Best: Rihanna, DJ Khaled and Bryson Tiller Throw a Harlem Renaissance Bash
The Grammy-nominated trio dialed it back to the Roaring Twenties in their scorching performance of "Wild Thoughts," the DJ Khaled hit derived from Santana's 1999 Latin hip-hop ballad "Maria, Maria." Carlos himself was a no-show; instead the performance was an explicit celebration of the African diaspora across borders and generations, visually citing the swank of Josephine Baker and the Harlem Renaissance, the swagger of Seventies Blaxploitation and Sun Ra's celestial visions. Rihanna topped it all off by busting a dance move known in South Africa as the Gwara Gwara, sending fans reeling in multiple continents. The festive mood was something this year's Grammys desperately needed more of.