The acrobatic first-half of the performance was ultra fitting for “Training Season,” Lipa’s new single that’s due Feb. 15. She dangled from a jungle gym that her muscular backup dancers occasionally tipped over. She later ran onto the main stage for a magical light show for “Houdini,” which is the lead single from her upcoming third studio album. And with her flaming red hair and black leather ensemble, Lipa looked like a rock star sliding onto the floor for the finale.
Prior to his monologue, the evening’s stunned host Trevor Noah commended her by calling her one of the “best performers of our generation.”
The three-time Grammy winner is nominated for two awards, best song written for visual media and song of the year with “Dance the Night” from Barbie The Album. Billie Eilish‘s “What Was I Made For?” — from the same album — took home the trophy for the former award.
Lipa’s last album was 2020’s Future Nostalgia, which peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard 200. The nostalgic pop and disco set was nominated for album of the year and won best pop vocal album at the 2021 Grammy Awards. Its lead single “Don’t Start Now” was nominated for record and song of the year as well as best pop solo performance.
Argylle, the spy action comedy film Lipa stars in as LaGrange, is currently in theaters.