The Top 10 Most Epic GRAMMY Awards Duets
There's nothing like a perfect pair!
Each year, the GRAMMY Awards puts together some of the most memorable moments in music with unforgettable collaborations.
Music's biggest night is the ideal place for artists both old and new to come together and make history live on stage.
Check out 10 of the most epic GRAMMY duets below.
1. Lady Gaga and Elton John
If there was an award for the most theatrical GRAMMYs debut, Lady Gaga would be a definite contender. In 2010, Mother Monster took viewers through the "Fame Factory" and emerged from the ashes seated at a double-sided piano with Elton John. The two served up an unforgettable duet of Gaga’s “Speechless” and John’s “Your Song.”
2. Prince and Beyonce
Years before Queen Bey claimed the throne, she bowed down to the one and only Prince. In 2004, Beyonce shared the stage with the Purple One for a fierce medley of “Purple Rain” and “Crazy in Love.”
3. Usher and James Brown
Usher got the ultimate treat when his idol, James Brown, hit the stage at the 2005 GRAMMYs. The Godfather of Soul sported a red suit as he dazzled the crowd with a performance of “Sex Machine.”
4. Melissa Etheridge and Joss Stone
Melissa Etheridge showed the world that cancer couldn’t hold her down. At the 47th annual GRAMMY Awards, Etheridge, who had been diagnosed with breast cancer months earlier, proudly rocked out with Joss Stone for a special tribute to Janice Joplin.
5. Beyonce and Tina Turner
Beyonce’s dreams came true at the 2008 GRAMMYs when she performed “Proud Mary” with Tina Turner. “You know when you have the moments in your life that you always dreamed about but it seems like it's never going to happen? It's too wonderful for it to be real? That just happened to me," Beyonce told ET at the time. "Literally the dream of my life just happened."
6. Tori Kelly and James Bay
The making of an epic GRAMMY memory doesn’t always include a massive stage production.Tori Kelly and James Bay kept it simple at the 2015 GRAMMYs with an acoustic performance of Kelly’s “Hollow” and Bay's “Let It Go.”
7. Maren Morris and Alicia Keys
Alicia Keys and Maren Morris gave us all the feels at the 59th annual GRAMMY Awards. In 2015, Keys performed with Morris for an unforgettable rendition of the country star's chilling ballad, “Once.”
8. Barbra Streisand and Neil Diamond
In 1980, Barbra Streisand and Neil Diamond delivered one of the GRAMMYs biggest surprise duets. Streisand and Diamond's performance of “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers” sent the crowd into a tailspin.
9. Sam Smith and Mary J. Blige
Sam Smith got an assist from the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul during his trip to the GRAMMYs stage in 2015. Mary J. Blige and the British crooner performed a rendition of his single, “Stay With Me,” that will give you goosebumps.
10. Kendrick Lamar and Imagine Dragons
All systems go! In 2014, Imagine Dragons and Kendrick Lamar lit up the stage for a vivacious mashup of the group’s mega single, “Radioactive,” and Lamar’s “M.A.A.D. City,” off his major label debut, good kid, m.A.A.d city.
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