Bruno Mars, Sting, and Rihanna were joined by Ziggy and Damien Marley during a stirring tribute at the 2013 Grammys. On Feb. 10, even the official Grammys Twitter feed didn’t want the special tribute to reggae artist Bob Marley to end.
The Grammys tweeted:
RT if you can't get enough of this#BobMarley tribute! We don't want it to end#GRAMMYs
Bruno Mars opened the tribute, bringing the Staples Center crowd to its feet. Bruno sang his current hit song “Locked out of Heaven” and was quickly joined on stage Sting. Sting sang and played bass to both Bruno’s hit song and then the Police classic “Walking on the Moon.”
It was then that Bruno Mars invited Rihanna and Ziggy Marley to the stage. Damien Marley joined in as the five sang the Bob Marley and the Wailers hit song “Could You Be Loved.” It was a fitting tribute to the reggae star to have his sons out on stage, along with Bruno Mars, Sting and Rihanna all of whom have clear reggae influences in their music.
While both Bruno Mars and Rihanna are nominated for Grammys during the evening, clearly it is musical collaborations like this one that will keep people talking on Monday.
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