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46th Grammy® Awards Coverage

Welcome to our coverage of the 46th Annual Grammy Awards.

8:00 PM ET

The show starts with a performance by Prince and Beyoncé. It's great to see the lil' guy again.

8:08 PM ET

Gwen Stefani and Quentin Tarantino are on stage now...man, does QT sound funny trying to be street. They present the first Grammy for Best Contemporary R&B Album to Beyoncé for Dangerously in Love.

Ellen Degeneres is on next to talk about the 40th anniversary of The Beatles landing in the U.S. She then intro'd a tribute performance by Dave Matthews, Vince Gill, Sting and Pharrell Williams who perform "I Saw Her Standing There".

8:20 PM ET

Queen Latifah takes the stage next to introduce Christina Aguilera and her song "Beautiful". I think this is the most amount of clothes I've seen her wearing in years.

8:25 PM ET

John Mayer and Matthew Perry riff on the fact that their category, Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal, has no duos in it before they present the Grammy to No Doubt for "Underneath It All".

Beck then introduces a performance by the White Stripes.

B.B. King, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry then paid tribute to the Funk Brothers, the session musicians behind most of Motown's hits. They then presented the Grammy for the Best Rap Album to Outkast for Speakerboxxx/The Love Below. Andre 3000 walked up, took the Grammy, said thanks and left. Now that's a short speech.

8:42 PM ET

CSI's Marg Helgenberger then introduced a performance by country artist Martina McBride.

8:47 PM ET

Amber Tamblyn, Amy Lee and Jakob Dylan paid tribute to the songwriting team of Goffen and King before presenting the Grammy for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance to Justin Timberlake for "Cry Me A River". He said he was humbled to be in the company of the other nominees and also spent a moment apologizing for the whole Janet Jackson breast-baring at the Super Bowl half-time show.

Patti LaBelle paid tribute to her friend Luther Vandross before introuducing a tribute performance by Alicia Keys, Celine Dion and Richard Marx. The Dion/Marx performance of Luther's "Dance With My Father" was marred by terrible audio problems at the beginning. Ahh, live television.

They then showed a taped thank you to from Luther, who suffered a stroke last year.

9:09 PM ET

Madonna's on stage now, saying she was honoured to present the next performer, Sting, who introduced her to her husband. Sting, the MusiCares artist of the year, performed with Sean Paul.

Hilary Duff, Paulina Rubio and Brian McKnight then presented the Grammy for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance to Christina Aguilera for "Beautiful". Taking the stage, Christina was centimetres away from copying Janet Jackson. She paid special thanks to her label for letting her make such a personal album.

9:22 PM ET

Sarah Jessica Parker then tripped over her intro of a performance by Justin Timberlake and Artuto Sandoval.

Ellen Degeneres then introduced Olivia Harrison, the widow of George Harrison, who accepted the President's Award on behalf of him. Yoko then came out to accept the award on behalf of John Lennon. They then showed two taped thanks from Ringo and Paul.

9:38 PM ET

Queen Latifah's back again to introduce a performance by the Black Eyed Peas.

The Grammy's then paid tribute to Van Cliburn and Doc Watson. The Grammy for Best Female Country Vocal Performance was then presented to the late June Carter Cash. The award was accepted by her son, John Carter Cash.

9:52 PM ET

Cuba Gooding Jr. paid tribute to children's artist Ella Jenkins before he introduced another performance by Beyoncé.

Norah Jones and Sean Astin then honoured Artie Shaw and Marian McPartland before presenting the Best New Artist Grammy to Evanescence. Fellow nominee 50 Cent briefly interrupted their speech by running onto the stage and back off.

Samuel L. Jackson then intro'd a funky performance by Outkast, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Earth Wind & Fire and Robert Randolph & the Family Band.

10:26 PM ET

Snoop Dogg and Jason Alexander intro'd a performance by the Foo Fighters and jazz pianist Chick Corea. Jason riffed on the fact that he shared the same name with Britney Spears' husband of a few hours.

10:32 PM ET

Mary J. Blige and Michael MacDonald first paid tribute to producer winners The Neptunes before handing out Record of the Year to Coldplay for "Clocks". Chris Martin dedicated the win to Johnny Cash and John Kerry, "who I hope will be your President."

10:41 PM ET

Missy Elliott and Tony Bennett introduced a performance of "Fallen" by Sarah Maclachlan and Alison Kraus.

Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne take the stage now to present the Grammy for Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal. The winner? "Disorder in the House" by the late Warren Zevon and Bruce Springsteen. Warren's son, Jordan, accepted the award.

The "In Memoriam" segment of the show was then followed by a musical tribute to Warren Zevon that featured Jackson Browne, Emmylou Harris, Timothy B. Schmit, Billy Bob Thornton, Dwight Yoakam and Jorge Calderón.

11:03 PM ET

Andy Williams, Grammy's first host, then paid tribute to an important figure in Grammy history, telecast producer Pierre Cossette.

Recording Academy vice-chair Kurt Elling, Carole King and Babyface paid tribute to Orrin Keepnews then presented the Song of the Year Grammy to "Dance With My Father" which was written by Luther Vandross and Richard Marx. After Luther's manager read a statement, Marx paid special tribute to his friend and co-writer.

The president of NARAS, Neil Portnow, then took the stage to make a plea about the importance of music education and to rail against the proposed U.S. government cuts. He then went on to talk about legal music downloading. He then introduced the Academy's new PSA against illegal downloading.

11:20 PM ET

Joined by the USC Trojans Marching Band, Outkast's Andre 3000 performs "Hey Ya".

Faith Hill and Carlos Santana then take the stage to pay tribute to Sonny Rollins before handing out the Grammy for Album of the Year...and the Grammy goes to Speakerboxxx/The Love Below by Outkast. Antwon "Big Boi" Patton and André "3000" Benjamin paid tribute to their mentor LA Reid.

11:29 PM ET

That's all folks...

Record Of The Year

Album Of The Year

Song Of The Year

Best New Artist

Best Female Pop Vocal Performance

Best Male Pop Vocal Performance

Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal

Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals

Best Pop Instrumental Performance

Best Pop Instrumental Album

Best Pop Vocal Album

Best Dance Recording

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

Best Female Rock Vocal Performance

Best Male Rock Vocal Performance

Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal

Best Hard Rock Performance

Best Metal Performance

Best Rock Instrumental Performance

Best Rock Song

Best Rock Album

(Vocal or Instrumental. Includes Hard Rock and Metal.)

Best Alternative Music Album

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

Best Male R&B Vocal Performance

Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals

Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance

Best Urban/Alternative Performance

Best R&B Song

Best R&B Album

Best Contemporary R&B Album

Best Female Rap Solo Performance

Best Male Rap Solo Performance

Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

Best Rap Song

Best Rap Album

Best Female Country Vocal Performance

Best Male Country Vocal Performance

Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal

Best Country Collaboration With Vocals

Best Country Instrumental Performance

Best Country Song

Best Country Album

Best Bluegrass Album

Best New Age Album

Best Contemporary Jazz Album

Best Jazz Vocal Album

Best Jazz Instrumental Solo

Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

Best Latin Jazz Album

Best Rock Gospel Album

Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album

Best Southern, Country, or Bluegrass Gospel Album

Best Traditional Soul Gospel Album

Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album

Best Gospel Choir Or Chorus Album

Best Latin Pop Album

Best Latin Rock/Alternative Album

Best Traditional Tropical Latin Album

Best Salsa/Merengue Album

Best Mexican/Mexican-American Album

Best Tejano Album

Best Traditional Blues Album

Best Contemporary Blues Album

Best Traditional Folk Album

Best Contemporary Folk Album

Best Native American Music Album

Best Reggae Album

Best Traditional World Music Album

Best Contemporary World Music Album

Best Polka Album

Best Musical Album For Children

Best Spoken Word Album For Children

Best Spoken Word Album

Best Comedy Album

Best Musical Show Album

Best Compilation Soundtrack Album For A Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media

Best Score Soundtrack Album For A Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media

Best Song Written For A Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media

Best Instrumental Composition

Best Instrumental Arrangement

Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)

Best Recording Package

Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package

Best Album Notes

Best Historical Album

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical

(An Engineer's Award. (Artists names appear in parenthesis.))

Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical

Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical

Best Engineered Album, Classical

(An Engineer's Award. (Artist names appear in parenthesis.))

Producer Of The Year, Classical

Best Classical Album

Best Orchestral Performance

Best Opera Recording

Best Choral Performance

Best Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance (with Orchestra)

Best Instrumental Soloist Performance (without Orchestra)

Best Chamber Music Performance

Best Small Ensemble Performance (with or without Conductor)

Best Classical Vocal Performance

Best Classical Contemporary Composition

Best Classical Crossover Album

Best Short Form Music Video

Best Long Form Music Video