Will this year’s nominees top these unforgettable musical acts?
The GRAMMY Awards® rarely disappoint when it comes to standout musical numbers, and we hope this year will be no different. But can 2017 nominees like Rihanna, Drake, Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande top the most epic moments in musical history? Here’s a flashback to some of the most jaw-dropping performances we’ve seen yet – all of which have earned multiple rounds of applause.
1. Beyoncé & Jay-Z, “Drunk in Love,” 2014
It’s all about the lemonade now, but we still remember when Beyoncé was into the watermelon. In 2014, the power couple gave us a risqué routine that started with Beyoncé singing and dancing on a rotating chair before being accompanied by her rapper husband. Needless to say, their combined musical talent and steamy chemistry had the crowd going wild all night.
2. Eminem and Elton John, “Stan,” 2001
The 43rd GRAMMY Awards® pleasantly surprised us all with one of the most unexpected collaborations to hit the music industry. While many expected rapper Eminem to perform his hit song “Stan,” few could have predicted that he’d be accompanied by legendary musician Elton John. After an astounding duet, the pair embraced and joined hands as they received a standing ovation.
Stan- Eminem (Feat. Elton John)(Clean Version)
This is one of the best live preformances ever. In was in the grammys in 1999. Enjoy
3. Pink, “Glitter in the Air,” 2010
Anyone who’s still under the impression that singing while twerking is an impressive talent needs to take a look back at Pink’s vocal-trapeze act in 2010. The singer-songwriter gave an impressive live performance of “Glitter in the Air” while spinning upside down in the air like a graceful acrobatic pro.
P!nk - Glitter In The Air (GRAMMYs on CBS)
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4. Adele, “Rolling in the Deep,” 2012
Musical performances that bring out the theatrics (à la Lady Gaga and Katy Perry) are extremely entertaining, but sometimes all you really need is one amazing voice to steal the show. When Adele first returned to the stage after undergoing vocal-cord surgery in 2011, the British songstress brought everyone to their feet and cheering on her comeback.
Adele - 2012 Grammy Performance "Rolling In The Deep" (AdeleVEVO)
Music video by Adele performing Rolling In The Deep. (C) 2010 XL Recordings Ltd. Adele - Rolling In The Deep AdeleVEVO - Rolling In The Deep This is Adele's ...
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