The 2018 Annual Grammy Awards took place in New York City last night, and there was some incredible performances on the night.
Bruno Mars and Kendrick Lamar took home the most awards, and both performed on the night as well.
There were so many amazing performances on the night, it’s hard to choose which one was the best, so we’ve listed over favourites performances below:
13. U2, “Get Out Of Your Own Way”
Our very own U2 delivered a politically-charged performance of their song Get Out of Your Own Way on a floating stage in New York Harbor, with the Statue of Liberty displayed in the background.
Although the band weren’t nominated this year as their latest album, Songs of Experience, was released after the September 30 cut-off date for nominations – they have won 22 Grammys over the years.
12. Elton John & Miley Cyrus, “Tiny Dancer”
Elton John and Miley Cyrus teamed up to sing ‘Tiny Dancer’ on the night.
After their performance, Miley paid tribute to Elton on Instagram, writing, “I can’t thank you enough for giving me the honor of performing with you tonight at The Grammys! I’ve loved every moment I’ve spent with you over the years & will cherish each second of your kindness….”
“Let’s kick ass and keep fighting for an end to the AIDS epidemic! Everything you do inspires me to keep workin hard and never giving up on all my dreams ! Love you dearly!” she added.
11. Sam Smith, “Pray”
Sam Smith delivered a powerful performance of ‘Pray’ from his sophomore album The Thrill of It All, which was released past the eligibility cut off for this year’s awards.
10. Lady Gaga, “Joanne” / “Million Reasons”
Lady Gaga stunned the crowd with a verse and chorus of her piano rendition of ‘Joanne’, before pivoting to ‘Million Reasons’.
The singer was nominated for Best Pop Solo Performance for Million Reasons, but she lost out to Ed Sheeran on the night.
9. DJ Khaled feat. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller, “Wild Thoughts”
DJ Khaled was joined on stage by Rihanna and Bryson Tiller to perform their chart-topping hit ‘Wild Thoughts’.
Khaled being his typical self on stage exclaimed, “They said I would never perform at the Grammys – they played themselves.”
8. Logic feat. Alessia Cara & Khalid, “1-800-273-8255”
Logic, Khalid and best new artist winner Alessia Cara performed their song 1-800-273-8255 following the ceremony’s In Memoriam segment, which ended with Chester Bennington, who took his own life last year.
They were joined on stage by people wearing t-shirts reading ‘You Are Not Alone’ – who turned out to be suicide attempt and loss survivors chosen by the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
The title of the hit song, which was definitely one of 2017’s biggest hits in the charts, is the number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline in the States.
7. P!nk, “Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken”
P!nk’s performance was definitely a major highlight at the Grammys last night.
The wowed with her incredible vocals as she performed ‘Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken’.
6. Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat. Zuleyka Rivera, “Despacito”
It’s the song that ruled every radio station last year, Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee performed ‘Despacito’.
Although Justin Bieber, who lent his vocals to the most popular version of the song, didn’t make an appearance on the night – the performance still went down a hit.
5. Childish Gambino, “Terrified”
Donald Glover stunned in an all white suit as he performed his song ‘Terrified’ on the Grammys stage.
On the night, Donald, who performs music under his stage name Childish Gambino, won his first Grammy on the night when he was named the recipient of best traditional R&B performance for his song ‘Redbone’.
4. SZA, “Broken Clocks”
Although SZA failed to secure a Grammy Award after being nominated in five categories, the singer blew the crowd away with her spell-binding rendition of ‘Broken Clocks’.
3. Kesha, “Praying”
Kesha showed her support for the #MeToo movement with her stunning performance of ‘Praying’, which was definitely one of the most special moments from the Grammys last night.
The singer was supported by an all-female choir of co-stars, including Camila Cabello, Cyndi Lauper and Andra Day.
Kesha’s public support of #MeToo is particularly poignant after she was locked in a legal battle with her former producer Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald and his Sony imprint Kemosabe.
2. Bruno Mars & Cardi B, “Finesse” (Remix)
Bruno Mars and Cardi B’s highly-anticipated performance of ‘Finesse’ definitely didn’t disappoint at the Grammys last night.
It was their first televised rendition of their much-loved new remix, and had everyone up on their feet.
1. Kendrick Lamar feat. U2 & Dave Chappelle, Medley
Kendrick Lamar’s Grammys-opening medley was one of his greatest performances yet, as he was joined by Bono and Dave Chappelle.