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47th Grammy® Awards Coverage

Welcome to DigitalHit.com's coverage of the 47th Annual Grammy Awards.

8:02 PM ET

The night starts with a group of performances: Black Eyed Peas, Gwen Stefani and Eve, Los Lonely Boys, Maroon 5, and Franz Ferdinand.

8:14 PM ET

Tonight's host Queen Latifah takes to the stage. "I walked into U2's dressing room and that lil' Bono almost gave me vertigo."

8:17 PM ET

The night's first presenters are John Travolta, Steven Tyler, Christina Milian. They announce that Pinetop Perkins is a Lifetime Acheivement recipient and then move into presenting the Grammy for Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal to Los Lonely Boys for "Heaven".

8:25 PM ET

After informing the crowd that Art Blakey is a Lifetime Acheivement recipient, she introduces a performance by Alicia Keys.

8:30 PM ET

Alicia Keys finishes her performance and then welcomes Jamie Foxx and Quincy Jones to the stage. Jamie performs "Georgia On My Mind" with Alicia.

8:32 PM ET

It's time for Nelly and Adam Sandler to present the Grammy for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance. The Grammy goes to Prince.

8:40 PM ET

Latifah announces that Jerry Lee Lewis is a Lifetime Acheivement recipient and then intros a performace by U2.

8:46 PM ET

Pharrel Williams, Penelope Cruz and Mark McGrath announce Led Zeppelin are Lifetime Acheivement recipients. They then present the Grammy for Best Rock Album to Green Day for "American Idiot".

8:55 PM ET

Tabloid readers around the world can start salivating over the first time duet between husband and wife team Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony. Um, I'm no fashion expert, but is her dress ugly and unflattering?

9:02 PM ET

Matthew McConaughey talks about Southern rock and then intros a performance by Lynyrd Skynyrd, Gretchen Wilson, Keith Urban, Elvin Bishop, Dickie Betts, and Tim McGraw. Nice kickass performace of "Sweet Home Alabama."

9:17 PM ET

Ellen Degeneres introduces a jazz performance by Queen Latifah. Great voice...she sould never, ever, make an awful movie like Taxi again.

9:21 PM ET

Tyra Banks and Hoobastank present the Grammy for Best New Artist. And the Grammy goes to...Maroon 5. They hug fellow nominee Kanye West as they head up to the stage and thank him when they get there.

9:30 PM ET

Quentin Tarantino introduces a performance by Green Day. American Idiots is one of my faves of the year. It's amazing what you can do with a few chords and a lot of moxie.

9:34 PM ET

Mario, Anthony Hamilton and Ricky Hamilton take to the podium to present the Grammy for Best R&B Album to Alicia Keys for "The Diary Of Alicia Keys".

9:43 PM ET

Queen Latifah announces that the Staples Singers are Lifetime Acheivement winners. She then introduces a performance by Mavis Staples, which segues into a performance of "Jesus Walks" by Kanye West, John Legend and The Blind Boys of Alabama.

9:50 PM ET

Ludacris and Kevin Bacon praise the performance and then present the Grammy for Best Rap Album to Kanye West for "The College Dropout." West tells the audience not to wait to appreciate the life their living. "Everyone wanted to know what I'd do if I didn't win. I guess we'll never know."

10:00 PM ET

Kris Kristofferson pays tribute to Lifetime Achievement recipient Janis Joplin and then introduces a tribute performance by Joss Stone and Melissa Etheridge. Etheridge, whose recoverinf from cancer surgery, brings the house down with her rendition of "Piece of My Heart".

10:11 PM ET

Billy Bob Thornton pays tribute to Lifetime Acheivement recipient Eddie Arnold and then introduces a performance of "Live Like You Were Dying" by Tim McGraw.

10:17 PM ET

Alison Krauss, Amy Lee and T. Bone Burnett pay tribute to the Carter Family and then present the Grammy for Best Country Album to Loretta Lynn for "Van Lear Rose". She made sure that her musical partner, Jack White, had a moment to speak too.

10:28 PM ET

Matchbox 20's Rob Thomas presents Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun with the first President's Merit Award Salute To Industry Icons. The presentation is foloowed by a performance by John Mayer. Mayer then introduces Lisa Marie Presley. The pair then present the Grammy for Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal to U2 for "Vertigo". Bono said he was surprised because he really liked the work by Green Day and Franz Ferdinand.

10:38 PM ET

Anthony LaPaglia talks about the SouthEast Asian tsunami and introduces a special performance. The performance could be downloaded from iTunes with the proceeds going to tsunami relief. Backed by Velvet Revolver, Bono, Stevie Wonder, Norah Jones, Brian Wilson, Alicia Keys, Scott Weiland, Billy Joe Armstrong, Tim McGraw, and Steven Tyler sang John Lennon's "Across the Universe."

10:45 PM ET

Norah Jones and Stevie Wonder then present the Song of the Year Grammy to John Mayer for "Daughters". They had placed braille in the envelope so Stevie could tear open the envelope and announce the results.

10:53 PM ET

Queen Latifah pay tribute to Jelly Roll Morton's Lifetime Acheivement award and then introduces a performance by Usher. After performing one song, he's joined on another by James Brown.

10:59 PM ET

Sheryl Crow and Lance Armstrong present the Record of the Year. And the Grammy goes to Norah Jones and Ray Charles for "Here We Go Again." As Ray's manager speaks, they become the first people to get the playoff from the band during their speech.

11:09 PM ET

The president of the Recording Academy, Neil Portnow, manages to mix praise for charitable artists helping the tsunami with a subtle message about supporting these artists by not using file-sharing. He also pays tribute to MusicCares Person of the Year, Brian Wilson. He once again mentions downloading. The memorial segment then segues into a Billy Preston/Bonnie Raitt tribute to Ray Charles.

11:24 PM ET

Gary Sinise and Bonnie Raitt are here for the last award of the night, Album of the Year. The Grammy goes to Ray Charles' "Genius Loves Company". The assembled producers and technicians take a while to pat each other on the back before speaking.

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 Electronic/Dance Album

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

Best Solo 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

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 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 Gospel Performance

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 Hawaiian 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

Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical

Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical

Best Surround Sound Album

Best Engineered Album, Classical

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