The first Grammy Awards ceremony was held in 1959 and was set up to honor musical accomplishments by performers for the previous year. The annual presentation ceremony features performances by popular artists.  Here’s a few of our favorites.

1. 2013

LL Cool J ft. Chuck D and Travis Barker

2. 2012

Jennifer Hudson’s tribute to Whitney Houston

3. 2010

Beyonce’s performance of ‘If I Were a Boy’ at the 2010 Grammy Awards.