BLACK VOICES

7 Blackest Moments That Made The Grammys Worth Watching

Artists like Kendrick and Brittany Howard sprinkled their black star power all over the Grammy Awards.

Black musicians made the 58th Grammy Awards a show to remember.

From Kendrick Lamar's politically-charged, Fela Kuti-inspired performance that brought Compton to the Motherland to Steve Wonder's heartfelt rendition of "That's the Way of the World" for the late Maurice White, there were a handful of moments that made us want to throw up our fists with pride. 

The show was filled with performances and tributes that celebrated our lives, our music and our influence -- and that mattered. Some people even dubbed the show #GrammysSoBlack on Twitter.

Take a look at some of the special moments where our representation mattered most at the Grammys.

  • 1 When Kendrick Lamar gave the most unapologetically black performance of the night...
  • 2 When the cast of Hamilton won and Lin-Manuel Miranda gave an ode to a few hip-hop greats when he rapped their acceptance speech...
  • 3 When Steve Wonder gave a touching tribute to Earth, Wind & Fire's Maurice White...
  • 4 When Miguel sang a beautiful rendition of "She's Out Of My Life" during a tribute to Michael Jackson...
  • 5 When Brittany Howard accepted Alabama Shakes' award for Best Rock Performance and gave a nod to musical pioneer Rosetta Tharpe...
  • 6 When Gary Clark Jr. embodied the blues during an ode to B.B. King...
  • 7 When Lionel Richie stepped onstage during his own tribute to show everyone how it's done...

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