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Don't worry, readers. Neither Paris Hilton nor Rebecca Black were nominated for any Grammy Awards.

But both bad singers still showed up at the event, posing on the red carpet in contrastingly colored dresses. Paris went white and long, while Black went black and short. Whose style do you prefer? Vote now:

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As for the top performances of the night? Nicki Minaj caused controversy; Katy Perry may have dissed Russell Brand; Adele received a standing ovation; and, of course, Jennifer Hudson paid very emotional tribute to Whitney Houston.

View them all in our Grammy Awards video section now!

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Their divorce is amicable and we don't normally like to read into things like this, but Katy Perry's new song, "Part of Me," sure sounds like a dig at Russell Brand.

The newly Katy started off her 2012 Grammy Awards performance singing her hit "E.T.", but then the music suddenly stopped and she burst into "Part of Me."

Aggressively, she sang lyrics like:

“You chewed me up and spit me out / Like I was poison in your mouth / You took my light, you drained me down / You ripped me off, your love was cheap.”

Easy to interpret it as bitterness toward Brand, no? Watch Perry perform in a ridiculously tight, form fitting rubber cat suit of sorts with her blue hair below:

Perhaps the strongest indication that this was aimed at Russell? The original song lyrics include, “You can keep the dog from me, I never liked him anyway.”

But last night, Perry sang: “Keep your diamond ring, in fact, you can keep everything – except for me.” Ouch. That's got to hurt, R ... amicable split or not.

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Coldplay welcomed special guest Rihanna to the stage for a performance of their new duet, "Princess of China," at the 2012 Grammy Awards Sunday night.

A bit more subdued than Nicki Minaj's Grammy performance, but still a strong effort on a night that brought together the best in music (and honored Whitney Houston).

You can follow this link for the official "Princess of China" video and see their live performance below, which Coldplay followed up with their mega-hit, "Paradise."

How'd they do? Watch the performance below and see what you think:

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Did Nicki Minaj take her act too far at last night's Grammy Awards?

Never one to shy away from controversy, the 29-year old rapper kicked off a rendition of "Roman Holiday" by confessing to a fake priest. She then proceeded to put on a show that featured pyrotechnics, backup dancers dressed as monks and a great deal of religious imagery.

Adele, standing alone at a microphone and simply singing, it was not.

Minaj also walked the red carpet, prior to the ceremony, with a guy dressed like The Pope. Fun and different? Or offensive and different? Watch the singer get exorcised on stage now and then decide:

We can expect a statement from the Catholic League to be released at any moment...

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Living legend Bruce Springsteen kicked off the 54th Grammy Awards on Sunday with his latest single, the patriotic anthem "We Take Care of Our Own."

Backed by the E Street Band, Springsteen's energetic effort left his fans - including a very enthusiastic Lady Gaga - on their feet dancing and cheering.

Not bad for a 62-year-old.

The first single off of his upcoming album Wrecking Ball, "We Take Care of Our Own" embodies many of close-to-home themes that have made the New Jersey native so influential and a working class hero to many. Watch the Boss of Rock n' Roll below:

As Grammys host LL Cool J said afterward, right before his prayer for Whitney Houston, Bruce and his music always have a way of speaking to our times.

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What would a music awards ceremony be without the fun presence of Taylor Swift?

At the 2012 Grammys, this fan favorite picked up a pair of trophies - for Best Country Song and Best Country Solo Performance - and then took a banjo on stage to prove they were deserved, belting out a version of the award-winning track, "Mean."

Swift may not possess the vocals of Adele, or the dance moves of Rihanna or Nicki Minaj, but the young artist clearly strikes the right notes with viewers across the country. She's one of the most decorated singers of her generation and you can watch her in Grammy action now:

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Up until the shocking death of Whitney Houston Saturday night, the biggest narrative going into Sunday night’s Grammy Awards was the return of Adele.

What tune would she sing? How would she sound after surgery? How many of the six awards for which she was nominated would she actually take home?

"Rolling in the Deep," amazing and six, respectively.

The list of 2012 Grammy winners is basically a list of awards won by Adele, with everyone else fighting for what's left. And for good reason. Watch her take the stage at the Staples Center in L.A. and knock “Rolling in the Deep” out of the park:

What's great about Adele is that it's just her voice. She doesn't need to dance around half naked, wear bizarre outfits or rely on shocking choreography.

Her talent alone is more than enough to keep the audience mesmerized throughout her entire performance. It's great to have her back. Don't you agree?

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Sincere prayer on a Hollywood stage? You don't see that every day, but Sunday was not an average day. At the beginning of the 2012 Grammy Awards, host LL Cool J paid tribute to Whitney Houston, who died the previous day at 48.

"There's no way around this," he said, addressing a silent crowd. "We've had a death in our family, and so at least for me, the only thing that feels right is to begin with a prayer for a woman we loved, for our fallen sister, Whitney Houston."

Watch LL Cool J's prayer for Whitney Houston below:

After the NCIS: Los Angeles star finished, a video of Houston singing her hit "I Will Always Love You" played. "Whitney, we will always love you," he continued.

"And we'll remember you the best way we know how – with a song."

Jennifer Hudson's performance of the song honored Houston later in the telecast.

What did you think of LL's prayerful tribute?

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With Whitney Houston's death taking place less than 36 hours before the show, you knew the Grammy Awards would feature a moving tribute Sunday night.

Jennifer Hudson delivered that and then some.

On a darkened stage where Houston had performed many times before, in front of artists who will remember her as an unforgettable talent and influence, on music's biggest night, Houston was honored with one of her most biggest hits.

Here's Jennifer Hudson performing "I Will Always Love You" ...

Whitney's memory and Hudson's poised, powerful and understated rendering of the song brought audience members to their feet at L.A.'s Staples Center.

The performance came at the end of the 2012 Grammys' in memoriam segment, and she shined. Could anyone have done it better than Jennifer?

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The 2012 Grammy Awards became the Adele Awards Sunday.

The British chanteuse went six for six, collecting every one of the awards for which she was nominated, including top honors for album, record and song of the year.

As she tearfully accepted album of the year for 21, she professed gratitude. "It's been the most life-changing year," the 23-year-old said, wiping her eyes.

Adele at the Grammys

Led by hit singles "Someone Like You" (best pop solo performance) and "Rolling in the Deep," the album was inspired by "a rubbish relationship," she joked.

She also offered a searing performance of "Rolling in the Deep", her first live public performance since being silenced by a hemorrhaged vocal cord last year.

Among Adele's other wins: best pop vocal album and best short form music video. Who else won the hardware at the 54th annual event Sunday night?

Here's the full list of 2012 Grammy Award winners:

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