The 2024 Grammys Were Filled With Nostalgic Performances & Wins

Nostalgic Grammy Performances and Appearances
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It seems that nostalgia is King at recent award shows and we are loving it! Last night’s Grammy Awards were no exception and we were surprised to see artists such as The Beatles and David Bowie win big. There were also a few surprise appearances and performances that were a real treat. Let’s go over some of the best, most nostalgic moments at the Grammys, and be sure to comment on what you liked to see most last night! In case you missed the show, you can check out clips on YouTube or watch it on Paramount+.

The Beatles win a Grammy for Best Music Video

The Beatles proved that it is never too late to win a Grammy. In a list of nominees with all younger artists, the British rock group with only two surviving members took home the win for Best Music Video for their video “I’m Only Sleeping.” They previously only had one Grammy for Album of the Year in 1968 for Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. This year’s win came after the expanded re-issue of their Revolver album.

Joni Mitchell performs for the first time at the Grammys at 80 years old

Joni Mitchell and Brandi Carlile per onstage during the 66th GRAMMY Awards at Arena on February 04, 2024 in Los Angeles, California

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Despite being a 10-time Grammy Award-winning artist (she won this year for Best Folk Album!), this was the first time Joni Mitchell had ever performed at the ceremony. The 80-year-old was introduced by Brandi Carlile and received a standing ovation for her performance of “Both Sides Now.” This performance was even more special as it was her first live performance in 20 years! “Both Sides Now” was first recorded in 1966 by Judy Collins. Mitchell recorded in 1969 and won a Grammy for her rendition in 1970.

Tracy Chapman performs ‘Fast Car’ with Luke Combs in rare appearance

Tracy Chapman and Luke Combs perform onstage during the 66th GRAMMY Awards on February 04, 2024 in Los Angeles, California

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Tracy Chapman‘s iconic song “Fast Car” was thrust back into pop culture when it was recently recorded by country music artist Luke Combs. Both stars came together to perform the hit, making it Chapman’s first live performance in many years. They also received a standing ovation for their duet. Chapman shared, “I never expected to find myself on the country charts, but I’m honored to be there I’m happy for Luke and his success and grateful that new fans have found and embraced ‘Fast Car.'”

A film about David Bowie wins Grammy for Best Music Film

Moonage Daydream David Bowie, 2022

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Filmmaker Brett Morgen received a Grammy award for his documentary, Moonage Daydream, about the life and creative process of the late David Bowie. Bowie passed away in 2016 and Morgen wanted to pay tribute to the artist who inspired the masses with his unique music. In his acceptance speech, Morgen paid tribute to Bowie and called him “the single greatest artist who’s walked the face of this earth.” You can rent Moonage Daydream on Amazon Prime Video.

Celine Dion makes surprise appearance amid health battle

After a beautiful performance by Billy Joel, Celine Dion made a surprise appearance to present the Album of the Year award to Taylor Swift. Dion has been out of the spotlight in recent years after canceling her tour amid a battle with stiff person syndrome. Some fans were not happy that Swift seemingly snubbed Dion and ignored her while accepting the award. What did you think of the moment? What was your favorite performance of the night? Let us know in the comments!

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