Sara Bareilles was joined on an adjacent piano for a stellar performance of part of her hit song Brave by the legendary Carole King at Sunday's Grammy Awards. In a medley that began with King singing Beautiful, the ladies went seamlessly into the chorus of Brave. If it wasn't clear to everyone (it should have been) that Bareilles was simply glowing as she sang opposite one of her long time idols, it became clear during a quick interview after their performance.
"What a thrill to perform with the woman who has been such an inspiration to me," Sara Bareilles said.
"And what a thrill to see the future of music in such good hands," Carole King added.
Following their duet, Carole King and Sara Bareilles jointly announced Lorde as the winner of the Grammy Award Song of the Year for her hit tune Royals.
Carole King received an award the night before the Grammys--having been named 2014's MusiCares Person of the Year at a star-studded event Friday night in L.A. Sara Bareilles attended that celebration as well.
Nominated for two Grammy Awards herself, Bareilles didn't win, but certainly didn't appear to be any less excited about all the event entailed.
— Sara Bareilles (@SaraBareilles) January 27, 2014
Sara Bareilles broke on to the music scene back in 2007 for her hit song Love Song. She served as a celebrity judge during the third season of NBC's singing competition, The Sing Off, alongside Boyz II Men's Shawn Stockman and Ben Folds of Ben Folds Five.. In 2012 she placed 80th in the Top 100 Greatest Women in Music.
Did you see her performance Sunday evening with Carole King? What an excellent source of promotion that will no doubt turn out to be for Brave.
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