Watch All The Performances From The 2019 Grammy Awards
Brace for impact: The 2019 Grammy Awards are taking place tonight (February 10). Many of music’s biggest stars are descending on Staples Center in Los Angeles, where they will be entertained by the likes of host Alicia Keys. Of course, it will be a tight race to see who takes home a trophy during one of music’s most celebrated awards shows of the year. This week we fired up our crystal ball to make a couple predictions on who will be winning Album of The Year, Best New Artist and Song Of The Year. However, there are bound to be some surprises.
But that’s not all. We’ll also be treated to some must-see performances. Camila Cabello partnered with the likes of J Balvin, Ricky Martin, Arturo Sandoval and Young Thug to open the show with a high-octane tribute to Latin music. Vibrant colors, exceptional staging and a brilliant mix including the likes of “Havana” and “Mi Gente” ensured that we kicked off the night with a literal bang. And that was just the opener. Mere moments later Shawn Mendes and Miley Cyrus lit up the night with a duet version of the Grammy-nominated “In My Blood.” Although they were expected to debut a new single, the updated anthem delivered no shortage of impressive vocals. This is a duo that we hope to see more from in the coming months!
Kacey Musgraves kept things a little more restrained with a lush rendition of Golden Hour ballad “Rainbow.” Performing in front of colorful lights, the country-pop princess delivered a stunning vocal moment. She was followed immediately by fellow Album Of The Year nominee Janelle Monáe for a funk-laced rendition of “Make Me Feel.” The Dirty Computer hitmaker showed out with choreography and a crew of dancers. This will undoubtedly live on as one of the night’s most electrifying sets. Next up was a meeting of some unexpected minds. Post Malone joined the Red Hot Chili Peppers for a set including hits “Stay,” “Rockstar” and “Dark Necessity.”
During a night of collaborations and big moments, the star-studded Dolly Parton tribute performance is another instant favorite. Katy Perry and Kacey kicked things off with “Here You Come Again” before being joined by the country legend herself. Next up with Miley for a tantalizing duet version of “Jolene.” That was predictably jaw-dropping and only got better when Maren Morris hopped out for “After The Gold Rush.” Little Big Town came out for “Red Shoes,” and the group capped things off with a fun rendition of “9 To 5.” In all, I unabashedly stan.
Best New Artist nominee H.E.R. played “Hard Place,” and Cardi B left us gasping for air during a must-see “Money” performance. Dressed in a sleek catsuit, she delivered eye-popping choreography and epitomized luxury. Alica took a break from her hosting duties to play two pianos at once and showcase a medley of hits. Then country hitmakers Dan + Shay served vocals on “Tequila.”
The legendary Diana Ross wished herself a happy birthday with breathtaking versions of “The Best Years Of My Life” and “Reach Out And Touch (Somebody’s Hand).” Resplendent in a red gown, she more than lived up to expectations. After already winning three of the five awards she is nominated for, Lady Gaga took the stage in a jewel-encrusted jumpsuit to perform her A Star Is Born anthem “Shallow.” She was every bit a literal rock star. The only thing missing was Bradley Cooper, who sadly could not be in attendance. Another unique blend of sounds came when Travis Scott joined forces with James Blake and Philip Bailey for a medley.
Perpetual show-stealer Jennifer Lopez was joined by Ne-Yo and the legendary Smokey Robinson for a tribute to Motown. Working their way through a medley of hits (and featuring a surprise appearance from Alicia Keys), the set delivered nostalgia, vocals, costume changes and no shortage of choreography. With six nominations, Brandi Carlile had the honor of being this year’s most-nominated woman. And her performance was unsurprisingly wonderful. Playing her Song and Record Of The Year-nominated “The Joke,” she delivered vocals and proved herself more than worthy of the nods.
After an awe-inspiring rendition of “America The Beautiful” at the Super Bowl last week, Chloe X Halle once again showcased their talent at the Grammys. This time the ladies paid tribute to Donny Hathaway with a cover of “Where Is The Love.” Another show-stopper. Ahead of picking up the trophy for Best New Artist, Dua Lipa joined St. Vincent for a captivating medley of “MASSEDUCTION” and “One Kiss.” And capping off the night was a soaring tribute to Aretha Franklin from Fantasia, Andra Day and Yolanda Adams. Their version of “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” was the definition of excellence.