The 2016 Grammy Awards not only awarded musicians with miniature golden gramophones for last year's projects, but also honored late musicians for their overall cultural contributions.
Here's a breakdown of the musical tributes, including which stars took the stage to sing their hits:
Lady Gaga Remembers David Bowie
In one of the longest performances on the Grammy Award stage, Lady Gaga paid tribute to the late David Bowie by sporting the rock star's various looks along with singing his hits.
The rocker died January 10 after battling cancer. He was 69.
Gaga, 29, started her tribute on the red carpet by channeling Bowie in a hot red wig, blue glitter make up and a custom blue Marc Jacobs' dress, paying homage to Bowie's Ziggy Stardust persona. She then took music lovers through Bowie's extensive repertoire, performing songs such as "Space Oddity," "Changes," "Suffragette City" and of course "Fashion."
Gaga's tribute to Bowie, however, didn't start Monday night. It began the day before when she got a tattoo on her ribcage of the rocker in West Hollywood.
Bowie was also honored at the Grammy Awards posthumously with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Jackson Browne Pay Homage to Eagles' frontman Glenn Frey
Former Eagles members Don Henley and Joe Walsh along with Jackson Browne remembered Glenn Frey, who passed away January 18 at 67 years old.
They performed "Take It Easy," a 1972 hit co-written by Frey and Browne. Browne stepped into Frey's shoes by singing the lead vocals.
Chris Stapleton, Gary Clark Jr. and Bonnie Raitt Remember B. B. King
On Monday night, the Grammy Awards honored blues icon B.B. King, who died last May.
Chris Stapleton, Gary Clark Jr. and Bonnie Raitt performed the singer's 1970 rendition of "The Thrill Is Gone."
Stevie Wonder and Pentatonix Honor Maurice White
Maurice White, co-founder of Earth, Wind & Fire, passed away Feb. 4, but the Grammy Awards -- in a last minute addition -- ensured that his musical legacy was honored. Stevie Wonder along with Pentatonix performed an a cappella version of the band's 1975 hit, "That's the Way of the World."
Wonder began the tribute by saying, "This is for a beautiful friend of mine who brought our world Earth, Wind & Fire."
The tribute ended with Wonder presenting the Song of the Year Award to Ed Sheeran for "Thinking Out Loud." It was noteworthy because Wonder, who has been blind since childhood, was able to read the winner himself as it was written in braille. He also urged that more institutions be made more accessible to those with disabilities.
Earth, Wind & Fire also received a Lifetime Achievement Award Monday night.