Grammy Awards 2011 LIVE: Winners, Fashion, News
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UPDATE: In a shocker, the Album of the Year goes to indie band The Arcade Fire.
What happens when you get Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Eminem, Cee Lo Green, Bob Dylan and, of course, Justin Bieber together in the same room?
We're about to find out.
The 53rd annual Grammy Awards, the biggest night in music, take place live Sunday night. Eminem leads the field with 10 nominations, with his comeback album "Recovery" up for Album of the Year and his song with Rihanna, "Love The Way You Lie," up for both Record of the Year and Song of the Year.
Phenom 16-year old Justin Bieber is up for Best New Artist, taking on Drake, while he faces off against the big league likes of Lady Gaga and Katy Perry for Best Pop Vocal Album.
For those that missed it, Lady Gaga promised a big entrance, and certainly delivered -- literally. The popstar arrived in a gigantic egg, hatching during her performance of her new song, "Born This Way." Check out video and photos here.
Check out our running slideshow of the winners.
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|@ arcadefire : OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD. Thank you EVERYONE.|
This is the big one. And Kris Kristofferson and Barbra Streisand give it to THE ARCADE FIRE.
This is beyond shocking. And not in a bad way. The indie collective takes home the top prize.
And now the indie kids rejoice, Canadian super collective Arcade Fire, nominated for Album of the Year, are rocking the stage. Very, very talented.
Marc Anthony and J.Lo introducing Record of the Year. They hand the trophy to Lady Antebellum for "Need You Now"
Pretty sure the Grammys just introduced Diddy as Puff Daddy. Also, pretty sure that he wears wearing metal bottom teeth grills.
Either way, he introduced Rihanna and Drake, who are performing "What's My Name." Rihanna is wearing some fringe. And dancing.
The crowd chanted for it, and Will.i.am made him wait in suspense, but Eminem beat out the likes of Jay-Z, Drake and B.o.B. for the award.
Good thing he didn't find the words -- or get on stage.
|@ kanyewest : Damn... I can't find the words to explain how I feel about the best new artist award... Don't wanna say the wrong thing|
The man has True Grit. And he's introducing Barbra Streisand. Quite the combination. BARBRA!
Remarkably making his FIRST Grammy performance, it's Mick Jagger.
And he can still dance. And sing.
Right now, they're remembering all those from the music industry that passed away int he past year. Always a sad few minutes.
Poor Christina Aguilera. Another tough Sunday night. Turns out, she fell onstage after her performance. Watch here.
Justin Bieber does not take this trophy home, falling to Esperanza Spalding.
Rihanna, Eminem and Dr. Dre. Oh, and Adam Levine on piano. Not a bad start for some sort of risque chorus.
Seth Rogen just said he smoked pot back stage with Miley Cyrus. Not Salvia?
"Need You Now," written by Dave Haywood, Josh Kear, Charles Kelley & Hillary Scott and performed by Lady Antebellum
Now we've got John Mayer, Keith Urban and Norah Jones jamming together, with Mayer and Urban dueling on the guitar. All three are Grammy nominees -- Urban won his category.
And now the woman that scandalized the Muppets -- or, their counterparts on Sesame Street -- Katy Perry.
Very sweet song. Showing a montage of pictures of her summer wedding to Russell Brand as she sings a love song.
It's the Muppets!
And that includes Cee Lo Green as a Muppet, given his costume tonight.
And hey, Gwyneth Paltrow can sing. Really. The "Country Strong" star sang this song on "Glee," and she's doing a respectable job on "Forget You" tonight.
And Lady Antebellum comes right back on stage to accept the award from Miley Cyrus and Kings of Leon.
A bit of an odd couple: Lea Michelle, of Glee, and Clay Matthews, of the Green Bay Packers, up on stage. They introduce Lady Antebellum.
Fancy yourself a fashionista? Just like looking at the clothing and the stars wearing them?
Letterman reads his Top 10 Grammy Surprise list, then introduces The Avett Brothers, Mumford and Sons, and Bob Dylan.
Some nice folk rock, a nice turn for the show.
And now they gather around for the master's "Maggie's Farm," banjos ablazin.
Lady Gaga: "The Fame Monster". She hatched victorious! And is wearing a black, voluptuous body armor to celebrate.
Wow, a very emotional and heartfelt speech. With a special shout out to Whitney Houston, whom she imagined singing when she wrote "Born This Way"
And it's Muse! Twilight Fever!
Justin Bieber's original audition with manager/mentor Usher is being replayed for the audience. They'll then perform live, and parents across the nation will have their eardrums actually pierced by the shrieks of their teen daughters.
And here comes Jaden Smith, Will Smith's son! He worked with Bieber on a song for his movie, the remake of "Karate Kid"
And Miranda Lambert, who just recently performed, takes the Grammy.
Hey, the Grammys ARE about music, so it makes sense. This time, it's a trio of newcomers: Bruno Mars, B.o.B and Janelle Monae.
Bruno going a little '50's black and white, checkered theme, and showing the vocal range. Nice.