February 13th, 2011
11:28 PM ET

53rd annual Grammy awards: The winners list

Record of the year:
"Need You Now" - Lady Antebellum

Album of the year:
"The Suburbs" - Arcade Fire

Song of the year:
"Need You Now" - Lady Antebellum

Best new artist:
Esperanza Spalding

Pop performance by a duo or group with vocals:
"Hey, Soul Sister" (Live) - Train

Pop vocal album:
"The Fame Monster" - Lady Gaga

Rock album:
"The Resistance" - Muse

Rap album:
"Recovery" - Eminem

Female country vocal performance:
Miranda Lambert, "The House That Built Me"

Country album:
"Need You Now" - Lady Antebellum

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'OMG', an Usher/Jaden Smith/Bieber performance
February 13th, 2011
10:44 PM ET

'OMG', an Usher/Jaden Smith/Bieber performance

Before Usher and Justin Bieber took the stage, there was a trip down memory lane to 2007, when an even younger Bieber sang for the superstar.

Usher recalled that moment with the 16-year-old phenom in present time on the Grammys stage, reminding him that the first time they met in a parking lot, Bieber actually didn't sing, and Usher dropped this line on the kid: "If it was meant to be, we'd meet again," Biebs recalled.

And with that, Bieber launched into an acoustic performance of his smash, "Baby." It didn't stay low-key for long - the high-tech effects came out, along with Will Smith's son, Jaden Smith, who jumped in with a rap verse.

Usher didn't let the young ones steal all the spotlight: He joined in the performance with "OMG." By the end, the audience was on its feet, causing Biebs to crack a smile.

What'd you think? How are the performances lining up so far?


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The Dr. makes a house call at the Grammys
February 13th, 2011
10:32 PM ET

The Dr. makes a house call at the Grammys

It got hot on the Grammys stage as Rihanna kicked off a performance of "Love the Way You Lie."

With "flames" providing the backdrop, Rihanna was the solo star before the Detroit MC came raging out as RiRi stalked her way through the audience to join him.

Em worked his way through his set, leading up to the triumphant appearance of Dr. Dre, fresh kicks and all, with "I Need A Doctor," featuring an awesome Skylar Grey.

Right after this performance, the Grammy for best new artist was handed out, and it went to....Esperanza Spalding!


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Cee-Lo, Gwyneth Paltrow have a ball singing 'F- You'
February 13th, 2011
10:31 PM ET

Cee-Lo, Gwyneth Paltrow have a ball singing 'F- You'

Nothing says "F- You" like a singing Muppet.

Cee-Lo Green enlisted the help of a colorful puppet crew for his Grammy performance, not that he needed it. Cee-Lo totally commanded the performance seated at the piano in his groovy eye-catching outfit.

Oh, and who was that singing with a little bass in her voice? Gwyneth Paltrow! (Gleeks: How does this performance stack up with her rendition on "Glee"?)

Quite possibly one of the most fun, enjoyable sets of the night. What do you think?


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Lady Gaga performs 'Born This Way'
February 13th, 2011
09:40 PM ET

Lady Gaga performs 'Born This Way'

The ginormous Lady Gaga-containing egg that caused such a stir on the Grammys red carpet "hatched" - sort of - on stage following the Aretha Franklin tribute.

The orb opened up to reveal Lady Gaga clad in a gold skirt and bandeau, who then assured her audience that they were "Born This Way" - and thus began her first performance of the track, which debuted Friday.

With dancers in flowing tunics backing up her moves, Gaga powered her way through the song, making sure to whip her tall ponytail around a few times. She also showed off her skill on the keys, taking to the piano towards the end of the set.

Was the performance what you hoped it would be?


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Jennifer Hudson shows Aretha Franklin R.E.S.P.E.C.T.
February 13th, 2011
08:44 PM ET

Jennifer Hudson shows Aretha Franklin R.E.S.P.E.C.T.

Right off the top, the 53rd annual Grammy awards ushered in a tribute to Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin, playing a montage of her own Grammy performances and wins over the years.

Then Jennifer Hudson, Martina McBride, Christina Aguilera, Yolanda Adams and Florence Welch from Florence and the Machine took the stage, beginning with "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman."

Then each singer took on a rendition of Franklin's hits, rounding it out with "Sisters Are Doin' it for Themselves."

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