No 2017 Grammy wins for RiRi

Barbadian Rihanna went home empty-handed tonight, as British singer Adele and a very pregnant Beyonce stole the spotlight at the 59th annual Grammy Awards show.

Rihanna, who already has eight Grammys to her name, was nominated in eight categories this year. However, the night clearly belonged to Adele, who copped the coveted album of the year with ’25’.

Adele walked away with the night’s top awards.

The British singer was an underdog in the category which most critics believed would go to Beyoncé for her concept album, Lemonade.

Beyonce’, who is expecting twins, was one of the night’s stand outs.

However, the award topped off an eventful night for Adele who had to stop her tribute to George Michael after technical difficulties. She also picked up song of the year, best pop solo performance, and record of the year for Hello, while for ’25’ she also won best pop vocal album.

In her speech Adele took time to pay tribute to Beyoncé, who missed out on the best album award again. “The way you make my black friends feel is empowering,” she said in a speech where she also paid tribute to her management team for encouraging her to come back and record 25.

Rihanna arriving at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles for Sunday night’s show.

Adele also beat off competition from Drake, Justin Bieber and country star Sturgill Simpson for the honour. The album featured hit singles including Hello, the video for which sparked controversy after its director Xavier Dolan said the casting of The Wire star Tristan Wilds was a deliberate attempt to address police brutality.

The award sees the British singer add to her list of gongs for the record, which was released in 2015 and continued to have huge sales last year making it the best selling album of 2016.

(Guardian/Barbados TODAY)


82 Responses to No 2017 Grammy wins for RiRi

  1. Ione Mitchell
    Ione Mitchell February 13, 2017 at 1:59 am


  2. Dré DeCarlo
    Dré DeCarlo February 13, 2017 at 2:00 am

    She making bank tho lol

    • Francis McClean
      Francis McClean February 13, 2017 at 6:13 am

      You said it good

    • Lisa Iniesta
      Lisa Iniesta February 13, 2017 at 8:22 am

      Rihanna has money, she’s not waking up worrying about her next meal. At that stage you want to be rewarded for your good work, Rih was VERY into Anti…….making bank ain’t all

  3. Dwana Hope
    Dwana Hope February 13, 2017 at 2:01 am

    Its ok

  4. Charlie Terrico Black
    Charlie Terrico Black February 13, 2017 at 2:08 am

    not surprised..

  5. Cordelia Tull
    Cordelia Tull February 13, 2017 at 2:15 am

    What a joke. With all her hits out last year?

    • Ione Mitchell
      Ione Mitchell February 13, 2017 at 5:33 am

      Wondering if it has anything to do with comments she made about a certain “immoral pig”.

    • Cordelia Tull
      Cordelia Tull February 13, 2017 at 9:36 am

      Very much a possibility…

  6. Lisa Iniesta
    Lisa Iniesta February 13, 2017 at 2:24 am

    Anti was the best Album for 2016 by far. Smh

  7. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce February 13, 2017 at 4:32 am

    No 2017 Grammy win for Rihanna, a blessing in disguise. Adele’s ‘Hello’ and that’s it. Ridiculously, Over Rated! And she proved it when she had to Restart live on stage. The TV presenters this morning got more faces than Big Ben, excuse after excuse. Anyone else, they would of tear them apart. The GONG Parade is becoming a shambles.

  8. Jo Jo Hall
    Jo Jo Hall February 13, 2017 at 4:34 am

    Riri will be just fine!

  9. Alison Niles
    Alison Niles February 13, 2017 at 5:08 am

    Come ppl theses things are set inti place long before it even reaches the tv

  10. Sharon Ellis
    Sharon Ellis February 13, 2017 at 5:40 am

    That’s ok ! Ri Ri ! more will come. We know you are one of the best!!!!!!

  11. Sabrina Brathwaite
    Sabrina Brathwaite February 13, 2017 at 5:59 am

    And life goes on…..

  12. Francis McClean
    Francis McClean February 13, 2017 at 6:17 am

    This woman breaking all kinds of records. The stats speak for themselves. Work was one of the biggest tunes on the planet along with Love on the Brain and she did not win any? But like Dre said in this post “She’s making bank tho” she’s stacking up that paper and making history. The USA is only one part of the world. The rest of the world knows better.

  13. Jennifer Carter
    Jennifer Carter February 13, 2017 at 6:41 am

    Come on guys Rihanna is blessed…no one can take her talent from her and her music touches millions . A GRAMMY doesnt prove that….the world appreciates her art, but Adeles album is also very good. I heard her live. They all get their spot where they are shining and they are all winners

  14. Amanda Corbin
    Amanda Corbin February 13, 2017 at 6:48 am

    Every artist can’t win every year. They know they accomplished something when they go home and see all of the different trophies they have collected through out the different years. No need to get upset.

  15. Joan Brome
    Joan Brome February 13, 2017 at 6:53 am

    Cut throat industry, remember where RiRi is from

    • Nicole Clarke
      Nicole Clarke February 13, 2017 at 7:48 am

      She was from here when she won all the other Grammy’s and awards. She can’t win every year. She is blessed with stupendous success. She doesn’t need Grammy’s every year to proove that.

    • Lisa Iniesta
      Lisa Iniesta February 13, 2017 at 8:20 am

      Nicole Clarke she should win when she had brilliant work. Anti was brilliant, idk if you listen to the entire album but it’s really hard to understand how that won nothing

    • Nicole Clarke
      Nicole Clarke February 13, 2017 at 8:30 am

      I’m not disputing that Lisa Iniesta. I’m saying riri isn’t the only one with brilliant work. Everyone deserves a chance to win. If the same artists win every year, what is the point of the awards?

    • Lisa Iniesta
      Lisa Iniesta February 13, 2017 at 8:32 am

      The point of the award is to reward the BEST WORK, if an artist repeatedly have the best work they should repeatedly get the award. Nicole Clarke it isn’t so everyone can get a chance at it, its that everyone with the best work gets a chance. Anti was way too brilliant to walk away with nothing

    • Nicole Clarke
      Nicole Clarke February 13, 2017 at 8:33 am

      So was 25. Adele has amazing vocals. Riri isn’t the only excellent artist. Simple.

    • Maria T Holdipp
      Maria T Holdipp February 13, 2017 at 9:18 am

      Agree with you Nicole Clarke

  16. Ronnie Warren
    Ronnie Warren February 13, 2017 at 7:07 am

    Seems like Beyonce does not empower Adele’s white friends…..and she won?

  17. Joan Brome
    Joan Brome February 13, 2017 at 7:13 am

    That’s No problem ppls, just leave her alone, please……..

  18. Angus Benn
    Angus Benn February 13, 2017 at 7:13 am

    That is Trump set up. They feel that she is taking over the America. Sobatage.

  19. Joan Brome
    Joan Brome February 13, 2017 at 7:21 am

    Remember the Statement RiRi made????? It’s down to the Politics…..ppls the.politics

  20. Tracy Brown
    Tracy Brown February 13, 2017 at 7:40 am

    Love u nuff Rihanna

  21. Angela Howard-Graham
    Angela Howard-Graham February 13, 2017 at 7:44 am

    Thanks RiRi Lots more to comeeeeeeee love you god bless,

  22. Indra Zievinger
    Indra Zievinger February 13, 2017 at 7:46 am

    Still a winner!

  23. Dorry Pi
    Dorry Pi February 13, 2017 at 7:48 am

    Still love her. She works hard, loves what she does and is really good at it too! She will have many more nominations and Grammys in the future.

  24. Betty Brathwaite
    Betty Brathwaite February 13, 2017 at 7:52 am

    You are a winner with us RiRi.

  25. Guy Smiley February 13, 2017 at 8:05 am

    Why is everyone saying would of and should of instead of would’ve and should’ve which is short for have . it’s basic english.

    Unless they write it how the say it. smh

    Basic primary school stuff.

  26. Gregory Adamson
    Gregory Adamson February 13, 2017 at 8:22 am

    Always next time queen we love you.

  27. Gloria Wiggins
    Gloria Wiggins February 13, 2017 at 8:55 am

    So anyway… Drake ‘Hot line bling’ got an award..’Beyonce’ won some awards..Awesome!

  28. Reaz Hawaldar
    Reaz Hawaldar February 13, 2017 at 9:00 am

    Love on the brain is a great song .. she should have won something for that

  29. Marcia Joseph
    Marcia Joseph February 13, 2017 at 9:00 am

    Love you still

  30. Marcia Joseph
    Marcia Joseph February 13, 2017 at 9:00 am

    You are still the best.

  31. Alec Pierre February 13, 2017 at 9:05 am

    Insularity has won the day again! Must Rihanna win everything all the time? Smh

  32. Justin Kunsurn C
    Justin Kunsurn C February 13, 2017 at 9:50 am


  33. Janelle Wickham
    Janelle Wickham February 13, 2017 at 10:15 am

    Truth is truth if he is inhumane and he is a pig that’s what it is.She is still a star.

  34. Janelle Wickham
    Janelle Wickham February 13, 2017 at 10:23 am

    So if he is a pig,he is a pig.Other people say all sorts of things about him,they call him names,have memes about him . But u no what she is a bajan and she is black,to the high society it’s like she came from no where and wants to come and jump on a band wagon. Is Rihanna the first person to call him a name?

  35. Cheryl Onita
    Cheryl Onita February 13, 2017 at 10:28 am

    We still love ya girl,God is love keep on smiling

  36. Helicopter(8P) February 13, 2017 at 10:45 am

    It’s quite fair to say that when high stakes are involved in choosing a fantastic song they are many things to be considered. The song must be appealing to a broad spectrum of listeners and not just limited to a specified age groups. Style of and genre of music is also instrumental in lots of cases. Uniqueness of voice and the songs intro and chorus. Some modern music are just straight froward cadence, thus lacking all other composition parts of the scientific music structure. Rhi Rhi has been quite occupied in a bit of filming so I think a bit off show bis prejudice has been involved!

  37. Pat BB
    Pat BB February 13, 2017 at 10:46 am

    So what is the big deal?? Riri is still #1….can’t win every single thing.

  38. Angela Cox
    Angela Cox February 13, 2017 at 10:46 am

    Can’t keep a talented woman down riri

  39. Sherlock Holmes. February 13, 2017 at 10:53 am

    The hits has started.

  40. John Wick
    John Wick February 13, 2017 at 11:03 am

    Shudda well anyway

  41. Janelle Worrell
    Janelle Worrell February 13, 2017 at 11:09 am

    Can’t get all the time boo

  42. Shanna Thompson
    Shanna Thompson February 13, 2017 at 11:36 am

    Does she need anymore awards? Let someone else get one.

  43. Shamaine Andrew
    Shamaine Andrew February 13, 2017 at 12:27 pm

    We aint bothered she from where dem does vacation

  44. Davie Etwaroo
    Davie Etwaroo February 13, 2017 at 12:28 pm

    Janelle Wickham that not true! Black ppl want to think that way. I can’t argue with that, so what happens to the 8 years she was winning?

  45. Amanda Corbin
    Amanda Corbin February 13, 2017 at 12:40 pm

    I understand that people are upset about Rihanna and Trump but has the government ever had their hand in who really gets picked to win or people are just using that as an excuse because no one likes the guy and they are using that as the excuse because she didn’t win. I don’t think the Grammy will judge her because of her saying stating her opinion about him even tho it wasn’t the smartest move to make but could it be that maybe her album just wasn’t the best even tho fans will never see it like that?

  46. Yvonne Everidge
    Yvonne Everidge February 13, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    A pig and a star is to different things you

  47. Sugar Gal
    Sugar Gal February 13, 2017 at 12:49 pm

    But she can’t win all everyone knows she is good u win some u loose some she is still the best

  48. Sharena Nina Trinity Haynes
    Sharena Nina Trinity Haynes February 13, 2017 at 12:58 pm

    went home wid out ah grammy??
    Them pockets still #HeavyFamilies -_-

  49. sunshinecanada February 13, 2017 at 1:30 pm

    guy smiley, Couldn’t you find something better to say, are you perfect?

  50. Michael Williams
    Michael Williams February 13, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    Although Rihanna didn’t win any Grammy Awards this year, she should consider it an honor just to be nominated.

  51. Caroline Boxill
    Caroline Boxill February 13, 2017 at 2:22 pm

    And she dont give a Damn she is bigger than that .she is Still my winner

  52. Donna Haynes
    Donna Haynes February 13, 2017 at 2:38 pm

    Nahhhh something wrong.. This is Trumps fault lol

  53. Sonia Small
    Sonia Small February 13, 2017 at 2:55 pm

    You win some you loss some that is how it is in the music industry

  54. Hal Austin February 13, 2017 at 3:28 pm

    Why do we in Barbados avoid discussing race and these showbiz awards?
    Why is it that over the last few years so few black artistes have won any of the main awards and the ones who have been older singers.
    Not surprisingly, while the matter of the culture clash is being discussed in the US, Canada and the UK, in Barbados we prefer to bury or heads in the sand and talk about fashion and Rihanna.

  55. Gary Williams
    Gary Williams February 13, 2017 at 3:37 pm

    Rhi rhi,is always a winner in my book,xx

  56. Catherine Jones
    Catherine Jones February 13, 2017 at 4:01 pm

    Con.g girl

  57. Jennifer February 13, 2017 at 4:02 pm

    @Hal – its because they are probably AFRAID TOO and PREFER TO ignore it, which could be due to a lack of knowledge of self. Or they probably just not interested.

  58. Fleur Rebelle
    Fleur Rebelle February 13, 2017 at 4:04 pm

    i was so sad to hear that. 🙁 She deservs all that grammys she was nominated for. <3 but it does´t matter, she still the best one <3 <3 <3

  59. Jennifer February 13, 2017 at 4:48 pm

    @Hal – I honestly don’t see why race should be an issue seeing that my people try their utmost best to look like these people, instead of how they were god given, so who really got the issue?????

  60. Sandenio June
    Sandenio June February 13, 2017 at 5:20 pm


  61. Marley Austrie
    Marley Austrie February 13, 2017 at 5:21 pm

    Today for her tomorrow is for someone else

  62. Cyrilene Goddard
    Cyrilene Goddard February 13, 2017 at 6:19 pm

    We love you nevertheless l RI RI can’t keep a good woman down

  63. Mikey February 13, 2017 at 6:50 pm

    Tell Adele and Beyonce to beat Elvis and then challenge the Beatles !!!
    Ri-Ri you cannot win everything,, just give something to the Others !!! DO NOT BE SELFISH RI-RI !!!

  64. Ziggy Blessed
    Ziggy Blessed February 13, 2017 at 7:09 pm

    Cant win everything….

  65. Roderick Chandler
    Roderick Chandler February 13, 2017 at 8:06 pm

    i very surprise –work i a very silly song to me or may i’m too old to understand it will some please explain it to me

    • sunshinecanada February 14, 2017 at 2:22 pm

      Yes, you said it, U R to Old and silly to understand, thanks, keep reading,

  66. Margaret Ross-Salavarria February 13, 2017 at 9:55 pm

    RiRi has talent, she’s come a long way and we know she’s great! Lots of opportunities are out there for her, and she will continue to shine.

  67. Tony Waterman February 13, 2017 at 10:38 pm

    There was none for Drake and Lots of others also, She is still the BIGGEST Selling “SOLO” Artist of ALL TIME, not getting a Grammy Does NOT/Cannot Change that.

    UP and On Rihanna.

    BTW!!!!! Did they Correct the Spelling of her Name on that 150th Plaque????

  68. BaJan boy February 14, 2017 at 10:07 am

    Nicole Clarke the last time bajans felt everybody deserve a chance we ended up with Freundel Stuart. This ain’t no pity game professionalism,only the best like real outstanding should be the goal and then then the reward…Bajans must stop that and just like Ri Ri only the stars we should reach for. If the rewards is not what we expected we go again..

  69. Brewster February 14, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    She is not losing sleep over it. Remember: Adele does music only. RiRi is multi-faceted and everything she does turns to GOLD! Music, acting, brands fashion, perfume you name it and she brings it on!! Much love to you babe.x

  70. certified Jude May 18, 2017 at 8:01 am

    Excellent Collection


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