The 2024 Grammy Awards were a night filled with celebration and remembrance.
At the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles on Feb. 4, the biggest names in music gathered to commemorate another remarkable year in their industry. Additionally, they united to honor the talent lost in the past year during the emotional in memoriam segment.
Stevie Wonder took the stage to honor the late Tony Bennett, commencing the in memoriam segment. Prior to his performance, he reminisced about Bennett's significant contributions to music and highlighted his passion for art, peace, civil rights, and more.
Wonder proceeded to perform "For Once in My Life" alongside a video of Bennett also singing the song. He then treated the audience to a rendition of "The Best Is Yet To Come."
Following Wonder's performance, Annie Lennox took the stage and delivered a heartfelt rendition of Sinead O'Connor's "Nothing Compares 2 U."
During the segment, screens displayed tributes to Tina Turner, Jimmy Buffett, Harry Belafonte, and many other notable figures.
Lenny Kravitz proceeded to honor Clarence Avant, the music executive and film producer, before introducing Jon Batiste, who performed "Ain’t No Sunshine" and "Lean on Me" by Bill Withers, as well as "Optimistic" featuring Ann Nesby by Sounds of Blackness.
Oprah Winfrey graced the stage to praise her favorite artist and friend, Tina Turner. She then introduced Fantasia Barrino, who dazzled in gold fringe as she delivered a powerful rendition of "Proud Mary" by Ike & Tina Turner. Barrino was joined by a group of dancers clad in Turner-inspired dresses, captivating the audience with their energetic performance and homage to Turner's iconic moves.
Hosted by comedian and former “Daily Show” host Trevor Noah for the fourth consecutive year, the 2024 Grammys aired live from the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. The event was broadcast on CBS and various streaming platforms.
SZA led the pack with nine nominations, joined by stars like Taylor Swift, Phoebe Bridgers, Olivia Rodrigo, and Victoria Monet, who were also nominated for awards. Performers included Dua Lipa, Luke Combs, Joni Mitchell, and more.
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