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Grammys award ceremony 2013

Kelly Clarkson accepts the award for Best Pop

Kelly Clarkson accepts the award for Best Pop Vocal Album for "Stronger" at the 55th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. (Feb. 10, 2013) Credit: AP

Welcome to Grammy night! We'll be here live-blogging through the entire ceremony, one of the most wide-open nights in recent history. Will fun. have a fun night? Will Frank Ocean have a career-making night? We'll find out.

11:28 p.m. -- The Grammys close on a Strong Island note, bringing on Public Enemy's Chuck D for the hip-hop finale, alongside LL Cool J.

11:20 p.m. -- Mumford and Sons wins album of the year for "Babel," which surprised even them considering the Black Keys winning streak.

11:10 p.m. -- Frank Ocean is making an amazing first impression on a lot of people with this gorgeous version of "Forrest Gump." I kept wondering if Prince was gonna sit in, but somehow he wasn't actually needed. Great visuals too!

10:57 p.m. -- The tribute to Levon Helm was moving, especially Mavis Staples and Mumford and Sons, but when Alabama Shakes' Brittany Howard wailed away, it certainly made me wonder why she didn't get to sing a song of her own as well. Alabama Shakes would have been a great band for the Grammys to introduce to a wider audience.

10:20 p.m. -- Gotye wins record of the year for "Somebody That I Used to Know," giving him three wins for the evening and preventing a fun. sweep.

10:10 p.m. -- OK, I'm not going to complain about how this "Bob Marley Tribute" only included one Marley song because it was really pretty great -- especially when Rihanna joined Bruno Mars, Sting and Damian and Ziggy Marley for "Could You Be Loved." But did we really need Sting's "Walking on the Moon" instead of another Marley song? Also, it was really cute how everyone was singing along with "Locked Out of Heaven," including Adele and Keith Urban.

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9:53 p.m. -- Kelly Clarkson pays tribute to Patti Page and Carole King, showing off her wide vocal range -- from dance pop to "Tennessee Waltz."

9:50 p.m. -- Black Keys rock out with Dr. John on "Lonely Boy."

9:44 p.m. -- Jay-Z shows off his cool by delivering the best speech of the night, after winning best rap/sung collaboration for "No Church in the Wild." "I'd like to thank the swap meet for his hat," pointing to the baseball cap The-Dream was wearing. Then he walked off.

9:27 p.m. -- Kelly Clarkson wins best pop vocal album for "Stronger" and goes off on one of her adorable rambles, calling Miguel's performance sexy and talking about how she got stuck to Miranda Lambert after they hugged.

9:23 p.m. -- Maroon 5 and Alicia Keys team up for "Daylight" and "Girl on Fire."

9:20 p.m. -- Black Keys' Dan Auerbach wins his fourth Grammy of the night taking the lead, as his band sweeps the rock category, taking best rock album for "El Camino" and best rock performance and best rock song for "Lonely Boy."

9:05 p.m. -- Justin Timberlake introduces new soulful song, as well as his current hit "Suit and Tie" with Jay-Z

8:50 p.m. -- Fun. wins song of the year with "We Are Young," with singer Nate Ruess saying, "I don't know what I was thinking. If this is in HD, you can see we are not very young."

8:45 p.m. -- “Country music has always been so good to me,” says Carrie Underwood, winning best country solo performance for “Blown Away.”

8:40 p.m. -- Miguel and Wiz Khalifa sound great doing "Adorn," which won best R&B song earlier. Not sure what that has to do with the best country solo performance, but whatever.

8:33 p.m. -- Miranda Lambert and Dierks Bentley team up on “Over You” and “Home,” a preview of their upcoming “Locked and Reloaded Tour,” which stops at Nassau Coliseum on April 20.

8:26 p.m. -- This dramatic, rainstorm-filled fun. performance of  "Carry On," really could have closed the night.

8:23 p.m. -- Let's get all Long Island up in here. Fun. drummer Will Noon hails from Strong Island, as does Seaford's Matthew Koma, who we got to see with his girlfriend Carly Rae Jepsen.  

8:20 p.m. -- “As you can see I read the memo,” Jennifer Lopez says, taking the stage in a black gown that exposed her right leg, but nothing risque, as CBS officials requested.

 8:10 p.m. -- Ed Sheeran and Elton John duet on "The A Team." No offense meant to Elton, but Ed would probably have been better off by himself.

8:07 p.m. -- LL Cool J introduces himself to the audience, saying. "A Grammy is a dream come true."

8:01 p.m. -- Taylor Swift opens the Grammys with a sneak peek at her Red Tour and its circus theme for "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together."

7:40 p.m. -- Going into the televised ceremony, Black Keys' Dan Auerbach and Skrillex are tied with three Grammys, with Auerbach landing producer of the year and Skrillex sweeping his dance music nominations. Jay-Z and Kanye West, along with Chick Corea, Gotye and Esperanza Spalding are double winners.

6:52 p.m. -- Gotye wins best alternative album for "Making Mirrors." He also wins best pop vocal group performance for "Somebody That I Used to Know."

6:49 p.m. -- Black Keys win best rock song for "Lonely Boy" and best rock album for "El Camino."

6:45 p.m. -- Paul McCartney wins best traditional pop vocal album for "Kisses on the Bottom."

6:30 p.m. -- Skrillex lands second and third Grammys, for best electronica album and best dance recording, taking the lead.

6:22 p.m. -- Usher, Beyonce and Miguel pick up R&B awards.

6:20 p.m. -- Jay-Z and Kanye West win best rap performance for "In Paris." They also win for best song, now tied for the lead.

6:18 p.m. -- "Once" wins best musical theater album.

6:05 p.m. -- Ashanti is walking the red carpet. Strong Island, represent!

6:04 p.m. -- Bonnie Raitt wins best Americana album for "Slipstream."

6 p.m. -- Taylor Swift and Civil Wars win best song written for visual media for "Safe and Sound"

5:42 p.m. -- Esperanza Spalding ties Corea, landing her second Grammy for best jazz album for "Radio Music Society." "It's been such an adventure!" she says.

5:33 p.m. -- Janis Ian wins best spoken word album, beating out Bill Clinton, Rachel Maddow, Ellen DeGeneres and Michelle Obama. She says, "I keep there's a joke in here somewhere -- an ex-president, the First Lady and three lesbians walk into a bar..."

5:30 p.m. -- Jimmy Cliff wins best reggae album for "Rebirth." Following his Super Bowl commercials, he's having quite a February.

4:38 p.m. -- Skrillex wins best remixed recording for "Promises"

4:33 p.m.Beach Boys win best historical album for “The Smile Sessions.”

4:25 p.m. -- Esperanza Spalding -- remember her? -- and Thara Memory win best instrumental arrangement for "City of Roses."

4:20 p.m. -- Chick Corea wins best instrumental composition for "Mozart Goes Dancing." Fittingly, he says, "Thank you, Mozart!"

4:10 p.m. -- First award of the day: best short form video goes to Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris. Big Easy Express -- featuring Mumford and Sons, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, and Old Crow Medicine Show -- wins best long form video.

4 p.m. – The pre-telecast awards begin at the new Nokia Theater in Los Angeles. To warm up, here's a look at who we think should and will win in the top categories. The nominees are here.

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