The 56th Annual Grammy Awards are live at the Staples Center in LA (and airing on CBS) right now. Watch along with us on Twitter and Instagram. Or check in here, where you’ll find a round-up of the evening’s most worth while performances– from Beyoncé and her hubby Jay-Z, Madonna, Daft Punk, Kendrick Lamar (and, um, Imagine Dragons), Lorde, Taylor Swift, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis (featuring 34 couples, who will be wed while they perform “Same Love”), Katy Perry and more — as soon as they hit the internet. We’ll update as the night progresses.
As expected, Yoncé and Hov lead off the night with a so-good, so-steamy — literally — performance of B’s “Drunk In Love.”
A purple-lipped (and sort of twitchy) Lorde performed her chart-topping hit “Royals.”
Katy Perry, who is also looking pretty witchy, and Juicy J perform “Dark Horse,” Prism‘s trap-pop triumph.
Taylor Swift headbanged her way through “All Too Well,” off her Album of the Year and Best Country Album (hence the big blowout?) nominated Red.
Kendrick Lamar and Imagine Dragons performed a live mash-up of “M.A.A.D. City” and “Radioactive,” a la Jay-Z and Nine Inch Nails’ “Closer.” Taylor Swift liked it. And now, you can buy the official “Radioactive (Remix)” on iTunes.
Stevie Wonder joined Daft Punk and Pharrell for Grammy Award-winning “Get Lucky.”
Kasey Musgraves performed her subversive country hit “Follow Your Arrow” (the “roll up a joint, or don’t” line included and un-bleeped) in a stand of neon cacti, and then she beat out Taylor Swift for Best Country Album.
Tonight’s big winners Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Mary Lambert were joined by Madonna (there to sing an interpolation of “Open Your Heart”) and Queen Latifah (there to officiate the marriages of 33 couples of all shapes, colors and orientations– which is one fewer than planned?) for “Same Love.”