Lady Gaga Reminds Us She's Still Lady Gaga During 'Shallow' Performance at 2019 GRAMMY Awards

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We've heard "Shallow" a million times over the last few months, but never quite like this.  

Lady Gaga gave us a different rendition of the song as she took the stage to perform the A Star Is Born hit at the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday. 

The 32-year-old singer first appeared in a sparkly catsuit that had us sure she was about to channel her character Ally, but oh, were we wrong. Instead, it was 100 percent Gaga -- and singer Gaga, not actress Gaga -- up on that stage, back to her old tricks of belting out lyrics amid leg kicks, crazy faces and whipping her hair back and forth. 

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ET's Kevin Frazier spoke with Gaga backstage after her surprising performance, and the singer said she "had a great time" playing for the GRAMMYs audience.

"I love playing music and I just love everybody in that room and I was just so happy to sing for the world, you know?" Gaga marveled. "It’s a blessing everyday."

"It’s a really special song," Gaga shared. "I know that might sound like not a good thing to say coming from the person that co-wrote it, but we had a special moment in that room together, me and [co-writers] Mark Ronson and Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt. It was two guitars, a bass, a piano, a typewriter and us talking and singing back and forth and having a conversation."

Gaga said the the song is ultimately a "conversation between a man and a woman and I think that represents a lot."

"All [of us]  in this world, we need to keep talkin' and we need to keep talkin' about the things that are important," she added. "Not [about] the shallow s**t, but the deep [things]." 

Gaga was already a winner before her performance, taking home three awards for Song Written for Visual Media and Best Pop/Duo Performance for "Shallow," and Best Pop Solo Performance with "Joanne (Where Do You Think You’re Goin’?)." She also won a BAFTA on Sunday, making her the first person to win a BAFTA and a GRAMMY in the same day.

The singer gushed over the award on Twitter. “I can’t believe we just won Best Original Music @BAFTA‘s. I wish so much I was there but am at the Grammy’s to show them our love as well. We made a film about music. This means the world to me. Thank u to all our fans we love u so much, we wouldn’t be here without u #BAFTAs," she wrote. 

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