Billy V 2/16/16: Grammy Award winners, Kealii Reichel, Natalie A - Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL

Billy V 2/16/16: Grammy Award winners, Kealii Reichel, Natalie Ai Kamauu, Bobby Moderow Jr.

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Congrats to Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars as Uptown Funk take the Grammy for Record of the Year, but also got Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.  The song features the former Hawaii Entertainer.  Lots of people happy about that one; especially since the song was just a part of this years Super Bowl Halftime!


Taylor Swift won for Album of the Year and song of the year was Thinking Out Loud from Ed Sheeran; Sheeran would also pick up for Best Pop Solo Performance.  Best New Artist is Meghan Trainor; which I was stoked about!  
Some said Adele gave a subpar performance.
At one point a microphone dropped on the piano strings which made it sound like an out of tune guitar; CBS did admit there were sound problems.  She did get a standing ovation.
No shows:  Lauren Hill was supposed to perform with The Weekend, and Rhianna had to pull out due to bronchitis.

Pictures of Kealii Reichel and Natalie Ai Kamauu courtesy of their Facebook pages; Kealii Reichel presented 7 awards yesterday during the pre-broadcast Grammy awards.  Both were nominated in the Best Regional Roots Music Album category.  Both left empty handed.  Jon Cleary was named the winner for his album "Go Go Juice."  He is an R&B/Blues singer out of New Orleans

While in Los Angeles for the opening of the Ki Ho'alu exhibit at the Grammy Museum....Bobby Moderow Jr. stopped by the home of some friends and shared with them the classic song from Olomana "Kuu Home O Kahaluu."

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