Justin Bieber Shut Out at the Grammys, performs “Peaches” on piano
Justin Bieber, surprisingly, slowed things down at the Grammys.
The Canadian pop sensation performed a solo piano version of her hit song “Peaches,” giving the pop song a ballades-like feel. “Peaches” was suddenly, and somehow, more poetic and pensive. Still, in order not to forget the song’s origins, Bieber stood up in the song’s final moments and picked up the pace. The singer was then backed by a full band and the vocals of Daniel Caesar and Giveon, both of which are original features of “Peaches.”
The song was first released in March 2021 ahead of Bieber’s album Justice and contributed to Bieber’s eight total Grammy nominations. “Peaches” itself was nominated for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best R&B Performance, and Best Music Video. Justice (Triple Chucks Deluxe) received nominations for Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album. Despite those Grammy nods, Bieber left the ceremony empty-handed.
Despite this snub, the Beliebers were happy to see the singer at the Grammys this year. In 2021, Bieber chose not to attend the awards ceremony after The Recording Academy ranked his fifth studio album, Changesin pop categories.
“That being said, I decided to do an R&B album. ‘Changes’ was and is an R&B album,” Bieber previously said of his decision not to attend the 63rd Grammy Awards. “To be clear, I love pop music, it just wasn’t what I intended to do this time around.”
Maybe 2023 will be the year Bieber wins another Grammy.
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