Who's Up All Night to Get Lucky? A Play-By-Play of the 2014 Grammy Awards
The 2014 Grammy Awards, held Sunday in Los Angeles, proved to be quite the "lucky" show for those watching in the audience and from their homes. The event was packed with a remarkable amount of inspired performances, bona fide musical legends, a few unexpected surprises (one that brought tears to nearly every eye there), and one very lucky act indeed (can you guess who we are talking about?).
From LL Cool J's hosting duties all the way to Album of the Year — plus all the performances, surprises, tributes, and excitement in between — Yahoo Music had you covered with a complete play-by-play of the 2014 Grammys live from Los Angeles. If you weren't "up all night" watching the show, we've got a full blow-by-blow recap right here!
[Check out a complete list of winners here!]
5 p.m.: And we are off! Starting things out with a sultry, seated Beyoncé giving us a rendition of "Drunk in Love" in a revealing bodysuit. Nice gams!
5:05: Oh, and look who joined Bey... we'll give you a hint: Power couple.
5:10: Host LL Cool J gives a little shout-out to Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars, Daft Punk, Keith Urban, Robin Thicke, Kendrick Lamar, Pink, the Beatles... phew!
5:11: Anna Kendrick and Pharrell Williams present first award — Best New Artist. We're still digesting Williams's Mountie hat.
5:15: And the Best New Artist Grammy goes to... Macklemore & Ryan Lewis! "Before there was any buzz about us...there was our fans and it spread organically. ... We made this album without a record label ... and we appreciate all the support."
5:16: Record and Song of the Year nominee Lorde takes the stage to perform her hit "Royals."
5:25: The phenomenally talented Hunter Hayes performs, debuting his new song, "Invisible." He's backed by powerful quotes from John Lennon, Lady Gaga ... the song is about bullying, very powerful.
5:30: Best Pop Duo/Group Performance winner is announced...wait for it... wait for it... It's Daft Punk, "Get Lucky!"
5:31: First we had the guy from Slipknot in a clown mask, now Daft Punk in their robotic helmets. "On behalf of the robots," Pharrell Williams gives the thank-you speech.
5:35: Katy Perry performs a witchy "Dark Horse," starting out from inside a crystal ball-like orb and finishing up with a red-eyed animatronic horse and a ominous stormy backdrop.