A&E RECAP- The 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards

It was THE party to be - at the Sunset Marquis, where Morrison Hotel Gallery, the world leader in fine art music photography, partnered with Equinox, the global high-performance lifestyle brand, to celebrate the GRAMMYs and the history of hip hop. 

Blake Shelton & Gwen Stefani's performance was breathtaking!

Blake Shelton & Gwen Stefani's performance was breathtaking - at the 62nd GRAMMY Awards this year!

GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Darryl "DMC' McDaniels of Run DMC performed for the packed audience, who were also treated to a performance from Grammy nominated singer/songwriter, Kelis. Guests at the event included Joey Kramer (Aerosmith), Ian Ziering (Beverly Hills 90210), Kelvin Brown (This Is Us) and many more.

The evening also featured a special performance by renowned choreographer, Nick Kenkel, known for his stage and video work for Beyoncé, Alicia Keys, Madonna and more. The evening was an ode to the history of hip-hop, celebrating the genre's music and dance.

The performers for the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards® were some of the biggest names in music history.  Previously announced Gary Clark Jr joined by The Roots performed Clark's GRAMMY-nominated song "This Land." Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Trombone Shorty united to honor those we have lost this year in a touching In Memoriam piece. And, Sheila E. took the stage with Usher for an exciting GRAMMY Salute to Prince. Live from STAPLES Center, and hosted by Alicia Keys, the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards this year. 

The artists  joined performers:  Aerosmith, Joshua Bell, BTS, Camila Cabello, Brandi Carlile, Common, Misty Copeland, Billy Ray Cyrus, Diplo, Billie Eilish, Kirk Franklin, Ariana Grande, H.E.R., Jonas Brothers, DJ Khaled, Lang Lang, Cyndi Lauper, John Legend, Lil Nas X, Lizzo, Demi Lovato, Meek Mill, Ben Platt, Bonnie Raitt, Mason Ramsey, Roddy Ricch, Rosalía, Run-D.M.C., Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani, The War and Treaty, Tanya Tucker, Tyler, The Creator, Charlie Wilson, and YG.   

This year's presenters included: Common, Ava DuVernay, Cynthia Erivo, Jim Gaffigan, Dua Lipa, Trevor Noah, Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne, Billy Porter, Bebe Rexha, Smokey Robinson, Shania Twain, Keith Urban, and Stevie Wonder.  The 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards are produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures for the Recording Academy. Ken Ehrlich is executive producer, Ben Winston is executive producer, Louis J. Horvitz is director, Chantel Sausedo is the talent producer and David Wild and Ehrlich are the writers.