It was one of the most anticipated performances of the Grammys last week, but one that sadly fell through at the last minute – Lauryn Hill and The Weeknd performing the latter’s latest single, In The Night. Due to complications out of her control regarding flight times and simply not being able to get there in time, Ms. Hill was unable to perform, and whilst The Weeknd pulled off the performance seamlessly on his own, it was safe to say there were more than a few fans around the world who really wanted this performance to happen. Well, now those fans can rejoice.
As The Weeknd smashed through a stripped back rendition of his track, he suddenly and surprisingly introduced none other than Ms Lauryn Hill to the stage and naturally, the performance was taken to a whole new level. A cacophony of noise roared from the small orchestra playing the track as The Weeknd and Hill gave their absolute all when it came to their vocal performances. Heartfelt, enthralling and just so fucking cool, this is definitely one of the more memorable TV performances we have been privy to in quite some time- and will probably remain that way for some time in the future too.
The Weeknd picked up two Grammy awards last week for Best Urban Contemporary Album and Best R&B Performance, and will undoubtedly see even more success this year than he already has, with 2015 being the biggest year for him to date. As long as more performances like this are on the cards, we hope!