During the 2015 Grammy’s, there were many people who took the stage last night and performed.
To start the show off, ACDC took the stage and performed hits “Rock or Bust” and “Highway to Hell,” which really got the crowd going and to get them pumped.
Pharrell also took the stage by performing his hit single, “Happy.” While getting the crowd going to his smash single, he also reminded people of the events in Ferguson, as well as many young African American men who have been victims of police brutality. In addition to Williams wearing a bell hop uniform and his dancers wearing a mask and dressed up in hoodies and pants, he ended the performance of raising both hands up, along with his crew and dancers. Powerful, but still worth watching.
Even Sia took the stage with her performance of her smash single, “Chandlier.” With the assistance of Kristen Wiig and Maddie Ziegler, who has performed in both “Chandlier” and “Elastic Heart.” The performance was definitely one that conveyed a strong message.
Jessie J + Tom J also performed in tribute to Barry & Cynthia Mann’s “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin'” which was a single that was dedicated to the couple who won the 2015 “Trustee’s Award.” Interesting.
Meanwhile, Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga took the stage to perform “Cheek to Cheek.” Cute performance and definitely one to watch.
Gwen Stefani + Adam Levine was also on stage last night when they performed their duet hit, “My Heart Is Open.” Not sure if it was my favorite performance, but it wasn’t that bad. Ariana Grande also performed her new single, “Just a Little Bit of Your Heart,” which was a ballad single that surprised many people. It was definitely…different. In a good and bad way, of course.
Fans + everyone else also got the chance to see Miranda Lambert perform her song, “Little Red Wagon,” in which during the performance she was bleeped out. Her vocals were on point and definitely had the crowd going.
Ed Sheeran, John Mayer, Herbie Hancock & Questlove all performed together last night for Sheeran’s hit single, “Thinking Out Loud.” This was one of the best performances of the night.
Meanwhile, Katy Perry took the stage to perform “By the Grace of God,” as well having a speech from someone who was a domestic violence survivor and bringing awareness to domestic violence. This was an eye-opening performance.
Even Kanye West took the stage alone + with Rihanna & Sir Paul McCartney to perform “FourFiveSeconds” and “Only One.” Loved the performance for “FourFiveSeconds” because of Rih’s vocals on the record, but wasn’t the biggest fan for Yeezus’s background for “Only One.”
Madonna was also another person who took the stage to perform “Living for Love.” With the vocals, the burlesque outfit, and the dancers wearing an American Horror Story – style masks, it was definitely a Madonna performance.
In addition to his four Grammy wins, Sam Smith performed his hit single, “Stay With Me,” and even did a duet with Mary J. Blige. Smith’s performance overall was just one that you can just have on repeat and one you could not miss. Even Stevie Wonder + Usher’s performance last night of “If It’s Magic” was one that had me wanting more from them.
Hozier + Annie Lenox also got on stage to perform Hozier’s single, “Take Me To Church.” This performance had me feeling like I was at a rock concert and I never wanted to leave.
Overall, best performance went to Beyonce’s “Take My Hand, Precious Lord” and John Legend + Common’s “Glory.” Although it was originally Ledisi that performed the single in the film, “Selma,” it was Queen Bey that gave a worthy performance in the gospel single. As far as the Common + John Legend duo for their performance, it was one performance that even had me on my feet and had my attention from beginning to end.