Grammys telecast highlights: Performances, big winners

Laura Lofgren

Any person in touch with the Grammy scene knows the big news about the award show this past weekend.Arcade Fire took home the Grammy Award for Best Album of the Year for “The Suburbs,” the band’s third full-length album.

Lady Antebellum walked away with Best Song and Best Record for “Need You Now.”

Jazz bassist Esperanza Spalding took the Grammy for Best New Artist.

Those who thought Justin Bieber would take home that award were sorely mistaken.

Held aloft by sexy models covered in skin-tight gold outfits, Lady Gaga “incubated” in an egg until the performance of “Born This Way,” her latest single. Gaga won Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for “Bad Romance.” Once again, the diva wowed the audience with both her performance and her eccentric outfits.

Backed by Mumford & Sons and The Avett Brothers, Bob Dylan growled out a rendition of his song “Maggie’s Farm.”

Mick Jagger made his first appearance on the Grammy stage and performed an energetic “Everybody Needs Somebody to Love.”

Bruno Mars was awarded Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for his song “Just the Way You Are.” Best Rock Album was given to Muse for “The Resistance,” while Iron Maiden won Best Metal Performance for “El Dorado.”

La Roux won Best Electronic/Dance album. Everyone is stoked about The Black Keys (of Akron) winning Best Alternative Music Album and Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals. Eminem received Best Rap Album of the Year and performed “Love The Way You Lie” with Rihanna during the ceremony.

Justin Bieber, Jaden Smith and Usher performed a snippet of Bieber’s song “Baby,” as well as “Never Say Never.”

Never has Will Smith looked so excited at an awards ceremony than when Jaden rapped his little heart out with the Biebster.

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