Best of the 55th Grammys

From the red carpet to the wild after parties, check out the best photos from music's big night.

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LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 10: Singer Taylor Swift (R) hugs songwriter Joy Williams as they accept the Best Song Written For Visual Media Award for 'Safe & Sound (From The Hunger Games)' onstage at the The 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Nokia Theatre on February 10, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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Marcus Mumford (2nd L) and Brittany Howard (R) perform on stage at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center. Mumford & Sons took home the Album of the Year award for "Babel." Click to see more highlights from this year's show.
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Frank Ocean makes his Grammy debut.
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Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys performs on stage at the Grammys. The Black Keys took home the Best Rock Album award for "El Camino." They also won in the Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song categories for their song "Lonely Boy."
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The Lumineers, from left, Jeremiah Fraites, Wesley Schultz, Neyla Pekarek and Stelth Ulvang perform on stage.
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Winners for Best Album of the Year, Mumford & Sons, reacts on stage.
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Adele (L) and Chris Brown pose for a picture.
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Gotye and Kimbra pose in the press room with their trophies. Gotye cleaned up with Record of the Year, Best Alternative Album and Pop duo/group performance for his collaboration with Kimbra in the song "Somebody That I Used to Know."
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Singer Nate Ruess of the band Fun, who won Best New Artist and Best Song for "We Are Young."
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Chuck D (left) share a stage with LL Cool J, who played double duty as host and performer.
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Sting, Ziggy Marley, Bruno Mars and Rihanna pay tribute to Bob Marley on stage.
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Frank Ocean (R) accepts the award for Best Urban Contemporary Album for "Channel Orange" from presenter Jay-Z.
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Carrie Underwood performs on stage.
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Zac Brown, center, of the musical group Zac Brown Band accepts the award for Best Country Album for "Uncaged."
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Rihanna performs on stage.
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Beyonce shows off her Traditional R&B Performance award backstage.
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Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z perform on stage.
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Adam Levine (L) and Alicia Keys shared a stage and sang Keys' hit single "Girl on Fire."
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Musicians Wiz Khalifa, left, and Miguel perform on stage.
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Chris Brown and Rihanna canoodle at the Grammys.
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Kelly Clarkson accepts the award for Best Pop Vocal Album for "Stronger."
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Taylor Swift's opened the night with a blockbuster performance of "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together."
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Elton John (L) performs on stage with Ed Sheeran.
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Singers Miranda Lambert (L) and Dierks Bentley share a stage.
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Frank Ocean was all smiles as he arrived at the Grammys. He's up for six nominations this year.
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Singer Florence Welch shined in this Givenchy gown as she arrived at the Grammys. Her album "Ceremonials" was nominated in the Best Pop Vocal album category.
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Adele took home the first award of the night for her song "Set Fire To The Rain" in the Best Pop Solo Performance category.
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Janelle Monae is featured in indie band Fun's smash hit "We Are Young," which won Song of the Year.
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Katy Perry was nominated for Best Pop Solo Performance for her song “Wide Awake”. She was up against Adele for “Set Fire to the Rain,” Kelly Clarkson for “Stronger,” Carly Rae Jepsen for “Call Me Maybe,” and Rihanna for “Where Have You Been”.
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Rihanna arrived at the Grammys looking red hot.
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Nicole Kidman, left, and Keith Urban.
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Beyonce wore an Osman black and white jumpsuit to the awards. The pop diva's song "Love on Top" was nominated for the Best Traditional R&B Performance category.
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Music power couple Tim McGraw and Faith Hill (wearing J. Mendel) arrived looking sharp.
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Jack White arrived dressed in head-to-toe black.
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Justin Timberlake looked dapper as he arrived at the Grammys wearing a Tom Ford tuxedo.
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LeCrae posed backstage with the best gospel album award for "Gravity."
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Taylor Swift arrived looking like a Greek goddess in J. Mendel.
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Estelle turned heads (including her own) as she walked the Grammy red carpet.
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Kelly Osbourne arrived sporting her signature lavender locks.
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Ashanti arrived in an elegant Tony Ward Couture gown.
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Carly Rae Jepsen was nominated for both Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance for her hit single "Call Me Maybe." She wore Roberto Cavalli.
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Carrie Underwood (wearing a Roberto Cavalli gown) was nominated for Best Country Solo Performance and Best Country Song for her hit "Blown Away." She took home the award for both categories.
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Adam Levine looking cool as he walked the red carpet. His band Maroon 5 was nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.
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Chris Brown and Natasha Bedingfield cozy up for a photo as they arrive at the Grammys.
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John Mayer arrived at the Grammys in a tuxedo with color that pops.
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Singer RedFoo of LMFAO made a fashion statement as he arrived at the Grammys.
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