The 50 Grammy Performances That You Need to Watch, Day One

Britney Spears performed at the 2000 Grammy Awards. Photo property of Dave Hogan/Getty Images.

 

The Grammys are 12 days away!  Every year, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences recognize some of the biggest names in music for their accomplishments in the recording industry.

 

Every year, Grammy audiences anticipate a performance that will have people talking about it at work the very next day or even the next couple of years.

 

In order to prep viewers for this year’s Grammy Awards, this author will be counting down to the most incredible Grammy performances in the past 32 years.   Each day, you can expect five incredible performances with summaries on either this blog: jacobelyacharjournalist.com or Examiner.com.

 

Without further ado, here are the first five performances that you need to watch:

 

50. Across the Universe tribute (2005)

 

2005’s Grammy Awards brought together several big names to pay tribute to tsunami victims.  Several singers rocked their solos including Norah Jones, Bono, Steven Tyler and Billie Joe Armstrong.   Click here to see this incredible smorgasbord of stars: http://youtu.be/-TQAicLD0tY

 

49. Whitney Houston, “It’s Not Right But its Okay/I Learned From the Best” (2000)

 

The Voice delivered a superb melody of two songs from her 1998 My Love is Your Love album.   When she performed both songs, she demonstrated her star power by connecting to the audience by her vocals.   To see the entire number, click here: http://youtu.be/U5c_sudRQfc

 

48. Hanson, “MMMBop” (1998)

 

Hanson mania hit the Grammys in 1998 when the trio performed their signature song at Radio City Music Hall when the Grammy Awards were held in New York City.  The Hanson Brothers delivered a memorable performance that showed the Grammy audience how to rock.   Click here to watch the Hanson Brothers perform at the Grammys: http://youtu.be/gXbxd6QHE04

 

47.  Ricky Martin, “The Cup of Life” (1998)

 

Latin superstar Ricky Martin exploded onto the Grammys with his jovial performance of “The Cup of Life” that featured incredible Latin dance moves, a percussion band walking in Radio City Music Hall’s aisles and made the audience felt like they were attending a World Cup Victory Party.  To see the spectacular that receive a standing ovation from the Grammy audience, click here: http://youtu.be/yXNldov2rIw

 

46. Britney Spears, “From the Bottom of My Broken Heart/Baby One More Time” (2000)

 

The future Femme Fatale has only performed once for a Grammy audience.  This performance was when Britney first exploded on the music scene.  The Princess of Pop performed two songs from her debut album: Baby One More Time.   This segment featured incredible choreography and superb live vocals from the future Grammy winner.

 

To watch Britney’s only Grammy performance, click here: http://youtu.be/TJC-9k9o8Ck

 

Day two of this coverage will be on my Examiner.com page: http://www.examiner.com/reality-tv-in-kansas-city/jacob-elyachar   

 

I do not own any of the video clips that have appeared on this blog post.  They belong to the National Recording Academy of Arts and Sciences and CBS Broadcasting Company.

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