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See Childish Gambino's sultry Grammys performance of "Terrified"

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As Grammys host James Corden pointed out in his introduction, Donald Glover, who’s already halfway to an EGOT at the age of 34 after winning the Grammy for Best Traditional R&B Performance earlier today, is a Renaissance man. And for his Childish Gambino performance of “Terrified,” off of his third studio album Awaken, My Love!—nominated for Album of the Year and Best Urban Contemporary Album—Glover seemed to take inspiration from the time he spent hanging out with legend of ‘70s suavity Billy Dee Williams to prepare for his role as a young Lando Calrissian in Solo: A Star Wars Story.

Taking the stage in an all-white ensemble with child actor JD McCrary (who’s co-starring with Glover in Disney’s upcoming live-action Lion King remake) singing backup, Glover gave a vocal performance smoother than a hairless kitten on satin sheets, proving that he’s not only a talented writer, director, producer, actor, rapper, and songwriter, he’s a damn good singer, too.

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