To commemorate the Grammys this evening, here’s a look at some of the best performances from previous years’ Grammys. The videos are in no particular order.
I thought it would be appropriate to start out with Whitney Houston performing at the 28th Annual Grammy Awards in 1986. She is performing her hit song, “Saving All My Love For You”. Say what you will about Whitney’s death but she was a class when it came to singing.
In 1996, new artist Alanis Morrisette performed her hit, “You Oughta Know”, on the Grammy stage. Alanis won four awards that night.
Ricky Martin took the world by storm in 1999 when he performed on the Grammys. It was a night that would change Ricky’s life forever. In his memoir, Me, Ricky writes: “I was blown away by their intensity- it was like receiving a blessing from an audience that I respect immensely. And it was another moment I will remeber for the rest of my life.”
Arcade Fire’s performance of “Month of May” at last year’s Grammys was spectacular because they have bikers riding around on stage with cameras on their bikes. The video from the bikes and the strobe lights captured the chaos of the song.
Mumford and Sons also performed on last year’s Grammys. The band performed the second single off their debut album, Sigh No More, “The Cave”.