Last night’s Grammy Awards had no shortage of memorable moments. The night held massive wins for Kendrick Lamar, Alabama Shakes and The Weeknd to name a few, with outstanding performances from an array of some of the most well known artists around the world. We’ve compiled a list of the best performances of the night that’ll be sure to live on in the pages of music history. Take a look below:
Alabama Shakes – “Don’t Wanna Fight”
Last night’s Grammy’s was a huge night for Alabama Shakes, taking home wins for Best Rock Song and Best Rock Performance for their single “Don’t Wanna Fight,” coming from the (also) Best Alternative Music Album winning album Sound & Color. Brittany Howard showed the Hollywood audience how exactly an award winning rock performance sounds, playing their aforementioned single.
The Eagles and Jackson Browne – “Take It Easy”
The Eagles made an emotional performance at last nights awards, honoring their late singer Glenn Frey who passed away only weeks ago. Accompanied by American icon Jackson Browne, the remaining members of the band made a touching farewell to Frey, with “Take It Easy.”
The Weeknd – “Can’t Feel My Face” and “In The Night”
R&B icon Lauren Hill was scheduled to perform with but pulled out last minute, though The Weeknd still went on to prove his ability as a solo artist busting a solid performance of “Can’t Feel My Face,” followed by a heavy version of “In The Night.” The Toronto-native singer took home two Grammys for Best R&B Performance for “Earned It (Fifty Shades Of Grey)” and Best Urban Contemporary Album for Beauty Behind the Madness
Lady Gaga’s David Bowie Medley
Perhaps there are few artists today who are as transformative and versatile as David Bowie was, which is why Lady Gaga’s medley of the late rock icon was one of the highlights of the night. Gaga hit all the right cues not only in sound but solidified the performance by visually capturing a sample Bowie’s many looks. Check out her performance including: “Space Oddity,” “Changes,” “Ziggy Stardust,” “Suffragette City,” “Rebel Rebel,” “Fashion,” “Fame,” “Under Pressure,” “Let’s Dance” and “Heroes.”
Kendrick Lamar – “Blacker The Berry” and “Alright”
We’ve seen and heard some pretty remarkable performances from Kendrick Lamar in the past, but this one might top it all. What could be the most powerful and dynamic act of the night, one which Grammys host LL Cool J called “Controversial,” Lamar has never been one to shy away from expressing his political and social views as an artist. Lamar swept last night with five wins last night, including Best Rap Song for “Alright” and Best Rap Album for his critically acclaimed To Pimp A Butterfly.
Adele – “All I Ask”
Even amidst some pretty wacky technical problems, Adele still manages to dish out tears like rainfall. According to her tweets afterwards, a mic fell onto the piano, making it sound like a de-tuned acoustic guitar. But she continued on like a champ, celebrating afterwards with In-n-Out burger. If you’re wondering why the singer’s recent album 25 wasn’t nominated for any awards, it’s because it came out too late in the year to be submitted.
The piano mics fell on to the piano strings, that's what the guitar sound was. It made it sound out of tune. Shit happens. X
— Adele (@Adele) February 16, 2016
Because of it though… I'm treating myself to an in n out. So maybe it was worth it.
— Adele (@Adele) February 16, 2016
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