Kanye West is known for his bold stage antics, but on Sunday he delivered a more subdued version of his latest single.
The entertainer sang “Only One” at CBS’s 57th Grammy Awards, a song he has dedicated to his young daughter North West. It was his first Grammys performance in six years and, aside from the obvious use of auto-tune, it was a low-key affair.
Clad in what appeared to be a velour jumpsuit, West’s rendition was lit minimally and featured no outrageous props or pyrotechnics. There were no surprise guests either — West collaborated with Paul McCartney on the official “Only One” single, but the knighted Beatle did not take the stage.
West has amassed 21 Grammys on 57 nominations throughout his career — the fifth most ever. He was nominated for two on Sunday, Best Rap/Sung Collaboration and Best Rap Song (both for “Bound 2”).