Grammy Awards 2024: Stevie Wonder, Fantasia Barrino-Taylor, and Jon Batiste Perform In Memoriam Tribute

Tina Turner and Clarence Avant, "The Godfather of Black Music," were honored.

While celebrating the buzziest chart-topping names in the music industry, it’s important to remember those who helped pave the way.

Halfway through Sunday night’s show,  Fantasia Barrino-Taylor paid respect to Tina Turner –who died at 83 last year– while bringing down the house with a rendition of “Proud Mary.” Sis did not come to play as she donned a throwback mohawk and wore a gold outfit while rocking the house.

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Jon Batiste recognized the life and legacy of Clarence Avant, who is well respected in the industry as The Godfather of Black Music. The “FREEDOM” hitmaker took the crowd to church by performing “Ain't No Sunshine" along with “Lean On Me.

Additionally, living legend –Stevie Wonder–highlighted Tony Bennett's iconic career. The “All I Do” crooner played the piano in the center of the venue while belting out tunes to "For Once In My Life" and "The Best Is Yet To Come."

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