Best Grammy performances

Posted by Shazy on Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards will surely see many amazing performances by today's best artists. But over the years some of the biggest legends in music have braved the spotlight to deliver their signature hits and team up with beloved icons for some of the most memorable live music in history. From Kanye West and Michael Jackson to Simon & Garfunkel, here are just a few of the greatest Grammy performances to relive.

Pink gave a memorable and sparkly performance and the 2010 Grammy Awards. She wowed the crowd in a nearly nude bodysuit, making twists and turns in the air that could rival any Cirque du Soleil acrobat. Find out how much this powerful celebrity earned last year.

Beyoncé & Tina Turner
Two of the biggest musical stars Beyoncé and Tina Turner joined forces at the 2008 Grammy Awards when they donned silver bodysuits for a duet of one of Turner's 1971 hits

Kanye West
When he's not stealing the mike, going into a rage via Twitter or feuding with his fellow rappers, Kanye West can put on an impressive performance. At the 2006 Grammy Awards the hip-hop star took the spotlight to perform one of his biggest hits with this actor-turned-singer. Find out when his new album drops.

Melissa Etheridge & Joss Stone
Country star Melissa Etheridge – who was battling cancer at the time and English soul singer Joss Stone  shared a superstar moment at the 2005 Grammy Awards when they took on the musical powerhouse of Janis Joplin in a rendition of the legend's biggest hit

Simon & Garfunkel
The legendary singer-songwriter duo of Simon & Garfunkel reunited on stage for the first time in a decade to perform at the 2003 Grammy Awards. The musicians were also presented with a special award that night.

Accompanied by a symphony orchestra and lead vocalist Chris Martin, the English alternative rock band Coldplay took to the stage at the 2003 Grammy Awards to perform their hit "Politik." But it was another hit that brought the band worldwide fame.

Elton John & Eminem
The pairing couldn't seem more unlikely, but apparently the duet performed by musical legend Elton John and rapper Eminem at the 2001 Grammy Awards sparked an enduring friendship. The openly bisexual John has been helping accused homophobe Eminem recover from an addiction.

Christina Aguilera, Pink, Mya, Lil' Kim
Newcomer Christina Aguilera joined an impressive lineup of divas to perform their hit "Lady Marmalade" at the 2000 Grammys, along with Pink, Mya and Lil' Kim. Who sang the original?

Michael Jackson
The late King of Pop Michael Jackson gave countless amazing performances throughout his long career, but his wowing routine at the 1988 Grammy Awards has gone down in history as one of his best. Find out how many Grammys he won in his lifetime.

Janet Jackson
The 1987 Grammy Awards hosted another unforgettable performance by a Jackson when Janet performed her hit "What Have You Done for Me Lately."