As stans, the GRAMMYs is our Super Bowl, and we have to unpack all of our favorite performances of the night! There were so many amazing moments from our favorite artists and we can’t wait to revisit them. From BTS wowing everyone to Justin Bieber, Daniel Caesar, and Giveon getting the crowd jamming to ‘Peaches,’ the performances, at least, did not disappoint!
Without further ado, break out your best red carpet look and let’s rewind to music’s biggest night.
Our favorite “criminals undercover” made the lyric a reality with their 007-inspired performance of ‘Butter!’ The song was nominated for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance and they definitely did not disappoint. In their first solo performance on the GRAMMYs stage (and as the first Korean pop act to do it), they gave us the full magic that is a BTS performance. With Jin in the control center, Jungkook descending from the ceiling like the coolest spy ever, and the other members at audience tables (including that cute moment between V and Olivia Rodrigo), the performance was breathtaking from the start. Throw in card tricks, lasers, jacket choreo, a brand new dance break, and their signature mesmerizing charisma and BTS stole the entire show.
The GRAMMYs was just the precursor for BTS’s stay in Las Vegas, though, as they prepare for their four-night, sold-out Permission To Dance On Stage – Las Vegas concerts at Allegiant Stadium.
Justin Bieber featuring Daniel Caesar and Giveon
Justin put a twist on his smash hit collab with Daniel Caesar and Giveon by starting out the performance at the piano where it all began. As many fans know, ‘Peaches’ was born from a piano riff Justin created and posted on Instagram, so starting the song this way was a fun nod to its creation. Plus, the acoustic version from Justin’s NPR Tiny Desk concert was our first real taste of ‘Peaches.’
After his gorgeous vocals and piano, the song morphed into the full track we know and love when Daniel Caesar and Giveon emerged for their parts. ‘Peaches’ had the whole crowd bopping along, and gave us one of our fave performances. It was super cool to see Justin being able to share the moment with two rising artists as an industry veteran after all these years, which is what made the performance that much more special!
The Album of the Year winner and most-nominated artist (with 11 nominations) took the stage to deliver a colorful, energetic, fun performance that we are still thinking about!
His joyful performance of ‘Freedom’ showed the world why he was nominated for so many awards across multiple genres, which included R&B, jazz, American roots, music for visual media, classical, and music video. We are obsessed with his infectious energy, the dancers, the costumes and hairstyles, and the overall aesthetic! Jon Batiste truly reminded the audience and viewers at home what live music and artistry is all about.
Olivia brought all the teen angst to the show with her performance of global smash ‘drivers license‘ against an atmospheric nighttime backdrop. Beginning with her tuning a car radio, the performance pulled us in right away. The starry night scene created the perfect vibe for Olivia to showcase her stunning vocal ability and remind everyone why she had such a massive debut year that had the entire world in a chokehold. It also reminded everyone why she racked up so many nominations for Sour and ‘drivers license’!
Post-performance, she gathered the awards for Best Pop Vocal Album, Best Pop Solo Performance, and the coveted Best New Artist.
Our queen Lady Gaga brought old-school Hollywood glamour to the GRAMMYs! In her performance of ‘Love For Sale’ and ‘Do I Love You,’ she delivered a beautiful tribute to duet partner Tony Bennett. She gave off maximum elegance and grace in a gorgeous mint green dress that took us back in time. Her versatility and flawless vocal talent is a force to be reckoned with. This is why Lady Gaga is a certified living legend!
Lil Nas X
The GRAMMY-nominated artist arrived to perform ‘Dead Right Now,’ ‘Montero,’ and ‘Industry Baby‘ with special guest Jack Harlow. His medley of hits brought sharp, sexy choreography and creative sets that led to one of the best performances of the night. Our favorite part was when he poked fun at the headlines he racked up after the release of his music videos and fully embraced them! Lil Nas X is never afraid to go there, and that’s what will definitely bring him longevity in the music industry!
Silk Sonic – aka Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak – gave us the full Vegas vibes with their Elvis Presley-esque outfits and flashy rendition of ‘777.’ As the openers of the show, they set the tone for the night with their dazzling energy and infectious groove, including Anderson .Paak’s joyful drumming and their full horn band. So it was no surprise when the duo won several awards, including Record and Song of the Year!
See if this performance truly lived up to our dreams here!
H.E.R. with Travis Barker and Lenny Kravitz
H.E.R. took the stage with a band of legends including Travis Barker, Lenny Kravitz, and Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. First up was her soulful GRAMMY-nominated track ‘Damage,’ which led to her showing off her talent on the drums before Travis Barker arrived to take over the task. Then Lenny Kravitz showed up to play an electrifying version of ‘Are You Gonna Go My Way?’ H.E.R.’s ability to show off her versatility as an artist is unmatched and we love it.
Billie Eilish delivered one of the most spectacular moments of the night when she performed ‘Happier Than Ever’ amid thunder and lightning and rain that created the perfect mood for the hit. Finneas accompanied her on guitar, and together, they looked like they were having the time of their lives. Through the song, Billie was able to showcase her signature whispery vocals crescendoing in full-on powerhouse rock by the end. We couldn’t help but jam along with them and be completely blown away by this performance!
And there you have it! These were the GRAMMY performances that blew us away! We can’t wait to see what the GRAMMYs brings next year, and until then, we’ll keep revisiting our fave moments!
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