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The Weeknd - Starboy (Live From The 2016 American Music Awards) ft. Daft Punk. Photo by: TheWeekndVevo / YouTube / Vevo
The Weeknd - Starboy (Live From The 2016 American Music Awards) ft. Daft Punk. Photo by: TheWeekndVevo / YouTube / Vevo

Daft Punk's First Live Performance in Years

Daft Punk and The Weeknd performed live on stage together last night during the 59th GRAMMY Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

They did a slight tease of ‘Starboy’ before transferring over to ‘I Feel It Coming’ for their performance. It marked my first time hearing ‘I Feel It Coming’ and was underwhelmed by the beat and song structure, as well as the vocals and lyrics.

This marks the third time Daft Punk has performed at the GRAMMYs. Just for the record, it is nice to see Daft Punk perform on stage, but the majority of music fans in the United States want the duo to perform at music festivals across the country.

People have been asking for a Daft Punk live set at Bonnaroo for over 10 years. The duo should make more of an attempt to perform live for people that have been requesting it for years, in comparison to getting a large sum of money to perform on network television.

Neither act took home any awards, but it was refreshing to see their passion and effort coming through on stage. A number of large name musicians decided to pass on the GRAMMYs this year. As an independent producer, I understand the point of rebelling against the system.

My point of view on the GRAMMYs is that the event means a lot to people for different reasons. It is petty to trash an award show just for being mainstream.

Below is a video capturing the pop vocals from The Weeknd and the brilliance with Daft Punk. Also, check out the tweet featuring the emotions backstage after the performance.