Haim brought the house down with “The Steps” in their first-ever Grammy performance at the 2021 ceremony.
Following the show’s Covid-19 guidelines, the sisters performed in the round without an audience, surrounded only by the other acts — Harry Styles, Billie Eilish, Black Pumas — along with host Trevor Noah and Grammys producers and stage crew. Despite the unusual setup, Haim rocked out to the Women in Music Pt. III track in front of a striking red background.
Haim scored two nominations at the Grammys this year, including for Album of the Year (Women in Music Pt. III), making them the first all-female rock band to hold the distinction. WIMPIII track “The Steps” is also nominated for Best Rock Performance. Last month, the sisters released a deluxe edition of the album with two remixes: “Gasoline” with fellow Album of the Year nominee Taylor Swift and “3 AM” with Thundercat.
“[Miles of Aisles] was pretty much the only CD that was in our mom’s car — I don’t think she knew how to change the CD, so every time she turned on the car, that’s what would play,” Alana Haim said. “And because I was so young, and because my mom knew all the songs and would sing every word, I thought my mom was Joni Mitchell at one point. She knew every single run and every single melody on that record. It was the most inspiring thing.”