Grammys 2014 live coverage

Queen Latifah introduces a performance of "Same Love"

Queen Latifah introduces a performance of "Same Love" by Macklemorem & Ryan Lewis, with Mary Lambert, Trombone Shorty and Madonna at the Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. (Jan. 26, 2014) (Credit: AP)

We were there, virtually, as LL Cool J hosted a groundbreaking Grammy Awards show, broadcast live Jan. 26 from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Beyoncé and Jay Z opened the show with their single, "Drunk in Love," off her self-titled album, and later Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney took the stage for a memorable reunion. Lorde won her first-ever Grammys for song of the year and best pop solo performance, while Daft Punk's "Random Access Memories" swept several awards, including album of the year.

Taylor Swift also played a memorable version of "All Too Well," and danced in the audience to Kendrick Lamar and Imagine Dragons' rap-rock duet. But perhaps the biggest highlight was the marriage of 33 couples, in a group wedding officiated by Queen Latifah, as Macklemore & Ryan Lewis performed "Same Love" followed by Madonna, singing "Open Your Heart."


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