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.

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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."

See what our music critic, reporters, the nominees and others had to say during the broadcast, and tell us: Do you think the 2014 Grammys was the best ever? (For mobile users, tap the link above to see our live coverage.)