Taylor Swift Grammys Performance: Pop Star Sings 'We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together' To Open Show

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Taylor Swift was the opening act for the 55th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday night.

The 23-year-old pop superstar sang her nominated song "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" at the Grammys. Swift teased her Grammys performance in the days leading up to the big event. She rocked a bedazzled white top hat and tails. Her over-the-top performance included men on stilts, ballerinas, and dancers dressed as rabbits. She ended the song with the line "So he calls me and goes, 'I still love you...' And I'm like, 'I'm sorry, I'm busy opening the Grammys.'"

"I think you should perform the song that's nominated," she told Ryan Seacrest on his radio show. Swift's "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together," the lead single off her 2012 album "Red," was nominated in the Record of the Year category. ("Red" itself wasn't eligible for Grammys nominations, so expect to see Swift dominate the 56th annual Grammy Awards in 2014.)

Prior to performing on the Grammy awards, Swift was a little nervous.

"Oh my god, it's Grammy week, it's so hectic," she said to Seacrest. "I have a lot to plan for with the opening performance and I'm just really hoping all the pieces come together this week. Because this is when it really gets really crazy, but it's all very exciting too."

For more on the Grammys and Swift's performance, check out the liveblog below.

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The 55th annual Grammy Awards have come to a close. Dan Auerbach from The Black Keys was a big winner, but Frank Ocean, fun., Mumford & Sons, Kelly Clarkson and Kanye West & Jay-Z were all honored with Grammys.

From all of us here at HuffPost Entertainment, we hope you enjoyed the show. See you again on Feb. 24 for the 85th annual Academy Awards.

Here's Lena Dunham and Taylor Swift again, just because:

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Your complete list of Grammy winners, from fun. to The Black Keys to Mumford & Sons.

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@ johannacox : Not enough Beyonce and nowhere near enough Solange. #grammys

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@ TVWithoutPity : Wow, the closing #Grammys jam was bumrushed by sponsor shout-outs. Thought it was MCA forever, not commerce forever.

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LL Cool J gets cut off saying good night on the Grammys. Hashtag that, LL.

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This amalgam of rockers and hip-hop stars perform "No Sleep Till Brooklyn" to honor the late MCA. CBS, however, cuts them off with an rundown of the night's sponsors. Classy.

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#sarcasm

@ HuffPostMedia : OMG IT'S HASHTAG LL COOL J

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Closing the Grammys in style.

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LL Cool J now making Grammys threats.

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Apparently, it does. Too bad, because they're good?

More on Mumford & Sons' big Grammys night can be found here.

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After The Black Keys won multiple awards and Frank Ocean performed to raves, was the Mumford & Sons win in the Album of the Year Grammys category an upset? More on the band's win here.

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@ vulture : Oh god it's Carey Mulligan looking so happy #grammys

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Mumford & Sons' "Babel" topped favorites like Frank Ocean, fun., The Black Keys and Jack White.

"We figured we wouldn't win anything because The Black Keys had been sweeping up all day," lead singer Marcus Mumford joked.

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She's British.

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@ m1keh0gan : This is definitely lifted from Kraftwerk's MoMA concert last year.

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@ ml_boardman : Can Frank Ocean start a line of headbands?

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@ ditzkoff : If they don't get Tom Hanks into this performance of "Forrest Gump," it's never happening.

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Run, Forrest, run.

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But not before covering Elton John #grammys

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Jason Sudeikis voices Applebee's commercials now.

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They're probably talking about "Girls."

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Elton John dedicates the Levon Helm tribute to the children and school teachers who lost their lives during the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

John, Zac Brown Band, Mumford & Sons, Mavis Staples and T Bone Burnett performed "The Weight" by The Band to honor Helm, who was the band's drummer.

More on the Levon Helm tribute here.

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The Beastie Boys' MCA gets a big ovation from the Grammys crowd when his name is shown during the In Memoriam segment.

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R.I.P. Andy Williams, Davy Jones, Andy Griffith, Donna Summer, Marvin Hamlisch, Dick Clark and more.

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That's the point of this segment with Ryan Seacrest and Justin Timberlake. It's a good message on a night of excess.

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Here's a picture of Prince at the Grammys:

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What's Record of the Year? Here you go:

The category celebrates the achievement of the artist as well as the producers, mixers and engineers who worked on the track, unlike Song of the Year, which awards only writers.

Gotye won Record of the Year; he accepted the award from Prince, obviously.

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Kelly Clarkson, continuing to win Grammys night:

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