An ode to his To Pimp a Butterfly album, Kendrick Lamar's incredible moment on the GRAMMY 2016 stage moved from a politically charged rendition of "The Blacker the Berry" to a jazz-infused "Alright" featuring tribal dancers. It was the performance with the most to say, by far, and has already solidified its place as unforgettable GRAMMY moment.
Incredibly, Gaga rolled through nearly a dozen classic Bowie hits in a fitting tribute that honored the late icon's huge legacy. Very awesomely, Bowie's longtime collaborator Nile Rodgers shared the stage with the singer throughout the whole show-stopping affair.
Even while being telecast from a Broadway theater in New York, the award-winning play's cast brought a performance that felt as big just as big as any at the massive Los Angeles ceremony. For a play that's already sold out for months, this huge win could mean getting a ticket at all in 2016 might take a miracle.
The unlikely British duo of Andra Day and Ellie Goulding served up major vocals for this unlikely-but-smashing duet that brought together their GRAMMY-nominated singles "Rise Up" and "Love Me Like You Do."
While many of the night's tributes were heartfelt affairs, this salute to Lionel Richie was one of the night's most fun performances. From The Commodores' "Brick House" to the Richie's solo smash "All Night Long," a ton of the icon's hits were there performed by a diverse cast that included John Legend, Demi Lovato, Meghan Trainor, Luke Bryan and Tyrese.