The best performances from the 63rd GRAMMY Awards – BTS, Taylor Swift, Silk Sonic, Billie Eilish, and more

The best performances from the 63rd GRAMMY Awards – BTS, Taylor Swift, Silk Sonic, Billie Eilish, and more

Those who have been following the GRAMMY Awards over the years would have noted that this year's edition of the show was a rather unconventional one due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 

For starters, instead of being held at the iconic Staples Center, the show—hosted by Trevor Noah—was held at an outdoor space in downtown Los Angeles. Nominees and guests in attendance donned masks and sat apart from each other at their designated tables. And most noticeably, there was no live audience. 

Despite these unusual circumstances, the 63rd GRAMMY Awards was not a muted affair thanks to the artists who breathed life into it with their unforgettable performances.

Blending eye-catching sets and costumes with their unrivalled showmanship, they brought some semblance of familiarity to an otherwise unusual ceremony and proved that it is indeed possible to have an entertaining award show even when there are restrictions in place. 

Here is a roundup of the biggest performances from the 63rd GRAMMY Awards. 


BTS

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A year after performing a remix of 'Old Town Road' together with Lil Nas X at the 62nd GRAMMY Awards, South Korean sensations BTS brought the fire and set the night alight during their sophomore GRAMMYs performance.

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Performing their own smash hit 'Dynamite' from Seoul this time round, the global superstars charmed the entire world with their impressive live vocals and delightful dancing. The performance, which culminated in a breathtaking finale on the rooftop of a skyscraper, was also a huge payoff for fans who had patiently waited for it to air. While BTS may have missed out on a GRAMMY Award this year, they have secured a page for themselves in the GRAMMYs history book through this memorable performance.


TAYLOR SWIFT

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Taylor Swift whisked everyone to a dreamy realm of her creation during her three-song medley, which comprised songs from both the Grammy-winning folklore and its sister album evermore. The singer-songwriter opened her performance with 'cardigan', which she performed while lying on the roof of a cabin in the middle of a forest. She then seamlessly moved into its warmly lit interior, where she sang 'august' and closed off with 'willow'.


DABABY AND RODDY RICCH

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Decked out in a white Chanel suit and backed up a choir dressed as judges and a violinist, Charlotte rapper DaBaby delivered yet another showstopping rendition of his hit song 'Rockstar'. His performance was bursting with energy from start to finish and even featured a never-before-heard verse that referenced Batman and even the GRAMMYs. DaBaby was also joined onstage by Roddy Ricch, who is featured in the studio version of 'Rockstar'.


HARRY STYLES

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Just when we thought 'Watermelon Sugar' could not get any better, Harry Styles unleashed a jazz-infused rendition of the fan-favourite song on us. Donning an all-black leather outfit with a fur boa scarf wrapped around his neck, the British pop sensation owned the stage with his smooth dancing and his signature vocals.


BILLIE EILISH AND FINNEAS

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Billie Eilish delivered an enthralling live rendition of her GRAMMY-winning hit 'Everything I Wanted' from atop a sinking car, not unlike the one featured in the music video for the song. Supported by her brother and producer FINNEAS, the 19-year-old singer showcased her haunting vocals in a quiet but utterly beautiful performance. 


DOJA CAT

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As soon as Doja Cat walked onto the stage, it was clear that we were getting another reimagining of her smash hit 'Say So'. Dressed in a cyberpunk-inspired all-black costume, the singer-songwriter belted out lines and entertained viewers with energetic dance breaks as laser light beams filled up the room. 


SILK SONIC

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Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak made their highly-anticipated live debut as Silk Sonic in style at this year's GRAMMYs. Performing in a dark room with retro lights flashing in the background, the R&B duo took viewers on a trip to the past with a memorable live rendition of their debut single 'Leave The Door Open'.


BAD BUNNY AND JHAY CORTEZ

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Sporting sleek shades and sure-to-be iconic hairdos, Puerto Rican rappers Bad Bunny and Jhay Cortez presented a neon-soaked performance of their hit song 'Dákiti'. Moving through walkways flanked by Tron-inspired light panels, they took those who tuned in on a one-of-a-kind odyssey through a futuristic nightlife scene. 


DUA LIPA

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During her performance on the GRAMMYs stage, British singer-songwriter Dua Lipa proved why she is one of the world's biggest pop stars.

Opening with 'Levitating', the 25-year-old opted to showcase her vocals and did away with dancing for most of the song. After DaBaby joined the performance with a rap verse, Lipa reemerged and all ready to show off her dance skills. She closed off her performance with a dazzling live rendition of 'Don't Start Now' in front of a disco-themed set.

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See the list of winners of the 63rd GRAMMY Awards here.