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The 2016 Grammy Awards were a night of big winners, big performances, and a lot of ‘In Memoriam’ performances. It was a tough year for music fans. But tonight was all about celebrating and having fun and for us, counting.
In typical Grammy fashion, there was no shortage of group performances, from Best New Artists nominees to star-studded group tributes. What else happened, you may ask?
Here are the 2016 Grammy Awards by the numbers.
English Gingers: 3
Performers Who Confetti Bombed the Audience: 1
Minutes Into the Show Before LL Cool J Made an Adele/Lionel Richie Joke: 6
Winners Who Got Played Off: 4 (Bruno Mars, Kendrick Lamar, Ed Sheeran, Alabama Shakes)
Solo Performances: 5 (The Weeknd, Alabama Shakes, Little Big Town, Adele, Kendrick Lamar)
Broadway Performances: 1
Performances Your Parents Liked: 6 (Alice Cooper, Stevie Wonder, Lionel Richie, The Eagles, Adele, Nile Rodgers)
Number of Years Ed Sheeran Has Been Waiting For A Grammy: 4
Rhyming Acceptance Speeches: 1
Crying Trainors: 2
— CBS Television (@CBS) February 16, 2016
Standing Ovations: Countless