Wearing nothing but a sexy barely-there leotard, a shorthaired Beyonce and her nine-time GRAMMY nominated husband, Jay-Z, opened the awaited 56th annual music event with a killer performance of their song “Drunk in Love.”
Music’s biggest night proceeded with rapper LL Cool J, who hosted the event that began at 8p.m. Eastern Time telecasted live on CBS network.
The first award of the night was handed to Macklemore and Ryan Lewis for Best New Artist.
The Latino artist to first step foot on the GRAMMY stage at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif. was Colombian pop and rock star, Juanes, accompanied by American actress Anna Faris.
A dressed in all black, Juanes and radiant Faris, presented the second award for Best Pop Duo or Group Performance that was nabbed by Daft Punk, Pharrel and Nile Roberts for the summer hit song “Get Lucky.”
The French electronic-duo, who performed with Stevie Wonders after the win, also took home the awards for Record of the Year and Album of the Year.
As many other winners and performers stormed on and off the stage, one of the most enjoyable and improvised moments was when Latino artists Gloria Estefan and Marc Anthony presented.
The iconic salseros, looking impeccable as always, presented the award for Best Pop Vocal Album, which ultimately went to Puerto Rican descent singer, Bruno Mars for “Unorthodox Jukebox.”
The fun part, was when a surprised and beaming Mars jumped on stage interchanging quick salsa steps with Marc Anthony.
Other winners at the 2014 GRAMMYs were Pharrel, Lorde and Jay Z. Popular performances included P!nk, Katy Perry and the show-closing fusion with Nine Inch Nails, Queens Of The Stone Age and Dave Grohl.
Couples say “I do,” at the GRAMMYs
The most touching and heart-felt moment was 30-minutes prior to the show ending, when Queen Latifah pronounced 33 couples, including same-sex and interracial, in marriage.
Beautiful brides dressed in white and grooms in dark tuxedos, held hands in the isles of the arena, as artists Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Mary Lambert and Madonna sang “Same Love” in a celebration of commitment, love and peace.
The touching event was a first in GRAMMY history, leaving many artists and spectators teary-eyed.
It also caused a big sensation on social media, thereafter.
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— The GRAMMYs (@TheGRAMMYs) January 27, 2014
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) January 27, 2014
WOW THAT was a Grammy moment for the ages. Congrats to the newlyweds!!!!!
— Diane Warren (@Diane_Warren) January 27, 2014