The 2019 Grammy Awards managed to bring together many amazing performers, celebrating today’s hits and the music that paved the way for them. Alicia Keys took over hosting duties for music’s biggest night, even lending her talents to the many performances of the evening.
The night kicked off with Camila Cabello’s performance of her hit single, “Havana.” She staged a Cuban block party with real members of her family appearing alongside Ricky Martin, J Balvin, Arturo Sandoval, and Young Thug. Janelle Monáe then brought down the house with her energized performance of “Make Me Feel.” The performance left many in awe of her star power and was reminiscent of her mentor, Prince.
Miley Cyrus appeared in two performances. First, she sang alongside Shawn Mendes, performing a duet of his single “In My Blood.” Miley’s real shining moment came when she appeared with Little Big Town, Maren Morris, Kacey Musgraves, and Katy Perry to pay tribute to Dolly Parton. In the year of the self-tribute, Dolly also took the stage, performing classics and some newer material.
Diana Ross performed her own tribute, celebrating her 75th birthday about a month early. The Motown diva performed “The Best Years of My Life” and “Reach Out and Touch (Somebody’s Hand).” Speaking of Motown, the Jennifer Lopez-led tribute was given some more cred with the help of Smokey Robinson and Alicia Keys.
Some of the night’s toned-down performances were also major crowd-pleasers. Brandi Carlile slayed her performance of her single, “The Joke.” St. Vincent and Dua Lipa kept it low-key while turning up the sex appeal with their performance of “Masseduction” and “One Kiss,” while country duo Dan + Shay were incredible with their performance of “Tequila.” Kacey Musgraves also left her mark on the audience with her performance of “Rainbow.”
Two of the biggest performances of the night belonged to two of the night’s biggest winners. Lady Gaga gave her all in her performance of “Shallow,” which proved to be the perfect mix of Gaga and her character Ally in A Star Is Born. Cardi B, who walked away with the award for best rap album, gave an artistic yet sexy performance of her latest single, “Money.”
That’s not all! Check out even more of the night’s big performances in the video below!
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