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Live-blogging The Grammys pre-show
Welcome to a somber Grammy night. We'll be live-blogging the pre-telecast awards, the red carpet arrivals and, of course, the big show, starting at 4 p.m. and going until it wraps up around midnight. We'll also be marking the remembrances of the late Whitney Houston. Feel free to leave questions or comments in the comments section below or Tweet them to us @ndmusic.
To get warmed up, check out videos from the top categories – record of the year, album of the year, song of the year, and best new artist. And find out why we think this night will belong to Adele, who has six nominations, and not Kanye West, who leads the night with seven nominations.
Here we go:
4:06 pm -- MC Lyte rocks the party that rocks the party, with Dave Koz, as the pre-telecast hosts.
4:08 pm -- Koz: "We would both like to acknowledge the great legacy of Whitney Houston."
4:24 pm -- Paul McCartney's "Band on the Run" wins best historical album
4:29 pm -- Skrillex wins best remix Grammy for "Cinema," sees it as important moment for electronic dance music.
4:45 pm -- Kirk Franklin takes the early lead landing two Grammys -- for best gospel song and best gospel album.
5:16 pm -- "All about Bullies... Big and Small," a compilation that includes a song from Wantagh's Marla Lewis, wins best children's album Grammy.
5:22 pm -- Skrillex wins second Grammy, for best dance recording for "Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites." He gets third Grammy for best dance album. "I can't take this anymore," he said. "This is the most surreal day of my life."
5:26 pm -- Tony Bennett wins best pop vocal album for "Duets II," his 16th Grammy in his career.
5:33 pm -- Adele wins her first Grammy of the night, "Rolling in the Deep" gets best short form video, marking Skrillex's first loss of the day. Adele's hopes for a sweep remain alive and far more likely.
5:35 pm -- Foo Fighters win best long form video for "Back and Forth."
5:58 pm -- Kanye West picks up three quick awards -- best rap song and best rap/sung collaboration for "All of the Lights" and best rap album for "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy"
6:10 pm -- A nice moment with Tony Bennett and Amy Winehouse's parents, after Bennett and Winehouse won best pop duo performance for "Body and Soul." “We shouldn't be here,” Mitch Winehouse said, with his wife, Janis, at his side. “Our darling daughter should be here. We miss our daughter so much... Long live Whitney Houston. Long live Amy Winehouse. Long live Etta James. What can I say, there's a beautiful gold band in heaven.”
6:12 pm -- Adele wins best pop album for "21." She's 2 for 2.
6:18 pm -- Taylor Swift wins best country solo performance for "Mean." She says, "There's really no feeling quite like writing a song about someone who's really mean to you, someone who completely hates you, who makes your life miserable, and then winning a Grammy for it." "Mean" also wins best country song.
6:23 pm -- Civil Wars wins best country group performance and best folk album.
6:24 pm -- Foo Fighters pick up their second Grammy of the night for best metal performance. They quickly get their third for best rock song for "Walk," followed by their fourth for best rock album for "Wasting Light."
6:30 pm -- Bon Iver wins best alternative rock album
6:31 pm -- Paul Epworth wins best producer for his work on Adele's "21" and Foster the People.