Last night’s 60th-annual Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden in New York City celebrated more than just the music industry. From performances by Lady Gaga and Elton John to the powerful political activism sprinkled throughout, there was a little something for everyone. Even Broadway diva Patti Lupone showed up to belt Evita’s “Don’t Cry For Me Argentina,” from the starring role she originated on Broadway.
Compared to previous years, breathtaking dance and memorable choreography were not hallmarks of the evening, but, ICYMI, here were the standout numbers.
1. With special appearances by DJ Khaled and Bryson Tiller, Rihanna killed her performance of the hit single “Wild Thoughts,” and we’re not surprised.
2. Pop/R&B star Bruno Mars, who took home six statues, including record and song of the year—”24K Magic” album and hit single “That’s What I Like”—performed with Cardi B.
3. Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee performed a saucy “Despacito.” Billboard referred to the rare performance by a Latin artist at the Grammys as “unicorn-like.”