In Beyonce’s first performance since announcing her pregnancy with twins, she shined head to toe in golden hues. Meanwhile Adele got a rare do-over on national television when she flubbed her performance, and Beyonce’s daughter Blue Ivy stole the show with her adorable mini-Prince outfit.
In a highly anticipated performance, the first since she announced she was pregnant with twins, Beyonce celebrated her femininity and motherhood. Clad head to toe in gold with bands around her neck, a crown and veil, she invoked images of both a goddess and the Virgin Mary and often cradled her swelling belly with her hands.
Although she skipped the elaborate choreography often seen in her shows, the performance was visually arresting with ghostly images of women and children dancing around her. Introduced by her mother, Tina Knowles, Beyonce looked down lovingly at her husband Jay Z and daughter Blue Ivy seated in the front row of Staples Center.
Yet in the end, she lost out to Adele, the musical sales leader in 2016, in the top awards of the night, but took home two Grammys for best music video and best urban contemporary album for “Lemonade.”