Watch Kendrick Lamar Open the 2018 Grammys With U2 and Dave Chappelle

Kendrick opened the 60th Grammys with a performance alongside U2 and Dave Chappelle.

View this video on YouTube

The 60th annual Grammy Awards started strong Sunday night with an opening performance from Kendrick Lamar that featured U2 and Dave Chappelle.

Performing a medley from Album of the Year-nominated DAMN., Kendrick began by rapping the lyrics of "XXX" over the beat we're used to hearing from "Lust" before U2 joined him on stage. Then Dave Chappelle came out following a verse from "DNA." Kendrick finished the dramatic medley with "King's Dead."

People watching live couldn't get enough of K. Dot's opening performance:

@kendricklamar Bodied that Shit Sheesh 🔥🔥

— DJ CLUE (@DJCLUE) January 29, 2018

omg Kendrick was fireeeeeeee. What a fucking ARTIST/ VISIONARY/ STAR

— Charli (@charli_xcx) January 29, 2018

@kendricklamar @DaveChappelle YESSSSSSSS

— Tracee Ellis Ross (@TraceeEllisRoss) January 29, 2018


— Normani (@Normani) January 29, 2018

View this video on YouTube

This continues Kendrick's growing streak of memorable performances at the awards show, dating back to his Grammy stage debut alongside Imagine Dragons in 2014, where they played a mashup of "m.A.A.d City" and "Radioactive."

Lord muuuuufckn Kendrick Lamar!!! "@WORLDSTAR: Let's not forget this iconic performance from last year. #GRAMMYs"

Last year, Kendrick delivered one of the most memorable performance of the night. After walking out as part of a chain gang, he delivered a politically-charged rendition of "The Blacker The Berry" before switching things up and performing "Alright" in front of a giant blazing bonfire.

Aside from his opening performance, Kendrick is nominated for seven awards at the 60th Grammys, including Record of the Year and Album of the Year. Before the night's telecast began, Kendrick already won his first Grammy of the night for Best Music Video with "Humble."

Check back here for an updated list of all the night's winners.

Latest in Music