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7 Things to Know About Last Night's Grammys

Pharrell Williams wore a really odd hat

(Newser) - Opted not to sit through 210 minutes of Grammy action? No worries. Here's your cheatsheet to seven people, moments, and sartorial choices worth knowing about:
  • Taylor Swift didn't win, but she maybe thought she did. Her Red was up for Album of the Year, and as they named
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33 Couples Marry to 'Same Love' and 'Open Your Heart'

Queen Latifah presides over Macklemore & Ryan Lewis anthem

(Newser) - In the Grammys' highly anticipated show-stopper, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis played their marriage-equality anthem "Same Love"—as 33 gay and straight couples married in the audience. Queen Latifah presided over the weddings and Madonna made a surprise visit, singing "Open Your Heart" with backup from a swaying... More »

Daft Punk Wins Record, Album of the Year

Lorde wins Song of the Year, Best Pop Solo Performance for 'Royals'

(Newser) - Awards? What awards? A few Grammys were handed out beforehand, Rolling Stone reports, but the show is first and foremost ... a show. Beyonce kicked things off by getting sexy on a chair and giving the censors a challenge with "Drunk in Love." Jay-Z joined in to rap and... More »

Jay Z Leads Grammy Noms, Timberlake 'Snubbed'

Justin left out in album, song, record categories

(Newser) - Justin Timberlake may have earned seven Grammy nominations, but he still has reason to cry himself a river: The pop star was shut out of the top Grammy categories—album, song, and record of the year—though his comeback effort, The 20/20 Experience, is 2013's best-selling release. It might... More »

Grammys: Not Bad, Not Great, Really Long

Reviewers split on last night's award show

(Newser) - It seems everyone can agree on one thing about the Grammys: As E! put it in the first line of its recap, "So, that was ... long." Beyond that, reviews for the three-and-a-half-hour ceremony (which included "more than 30 performers but only 11 trophy presentations," notes Chris... More »

Top Grammy Wins for Mumford, fun., Gotye

Plus, awards for Adele, Carrie Underwood, Jay-Z

(Newser) - It's the Grammy Awards, which, as we all know, are more about performances than actual awards—so the show opened, not at all surprisingly, with a performance by Taylor Swift. The music world's darling gave what appeared to be a circus/carnival/Alice in Wonderland-themed performance of "We Are... More »

Rihanna, Chris Brown Quite Cozy at the Grammys

Couple attends award show together

(Newser) - Four years ago, Chris Brown assaulted Rihanna on the eve of the 2009 Grammys. Tonight they're attending the award show together, and looking quite cozy while doing so, People points out, tweeting a picture of the couple . Our favorite tweet on the matter comes from Patrick Ryan : "Rihanna'... More »

Jennifer Lopez's Leg Mocks Grammys Dress Code

'I read the memo,' J.Lo jokes

(Newser) - Jennifer Lopez pulled an Angelina Jolie tonight at the Grammy Awards, flaunting pretty much all of her right leg in a very revealing dress. "So, as you can see, I read the memo," Lopez joked as she walked onstage to present an award. She was referencing CBS' strict... More »

CBS: No Breasts, Butts, or Privates at the Grammys

Sure, like that'll happen: Deadline

(Newser) - In what is sure to be a futile move, CBS is warning Grammys performers and presenters not to bare any breasts, buttocks, or genitalia while onscreen, reports Deadline . The network's Standard and Practice department sent out a "Wardrobe Advisory" in advance of Sunday's awards ceremony that includes... More »

6 Artists Tie for Most Grammy Nods

Nominees announced during live CBS special

(Newser) - The Grammy Awards celebrated the diversity of music as six different artists tied for lead nominee: Kanye West, Jay-Z, Frank Ocean, Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys, Mumford & Sons, and fun. Auerbach received five nominations as a member of the Keys and also is up for producer of the... More »

Adele Gets Record Bump in Sales From Grammy's

Album '21' sees increase of 207%

(Newser) - Adele's big night at the Grammy's (six wins) was sure to translate into increased sales, but the numbers came in better than anyone expected: Her album 21 went from selling 237,000 copies last week to 730,000 this week, reports Billboard . That one-week increase of 493,000,... More »

Adele Flips Bird at Brit Awards

She's annoyed when Best Album speech is cut short

(Newser) - Adele pulled an MIA Super Bowl stunt and flipped the bird at Britain's music awards last night when one of her acceptance speeches was cut short. She grabbed honors for Best British Female Solo Artist and Best Album in London, a week after scooping up six awards at the... More »

Chris Brown on Rihanna Song: 'I Miss Your Body'

Brown featured on 'Birthday Cake,' pair exchange birthday tweets

(Newser) - Are Chris Brown and Rihanna getting cringingly close? Evidence is mounting that the relationship between the ex-lovers is percolating. Brown tweeted a happy birthday to Rihanna yesterday (in the wake of possible love tweets late last year), and Rihanna responded, triggering a tidal wave of OMGs and WTFs from startled... More »

Chris Brown's New Pick-Up Line: I Won't Beat You

Woman says he tried it on her at Grammys

(Newser) - Chris Brown's mission to disgust everyone who's not a member of "Team Breezy" continues: The singer, who reacted to controversy over his Grammys performance by telling the world to "f*** off," also tried to hit on a woman at a Grammy gift lounge … in... More »

Chris Brown: Suck it, Haters, I Got a Grammy

Singer tweets, then deletes, response to controversy

(Newser) - Chris Brown—who really needs to learn to step away from the Twitter—lashed out at his critics in a rant on the social networking site that was predictably and quickly deleted. Brown, apparently upset with all the controversy over his Grammys appearance , tweeted a series of messages yesterday that... More »

Catholics Blast Nicki Minaj's Grammy Stunt

Catholic League: Academy would never allow similar insult to Judaism, Islam

(Newser) - Madonna might've been down on her creaky old knees at the Super Bowl , but hell hath no fury like the Catholic League today over Nicki Minaj's religious-themed, stunt-laden appearance at last night's Grammy Awards. The League today issued a press release titled, "Is Nicki Minaj Possessed?"... More »

Song, Record, and Album of the Year: Adele

Grammy Awards also go to Chris Brown, Bon Iver, and more

(Newser) - The Grammys got started with—what else?—a performance. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band did a rousing rendition of "We Take Care of Our Own" before host LL Cool J even made an appearance. The host brought up Whitney Houston's death first thing after thanking the... More »

Whitney Houston's Last Song Caught on Tape

Singer took stage at pre-Grammy party

(Newser) - In her last public performance, Whitney Houston sang an impromptu tribute to young singer Kelly Price as fans went wild. Two nights later she was dead. Houston sang a few bars of "Yes, Jesus Loves Me" in a soulful, husky voice as fans screamed at a pre-Grammy party featuring... More »

Jennifer Hudson Performs Whitney Grammys Tribute

Grammy Awards remember Whitney Houston

(Newser) - Grammy Awards host LL Cool J brought up Whitney Houston 's death almost as soon as he took the stage tonight, and started the ceremony with a prayer for her before formally welcoming the audience. Then it was more Whitney, with LL Cool J presenting a video of... More »

Did Katy Perry Just Diss Russell Brand at Grammys?

"Part of Me" includes suspicious "diamond ring" lyric

(Newser) - Katy Perry debuted a new song at the Grammys tonight, and she may have also debuted a little message for her ex, Russell Brand. The song, "Part of Me," includes the lyrics, "Now look at me, I'm sparking/A firework, a dancing flame/You won't ever put... More »

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