VMAs: Rod Stewart Performs 'Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?' With DNCE
The British legend sang a re-imagining of his classic hit alongside Joe Jonas' band in light of a "newly minted partnership" with Republic Records.
British rock 'n' roll icon Rod Stewart performed alongside DNCE at the VMAs this year, at a satellite location at The Palms in Las Vegas.
Situated beneath the glow of a glimmering disco ball, Stewart and DNCE frontman Joe Jonas sang the 1978 hit as a duet. At 72 years old, Stewart appeared lively as ever, dressed in an appropriately disco-themed silver suit.
As one of the best-selling artists of all time, Stewart reached the height of his fame in the midst of the late-1970s. The two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee originally released his hit single Da Ya Think I’m Sexy? in 1978, as apart of his ninth album, Blondes Have More Fun. The song was also named as one of Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. With more than two million records sold worldwide, Stewart’s impact on the world of rock 'n' roll is undeniable.
For a bit of backstory, Stewart recently announced the Da Ya Think I’m Sexy? collaboration, along with a “newly minted partnership” with Republic Records, on Aug. 23 via Twitter.
Coincidentally, DNCE also happen to be signed with Republic Records, which may have something to do with the collaboration. DNCE rose to popularity in 2015, catapulted by Jonas' previous fame, after the release of their debut single Cake by the Ocean. The band won a VMA for best new artist in 2016.