Eminem's Grammy Collaboration Shines!

Only on the Grammy stage can Eminem and Dr. Dre, two of the world's best rappers, scratch that, performers, reunite for one huge performance with the lovely Rihanna.

Win, lose, or draw, Eminem is a hip hop icon. The rapper not only took home a couple of Grammy Awards including Rap Album of the Year, he also delivered a history-making performance.

Eminem and Rihanna at the 2011 Grammy Awards

Eminem teamed up with Rihanna and Dr. Dre for an explosive set that garnered a few bleeps and heaps of respect.

Eminem began the collaboration with Rihanna for the second part of the hit song Love the Way You Lie. Reports had been circulating that Rihanna was struggling with her voice due to a nasty illness, but you could not tell. She may have topped her live performance of Love the Way Lie Part 1. Eminem strutted with swagger and brought the house down with a fire that grew over the course of every beat. He can hook you from his first rhyme.

This performance might be on the buzz radar for reasons beyond Rihanna's scorching duet with the bad boy. It marked the first live television performance by Dr. Dre in ten years. Plus, it was the stage reunion of Dr. Dre and Eminem! The lyrical duo knocked out a brand new track called I Need a Doctor. Despite the fact that there were so many bleeps, it was one of the high points of the evening.

Eminem and Dr. Dre are intense performers. What did you think of Eminem's collaboration with Rihanna and Dr. Dre?

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Mike February 15, 2011 | 10:34 PM

I gotta say that Special Ed hit the nail on the head with his comments. Skylar took the stage and it was like "Rihanna who??" Now don't get me wrong I love me some Ri Ri but let's give credit where it's due. As soon as Skylar started crooning I was mesmerized and of course Em just reeled me in even further. This performance was pure genius.

Special Ed February 14, 2011 | 8:48 PM

It was Skylar Grey's haunting pleading "I need a doctor" that sticks with me. Eminem's words and Dr. Dre's supportive role could stand alone as a memorable performance but they soared when juxtaposed with Grey's very simple but beautiful voice. Such a contrast but it works in a way I could never have predicted. Kudos to the production genius who had the vision to bring those three talents together. Rihanna was a only fleeting memory after Grey took the stage. Let's hear more soon from this talented young lady from Wisconsin!

MQ February 14, 2011 | 2:24 PM

Seamus Heaney was once asked to name an exciting contemporary poet - he chose Eminem. I'd agree. The intensity of his perfomance on this song is incredible. You could feel every word. Now that is how you perform live! Great, great performance. BTW, Eminem was robbed (once again). This only shows that the Grammys are not ready yet for hip hop.

ForWhomTheBell February 14, 2011 | 12:02 PM

One of the most intense performances I've seen in a LONG LONG time. The awards themselves may have lost pretty much all credibility over the last few years, but it's good to see that the performers can still bring out their 'A' Game for the show. And what about Lady Gaga? As a member of the LGBT community I may well have been waiting 28 years for that performance.

deanna sinclair February 14, 2011 | 11:19 AM

that was awwsome performance....!!!!!!!!

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