Tribute to Etta James (2012)
Bonnie Raitt and Alicia Keys
Whitney Houston was, understandably, on the mind of every artist inside the Staples Center on the night of the 54th awards show. But as Bonnie Raitt stated at the beginning of her performance with Alicia Keys, "We also love another of the great ladies of music who we lost this year — the one and only Etta James." The two then unspooled a sultry version of one of James' signature tunes, "A Sunday Kind of Love." And, clearly, love was all around: "We love you, Etta. We love you, Whitney. We'll never forget you," the two said from the stage afterwards.