Sunday’s Grammy awards show marked a night full of performances by some of the industry’s biggest names. One interesting fold to this year’s Grammys was the handful of collaborations throughout the night. While the nearly four-hour broadcast featured a barrage of performances and collaborations, some stood out more than others. Check out Sunday night’s best performances below.
Highlights from the 2014 Grammy Awards
1. Daft Punk and Friends
One of the more interesting collaborations of the evening featured R&B legend Stevie Wonder teaming up with Daft Punk, Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers for new take on the smash hit, “Get Lucky.” Though song already recalls the disco aesthetic, last night’s stage set really drove it home. The performance began with Williams, Rodgers and Wonder performing on a set resembling a 70s era recording studio. By the time the enigmatic French robot duo revealed themselves behind the booth, the entire audience was on its feet, providing some GIF worthy moments from Yoko Ono and Steven Tyler.
2. Kedrick Lamar and Imagine Dragons
Kendrick Lamar may have gotten shut-out by the Grammys this year, but he used that frustration to turn in a high-energy performance with Imagine Dragons. The mash-up of “m.A.A.d. City” and “Radioactive” worked out better than it should have, and would go on to be one of the evening’s best performances–honorable mention to Taylor Swift for throwing rap hands throughout this whole performance.
3. Beyonce and Jay Z
Though it was not the most surprising collaboration of the night, Beyonce and Jay Z opened the show like few others could. Performing “Drunk In Love,” Beyonce looked and sounded amazing. It is rare to see these two on stage together, but they have great chemistry. Go figure.
4. Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr
Speaking of obvious collaborations… Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr took the stage together for the first time in five years. It is quite rare to see the two surviving members of the Beatles on the same stage, but anyone expecting to hear a Beatles song would be left disappointed. The two ran through a performance of McCartney’s new song, “Queenie Eye.”