2019 Grammys: Best Performances from Cardi B, Miley Cyrus, Dolly Parton, Alicia Keys and More

Dubbed as the music’s grandest awards night-the 61st Annual Grammy Awards unfolded last night at the Staples Center, Los Angeles, broadcasted on CBS. 11-time Grammy winner Alicia Keys hosted the event, which was a spectacular act itself. But her live performances were a key highlight of the 2019 Grammys night.

2019 Grammys saw some big winners including Childish Gambino bagging 3 awards for his hit single “This Is America.” Dua Lipa managed to grab the ‘Best New Artist’ award courtesy of her hit singles such as “Electricity” and “One Kiss.” She also performed the latter song with St. Vincent who grabbed the award for ‘Best Rock Song.’

Alicia Keys possibly won the hearts of everybody and renewed memories of her musical prowess last night as she delivered a medley of covers from “Killing Me Softly,” Nat King Cole’s “Unforgettable,” “Use Somebody” by Kings of Leon and her own hit “New York.”

Alicia Keys played two pianos for her medley (Image credits: Dailymail)

Another notable act from 2019 Grammy Awards night was by Cardi B performing her single “Money.” She was quite unrecognizable as she donned herself in all black and silver to perform the song. The ‘Best Rap Album’ Grammy winner, too, performed the piano to our surprise.

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Cardi B was also photographed taking a bite off of her boyfriend-Offset’s tongue at the red carpet.

Extreme PDA by Cardi B and Offset at 2019 Grammys red carpet (Image credits: popculture)

Opening Act of Grammy 2019 with Michelle Obama

The ‘Album of the Year’ winner Kacey Musgraves had the opportunity to perform her hit track “Rainbow” last night. The serenading performance was only supported by a keyboard and her soulful vocals. Simply brilliant flavor of Country music to the otherwise pop-dominated night.

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The Dolly Parton tribute was one of the main highlights of the night. More impressive is that Dolly Parton herself was joined on stage for the medley of performances from “Here You Come Again,” “Jolene,” “After the Gold Rush,” “Red Shoes” and “9 to 5.” She was joined on stage by an ensemble including Kacey Musgraves, Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Little Big Town and Maren Morris. It was a truly spectacular performance and a definite kicker to the night’s events.

The Dolly Parton tribute ensmble at 2019 Grammys (Image credits: justjared)

The ‘Best New Artist’ winner Dua Lipa and ‘Best Rock Song’ winner St. Vincent performed a memorable live act of two of their biggest hits. Together they performed “One Kiss” and “Masseducation” which won St. Vincent her award last night. Both looked matching twins with bob cuts and black leather clothing. The duo also covered Aretha Flanklin’s “Respect” as a tribute.

St. Vincent and Dua Lipa made a strong statement last night (Image credits: justjared)

Watch St. Vincent and Dua Lipa Twinning at 2019 Grammys

The great Diana Ross took the stage at 2019 Grammys to perform a medley of “The best Years of My Life” and “Reach Out and Touch.” The performance may have lacked the same energy it had from 15 years back. But it was a fun and valid trip down the memory lane, and her charm has not dropped even in the slightest. This great lady turns 75 next month.

Diana Ross performing a medley at 61st Grammy Awards (Image credits: popsugar)

Shawn Mendes and Miley Cyrus joined vocals to perform his hit single “In My Blood.” This live act took a different theme–starting off with a piano as a solo act and then joined by Miley towards mid-performance. No sooner, Shawn Mendes shifted to an electric guitar for the upbeat ending.

Shawn Mendes and Miley Cyrus duet at Grammy Awards 2019 (Image credits: justjared)

Lady Gaga not only won the ‘Best Pop Collaboration’ award for “Shallow” but she also made a solo performance of the hit track, dropping her partner Bradley Cooper. Her live act was only second to her powerful acceptance speech.

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Other notable performances were “Harder” by H.E.R who was also a winner from the night. Post Malone and Red Hot Chili Peppers performed an unusual medley of “Stay,” “Rockstar” and “Dark Necessities.” We also witnessed the usual suspects of “Havana”–Camila Cabello and J Balvin joined by Ricky Martin, Young Thug and Arturo Sandoval to perform this breakout sensation.

Electric “Havana” dance at the awards ceremony live

Janelle Monae’s “Make Me Feel” performance was one that made us feel everything.

One thing clear about the 2019 Grammys and its performances is that female artists absolutely dominated the night. From Alicia Keys to Michelle Obama to Lady Gaga to Dolly Parton to Diana Ross to Dua Lipa the list goes on and on. Congratulations to all the winners and stunning performers of the night.

Watch the below highlight reel from 2019 Grammys!

What was your favourite act from the awards ceremony? Comment below.

Update:

Watch the Red Hot Chili Pepper’s collab with Post Malone at the Grammy Awards

Adam McDonald

Hi! I am the founder and lead author and editor of Justrandomthings music community. A vast range of personal interests from Hip-Hop to Country to Hard Rock and Punk music will keep you entertained.

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