Sixty years is a long time to be consistent in doing anything but The Recording Academy has kept the lights on for the Grammys sixty times. Over the years, the star-studded show has given us memorable moment after memorable moment.
Tomorrow, the Grammys will be held again and as we prepare for this year’s edition of the legendary award show, let’s take a look back at our five favourite moments.
5. Kendrick Lamar
Kendrick Lamar took the phrase ‘set the stage on fire’ to another level when he took the Grammy stage in 2016. His race-themed performance had everyone glued to their screens as K. Dot expertly merged effects, choreography and an amazing vocal delivery.
4. Jennifer Hudson
Jennifer Hudson spread goosebumps all over the world in 2012 when she performed a moving tribute in honour of Grammy legend, Whitney Houston. Houston had died unexpectedly the night before so emotions were already high in the atmosphere. However, when Hudson started singing, ‘I Will Always Love You’, she made grown men cry.
3. Destiny’s Child
Years before anyone knew Beyoncé would perform at the Grammys time and time again, Destiny’s Child made their 2001 Grammy debut in the sassiest way possible. The ladies not only took the stage that night, they also took home two Grammys. How’s that for an introduction!
2. Mariah Carey
Another legendary Grammy debut was in 1991 when Mariah Carey took our breaths away with her flawless performance of ‘Vision Of Love’. MC took home two Grammys that year as her colourful career began to skyrocket.
1. Michael Jackson
Arguably the most iconic Grammy performance of all time went down in 1988 when the King of Pop blew our minds while wearing a simple denim shirt and black pants. His performance of ‘The Way You Make Me Feel’ and ‘Man In The Mirror’ has become the blueprint for subsequent Grammy performances.