Music’s biggest night seems to have gotten bigger! The 57th Annual Grammy’s definitely delivered this year with the amount of amazing performances it had throughout the ceremony. This year is one for the books!
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Ariana Grande made her live Grammy debut at Sunday’s ceremony. After walking the red carpet with boyfriend Big Sean, she changed outfits before hitting the stage to perform “Just a Little Bit of Your Heart,” which is off her album My Everything. Accompanied by an orchestra, she showed off her flawless pipes while belting out the Harry Styles-penned ballad.
Six years since his last performance, Kanye West returned to the Grammy stage for his first out of two performances. The rapper performed his single “Only One” for the very first time on television. With his wife Kim Kardashian and Paul McCartney watching from the audience, he sang the tender tribute to his mother and daughter North. A single spotlight shined on him as he performed while wearing a red velour sweatsuit.
Dressed as a matador, Madonna graced the Grammy stage with her royal presence as she performed her new single “Living for Love,” which is off her upcoming album Rebel Heart, due March 6th. She showed her agelessness as she nailed choreographed moves with half-naked dancers. She capped off her elaborate set with a choir before ascending into the ceiling.
One year after stealing the spotlight with his Vivienne Westwood hat, Pharrell Williams returned to the Grammys to perform his chart-topping hit “Happy.” With some help from Hans Zimmer and pianist Lang Lang, Pharrell rocked a lobby boy outfit as he put a new spin on the upbeat tune. He also paid tribute to the “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” movement as his dancers rocked hoodies and put their hands in the air, “Thank you, God. I forgot to say it earlier, but as you can see, I’m at your service, Lord,” he said at the end of his set.
Kanye West was four, five seconds away from wildin’ at the Grammys last night! After Beck won Album of the Year, the unpredictable Kanye got out of his seat and pretended to storm the stage, much like he did with Taylor Swift at the 2009 MTV VMAs.
But it was all a joke, and he quickly turned around and returned to his seat. However, panic flashed across Jay Z and Beyoncé’s faces as ‘Ye walked toward the stage, fearing a déjà vu moment. They breathed a sigh of relief when they realized Kanye was just playing around. Kim Kardashian, John Legend, and Chrissy Teigen all had a laugh over the playful moment.
Usher paid tribute to the one-and-only Stevie Wonder. Backed by a harpist, the R&B superstar performed a beautiful cover of Stevie’s classic “If It’s Magic,” before being joined by the legend himself on the harmonica.
Rihanna performed her new single “FourFiveSeconds” for the first time at the Grammy Awards. Wearing a black pantsuit, she performed the acoustic song against a white screen, which moved to reveal a curtained backdrop. Kanye West came back on stage to helped her wild out, while Sir Paul McCartney jammed on guitar. The trio received a standing ovation from everyone including Madonna and Taylor Swift.
Sam Smith definitely had an incredible night at the Grammys! Not only did the British crooner go home with four awards, he also dueted with his idol Mary J. Blige on his hit “Stay With Me.”
Following an introduction from Gwyneth Paltrow and LL Cool J, Beyoncé capped off the three-and-a-half-hour show with the gospel hymn “Take My Hand, Precious Lord.” Dressed in all white, she took it to church with her hair-raising cover, which was previously performed by Ledisi for the Selma soundtrack.
Ariana Grande – “Just A Little Bit Of Your Heart”
Kanye West – “Only One”
Madonna – “Living For Love”
Pharrell Williams – “Happy”
Usher and Stevie Wonder – “If It’s Magic”
Rihanna, Kanye West, & Paul McCartney – “FourFiveSeconds”
Sam Smith and Mary. J Blige – “Stay With Me”
Beyoncé – “Take My Hand, Precious Lord”