The Most Iconic Performances Of All Time
Legend status achieved.
There’s always once particular performance that stands out from each award show, but we’re going further afield and listing out 9 iconic performances of all time. Regardless of where they took place.
FYI, the majority did take place at award shows. Also, the BRIT Awards is the best. We said what we said.
Adele, Someone Like You – The Brits ‘11
The performance that Adele said herself changed her life forever. She’s a gift.
P!nk, Just Like Fire – Billboard Music Awards ‘16
P!nk went full acrobat hundreds of feet in the air while swinging from a clock. Bad ass.
Lady Gaga, Speechless – Royal Variety Performance
She played the piano while belting out Speechless hanging from the air. Like, c’mon, too slick.
Kelly Clarkson, Piece By Piece – American Idol The Farewell Season
Just watch it. If you don’t cry, like, are you even human?!
Stormzy, Blinded By Your Grace Pt.2 and Big For Your Boots – The Brits ‘18
Calling out Theresa May, Stormzy hit icon status real quick after this performance.
Elton John - Dodger's Stadium
We couldn't pick one specific song that Elton performed during one of his most iconic gigs, but Bennie And The Jets will always be a fave. The two sellout shows cemented Elton as a living legend.
Lady Gaga, You And I – MTV VMAs ‘11
Gender does not exist here. We stan.
Beyoncé, Run The world (Girls) – Billboard Music Awards ‘11
Not only did Queen B have her parents intro her performance, but Michelle Obama, Bono and Lady Gaga too. Now that’s a true icon, oh, and she was freakin’ pregnant. Mind blowing.
Miley Cyrus, We Can’t Stop – MTV VMAs ‘13
The foam finger incident. 2013 was a whole damn moment.
Kanye West, All Day – The Brits ‘15
Fire. Fire. Fire.