2019 Grammys host Alicia Keys took a breather from her emcee duties to tickle the ivories on the 61 Annual Grammy Awards. But Keys being the prodigiously proficient singer and instrumentalist that she is, she didn’t simply play one -- she commandeered two pianos in homage to pionering Black pianist Hazel Scott. Seated between two grand pianos like Scott within the 1943 Mae West flick The Heat’s On (the place Scott displayed her easy management of something throughout the attain of her fingertips), Keys coated a wide range of iconic songs previous and new.
The theme of her efficiency was “these songs that reside inside you as a result of it was completed so properly you want you wrote it.” Among them? Everything from “Killing Me Softly With His Song” (popularized by Roberta Flack and Fugees) to Juice WRLD’s “Lucid Dreams” to Kings of Leon’s “Use Somebody” to Nat King Cole’s “Unforgettable” to Drake’s “In My Feelings” to Coldplay’s “Clocks” to Ella Mai's "Boo'd Up" to Lauryn Hill’s “Doo Wop (That Thing).” And for the hell of it, Keys even sang a music she DID write: “Empire State of Mind.”
Watch the 15-time Grammy winner carry out right here.