Grammy Awards 2016 did not disappoint music fans as it presented amazing live musical performances witnessed on a single stage.
Here are six of the evening’s best and most shocking performances.
1. Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift’s opening performance kicked the show into full gear, USA Today reported. The pop darling dressed fiercely in a glittering catsuit. She sang “Out of the Woods” from her “1989” album that won Album of the Year.
2. Carrie Underwood and Sam Hunt
Underwood and Hunt’s was a little bit country, a little bit sexy, USA Today remarked. The combination of her steamy, creamy voice with his cool and grainy vocals made them sizzle on stage. Their intense gaze into each other’s eyes made it even hotter.
3. Kendrick Lamar
Lamar performed two songs “The Blacker the Berry” and “Alright”.
Vox noted the rapper’s “shocking, fearless performance” as he rapped, “Your plan is to terminate my culture” from “Blacker”.
The performance focused on the rapper’s voice and the powerful message of his song, Vox added.
4. Lady Gaga’s tribute to David Bowie
The Grammy Awards announced early on that Lady Gaga would perform the tribute to David Bowie.
The tribute was one of the longest performances of the night, The Verge reported. It featured nine selections from the late music legend’s discography.
The Verge called the performance “Intel x Haus of Gaga” equals “some pretty cool graphics”. The website went to add, “It was a burst of rock ‘n’ roll energy on a sleepy night”.
In the end, the audience awarded Mother Monster who channelled Bowie in a “Ziggy Stardust” costume with a standing ovation.
Her much awaited Grammy Awards 2016 performance encountered technical difficulties, Billboard reported. Despite the technical problems, USA Today remarked her “texture and emotion of her singing never fell short.”
Like the rest of her fans who tweeted their disappointment at the outcome, Adele posted this to Twitter.
6. Joey Alexander
The twelve-year-old pianist showed everyone why he earned a Grammy nomination, Entertainment Weekly reported.
Alexander was nominated for Best Jazz Instrumental Album and Best Improvised Jazz Solo. The New York Times hailed him as “the most talked-about one that jazz has seen in a while” owing to his album, “My Favorite Things,” that came out in 2015.