Beyonce and Jay-Z opened the show with a blistering performance of the singer’s “Drunk in Love”
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis took home the first award of the night, winning Best New Artist. As the wrap up music started to roll Macklemore said “We made this album without a record label, we made it independently”
Lorde performed her hit Royals on stage and took home the award for Best Pop Solo performance and Song of the Year.
Katy Perry performed her song “Dark Horse” with Juicy J in a heavily choreographed performance.
Pharrell had to speak for French electro duo Daft Punk as they accepted the award for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for their stong “Get Lucky”
“Dude, on behalf of the robots I would like to say thank you, thank you.”
Robin Thicke performed his hit “Blurred Lines” with Chicago.
Keith Urban and Gary Clark Jr. dueled lightning fast guitar solos during their performance.
Dave Grohl, Paul McCartney, Krist Novoselic, Pat Smear won Best Rock Song for “Cut Me Some Slack”
“They were a great band with Kurt, and that’s what I experienced with them, playing with a really great band. And I should know,” McCartney said backstage
Kacey Musgraves performed her song “Follow Your Arrow” and took home the award for Best Country Album with “Same Trailer, Different Park”
“One of my favorite compliments ever is when someone tells me, ‘I don’t love much country music, but I love yours,'” Musgraves said backstage.
Taylor Swift performed her song “All Too Well”
Pink performed stunning aerobatics while singing “Try” before duetting with Fun.’s Nate Reuss
Jay Z accepted the award for Best Rap/Song Colloboration for his song “Holy Grail” recorded with Justin Timberlake.
“I want to tell blue ‘look daddy got a gold sippy cup for you”
Carole King and Sara Bareilles duetted on eachothers songs “Beautiful” and “Brave” respectively.
Kendrick Lamar performed a mashup of “Radioactive” and “M.A.A.D” with Imagine Dragons.
Daft Punk and Pharrell got one of the biggest ovations of the evening as they performed a jammed out verson of their hit “Get Lucky” with Stevie Wonder. The song went on to win Record of the Year, providing another awkward moment for when Pharrell had to “speak for the robots.”
James Hetfield of Metallica performed with pianist Lang Lang.
Steven Tyler gave what seem to be an unexpected performance as he song a classic Smokey Robinson, which seemingly caught the soul singer off guard before the pair presented the award for Record of the Year.
Macklemore, Mary Lambert, Madonna, Ryan Lewis and Queen Latifah brought tears to many in the audience when Latifah married 33 couples during their performance of “Some Love”
Miranda Lambert and Billy Joe Armstrong performed a tribute to Phil Everly.
Trent Reznor and Queens of the Stone Age close the show with back to back rocks set.
Daft Punk was the big winner, taking how the Grammys for both record and album of the year.