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Watch Dua Lipa and St. Vincent deliver steamy symmetry at the 2019 Grammys

In a ceremony that saw some of the biggest names in music take to the stage to perform, including the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Post Malone, Dolly Parton, Miley Cyrus, Janelle Monáe and Diana Ross – who celebrated her 75th birthday by performing a tribute to herself, by herself – one unlikely pairing stood out.

St. Vincent, aka Annie Clarke, snagged two awards last night, with ‘Masseduction’ winning Best Rock Song and her LP of the same name beating out K-Pop stars BTS for Best Recording Package.

But the award was perhaps outshined by her unlikely duet with British-singer Dua Lipa, who took home Best New Artist at the event, in a stunning three-way mashup of Aretha Franklin’s ‘Respect’, St. Vincent’s ‘Masseduction’ and Dua Lipa’s ‘One Kiss’.

Their joint performance kicks off with a solo St. Vincent shredding through her now-Grammy-winning track ‘Masseduction’ before Lipa, dressed like her mirror image, joins her for a dynamic rendition of ‘One Kiss’ – check out the full performance below:

Dua Lipa took her time in the spotlight of Best New Artist to make a pointed comment towards the ceremony’s organizers.
 In her acceptance speech, the now two-time Grammy winner said: “I just wanted to say how honored I am to be nominated alongside so many incredible female artists this year, because I guess this year we really stepped up!”

The subtle comment, which saw her speech cut short, was in reference to the controversial comments made last year by Neil Portnow, president of The Recording Academy, following a Grammy Awards ceremony which saw only one female artist, Alessia Cara, receive a solo award.
Responding to accusations that the awards didn’t properly represent women in the industry, Portnow claimed that “Women who have the creativity in their hearts and souls, who want to be musicians, who want to be engineers, producers, and want to be part of the industry on the executive level… [They need] to step up because I think they would be welcome.”
Photo via Reuters.
Madeleine Dunne

While studying multimedia journalism at Glasgow Caledonian University, Madeleine began writing for several publications including Transistor, Vegan Connections, and GigSlutz. In 2018, she became the music editor for Vegan Connections before joining the Music Crowns team as a staff writer and digital assistant. @kohlgrrl

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