Grammy Awards 2018: Kendrick Lamar and U2 Deliver Fierce Performance, Lady GaGa Honors Late Aunt

While Kendrick and the rock band perform a blistering performance of their collaboration 'XXX', GaGa touches the audience's hearts with an emotional rendition of 'Joanne'.

AceShowbiz - %cKendrick Lamar% and %cU2% joined forces at the 2018 Grammy Awards, which was held on January 28 at Madison Square Garden in New York. The duo opened the show by delivering some blistering performances, including their collaboration "XXX".

The performance started with the rock band performing behind masked dancers. When the lights finally turned on, Kendrick could be seen standing on the stage, launching directly into "XXX". %cBono% walked to the front during the chorus part of the song before Kendrick wrapped up the song by spitting lines from "DNA.".

Comedian %cDave Chappelle% then took the stage for a short interlude, joking with the crowd. After that, Kendrick returned to the stage and began singing a medley of his verse on %cRich the Kid%'s "New Freezer" and %cJay Rock%'s "King Dead", which is the soundtrack to "Black Panther".

%cLady GaGa%, on the other hand, performed an emotional rendition of "Joanne" at the event, which was hosted by %cJames Corden%. Sitting at a white grand piano covered in feathers, the star sang the powerful lyrics of her album's title track while %cMark Ronson% strummed a guitar. "This is for my father's late sister, Joanne," she said before the performance. "This is for love and compassion even when you can't understand."

After a brief pause and a shout out to "Time's Up", GaGa sequed into her hit single "Million Reasons". She eventually stopped playing the piano and stood up to belt out the high notes. She concluded her performance by lying backwards on the piano.

In light of the recent fight against sexual harassment and assault, %cKe$ha% dedicated her first Grammy performance and her song "Praying" to the #MeToo movement and women who are survivors of assault. She was joined by a slew of outstanding female backup vocals including %cCamila Cabello%, %cAndra Day% and %cBebe Rexha%.

Meanwhile, %cLuis Fonsi% and %cDaddy Yankee% brought %cZuleyka Rivera%, the 2006 Miss Universe winner, to the stage during their performance of their megahit "Despacito". Zuleyka appeared mid-performance, twerking her way in a gold and nude bodysuit.

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