First, the 26-year-old crooner took the stage with her friend and singer Shawn Mendes to perform his insanely good track, “In My Blood.” Miley looked so incredible in her all-black pantsuit and we couldn’t get over how snazzy the 19-year-old singer looked accompanying her on piano and guitar.
Next, she joined Katy Perry, Kacey Musgraves, and country music legend (and godmother) Dolly Parton on stage to perform a medley of Dolly’s most iconic songs. The moment was powerful, passionate, and chock full of girl power!
We’re so excited for her other performances over the course of the evening, including her and producer Mark Ronson‘s song “Nothing Breaks Like A Heart.” The duo reportedly wrote the track together back in the summer before debuting the banger in November.
It’s been a whirlwind few months for the “Malibu” singer. She and her longtime boyfriend, Liam Hemsworth, tied the knot in a sweet secret ceremony on December 26, about ten years after the couple met on the set of the romance film The Last Song. So cute.
Before that, the duo dealt with the devastating Woolsey fires in Malibu that completely destroyed many homes. According to Miley, her Australian beau was nothing short of incredible during the trying time.
“I call him my survival partner now,” she said of Liam during an appearance on Howard Stern‘s show. “He thinks it’s not romantic, but I learned that is why you pair up with someone — for survival — and he was so incredible.”
“Completely devastated by the fires affecting my community,” she tweeted at the time. “I am one of the lucky ones. My animals and LOVE OF MY LIFE made it out safely & that’s all that matters right now.” The poor couple did lose their home in the tragedy, but they were able to see that your people (and animals!) are more important than the things you own.
Congrats on this killer performance, girl!