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These EPIC Grammy Performances Deserve A Grammy Of Their Own

Posted on January 09, 2018

Can we re-live this year’s GRAMMYs?! 

The 60th Grammy Awards ceremony may still be a few weeks away but the event is already shaping up to be one of the best in years. Childish Gambino and Lady Gaga are among the first performers announced for the show with more to be added soon. While we wait for more news, here’s a few of our favourite performances from Grammys past to get you hyped.

Check it out:

Logic with Alessia Cara & Khalid – “1-800-273-8255”

Following the tragic passing of Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington last year, Logic brought a timely performance to the Grammy stage to speak a conversation about suicide prevention. 

Kendrick Lamar feat. U2 and Dave Chappelle, “XXX/DNA/King’s Dead”

Starting the show on the highest note possible, Kendrick Lamar came out guns ablazing with this politically and socially motivated piece that brought together the best songs from his award winning album DAMN. It reminded us all that he undoubtedly deserved Best Rap Album of the Year. No ifs, ands, or buts about it. 

Eminem with Rihanna and Dr. Dre – “Love The Way You Lie”

No one can deny, Eminem is BACK. With recent hits ‘River’ and ‘Walk on Water’, we can’t get enough. But let’s not forget some of his biggest songs from the past. This one in particular features a dream team collaboration with pop QUEEN Rihanna and hip-hop legend Dr. Dre.

Taylor Swift – “All Too Well”

This performance from T. Swift is significant for many reasons. It was that same night that Taylor returned home, ate a lot of In N Out burger, and decided her next record would be a pop record named ‘1989’. The rest is history.

Lady Gaga – “Joanne/Million Reasons”

In 2018, Lady Gaga performed at the Grammys for the fifth time in her career. FIFTH. Not many can say that. She came with her best: performing a beautiful piano rendition of her newest single “Joanne” followed by her most recent hit “Million Reasons”.

Demi Lovato – “Hello” (Lionel Ritchie Tribute)

2016 was a year of firsts for Demi; not only did she perform at the Grammys for the very first time but she also received her first Grammy nomination! You know it’s good when the iconic Lionel Ritchie gives his stamp of approval.

Lorde – “Royals”

Taking the stage with a stripped-down version of her debut hit, Lorde allows her true talent to shine shortly before accepting the award for Song of the Year in 2014. Fun fact: Lorde is the youngest recipient of that award and one of the youngest artists to ever win a Grammy in any category! Impressive.

Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, “Despacito”

Regardless if it won or not, “Despacito” was our song of 2017. Needless to say, not a single person in the audience could help but dance to this performance. 

Drake with Eminem and Lil Wayne – “Forever”

Despite thirty-five nominations and having named a song named after them, Drake has only performed at the Grammys once. But once is more than enough when you have the likes of Eminem AND Lil Wayne joining you on stage. No doubt, this performance will be remembered forever.

So there you have it! Which artists deserved a Grammy for their performances at this year’s show? Leave your predictions in the comments below or send us a tweet over @umusic.