This year’s Grammy season officially came to a close at Crypto.com Arena Sunday (Feb. 4), with the biggest stars in music all gathering under one roof to celebrate each other’s wins and, in between, cheer on each other’s performances.
And, as usual, the 2024 ceremony offered up a diverse smattering of musical numbers from chart-toppers of all genres. The night kicked off with an energetic dance-pop showcase from Dua Lipa that warmed the crowd up for about a dozen more performances, including Miley Cyrus — who belted out her single “Flowers,” which would later take home record of the year — Travis Scott, Olivia Rodrigo, Billie Eilish, Burna Boy, Travis Scott, SZA and, remotely from Las Vegas’ Sphere arena, U2.
The show also made sure to honor both living and late musical legends, with Tracy Chapman joining Luke Combs to assist him in singing “Fast Car,” and Joni Mitchell making her Grammys stage debut at the age of 80 alongside Brandi Carlile, Alison Russell, Lucius, Blake Mills and Jacob Collier. Plus, Fantasia got the crowd on its feet with a roaring tribute to Tina Turner, who passed away in May, and Billy Joel performed his first new single in years, “Turn the Lights Back On.”
Beyond the dynamic scope of performances, the 2024 Grammys was packed with exciting moments. Taylor Swift both surprise-announced her next album The Tortured Poets Department and made history by winning album of the year for the fourth time in her career; Jay-Z did not mince words in a pointed but appreciative roast of the Recording Academy; and Celine Dion made an unexpected appearance toward the end of the show following more than a year away from the public eye amid her battle with Stiff Person Syndrome.
But when it comes to this year’s Grammys musical numbers, which artist had your favorite? Vote below.
The post “Miley Cyrus, Joni Mitchell & More: Which Performance at the 2024 Grammys Was Your Favorite? Vote!” by Hannah Dailey was published on 02/05/2024 by www.billboard.com