Today marks the 60th annual Grammy Awards and I want to know, are you excited for some jaw dropping fashion and show stopping performances? I know I am! It’s award season and the Grammys are one of my favourites because at this point we’ve already gone through the SAG Awards and the Golden Globes and seen a lot of the same bunch of people over and over again so I look forward to the break in celebrating film and TV to see all the artists come out for a night all about music! The red carpet fashion is always a little edgier and the performances are memorable, it’s a night that’s about celebrating music and just pure entertainment for all of us viewers.
The Grammys are usually a night jam packed with musical numbers from artists who have made headlines in the past year and unique collaborations some of which are to honour icons alike. While I’m clearly super excited for the show night I thought I’d go over some of my favourite Grammy performances in recent years and take a trip down memory lane, take a look and have a listen!
Shape of You— This performance right here is one of the reasons I have so much love for Ed Sheeran. His songs are always amazing and I was able to catch him in concert a few years ago and was blown away by the fact that this guy performs an entire concert all by himself on stage with no back up singers or band to help him out. Just him and his guitar making up the beat and background vocals on the spot and he showed that off when he performed the Shape of You at last year’s show. So. Damn. Cool.
Hollow/Let it Be— Being such a fan of Tori Kelly for years when I found out she and James Bay, who is equally as talented, were performing together I knew before I even saw it go down that it’d be one to remember.
You Know That I’m No Good/Rehab— What a talent Amy Winehouse was! I’ll always remember this performance that she did live from London and the priceless look on her face when she won Record of the Year shortly after. Amazing.
Drunk in Love— Jay and Bey. I mean, need I say more?
Thinking Out Loud— I’ve already talked about how much I love Ed but this performance with the addition of my other all time favourite John Mayer alongside Herbie Hancock and Questlove?! These are the sort of collaborations I live for when it comes to the Grammy Awards, so much yes!
Hello— After a taking a break from music and finally making an epic comeback with her album 25, it was only fitting to watch Adele open up last year’s show with Hello.
I Will Always Love You— Jennifer Hudson took to the Grammy stage back in 2012 and honoured the incredible Whitney Houston just one day after she passed away. Can’t forget this moment and performance still gives me chills.
So I’ve definitely started a downward spiral of watching every Grammy performance I can find as I put this post together that I just had to stop myself so I could finally finish it up! Now there are soooo many other performances that are stuck in my memory like virtually anything Lady Gaga did or even when Kanye West, Rihanna and Paul McCartney hit the stage a few years ago and teens everywhere thought Kanye just gave this “Paul guy” his start in music. I can’t wait to see what happens tonight and am already looking forward to Bruno Mars and Cardi B crush the stage with Finesse and to see what Childish Gambino, Pink and Sam Smith have in store too!
Will you be tuning in tonight as well? Have any other Grammy moments that you’ll always remember? Let’s discuss in the comments below and be sure to check back tomorrow on our fashion recap! I’ll leave you now with a little something special I found on YouTube and just had to share with you 😉