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Recap Of The 55th Annual Grammy's Awards

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The best in the music industry came out Sunday night to celebrate the 55th Annual Grammy Awards hosted by LL Cool J at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The night was filled with awesome performances and tributes including Justin Timberlake’s return to the Grammy stage.
There was no dominate winner among the six giants of the night including Frank Ocean, Jay Z , and Mumford & Sons, however, the best album went to Mumford & Sons, while the Black Keys took home four Grammy’s in all, including best rock performance, best rock album, and best rock song. Black Keys’ Auberbach took the coveted producer of the year award. Band fun beat out Frank Ocean for best new artists as well as best song for “We Are Young”. But, Ocean didn’t go home empty handed. The R&B newcomer won best urban contemporary album for “Channel Orange”.
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Prince announced the winner for record of the year to Goyote’s “Somebody That I Used To Know” and exclaimed “I love this song” before announcing the winner. Top winner from last year, Adele, won best pop solo performance. Carrie Underwood took the crown for best solo country album, while Kelly Clarkson won best pop vocal album. When accepting the award, Clarkson exclaimed “Miguel, I don’t’ know who the hell you are, but we need to sing together!”
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Among the awards were the memorable performances. Frank Ocean sang “Forrest Gump”, while Bruno Mars and Sting performed together for homage to Bob Marley that set the stage for Ziggy Marley and Rihanna as they performed “Could You Be Loved”. Rihanna also performed her new single “Stay” alongside Mikky Echo. Justin Timberlake hit the stage with Jay Z to perform his latest “Suit and Tie”. Carrie Underwood performed “Two Black Cadillacs and wowed everyone as the front of her dress lit up the stage. Elton John paired up with UK up and comer Ed Sheeran to sing “The A Team”.
Grammy night was also the night for new music. Justin Timberlake performed his newest single “Pusher Lover Girl”, while Justin Bieber, who didn’t receive any nominations that night, released his newest song “Sorry”. Drake dropped the visuals to his newest single “Started From the Bottom”, which was co-directed by Director X.
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