The Grammys launched with a bang Sunday evening as Kendrick Lamar kicked off the present with a star-spangled rendition of “XXX,” backed by an unlimited projection of the American flag and dozens of dancers in Military gear.
U2 additionally briefly joined the hectic efficiency.
“I simply wished to remind the viewers that the one factor extra scary than watching a black man be trustworthy in America is being an trustworthy black man in America,” comic Dave Chappelle stated in a short interruption earlier than Lamar retook the stage.
Grammy Awards 2018: Pink carpet hits and misses
Grammys host James Corden took a backseat in opening the present because the “Late Late Present” host was content material to easily introduce Girl Gaga’s efficiency.
The annual music awards present returned to New York for the primary time in 15 years.