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John Legend and Cynthia Erivo delivered a special In Memoriam performance at the Grammy Awards on Sunday.

To honor the iconic musicians lost over the last year, Legend and Erivo performed “God Only Knows” by the Beach Boys. A video montage then paid tribute to Prince, Merle Haggard, Leonard Cohen, George Michael, Debbie Reynolds, Phife Dawg, George Martin, and Sharon Jones, as well as multiple other artists.

Erivo was nominated for Best Musical Theater Album at this year’s Grammys for her role in The Color Purple, which also landed her the 2016 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical. Earlier this week, news broke that she’d perform the lead role in the upcoming Harriet Tubman biopic.

Legend has 10 Grammy Awards to his name. He’s making the rounds at other awards shows this season as an executive producer of and actor in La La Land, which is up for the best picture Oscar, among others.

See the full list of those honored during the Grammys’ In Memoriam tribute below.

Leonard Cohen


Keith Emerson

Greg Lake

John Wetton

Sharon Jones

Wayne Jackson

Rod Temperton

James Jamerson Jr.

Ralph Stanley

Merle Haggard

Sonny James

Scotty Moore

Joey Feek

Bobby Vee

Lonnie Mack

Butch Trucks

Juan Gabriel

Emilio Navaira

Mose Allison

Toots Thielemans

Gato Barbieri

Nat Hentoff

Rudy Van Gelder

George Michael

Debbie Reynolds

Guy Clark

John D. Loudermilk

Milt Okun

Joe Ligon

Stanley “Buckwheat” Dural Jr.

Billy Paul

Marvell Thomas

Bernie Worrell

Chips Moman

Pete Fountain

Frank Sintra Jr.

Patrice Munsel

Zhou Xiaoyan

Sir Neville Marriner

Phife Dawg

Lee O’Donat

Muhammad Ali

Leon russell

Howard Kaufman

Bill Ham

Phil Chess

Bob Krasnow

Tony Martell

Mary Stewart

James M. Nederlander

Chris Stone

Remo D. Belli

Sir George Martin