Adele, Lady Gaga, Kendrick Lamar…These are the 7 best performances from the 2016 Grammys

The Grammys held last night, 15th of February 2016 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles marking the end of another great year for the universal language of music. The night saw some big names missing from the Grammy stage, but the artistes who came on stage compensated fans and viewers fully.

Here are 7 of the best in no particular order.

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Taylor Swift opened the show and killed it.

Taylor Swift opened the Grammys with a stunning performance of Out of the Woods off her album 1989.

 

The Weeknd does what he does best.

Melancholic casanova, The Weeknd makes a Grammy performance debut with an acoustic rendition of Can’t Feel My Face and mellow version of In The Night both off his 2015 album, Beauty Behind the Madness.

The Kendrick Lamar performance everyone is talking about.

In what is probably the most politically charged performance ever put together on the Grammy stage, Kendrick Lamar, steps out into the audience with chains and prison uniforms against the backdrop of a jailhouse. The rapper delivers a medley of songs from his critically acclaimed, To Pimp a Butterfly album.

Adele performs “All I Ask”, shouts out Kendrick Lamar.

 

Adele’s Grammy performance was not poor, but it could have been better. The evident problems stemmed from sound distortions backstage that seemed to unsettle Adele, who tried to keep her soulful voice on key on two occasions during her performance. However, she sailed the performance to the end and gave a shout out to Kendrick Lamar who was on the stage before her.

Miguel does a Michael Jackson tribute.

 

The singer performed She’s out of my life with a video of Michael Jackson crooning the song behind him.

Justin Beiber and Jack U perform Love Your Self and Where are you Now.

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Off his 2015 album, Purpose, The singer delivers an acoustic cover for his song Love yourself and later brought on DJ and Producers, Jack U and Diplo to perform the EDM hit Where are you now. Watch the performance here

Lady Gaga’s David Bowie Tribute

Paying last respects in music to the late David Bowie, Lady Gaga performed a medley of the iconic singer’s songs starting with the massive Space Oddity.

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