.

He was dubbed the "Acrobat of Scat" for the fast, wordless syllables of bebop jazz. But he branched out to mimmick other musical instruments and sounds.

Jarreau is the only Grammy vocalist to win in jazz, pop and R&B categories. Last year, he performed 50 concerts, including at the White House.

Jarreau released the first of his 20 albums in 1975, when he was 35. But within two years he had won the first of his Grammy Awards.

His 1981 album "Breakin' Away," sold more than 1 million copies and included a Top 20 hit, We're in This Love Together. The album won Grammy Awards in the jazz and pop vocal categories.

Jarreau recorded the theme song for the TV series Moonlighting. in 1985. Al Jarreau's son Ryan reported he caught his dad singing the song to one of the nurses Saturday, according to Jarreau's twitter account.

His 1992 album "Heaven and Earth" won a Grammy for best R&B vocal performance.

He performed with symphony orchestras and acted on Broadway in 1996 in the role of Teen Angel in Grease.

In 2004, Jurreau recorded an album of jazz standards called Accentuate the Positive, which included songs by Dizzy Gillespie, Duke Ellington and Johnny Mercer.

"It's really the first jazz record I've ever done," Jarreau told Billboard magazine. "Everything else that came before was pop and R&B. This is a thanks to the kind of music that made me the person I am today."

In 2006, Jarreau won the Grammy for Best Traditional rhythm & blues vocal for God Bless the Children.

In 2007, he won two more Grammys with guitarist George Benson for Givin' It Up.

Jarreau is survived by his wife of 39 years, Susan Player, and his son.

Alwyn Lopez Jarreau was born March 12, 1940, in Milwaukee.

Jarreau tried out with the Milwaukee Braves baseball team and played basketball at Wisconsin's Ripon College, where he graduated in 1962. In 1964, he received a master's degree in vocational rehabilitation from the University of Iowa.

Jarreau received a lifetime achievement award from the Wisconsin Foundation for School Music. Jarreau's family requested contributions be made to the foundation.


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Rory Feek dedicates Grammy win to late wife Joey
Rory Feek took home his first Grammy award Sunday for Best Roots Gospel Album and dedicated the win to his late wife Joey.

The album titled Sunday Hymn That Are Important To Us, released under the couple's stage name Joey + Rory, is Joey's last recorded work that was completed before her death in 2016 after a two-year battle with cervical cancer.

"She sang her vocals in hotel rooms while she did chemo and radiation and it finally came out a year ago, almost exactly," Rory shared about the album with People magazine.

"And we sat together in the final days and watched this award ceremony last year — and she said, 'If we get nominated, promise me you will come.' And I said 'I will.'"

While speaking with USA Today, Rory explained how he plans on sharing the award with the couple's three-year-old daughter Indiana.

"For our three-year-old, we're going to get a piano in the house so that she can take piano lessons. And (it will be) right in front of the mantle, so the Grammy's going to be right there. And then maybe, just maybe one day she'll come out here (to the Grammys) with me," he said.

Hymns That Are Important to Us feature's hymns that Joey grew up loving and landed at No.1 on Billboard's Country and Contemporary Christian charts and No. 4 on the Top 200 chart making it Joey + Rory's biggest debut ever.

Rory is set to release a memoir Tuesday about his relationship with Joey titled This Life I Live.


Adele re-starts George Michael tribute: 'I can't mess this up for him'
Adele asked for a do-over while performing a new arrangement of George Michael's "Fastlove" as a tribute to the late British singer at the Grammy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles Sunday night.

Adele began singing the song with images of Michael showing on a screen behind her. But a few moments into the act, she stopped.

"I know it's live TV. I'm sorry," she said before her next words were bleeped out by the CBS censors. "I can't do it again like last year. I'm sorry for swearing and I'm sorry for starting again. Can we please start it again? I'm sorry. I can't mess this up for him."

The audience cheered for her and she started over. The crowd gave her a standing ovation when she finished.

Adele opened the Grammys gala with a powerhouse performance of her own ballad "Hello," then went on to win the awards for Best Album, Best Pop Vocal Album, Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance.


Bruno Mars, The Time pay tribute to Prince at Grammys
Bruno Mars and band The Time lit up the stage Sunday to pay tribute to late music icon Prince at the 59th annual Grammy Awards.

"The sky is purple and the First Avenue Club is sold out, but you have tickets to the hottest show on the planet," Grammy host James Corden announced as The Time took the stage to perform Purple Rain hits "Jungle Love" and "The Bird."

Mars then entered donning Prince's signature sparkling purple suit with an equally funky electric guitar to perform a rendition of "Let's Go Crazy" that included a guitar solo from the pop star.

"Make some noise for Prince, y'all," Mars said as he exited the stage, receiving a standing ovation. The 31-year-old was on hand earlier in the night to perform his song "That's What I Like."

The Time, which was formed by Prince in the '80s, consisted of singers Morris Day and Jerome Benton, guitarist Jesse Johnson, drummer Jellybean Johnson, keyboardists Monte Moir and Jimmy Jam and bassist Terry Lewis.

"Bruno ripped it up," Day said while speaking with reporters. "I don't think there's another artist who could pull it off as perfectly with us," he continued. Jimmy Jam interjected, stating, "We still kicked his [expletive].

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