Bob Marley tribute at 2013 Grammys features Rihanna, Bruno Mars and Sting, video below. The Grammys paid tribute to Bob Marley on Sunday with a segment featuring Rihanna,Sting, Bruno Mars, and the late reggae icon’s sons Ziggy and Damian. Mars opened with his own “Locked Out Of Heaven,” which gave way to The Police’s “Walking On The Moon,” and then a Rihanna-led group performance of Marley’s “Could You Be Loved.”
“I grew up listening to the Police. I grew up performing in bars, singing Police songs,” Bruno told MTV News in 2012. “I remember performing a song like ‘Roxanne,’ and you play those first couple of chords, and you hit that first note, and you watch the whole bar ignite.” Bruno went bigger than just blowing up a bar at the Grammys on Sunday night (February 10). He lit up the entire Staples Center, diving head-first into an electrifying version of “Locked Out of Heaven” during a retro performance worthy of a “Soul Train” special.
The singer finally got the chance to shine some light onto the song’s indirect progenitor, Sting. The former Police man took the Grammy stage, bass in hand, tux fitting like Justin Timberlake himself tailored it, for a blown-out upgrade of Bruno’s swelling anthem, made even more kinetic by Bruno’s Motown-inspired band in lockstep.