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Who Performed At The Grammy MusiCares Concert Last Night?

This first event of its kind replaced the award show's "Person of the Year" gala.

It's Grammys weekend! That special time of year we get to enjoy the stars and starlets of the music industry perform a 3-hour concert while they hand out awards in between. ✨

On the left, Lizzo in a white dress at the 2020 Grammys; on the right, Lil Nas X in a hot pink cropped suit.
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This year, the show will look slightly different – as per our new COVID reality, it'll all be a huge virtual livestream.

But another interesting change: The Person of the Year Gala, a tradition to the Grammys celebration since the 1990s, was canceled and replaced with a virtual concert (proceeds going towards the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund).

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This is the first time this event has been accessible to the public, which seems to be a big deal. After all, they honored Dolly Parton in 2019, and the money I would have given to just see that woman breathe!

The headlining lineup for the concert, titled "Music On A Mission," was absolutely stacked: Jhené Aiko, John Legend, H.E.R., Haim, and BTS.

A mix of archived videos from past Person of the Year Galas, and specially taped videos from this year, the vibes were laid back and largely featured more stripped-down performances.

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Archive performances from the vault included: Lady Gaga, Usher, Bruce Springsteen, the Jonas Brothers, Stevie Nicks, and Tom Petty.

Jhené Aiko kicked us off and immediately gave us everything, playing her bowls in a beautiful orange gown.

John Legend was the next live performance, clearing Luna and Miles out the room for a soulful acoustic performance of "U Move I Move".

John Legend sitting at a grand piano
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H.E.R. was the next act to follow, absolutely nailing vocals and aesthetics for her Grammy-nominated track.

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"I Can't Breathe" is nominated for Song of the Year.

Haim also showed up to share a live set of "The Steps," making us all ask ourselves how we can be as cool as them.

I love HAIM!! They're very talented #MusiCares #MusicOnAMission

Twitter: @Vee_ot7

HAIM photographed by Juergen Teller for W Magazine

Twitter: @olsencassidy

And to end the night, a mustached Macklemore introduced the final performance: BTS with a chill rendition of their global hit "Dynamite," featuring a special twist with member Jungkook on the drums.

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It even made "Drummer Jungkook" start to trend on Twitter.

Twitter screenshot of "DRUMMER JUNGKOOK" trending
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It got the people EXCITED.

WE JUST GOT DRUMMER JUNGKOOK, SO ARE WE GETTING JIN ON THE ELECTRIC GUITAR NEXT?!? #BTSxMusiCares @BTS_twt

Twitter: @vminggukx

I'm people.

Thankfully, if you missed it, you can still tune in on Sunday for the actual Grammys, where all the headliners are nominated for awards, and BTS and Haim will be performing!

And follow along with all the Grammy Weekend fun with BuzzFeed here as well, for quizzes, news, red carpet looks and more!

Now back to thinking about Jhené in that orange dress.

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