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2014 Grammy wrap-up: who won, who wowed and who just should have stayed home

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The Grammy Awards held its 56th ceremony last night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles as the stars gathered to celebrate the buggest names in music. This year's show was reported to have some of the best performances, and of course a lot of big wins for some of the industries biggest artists. Here's the full details, from the winners to the "what were they thinking moments?"

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Beyonce opened the show with her new single Drunk In Love in a sexy, barely-there costume and Flashdance inspired choreography. Hubby Jay-Z joined the lovely Mrs. Carter on stage for a verse, setting the performance bar for the night. Lorde's performance of Royals was more or less striped down (like her music) and she performed on a small round stage with only a keyboardist and drummer (she doesn't need much more) behind her. Her classy sleeveless tuxedo top tucked into flowing black pants looked sharp and really kept the focus on the music. It might not have seemed like much, but she did receive a standing ovation.

Katy Perry on the other hand took it over-the-top for her Dark Horse performance with Juicy J, coming out of a crystal ball and surrounded by a Gothic forest. She even took a few dips and turns on a pole which was really a witch's broom turned upside down. It seemed like a darker version of The Wizard of Oz and there was even real fire at the end. Taylor Swift was breath-taking in a pale flowing gown as she sat gracefully at the piano for her song All Too Well. She gave a beautifully dramatic hair flip mid-way through, which is now one of the most talked about moments of the night. Her performance also received a standing ovation, with thunderous applause coming from the audience.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' collaboration with Mary Lambert, Madonna and Queen Latifah on One Love was truly the most inspiring performance of the night, as 33 couples exchanged wedding vows right there in the isles, demonstrating the need for marriage equality, be it same-sex or bi-racial.

There were also a lot of collaborations during the night; metal giants Metallica played with Lang Lang, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Kris Kristofferson and Blake Shelton jammed together, and Dave Grohl, Lindsey Buckingham and members of Nine Inch Nails and Queens of the Stone Age formed a rock n roll super group for one night. Daft Punk recruited Stevie Wonder for their 70's-esque hit Get Lucky.

Some not-so hot performance of the night included Keith Urban and Gary Clark JrThe Grammy Awards held its 56th ceremony last night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles as the stars gathered to celebrate the buggest names in music. This year's show was reported to have some of the best performances, and of course a lot of big wins for some of the industries biggest artists. Here's the full details, from the winners to the "what were they thinking moments?"

Beyonce opened the show with her new single Drunk In Love in a sexy, barely-there costume and Flashdance inspired choreography. Hubby Jay-Z joined the lovely Mrs. Carter on stage for a verse, setting the performance bar for the night. Lorde's performance of Royals was more or less striped down (like her music) and she performed on a small round stage with only a keyboardist and drummer (she doesn't need much more) behind her. Her classy sleeveless tuxedo top tucked into flowing black pants looked sharp and really kept the focus on the music. It might not have seemed like much, but she did receive a standing ovation.

Katy Perry on the other hand took it over-the-top for her Dark Horse performance with Juicy J, coming out of a crystal ball and surrounded by a Gothic forest. She even took a few dips and turns on a pole which was really a witch's broom turned upside down. It seemed like a darker version of The Wizard of Oz and there was even real fire at the end. Taylor Swift was breath-taking in a pale flowing gown as she sat gracefully at the piano for her song All Too Well. She gave a beautifully dramatic hair flip mid-way through, which is now one of the most talked about moments of the night. Her performance also received a standing ovation, with thunderous applause coming from the audience.

Imagine Dragons and Kendrick Lamar teamed up on RadioactiveI, which had to be the most energetic performance of the evening. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' collaboration with Mary Lambert, Madonna and Queen Latifah on One Love was truly the most inspiring performance of the night, as 33 couples exchanged wedding vows right there in the isles, demonstrating the need for marriage equality, be it same-sex or bi-racial.

There were also a lot of collaborations during the night; metal giants Metallica played with Lang Lang, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Kris Kristofferson and Blake Shelton jammed together, and Dave Grohl, Lindsey Buckingham and members of Nine Inch Nails and Queens of the Stone Age formed a rock n roll super group for one night. Daft Punk recruited Stevie Wonder for their 70's-esque hit Get Lucky.

There were a few lack-luster performances of the night from some notable performers, including Keith Urban and Gary Clark Jr., McCartney and Ringo Starr. Also in the disappointing category: P!nk in both of her performance, first with the less-than-thrilling acrobatics and later with the high-pitched duet featuring Nate Reuss.

Fashion also had its high and low points of the evening. The red carpet saw stunning looks from Taylor Swift, Beyonce and Macklemore. Offenders who should have been charged with fashion felonies were Skylar Grey, Pharrell Williams, and surprisingly Katy Perry.

Big winners of the night included Lorde, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, and Daft Punk. Check out rollingstone.com for a complete list.

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