Alicia Keys pulled double duty tonight at the 61st Grammy Awards. Along with hosting the ceremony, the R&B singer stole the spotlight as a performer.
Keys, armed with not one but two pianos, played her own original hit (“Empire State of Mind”), as well as a wide-ranging medley of cover songs. She took on Coldplay (“Clocks”), Drake (“In My Feelings”), Kings of Leon (“Use Somebody”), Ella Mai (“Boo’d Up”), and even “Lucid Dreams” by emo rapper Juice WRLD. Additionally, she performed a bit of “Killing Me Softly” to honor Roberta Flack, who celebrated her 81st birthday one Sunday (the song was, of course, later famously covered by Lauryn Hill and The Fugees).
Replay bits of the performance below.
alicia outsold juice wrld pic.twitter.com/UkNnmKz4G3
— lily #jooliuce NSD (@seoluvrs) February 11, 2019
— Ayydé (@idayallday) February 11, 2019
— Marcos Vargas G. (@Marcos_Vargas) February 11, 2019
Ella Mai reaction to Alicia Keys performing her song at the Grammys is priceless pic.twitter.com/L0j2q9Rhbe
— throughouttheassociation (@associationvibe) February 11, 2019
Que bonito que canta Alicia…. pic.twitter.com/C1BYQVs0NG
— Corruptela (@Argelis_81) February 11, 2019
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