Everyone knows the Grammys is basically just one, massive concert where a couple awards are handed out, which is why over 20 artists took the stage tonight to create one of the wildest — and most emotional — Grammys yet.
From Miley Cyrus to Patti Lupone, we cataloged each performance from the 2018 Grammys and ranked them in order of totally tragic to mind-blowingly awesome. See where your favorite singer landed in our ranking below.
Dressed in white, these powerful female artists came together to perform Kesha's moving song about sexual harassment. The performance also served as a tribute to Times Up and the #MeToo movement and was hands-down the best of the night.
Bruno Mars and Cardi B brought the house down with a fun, lively performance of the infectiously cheerful song. Backed by energetic dancers and the insatiable chemistry between both artists, the stellar performance received a well-deserved standing ovation.
Decked out in a sequined blazer and bedazzled shades, Elton John first took the stage before being joined by a demure Miley Cyrus. This beautiful rendition of the classic song earned high praise from the audience.
All three artists gathered for a somber performance of Eric Clapton's song backed by acoustic guitars to honor the victims killed during live events such as Ariana Granda's concert in Manchester and the Route 91 Harvest music festival in Las Vegas.
Kendrick and U2 opened the show with a stunning performance of "XXX," perfectly accenting the song with powerful images of black men being shot. The memorable performance also featured comedic interludes from Dave Chapelle.
6. Childish Gambino, "Awaken My Love"
Childish Gambino's soothing vocals owned the stage on Sunday night. His eclectic performance featured a variety of instruments including a guitar, drums, a bass and a xylophone. However, the highlight had to be his vocal runoff with JD McCrary.
7. Lady Gaga, "Million Reasons"
Lady Gaga delivered a powerful rendition of "A Million Reasons" on a piano covered in white feathers. Her early emotional performance, which included a shoutout to Time's Up, set the stage for a great Grammys.
In a moving performance, all three artists were joined by a group of individuals wearing white t-shirts with positive messages such as "You are not alone." Logic also took the opportunity to deliver a powerful speech in support of immigants and other marginalized individuals.
The Latin musicians took the stage for a sizzling performance of one of the biggest songs of the year. Featuring lively dancers, colorful lights and a special appearance by 2006 Miss Universe Zuleyka Rivera, they brought the fun to an otherwise tame show.
This festive trio delivered the drama with a glamorous rendition of "Wild Thoughts" featuring perfectly styled backup dancers in elegant gowns and suits. If it wasn't already apparent, these three sure know how to throw a party on stage.
11. SZA, "Broken Clocks"
The much-talked-about artist took her unique sounds to the George Washington Bridge for a supremely cool rendition of "Broken Clocks."
In a fitting tribute to the legendary musicians, Gary Clark Jr. and Jon Batiste delivered lively renditions of their songs. The performance even got the stamp of approval from Chuck Berry's son, Chuck Berry Jr., who was seen nodding along to the music.
Both artists took the stage to pay tribute to Tom Petty by performing "Wildflowers" from Petty's 1994 album of the same name. The performance was followed by an "In Memorium" segment honoring other singers who've passed, including Chris Cornell, David Cassidy, Greg Allman and Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington.
14. U2, "Get Out of Your Own Way"
After a moving speech on DACA by Camila Cabello, the Irish rock group once again took the stage for a beautiful tribute to American immigrants. The legendary rockers performed on the water near Ellis Island with the Statue of Liberty prominently displayed in the background.
15. Ben Platt, West Side Story tribute
The Dear Evan Hanson star paid tribute to the classic musical with a simple but sweet performance of "Somewhere" accompanied by a pair violins.
16. P!nk, "Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken"
Ditching her signature acrobatic moves, P!nk kept things simple with a sweet performance of "Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken" in jeans and a white t-shirt.
17. Little Big Town, "Better Man"
The popular country group took the stage to perform the hit song written by Taylor Swift. They kept things simple with just their instruments and pitch-perfect vocals, delivering a solid performance.
18. Patti LuPone, "Don't Cry for Me, Argentina"
Recreating her Tony Award-winning performance in the 1979 musical, she didn't miss a single note and received a standing ovation.
The legendary musician shared the stage with Shaggy for the strangest pairing of the night. The two are slated to release a joint album on April 20.
20. Sam Smith, "Pray"
Donning a white coat, Sam Smith delivered a soulful performance of "Prey" backed by the powerful vocals of a gospel choir.