Top Ten Memorable R&B Grammy Performances

As we await the 53rd GRAMMY Awards, which will take place at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles and will air on CBS at 8 p.m. ET/PT tonight, Feb. 13, 2011, relive some moments with our Top Ten Memorable R&B Grammy Performances.

Michael Jackson (1988): We all miss Michael and this video shows you why. He was and still is one of the greatest artists and performers of all time. He has drawn the blueprint and we can thank him for influencing artists such as Chris Brown and Usher.

Usher & James Brown – Caught Up/Sex Machine (2005): This was a great performance because of the raw energy of both of these great artists. James Brown the Godfather of Soul and Usher mixed the present and the past beautifully. This is a testament to how R&B has evolved.

Mary J. Blige – Be Without You (2007): This performance marked a change in Mary’s life; She is in love. Got to be happy for her and she still sounds great.

Beyonce & Tina Turner (2008): Wow! It is almost not fair having these beautiful and very talented women on one stage. This is women power at its best with no apologies. Thank you ladies for blessing us with a more than worthy performance. (Did you see their legs?)

Alicia Keys – Grammy 2002 Performance (2002): The gorgeous Miss Alicia Keys took the music scene by storm. This performance marks the reign of one of our iconic music figures of our time. (She makes playing the piano look so sexy.)

Whitney Houston (1986): We need you back at this level Whitney. Chills goes up and down my spine listening to the young Whitney Houston.

Chris Brown’s “Run It!” (2007): Chris Brown is magical on stage and he is holding the torch for the Michael Jacksons and James Browns that came before him. After a rough stretch team Breezy seems to be stronger than ever.

Christina Aguilera Mya, Pink Lil Kim Missy Elliot ft. Patti Labelle (2002): They should have done an album after this performance because they cover everything. Beautiful vocals, hard hitting bars, beauty and uncontrollable creativity. These women made us move to an “oldie but goodie.”

Amy Winehouse (2007): I know you’re probably wondering why is Amy Winehouse on the list. Well, it’s because she was amazing in 2007 and she is extremely talented. Let’s hope to see her in the near future.

Aretha Franklyn (1998): Aretha performs Pavarotti’s Nessum Dorma with such grace. She is a true diva that performs with such grace. She is an inspiration to all of us. —— By: Doc


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