The 2021 Grammy Awards took place Sunday night (March 14) in Los Angeles. Among the many performers were Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion, Billie Eilish, Taylor Swift, Post Malone, Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak, Bad Bunny, Miranda Lambert, and Dua Lipa and DaBaby. Plus, the pre-gala ceremony, hosted by Jhené Aiko, featured performances by Burna Boy and others. Check out the full slate of 2021 Grammy Award performances below.
2021 Grammy Awards Main Ceremony
Billie Eilish and FINNEAS
The Haim sisters closed out the show’s opening segment with “The Steps.”
Black Pumas were up for three awards at the 2021 Grammys, including Album of the Year for the deluxe edition of their self-titled debut. They didn’t take home any trophies but did play “Colors.”
DaBaby and Roddy Ricch
For his first time on the stage, DaBaby brought along Roddy Ricch for an elaborate performance of “ROCKSTAR.”
Bad Bunny and Jhay Cortez
Dua Lipa and DaBaby
Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak as Silk Sonic
Taylor Swift, Aaron Dessner, and Jack Antonoff
The “In Memoriam” segment began with Silk Sonic covering Little Richard. After that, Lionel Richie covered Kenny Rogers, Brandi Carlile played John Prine’s Grammy-winning “I Remember Everything,” and Chris Martin and Brittany Howard performed Gerry Marsden’s “You’ll Never Walk Alone.”
Mickey Guyton had already made history as the first Black woman nominated as a solo country artist even though she did not win Best Country Solo Performance for “Black Like Me.”
Maren Morris and John Mayer
Maren Morris closed the country segment with “The Bones.” She let non-nominee John Mayer perform with her.
Megan Thee Stallion
“WAP” may not have been submitted for 2021 Grammy consideration, but Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion still gave the smash hit its live debut—garbed in matching plate armor and bouncing on a giant bed—as part of a medley on Sunday.
Nine-time nominee Post Malone, who did not win his first Grammy last night, performed “Hollywood’s Bleeding” surrounded by fog, flashing lights, and robed singers.
Lil Baby’s Best Rap Performance–nominated “The Bigger Picture” received a politically charged airing, with an assist from Killer Mike.
BTS’s quest to become the first K-pop group to win a Grammy proved unsuccessful. Nonetheless, you can check out their performance of “Dynamite,” which was nominated in the Best Pop Duo/Group Performance category.
Compton’s Roddy Ricch was up for six awards but went home empty-handed. He did get a chance to perform “Heartless” and “The Box” with a full band, including a harpist, trumpet player, and more.
2021 Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony®
“Mercy, Mercy Me (The Ecology)”
The Recording Academy opened the Premiere Ceremony® with a 50th anniversary celebration of Marvin Gaye’s “Mercy, Mercy Me (The Ecology).” The tribute performance featured: Afro-Peruvian Jazz Orchestra, Thana Alexa, John Beasley, Camilo, Regina Carter, Alexandre Desplat, Bebel Gilberto, Lupita Infante, Sarah Jarosz, Mykal Kilgore, Ledisi, Mariachi Sol de Mexico de Jose Hernandez, PJ Morton, Gregory Porter, Grace Potter, säje, Gustavo Santaolalla, Anoushka Shankar, and Kamasi Washington.
Pianist Igor Levit delivered a sedate performance of Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata.
Jimmy “Duck” Holmes
Jimmy “Duck” Holmes was nominated for Best Traditional Blues Album for Cypress Grove. He performed “Catfish Blues.”
Terri Lynne Carrington + Social Science
Jazz drummer, composer, and producer Terri Lynne Carrington was up for Best Jazz Instrumental Album for Waiting Game, her 2019 record with Social Science. The group’s performance of “Trapped in the American Dream” was led by rapper Kassa Overall.
Rufus Wainwright was nominated for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album for Unfollow the Rules. He sang “Devils and Angeles (Hatred).”
Poppy was up for Best Metal Performance for her 2019 song “BLOODMONEY.” She sang “EAT.”
This article was originally published on Sunday, March 14 at 8:00 a.m. Eastern. It was last updated on Tuesday, March 16 at 9:40 a.m. Eastern.