Artists like Sam Smith, Madonna and Katy Perry set the stage of the 2015 Grammys on fire with their performances while delivering strong messages of self worth, making it an empowering evening.
While each is a very distinct brand of pop, they have always been proponents of healthy self image, and encouraged their fans to love themselves through their music. On the evening of February 8, they did just that through their performances. All three brought to the stage songs that expressed vulnerability, but the strength to embrace it, like Smith's 'Stay With Me,' which was made more special with Mary J. Blige coming on board.
Dressed in pristine white, with her hair neatly tied back, Perry stunned with her rendition of 'Grace of God.' The backdrop captured silhouettes, seemingly battling her demons. Her powerful delivery consumed the space, assuming the song's poignance about resiliance and not giving up, after having your heart broken and no light in sight.
Dressed in a striking red, with her crew of fantatisc dancers, Madonna was back in form, as she stormed through 'Living for Love.' Her message that plays as a prelude for the song was fierce:
"This will be a revolution of inquiring further, about not worrying about winning other people's approval, of not wishing we were someone else but perfectly content to be who you are, someone unique and rare and fearless. I want to start a revolution of love."
Watch Perry perform 'Grace of God' at the Grammys:
Watch Madonna perform 'Living for Love':