Ukraine’s president Volodymyr Zelensky delivered a pre-taped speech during the 2022 Grammys on Sunday (April 3) night amid his country’s war with Russia.
The video introduced John Legend’s performance of “Free” as part of a special tribute to Ukraine. Host Trevor Noah introduced the special performance.
“Even in the darkest times, music has the power to lift spirits and give you hope for a brighter tomorrow,” Noah said. “There’s nobody who could use a little hope right now more than the people of Ukraine.”