Taylor Swift stole the show as she performed in a lacy catsuit at the 36th Annual Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony on Saturday evening.
The 31-year-old superstar took the stage at the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland, Ohio and opened the in-person event with a rendition of Carole King’s co-written song Will You Love Me Tomorrow.
The moving performance served as the induction of King into the Hall Of Fame who had previously presented Taylor with the Artist of the Decade award at the 2019 American Music Awards.
Performer: Taylor Swift stole the show as she performed in a lacy catsuit at the 36th Annual Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony on Saturday evening
Taylor’s show-stopping performance look included a black lace catsuit with hints of sparkles, and black heeled booties which showed off her svelte frame.
Her golden locks were left down in soft waves and she wore a light face of makeup which included a gentle smokey eye and a pink lip.
The performance was full of heart and admiration for the 79-year-old singer whose music she grew up listening to.
And though she did put her own spin on the song — which was written by she and former husband Gerry Goffin and performed by The Shirelles in 1960 — the performance was enough to move Carole to tears.
Induction: The moving performance which opened the show, served as the induction of King into the ROck & Roll Hall Of Fame
Cheeky: A view of Taylor’s svelte frame and backside could be seen in images captured
She pranced around the stage in her eye-catching look and did some verses with her microphone in the stand before working the room with a handheld mic.
As the camera panned to her she reportedly wiped tears from her eyes and gave an emotion-filled nod of approval.
After her performance, Taylor officially inducted King into the Hall Of Fame for the second time.
She was previously inducted in 1990 for her songwriting achievements alongside Gerry Goffin.
Nod of approval: As the camera panned to Taylor, she reportedly wiped tears from her eyes and gave an emotion-filled nod of approval
Sultry: Between her outfit and her emotion while singing the classic 1960 song, Swift brought the house down
Legacy: ‘Thank you for carrying the torch forward, Carole told Taylor in her induction speech
Crowd pleaser: Throughout the performance Swift received cheers from fans in the crowd
Only two other women have snagged the honor of being twice-inducted, including Stevie Nicks and Tina Turner — who also received a dual induction at the 2021 ceremony.
‘Thank you for carrying the torch forward, Carole said to Taylor in her induction speech.
She continued to say: ‘You know I’m kind of a hermit, to come out and see old friends and new, and all of you here tonight, to welcome all of the inductees, it’s unbelievable.
‘I keep hearing it, so I guess I am going to have to own it, that today’s female singers and songwriters stand on my shoulders.’
Ethereal: Her golden locks were left down in soft waves and she wore a light face of makeup which included a gentle smokey eye and a pink lip
Personal ties: The ladies have crossed paths before as King had presented Taylor with her 2019 AMA award for Artist Of The Decade
Jenny from the block! Jennifer Lopez performed as part of LL Cool J’s induction
Wow! The stunning singer looked phenomenal in her edgy stage look
Abs of steel! The singer’s fantastic washboard abs were a sight to behold
Touchy! Even LL who she has collaborated with on numerous songs including All I Have couldn’t resist touching her midriff
Dynamic duo: For LL’s second surprise guest he brought out none other than Eminem
Collaboration: The duo performed Rock the Bells and it included a near rap battle
Second tribute: Jennifer Hudson also paid tribute You’ve Got a Friend crooner also received a tribute performance from Jennifer Hudson
Former collaborators: The Dream Girls star and King had collaborated on a song for the Aretha Franklin biopic
Additionally the legendary You’ve Got a Friend crooner also received a tribute performance from Jennifer Hudson.
She and Hudson had collaborated on a song for the Aretha Franklin biopic, and at the event Carole was seen posing with her daughters Louise and Sherry Goffin as well as Grohl in a backstage snap.
The 12 other inductees at the 2021 ceremony were: Tina Turner, The Foo Fighters, The Go-Go’s, Jay-Z, Kraftwerk, LL Cool J, Todd Rundgren, Charley Patton, Gil-Scott Heron, Billy Preston, Clarence Avant and Randy Rhoads.
LL Cool J was inducted by Dr. Dre and surprised the crowd as he brought out Jennifer Lopez and Eminem to perform some of his classic hits on stage.
Tina Turner was inducted by Angela Bassett who played her in the 1993 biopic What’s Love Got to Do with It, for which she was nominated for an Oscar.
Chuffed: Taking the microphone to induct King, Swift slipped a blazer over her show look
Momentous: Swift took the stage to say some words about her inspiration with old images of the legendary songwriter on screens in the back
Honored: The singer songwriters exchanged words while the Wildest Dreams singer handed her an honorary trophy
Taking credit: ‘I keep hearing it, so I guess I am going to have to own it, that today’s female singers and songwriters stand on my shoulders,’ Carole said in her speech
Also honored: Dr. Dre handed LL his induction award and spoke to his character
Overwhelmed: The R&B great looked overwhelmed to receive the honor
Performances in Turner’s honor included H.E.R., Christina Aguilera, Mickey Guyton and Bryan Adams.
The Foo Fighters were inducted by Paul McCartney and The Go-Go’s were inducted by Drew Barrymore, and Clarence Avant was also presented with the Ahmet Ertegun Award and inducted by Lionel Richie.
The event will be accessible to stream on HBO and HBO Max sometime in November.
Amid the Coronavirus, this year all ticket holders were required to show proof of vaccination (14 days past final vaccination shot) or a negative COVID test within 48 hours.
Towering above: In a backstage snap Swift was seen towering over King who kept it cool in Van sneakers at the event
Hugs: The ceremony was held in person this year following 2020’s virtual event but proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test were required for entry