WARNING: The following tribute to Bob Marley at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards is so potent that you might get contact high from watching it on your computer.
Bruno Mars opened the set with a performance of his hit single “Locked Out of Heaven.” The jam then segued into a duet with Sting, who pretty much sounded like he was on the original. Then they transitioned into the Police’s “Walking on the Moon.” But the knockout punch really came when Rihanna hit the stage to finish the crowd off with Marley’s hit “Could You Be Loved?” along with the reggae legend’s sons Ziggy and Damien Marley.
The audience was on its feet the whole time and the sheer delight and joy from legends commingling with the superstars of today’s generation is exactly why people tune in to these awards shows in the first place.
Watch Bruno, Sting and Rihanna play tribute to Marley at the 2013 Grammys below: