At the 58th Grammy awards Taylor Swift became the first woman to win the award for Album of the Year twice. It needed her to point this out, though.

Lady Gaga revived Ziggy Stardust with her own flaming red hair, Adele faced issues with the sound, Kendrick Lamar won five awards, and Johnny Depp played a guitar solo.

Amongst the highest lights of this year's awards was Swift's acceptance speech, which included what sounded like a diss of rapper Kanye West.

West's recent song Famous has come under criticism for its misogynistic lyrics. Lyrics specifically targeting Swift go, "I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex, I made that bitch famous."

Delivering a message for young women, Swift said, "As the first woman to win Album of the Year at the Grammys twice, I want to say to all the young women out there, there will be people along the way who will try to undercut your success. Or take credit for your accomplishments or your fame."

She added: "But if you just focus on the work… you will look around and you will know that it was you and the people who love you that put you there. That will be the greatest moment."

The Internet is abuzz with speculation that Swift was responding to Kanye's song.

Her hair aflame, Lady Gaga paid a tribute to David Bowie. Her creative team, the Haus of Gaga, had tied up with Intel for this performance and had the instruments on stage responding to Gaga's movements. While the tech was, well, sound, the performance felt too hectic. Beginning with Space Oddity, she moved too quickly from each song and act to the next. The last track, Heroes helped settle things a little, but mostly it felt rushed.


One surprise of the night was Hollywood actor Johnny Depp.

Along with the heavy metal group Hollywood Vampires, Depp played a tribute to Motorhead's frontman Lemmy Kilmister who died in December 2015. Staying in the background for the most part, he took centrestage briefly to play a guitar solo and did a pretty good job of it.


Adele's powerful voice fell inexplicably flat during her performance. Audio problems were suspected, and Adele confirmed as much on Twitter.

Everyone agreed about Kendrick Lamar's performance being fabulous. The singer took home five awards and gave one of the best performances of the night.


Viewers were treated to a snippet from the musical Hamilton. The actors performed the opening song and then predictably won the Grammy for Best Musical Theater album, for which the musical's composer and star Lin-Manuel Miranda delivered an acceptance rap.