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Above: Beyoncé was the big winner of the night, taking home 6 Grammys
So, by now you know who was music to everyone's ears at the 2010 52nd Annual Grammys. If you don't, just check any news site or the official Grammy site.
Rather than run through every performance, all the nominees, tributes, blah blah blah..., I've chosen to shown you photos from last night's event that were the most significant, memorable, beautiful and just plain bizarre. Of course, I had to include the best dressed and the biggest fashion fiascos, too.
above: Lady Gaga (looking suspiciously like the offspring of milk's Rock God White Gold and Twisted Sister's Dee Snider) in her duet with Elton John
In short, Beyoncé was the big winner (Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Kings of Leon and Black-Eyed Peas also took home multiple awards) and there were some seriously star-studded duets; Lady Gaga and Elton John, Taylor Swift and Stevie Nicks, Mary J. Blige and Andrea Bocelli, to name a few.
above: Taylor Swift and Stevie Nicks
above: the Black Eyed Peas
The outfits for the onstage performances were a wild mix of styles, colors, materials or lack thereof:
above, clockwise from upper left: Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Pink and Fergie
Love was shown for Haiti and Neil Young. There was a moving Michael Jackson tribute, Bon Jovi sang Living On A Prayer (as chosen by the public) and the unexpected introduction of Pink as an aerialist in addition to being a singer.
above: Paris and Prince Jackson accept the lifetime achievement award for their father Michael Jackson at the Grammys.
above: Pink sang and Cirque due Solei-ed her way through her Grammy performance of Glitter In the Air as she unfurled from above to reveal a glittery crotch and some seriously toned buttocks.
But what about music to your eyes? Who wore what - and in some cases, why? There were some real visual cacophonies on the red carpet along with some harmonious ones.
52nd Grammy Dresses; The Good, The Bad and The Butt Ugly.
Here's the fashion rundown for you- on the women only (sorry guys, you all looked pretty darn great):
Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood
Lea Michele and Miley Cyrus:
Nicole Kidman and Beyoncé:
Keri Hilson and Mya:
A Little Pitchy:
Katie Perry and Heidi Klum:
Fergie and Kathy Griffith:
Pink and Rihanna:
Jennifer Hudson and Mary J. Blige:
Out Of Tune:
Kei$ha and Snooki:
J-Lo and Paloma:
Adrienne Lau and Saila Durcal:
Ledisi and Olivia Fox:
Ciara and Britney Spears:
above: Oh Britney, what were you thinking?
And as she sat in the audience after her peformance and arrival:
images courtesy of Getty images, The AP and People magazine
See all the winners, nominees and more at the official Grammy site and if you haven't, check out the special site for the 52nd Grammys, We're All Fans, created by TBWA Chiat Day, Los Angeles.
Over the years, my Grammy posts have moved further away from the music and more toward the fashion (the music almost always rocks and is easy to find), hopefully gratifying the visually driven short-attention span blog audience. Here's the last two years: