Dua Lipa Delivers Glitz & Glam With DaBaby During 2021 Grammys Performance
By Hayden Brooks
March 15, 2021
During the almost three-hour broadcast, Lipa and her band of backup dancers appeared during the first hour to perform a remix of "Levitating" off her nominated Future Nostalgia LP. The performance, which marked the first time that the pair has performed the number together, saw the titan rock an oversized pink dress, before the rapper arrived on-stage and the two brought the flash of the electro-pop track to life on a glowing staircase. Soon after, Lipa upped the ante by ripping off her outer ensemble to reveal a sparkling pink two-piece outfit for a portion of "Don't Stop Now" with plenty of choreography.
Prior to the ceremony, Lipa spoke to Entertainment Weekly about what it meant to experience an album rollout amid the lockdown. "Because I was at home and not touring or doing all this work that I really got to take it all in and really feel the response from everyone around and really here [what people] thought of the record," the two-time Grammy winner explained. "It just meant so much to me." "I never thought this would happen in a million years — that I would be promoting my record from my sofa or setting up green screens in my living room."
Lipa was one of the biggest nominees of the evening with honors in categories like Record of the Year ("Don't Stop Now"), Song of the Year ("Don't Stop Now"), Album of the Year (Future Nostalgia), Best Pop Vocal Album (Future Nostalgia), Best Pop Solo Performance ("Don't Stop Now") and Best Pop Duo / Group Performance "Un Dia (One Day)," her collaboration with J. Balvin, Bad Bunny and Tainy. Click here for a full list of winners from the 63rd annual award show!
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