For the second time, Adele swept the major categories at the Grammys, winning Album, Song and Record of the Year. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images hide caption

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2017 Grammy Awards: Adele Upsets Beyoncé, Chance Arrives, Politics Pop (Slightly)

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When we asked you for memories of David Bowie songs, many happened to appear on the crucial Changesonebowie compilation, which sits in the NPR library. Niki Walker/NPR hide caption

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Rose on 'Rebel, Rebel'

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On The Men Who Rattled Pop's Gender Rules — And What It Means To Lose Them Now

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NPR Music critic Ann Powers says David Bowie's Blackstar "carries us into the next realm but at the same time violently engages with the struggle to live and to die." YouTube hide caption

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On The Enduring Power Of David Bowie's Parting Gift

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Mitski's song "Your Best American Girl" is one of Stephen Thompson's favorites of 2016. Ebru Yildiz/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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What 2016 Sounded Like

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All Songs +1: How David Bowie's Songs Became The Musical 'Lazarus'

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