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    MEREDITH VIEIRA, co-host: But let us begin with the over-the-top outfits and performances from last night's 53rd annual Grammy Awards .

    VIEIRA: Music's biggest night brought out its biggest stars. But the biggest buzz on the red carpet surrounded Lady Gaga , who arrived inside, well, a giant egg. The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards got under way with a star-studded tribute to the recovering Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin .

    Ms. ARETHA FRANKLIN: I wish that I could have been with you all tonight, but since I couldn't, next year, OK?

    VIEIRA: It was a night of rare performances from music royalty like Bob Dylan and Barbra Streisand , to Rolling Stones' frontman Mick Jagger , gracing the Grammy stage for the first time in his career. Teen idol Justin Bieber joined his mentor Usher on stage. And pop princess Katy Perry performed her runaway hit. Perhaps the most colorful performance of the night, Cee Lo Green joined by Gwyneth Paltrow and the Jim Henson Company puppets performing a PG version of his foul-mouthed hit.

    Unidentified Man #1: And the Grammy goes to...

    Unidentified Man #2: Lady Antebellum .

    VIEIRA: But the night belonged to Lady Antebellum . The country trio led the way with five Grammys , including Record of the Year and Song of the Year for their poignant hit. Indy rock band Arcade Fire , in a surprise twist, won the biggest award of the night, Album of the Year . Lady Gaga eventually came out of her shell performing her newest single. She took home three Grammys , including Best Pop Vocal Album . So do you have a favorite moment now that you're looking at everything?

    MATT LAUER, co-host: No, but I can't believe Justin Bieber did not win New Artist of the Year .

    VIEIRA: I know. I know. After all his fame, right? Everything he's done.

    LAUER: After all we did for him. I can't believe this.

    VIEIRA: You know, I loved when he was dancing with Jaden Smith , Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith 's son. Not so -- he -- that kid's great.

    LAUER: Right.

    VIEIRA: The little boy, but watching the parents -- I don't know if we have that -- watching their son. It was like any parents at their kid's recital. They were so proud. Of course, we're not seeing them, but it was very cute.

    LAUER: Yes. It's nice. Meanwhile, Lady Antebellum ...

    VIEIRA: Great.

    LAUER: Song of the Year and Record of the Year . They've been on this show a couple of times, so clearly we pushed them over the top. And...

    VIEIRA: Are you trying to take credit?

    LAUER: And I had never heard of Arcade Fire .

    VIEIRA: Just because Cee Lo -- no, I hadn't either.

    LAUER: I had to download. I have to start getting busy.

    VIEIRA: Getting busy? Getting...

    LAUER: Seriously, no, I haven't heard of their music.

    VIEIRA: I haven't heard of them, either. I thought it was interesting that Cee Lo Green wore your outfit, and he wore it well. I really thought that was...

    LAUER: The head thing. That was good, yeah.

    VIEIRA: That was kind of a -- yeah, it was really color.

    LAUER: Anyway. Always colorful.

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  1. Lady Gaga

    Attendees carried Lady Gaga, encased in an egg-shaped vessel, on the Grammys red carpet at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 13. The eccentric singer later tweeted, "Gaga is in incubation. Tonight's performance is in collaboration with Hussein Chalayan and House of Mugler." Gaga won three awards. (Danny Moloshok / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  2. Katy Perry and Russell Brand

    Singer Katy Perry, in a pair of angel wings, joined husband comedian Russell Brand on the red carpet. She was nominated for four awards. (Robyn Beck / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  3. Rihanna

    Singer Rihanna stunned on the red carpet in a dress that barely covered her private parts. She won best dancing recording for "Only Girl (in the World)." (Chris Pizzello / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  4. Lea Michele

    "Glee" star Lea Michele arrived on the red carpet in an edgy floor-length black dress. The show's cast was nominated for two awards. (Chris Pizzello / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  5. Lil Wayne

    Rapper Lil Wayne showed off some bling with his smile as he arrived at the Grammys. He was a featured artist on Eminem's album "Recovery," which was nominated for album of the year. (Danny Moloshok / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  6. Kim Kardashian

    Reality TV star Kim Kardashian showed off a golden look in a Kaufman Franco gown on the red carpet. (Chris Pizzello / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  7. Jennifer Lopez

    "American Idol" judge J.Lo arrived in an extra mini dress. (Chris Pizzello / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  8. Justin Bieber

    Teen singing sensation Justin Bieber went for a lighter look at the Grammys. He was nominated for two awards and performed with Usher. (Jason Merritt / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  9. Will and Willow Smith

    Will Smith, left, and daughter Willow Smith arrived together at the Grammys, but the young "Whip Your Hair" singer got her own moment on the red carpet. (Chris Pizzello / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  10. Selena Gomez

    Singer and actress Selena Gomez arrived at the Grammys red carpet without rumored love interest Justin Bieber. She wore a floor-length J. Mendel Dress and Brian Atwood shoes. (Chris Pizzello / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  11. Miley Cyrus

    Presenter Miley Cyrus arrived in a sparkly, floor-length tiger-striped gown. (Chris Pizzello / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  12. Eva Longoria

    "Desperate Housewives" star Eva Longoria was a presenter at the Grammys. (Jason Merritt / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  13. Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban

    Actress Nicole Kidman, in a Jean Paul Gaultier dress, attended the Grammys to support husband Keith Urban, who won for best male country vocal. (Chris Pizzello / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  14. Lenny Kravitz

    Musician Lenny Kravitz proved he's still kill on the red carpet. (Jason Merritt / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  15. Nicki Minaj

    Nicki Minaj, who was nominated (with Ludacris) for best rap performance by a duo or group, shows off her extra matchy-matchy leopard-print outfit by Givenchy. She said of her outfit, "What they made for me is just a miraculous piece of lioness meets her cub meets fierce-ocity meets fabulosity meets fashionista meets everything." (Danny Moloshok / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  16. John Mayer

    Singer John Mayer cleaned up for the red carpet. He won best engineered album, non-classic, for "Battle Studies." (Danny Moloshok / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  17. Jennifer Hudson

    Former "Idol" contestant and Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson showed off her new slender figure in a Versace dress, Neil Lane jewelry and a pair of Louboutins. She performed with other female artists in a tribute to Aretha Franklin to open the show. (Danny Moloshok / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  18. Bruno Mars

    Singer Bruno Mars arrived with style at the Grammys. With seven nominations, he was second only to Eminem in nods this year, and won best male pope vocal performance for "Just the Way You Are." He also performed a number with Janelle Monae and B.o.B. (Jason Merritt / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  19. Janelle Monae

    Singer Janelle Monae was nominated for two awards, and performed with Bruno Mars and B.o.B. (Danny Moloshok / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  20. Crystal Bowersox

    "American Idol" season nine runner-up Crystal Bowersox dresses way up from her usual casual attire in an emerald, one-shoulder gown, but kept her trademark dreads. (Jason Merritt / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  21. Ricky Martin

    Singer Ricky Martin arrived at the Grammys. He introduced Lady Gaga's performance of "Born This Way." (Chris Pizzello / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  22. Adam Levin

    Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine is scheduled to perform with rapper Eminem during the ceremony. The group was also nominated for best pop performance by a duo or group with vocals, but lost to Train. (Chris Pizzello / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  23. Jewel

    Singer Jewel, who's in her second trimester, hid her baby bump well in a Pamella Roland dress at the Grammys red carpet. She's expecting her first child with husband Ty Murray. Jewel was nominated for best female country vocal, and was a presenter. (Larry Busacca / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  24. Florence Welch

    Singer Florence Welch of the band Florence and the Machine arrives in a swan-themed dress. The group was nominated for best new artist. (Larry Busacca / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  25. Paul Wall

    Rap artist Paul Wall showed off his expensive dental work on the Grammy red carpet. (Danny Moloshok / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  26. Ciara

    "Goodies" singer Ciara showed off her figure in an Emilio Pucci dress and Givenchy shoes on the red carpet. (Larry Busacca / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  27. Mario Lopez

    "Extra" host Mario Lopez took a night off from daddy duty to attend the Grammys. (Larry Busacca / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  28. Miranda Lambert

    Country star Miranda Lambert struck a pose at the Grammys red carpet. She won best female country vocal performance for "The House That Built Me." (Danny Moloshok / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  29. Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi

    Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi shined up her look for the Grammys red carpet. (Jason Merritt / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  30. Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino

    "The Jersey Shore" star Mike Sorrentino keeps his abs under wraps at the Grammys. (Jason Merritt / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  31. Kelly Osbourne

    "Fashion Police" co-host Kelly Osbourne shows off her sense of style in a lavendar Tadashi Shoji dress. (Chris Pizzello / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
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