Prior to tonight’s Grammy Awards, Nirvana won a lifetime achievement award at the Special Merit Awards. Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic accepted the award from The Recording Academy last night.
At the ceremony, Novoselic gave a speech and mentioned that he still reads fan mail from all around the world because he believes that there is still a new generation of fans discovering Nirvana’s music.
Novoselic also quoted the line “Teenage angst has paid off,” adding, “Well, and so it has”.
Other recipients of awards included Heart, The Supremes, Jim Stewart, Slick Rick, Nile Rogers, Bobby McFerrin, Ma Rainey and Henry Diltz, among others. Check out the complete list of winners below:
Lifetime Achievement Awards
Ann Wilson and Nancy Wilson
Technical Grammy Award Honourees
Dr. Andy Hildebrand
Music Educator Award
Pamela Dawson, director of choral activities, DeSoto High School, DeSoto, Tex.
The 50th anniversary of hip-hop will be celebrated during tonight’s Grammys with performances by Future, Missy Elliott, Glorilla and others.
Questlove teased that he has been working on the tribute with some of the “greatest stars” in hip-hop earlier this week in a new announcement video that was posted on 31st January.
According to the musician, a variety of acts from hip-hop’s past, present and future will perform at the event to commemorate the genre’s founding on its 50th anniversary.
In the video, Questlove said: “I’m really really thrilled to announce that there’s gonna be a special segment on the Grammy telecast, this Sunday night, honouring hip-hop’s 50th.
“Can you believe 50? It’s going to be an absolutely amazing moment with some of the biggest names from the genre coming together to celebrate hip-hop history — its past, its present, its future.”
Questlove went on to say that hip-hop’s “impact on our culture and our world” is “immeasurable” and described it as a “driving force in the music, in the culture.” He continued: “I’ve had the great privilege of co-curating this thing with The Roots and many many others that are gonna join us that night. So, you gotta see it.”
On 5th February, the 65th Grammy Awards will take place at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, with comedian Trevor Noah serving as host for the third consecutive year. In November, the nominees were revealed, with Beyoncé, Kendrick Lamar and Adele leading the pack.