Want to time travel back through some of the best R&B stage performances of all time?
Music fans can now watch classic GRAMMY moments from the likes of rhythm-and-blues legends Aretha Franklin, Luther Vandross, Marvin Gaye, Curtis Mayfield, and more as part of the Recording Academy and Apple Music's exclusive commemorative video collection in celebration of the GRAMMY Awards' 60th anniversary.
The Queen of Soul Franklin lifts the roof off Madison Square Garden at the 36th GRAMMYs with the Carole King/Gerry Goffin chestnut "Natural Woman." Vandross croons through "Give Me The Reason" at the 29th telecast. In one of Music's Biggest Night's more seductive performances, Gaye performs some "Sexual Healing" at the 25th GRAMMY Awards. And Mayfield steals the show at the 15th GRAMMYs with the perfectly funky "Freddie's Dead."
The collection also features Lauryn Hill and Carlos Santana's flavorful teaming for "Zion" at the 41st GRAMMY Awards, the inimitable Whitney Houston's uplifting "The Greatest Love Of All" at the 29th GRAMMY Awards, and Mary J. Blige's moving "No More Drama" from the 44th GRAMMY Awards.
Rounding out the R&B subset are a trio of more recent performances: John Legend's soul-stirring "Ordinary People" at the 48th GRAMMYs, Miguel and Wiz Khalifa's "Adorn" collaboration at the 55th GRAMMYs, and Bruno Mars' energetic "That's What I Like" from the 59th telecast.
All of these performances and more are available now, only on Apple Music. Watch now at Applemusic.com/GRAMMYs.
The 60th GRAMMY Awards will take place at New York City's Madison Square Garden on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018. The telecast will be broadcast live on CBS at 7:30–11 p.m. ET/4:30–8 p.m. PT.
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Alison Krauss is the top female GRAMMY winner of all time with 27 wins. She is one of only five women to win Album Of The Year twice: Raising Sand with Robert Plant (2008) and the soundtrack for O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2001).
Carlos Santana is the only artist in history to win a GRAMMY and Latin GRAMMY for Record Of The Year. Santana won the Record Of The Year GRAMMY for 1999 for "Smooth" featuring Rob Thomas. He won the Latin GRAMMY for Record Of The Year for 2000 for "Corazón Espinado" featuring Maná.