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Grammys 2016's Best Moments: We Laughed, We Cried, We Watched Pitbull Dance

02/16/2016 07:44 EST | Updated 02/16/2016 08:59 EST

During any award show, there are the moments you expect: Taylor Swift dancing awkwardly, wardrobe malfunctions and thank yous for parents and God.

But this year's 58th Grammy Awards show was rife with mind-blowing tributes and performances, a rapped acceptance speech from a musical theatre troupe and some healthy doses of shade.

In case you missed out, here is a round up of the moments from the 2016 Grammys that will be seared in our memories for at least the next week.

The look of approval on Lionel Richie's face as Demi Lovato nailed her rendition of "Hello" for Richie's tribute performance.

Stevie Wonder announced song of the year with the winner written in braille for him. But before shared an important message: "We need to make every single thing accessible to every single person with a disability."

Kendrick Lamar gave a powerful performance hand-cuffed with his band and dancers behind bars. An "overtly political" statement on the struggle of black Americans and a much-deserved standing ovation.

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Adele wowed us, then shouted out Kendrick at the end of her own incredible performance. Real really does recognize real.

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"I love you Kendrick, you're amazing."

The cast of Hamilton absolutely lost it when they won the Grammy for "Best Musical Theater Album."

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But got it together in time to rap their acceptance speech.

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Taylor Swift said no names, but we bet she's talking about Kanye West's diss about her in his new song during her acceptance speech for "Album of the Year".

And now we await West's come back ...

The only thing this show was missing, sadly was Rihanna. The songstress had to bail due to a case of bronchitis.

Everyone would have traded Pitbull's "El Taxi" performance, for a sick Ri-Ri.

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But we will always have Lady Gaga's tribute to her idol, the late rock icon David Bowie.

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Rock on, good people. Rock on.

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