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The 21 most iconic Grammys performances ever

The 21 most iconic Grammys performances ever
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The annual Grammys broadcast has featured some of the most memorable performances in American pop music. It’s the music industry's biggest night after all, and every year there is at least one artist who does their absolute best to floor us with their talent.

There have been some seriously iconic Grammy performances in the past— from tributes and in memoriums to duets and one-night-only supergroups— and this year, we expect no less!

But before we get ready to sit down and watch the 2021 Grammy Awards, let’s look back at some of the best, most iconic performances in the history of the award show.

What follows are the 21 most talked-about and critically acclaimed performances at the Grammys!

We’ve listed them in chronological order. Unfortunately, it is hard to find high-quality videos of each of these performances but nevertheless, the sound is all you need!

Michael Jackson (1988)

Whitney Houston (1994)

Ricky Martin (1999)

Eminem and Elton John (2001)

Beyoncé and Prince (2004)

Christina Aguilera (2007)

Amy Winehouse (2008)

Pink (2010)

Lady Gaga (2011)

Jennifer Hudson (2012)

Adele (2012)

Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z (2013)

Daft Punk Pharrell Williams ft Stevie Wonder (2014)

Macklemore (2014)

Madonna (2015)

Lady Gaga (2016)

Adele (2017)

Beyoncé (2017)

Kendrick Lamars (2018)

Elton John and Miley Cyrus, 'Tiny Dancer' (2018)

Bruno Mars and Cardi B (2018)

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