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Hot Grammy performances steal the show

  • Justin Timberlake and his big band in black and white
  • Rock band Fun performs in an indoor rain storm

The Grammys have always been more about performances than awards, and this proved to be a vintage year. Backed by a big band, Justin Timberlake turned back the clock for his sepia-toned duet of "Suit and Tie" with Jay Z. Sting, Rihanna and Bruno Mars fronted an all-star tribute to Bob Marley. Rock band Fun weathered an indoor rain storm. Elton John and Mavis Staples led a big-name salute to the late Levon Helm and L.L. Cool J, who kicked things off as the show's host, ended the night leading an all-star rap session.

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