Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Mary Lambert, Queen Latifah, Madonna, and Mary J. Blige (2014)
What makes this collaboration an unprecedented moment in GRAMMY history isn't just the incredible performance of the Macklemore & Ryan Lewis smash hit "Same Love," featuring Mary Lambert; it was how this marriage equality anthem united people in a real, tangible way.
Joined by jazz artist Trombone Shorty and pop icons Queen Latifah and Madonna, the hip-hop duo made both a musical and political statement as 33 couples—both gay and straight—exchanged vows on live television. With Queen Latifah officiating, Madge sang her '80s hit "Open Your Heart," sending a wave of hope and joy through a teary-eyed audience and serving as a reminder that both music and love can unite people.
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