Grammys host Alicia Keys played two pianos at the same time and Twitter just lost it
Even if you're not a fan of popular music, the odds of you not knowing at least a handful of Alicia Key's songs are almost nonexistent. She has been a musical powerhouse since launching her career in the early noughties when she was just a teenager. Since then, she has released hit after hit including best-selling singles like 'New York', 'No One', and 'Girl on Fire'.
So, it only stood to reason that the 38-year-old would be a prime choice to host the 2019 Grammys, and her performance, both as a host and a singer, has been described as hitting the right note in every way. Her role was also notable because she was the first woman to host the prestigious event in a whopping 14 years - a long overdue change, if you ask us!
Musician and X-Factor winner Leon Lewis wrote on Twitter, "I think @aliciakeys was one of my favorite parts of the #GrammyAwards the most perfect, genuine & gracious host."
And while the show was packed full of many notable moments, one of the most impressive was Keys' decision to play not one but two pianos - at the same freakin' time - while performing a medley of some of music industry's greatest hits. Check out the amazing performance below:
Some of the songs which spilled out of the hitmakers mouth and fingers included Lauryn Hill's 'Doo Wop (That Thing)', Roberta Flack's 'Killing Me Softly With His Song' and Kings of Leon's 'Use Somebody.'
Needless to say, people on Twitter absolutely erupted at the sight, showering Keys with much deserved praise:
Acknowledging just how special an event the Grammys is for the music industry as a whole, Keys took the opportunity to praise the late great jazz pianist Hazel Scott for the role she had on influencing her artistry.
"I've been thinking so much about the people and the music that have inspired me, and I want to give a shout out to Hazel Scott because I always wanted to play to pianos.
"You know those songs that live inside of you and live inside of me, and you just love it so much, because it was done so well that you wish you wrote it?
"That's how I feel about these songs. I wish I wrote them."
These days, it's often said that modern musicians can't rival the likes of heroes of the past (we're looking at you Elton John!), but Keys' double piano performance is a testament to the fact that hitmakers are as talented as they've ever been.