The 60th annual Grammy Awards took place Sunday night and if you missed our live tweets, you can still check those out by going to @TheNMAAM twitter page! Bruno Mars swept the top categories and Kendrick Lamar took home five awards.
The National Museum of African American Music’s had two of its National Chairs win Grammys in their categories! Congratulations to CeCe Winans for her Grammys for Best Gospel Performance/Song for “Never Have to Be Alone,” and Best Gospel Album for Let Them Fall in Love.
Congratulations to Keb’ Mo’ for his collaboration with Taj Mahal on winning the Grammy for Best Contemporary Blues Album for TajMo.
Every year, the Grammy Awards show never ceases to amaze with the anticipation of seeing your favorite artists, and the performances that are jaw dropping. However, there are several of those moments that have earned their coveted spot in musical history. Here’s a look back at some memorable performances from artists that have contributed to America’s soundtrack.
In 2017, Beyonce came to slay and she did so while pregnant with twins Sir and Rumi Carter. She reminded us all that she rightfully wears the crown. She performed a rendition of “Sandcastles” with a melody of “Love Drought” while dressed in gold. The best part was that heart stopping moment when the chair she was sitting in tipped her back and we all exhaled when it brought her right back up in a seated position. Flawless.
Rapper Kendrick Lamar gave a politically-tinged performance at the 2016 Grammys. He was handcuffed, chained, and dressed in a prisoner outfit while performing.
In 2005, The Godfather of Soul James Brown showed off his moves when he joined Usher on stage for a performance of Sex Machine. At 71 years old he proved he showed he could still “Get on the Good Foot!”
At the 2004 Grammys, Prince took the stage performing “Purple Rain” with his signature guitar before Beyonce joined him in a pink dress to sing the hit song. They transitioned into a playful take on “Baby I’m a Star” with a “Crazy in Love” interlude before blasting into “Let’s Go Crazy.”
In 1998, The King of Pop, Michael Jackson, performed “The Way You Make Me Feel” and a soul stirring rendition of “Man in the Mirror” joined by a choir.
In 1994, “The Voice” also known as Whitney Houston gave a chilling performance of her hit “I Will Always Love You.”
In 1985, Tina Turner made a lasting impression with her big voice and great legs during her performance of “What’s Love Got to Do With It.” The strut up the staircase and infectious smile says it all!
For a list of all the winners from the 60th Annual Grammy Awards head to the Grammy website.