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55th Grammy® Awards Coverage

Welcome to DigitalHit.com's coverage of the 55th Annual Grammy Awards which were handed out on February 10th, 2013. The nominations for the awards were announced at a star-studded concert hosted by LL Cool J and Taylor Swift on December 5th, 2012.

The show opens with Taylor Swift singing her hit song about breaking up with a guy. Oh wait, since all of her songs are about that, perhaps I should narrow it down to saying that for the umpteenth time I'm seeing Taylor Swift performing "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together." At one point in the song she does an awful English accent, a reference to her latest celebrity romance with One Direction's Harry Styles. Conisering Amy Poehler and Tina Fey made fun of her high-profile break-ups, ya think Swift would want to lay off them for a bit.

It's time for host LL Cool J to take to the stage and he mentions that "T Swizzle" has already won an award before the telecast. He references last year's loss of Whitney Houston and talks about how Grammy performances can inspire young performers to achieve their goals and that children should always dream big. He then introduces a performance of "The A Team" by Ed Sheeran and Elton John.

Tonight's first presenters are Pitbull and Jennifer Lopez. Lopez, wearing a leg-baring outfit, references the CBS memo that was sent out asking attendees to dress less sexy. They're presenting Best Pop Solo Performance. And the Grammy goes to Adele for Set Fire To The Rain [Live]. Before Adele can make it to the stage, a man rushes up and says he loves Adele before running off. Adele then makes her acceptance speech. The man was later identified as Ukrainian TV presenter Vitalii Sediuk, who has done these sort of pranks before.

How I Met Your Mother's Neil Patrick Harris quotes "legendary gangster rap icon" Katherine Hepburn, saying "If you obey all he rules, you miss all the fun" before introducing a performance by Fun. of their song "Carry On."

Following that performance, Bonnie Raitt and John Mayer stroll out. They introduce a performance by Miranda Lambert and Dierks Bentley performing a medley of "Home" and "Over You."

Following the performance we see a clip of a young LL Cool J being interviewed by the late Dick Clark.

Miguel and Wiz Khalifa perform their collaboration "Adorn" before presenting Best Country Solo Performance. And the Grammy goes to Carrie Underwood for "Blown Away."

Faith Hill and Tim McGraw are now here to present Song of the Year. And the Grammy goes to Fun.'s Jack Antonoff, Jeff Bhasker, Andrew Dost & Nate Ruess for "We Are Young" featuring Janelle Monáe.

Johnny Depp is now here to introduce a performance of "I Will Wait" by Mumford and Sons.

Ellen DeGeneres and Beyonce stroll out together to introduce a performance of "Suit and Tie" by Justin Timberlake. He's joined onstage by Jay-Z. He follows that with a rendition of "Little Pusher Love Girl."

Following JT's performance, Kelly Rowland and Nas take to the stage to present a new category, Best Urban Contemporary Album. And the Grammy goes to Chris Brown's recent sparring partner, Frank Ocean, for Channel Orange. Brown stays in his seat as everyone else gives Ocean an ovation.

Dave Grohl and NCIS' Pauley Perrette walk out next. Dave mentions that music isn't just made by the people jumping around on stage, but by the producers and engineers working in special spaces. Pauley then talks about the documentary the Grohl made about the Sound City studio before Grohl mentions that before the telecast, Dan Auerbach won Producer of the Year, Non-Classical. They then present the Grammy for Best Rock Performance. And the Grammy goes to The Black Keys for "Lonely Boy".

LL Cool J introduces a performance of "Daylight" and "Girl on Fire" by Maroon 5 and Alicia Keys.

The Big Bang Theory's Kaley Cuoco and country star Keith Urban team up next to present Best Pop Vocal Album. And the Grammy goes to Kelly Clarkson for "Stronger". She hugs Miranda Lambert on the way up and somehow gets stuck to her dress.

Pimping the hashtags to show the Grammys are social media relevant, LL Cool J then intros a performance of "Stay" by Rihanna and Mikky Echo.

Carly Rae Jepsen and Ne-Yo team up to present Best Rap/Sung Collaboration. Thankfully we don't have to hear "Call Me Maybe" again. And the Grammy goes to "No Church In The Wild" by Jay-Z and Kanye West featuring Frank Ocean & The-Dream.

We're told of the Lifetime Achievement honorees this year including Glenn Gould, Charlie Haden, Lightnin' Hopkins, Carole King, Patti Page, Ravi Shankar and The Temptations.

Two Broke Girls' Kat Dennings is out next to intro a performance by The Black Keys, Dr. John and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band as they perform "Lonely Boy."

LL Cool J then intros Kelly Clarkson, who pays tribute to Patti Page and Carole King by singing "Tennessee Waltz" and "Natural Woman". Clarkson then presents Best Country Album. And the Grammy goes to Uncaged by the Zac Brown Band.

We next hear about the Trustee Award honorees: Marilyn and Alan Bergman, Leonard and Phil Chess, and Alan Livingston.

LL Cool J introduces a tribute to Bob Marley. First we get a performance by an artist inspired by Marley, Bruno Mars, who performs "Locked Out of Heaven." He's joined by Sting and they segue into The Police's "Walking on the Moon." They're then joined by Rihanna and Ziggy and Damian Marley for "Could You Be Loved."

LL intronduces The Lumineers, who perform "Ho Hey." They then intro a performance of "Love Interruption" and "Freedom at 21" by Jack White.

Katy Perry then presents the Best New Artist. "Don't worry if you don't win," she says. "I was never even nominated and I have my own eyelash line. Take that, Bon Iver." And the Grammy goes to Fun.

Hunter Hayes takes to the stage to sing a few bars of "Wanted" before introducing Carrie Underwood, who dress acts a video screen during her performance of "Blown Away" and "Two Black Cadillacs."

LL Cool J introduces the presenter of Record of the Year, Prince. And the Grammy goes to "Somebody That I Used to Know" by Gotye and Kimbra. Gotye says he's at a loss for words to be getting the award from Prince.

Up next, a far too short tribute to jazz legend Dave Brubeck by Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke, and Kenny Garrett with a segment of "Take Five."

Recording Academy President Neil Portnow and GRAMMY Foundation Honorary Boards Chair Ryan Seacrest take to the stage next. They talk about the importance of music education and announce a new Music Educator Award for next year. People can vote for their favorite music teacher at www.grammymusicteacher.com. Portnow then introduces the In Memoriam segment. This is followed by a tribute to the late Levon Helm. "The Weight" is performed by Elton John, Zac Brown, Mavis Staples, Mumford and Sons, and Alabama Shakes' Brittany Howard.

Following the Helm tribute, Juanes pays compliments to Sir Elton by performing an acoustic version of "Your Song", which entered the Grammy Hall of Fame this year.

Juanes then introduces a performance of "Forrest Gump" by Frank Ocean.

Adele presents Album of the Year. And the Grammy goes to Mumford and Sons for Babel.

Finally, the show closes with a peformance by host LL Cool J, who was joined onstage by Blink-182's Travis Barker, Public Enemy's Chuck D, Rage Against the Machine's Tom Morello and DJ Z-Trip. They performed "Whaddup" tossed up with bits of "Welcome to the Terrordome" and "No Sleep Till Brooklyn."

That's it. Here's a full look at the winners:

Record Of The Year

Album Of The Year

Song Of The Year

Best New Artist

Best Pop Solo Performance

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

Best Pop Instrumental Album

Best Pop Vocal Album

Best Dance Recording

Best Dance/Electronica Album

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

Best Rock Performance

Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance

Best Rock Song

Best Rock Album

Best Alternative Music Album

Best R&B Performance

Best Traditional R&B Performance

Best R&B Song

Best Urban Contemporary Album

Best R&B Album

Best Rap Performance

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

Best Rap Song

Best Rap Album

Best Country Solo Performance

Best Country Duo/Group Performance

Best Country Song

Best Country Album

Best New Age Album

Best Improvised Jazz Solo

Best Jazz Vocal Album

Best Jazz Instrumental Album

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

Best Latin Jazz Album

Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance

Best Gospel Song

Best Contemporary Christian Music Song

Best Gospel Album

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album

Best Latin Pop Album

Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album

Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano)

Best Tropical Latin Album

Best Americana Album

Best Bluegrass Album

Best Blues Album

Best Folk Album

Best Regional Roots Music Album

Best Reggae Album

Best World Music Album

Best Children's Album

Best Spoken Word Album

Best Comedy Album

Best Musical Theater Album

Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media

Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media

Best Song Written For 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 Orchestral Performance

Best Opera Recording

Best Choral Performance

Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance

Best Classical Instrumental Solo

Best Classical Vocal Solo

Best Classical Compendium

Best Contemporary Classical Composition

Best Short Form Music Video

Best Long Form Music Video