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everything you need to know about the grammys

the most meme-worthy moments of the night!

by: liza darwin

January 27 2014

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Last night's Grammy Awards were long--like, three and a half hours long--but luckily, a show as action-packed as this one was totally worth spending the night on the couch. Whether you watched it with us or just want to get the details on all the stuff exploding on Twitter (like @pharrellshat), we've got you covered. See the best moments and our favorite performances below!

1. Beyonce and Jay Z's opening performance of "Drunk In Love." 
Duh! Talk about starting the night out on a high note--because even before they won any awards, Beyonce and Jay Z proved their superstar status yet again for the opening sequence. Whether or not you were actually drinking, you couldn't help but feel a little woozy afterwards. Also, Bey worked wet hair, and the result was perfection.

2. It was the night of hats.
Madonna matched with her son in Ralph Lauren tuxedos and black hats. Daft Punk wore their helmets (guys, does it ever get hot in there?). Sean Lennon, Yoko Ono, and Kemp Muhl all coordinated with their toppers, and then LL Cool J threw back to the '90s with a Kangol hat. But let's be real: Pharrell wins the night with his brown high hat, which had everyone talking...and launched a thousand Smokey the Bear memes. 

3. Bow down to Lorde.
Lorde went full-on minimalist for her performance of "Royals," going against the grain in black and white separates, slick straight hair, and painted fingertips. The 17-year-old also dominated the night, scoring two awards for Best Solo Pop Performance and Song of the Year--the youngest artist ever to win this honor.

4. Taylor Swift's head-banging performance and dancing skills. 
Swift performed "All Too Well" last night while sitting down at a piano, but that didn't stop her from getting into it...not one bit. Between the head-banging, hair-swinging, and that withering look at the very end, she conveyed so.many.emotions. without saying a word. Sidenote: the singer's also apparently a Kendrick Lamar fan, since she got down--big time--to his performance with Imagine Dragons. It took about 5 minutes for both of these things to turn into gifs..because obviously. 

5. Katy Perry goes The Craft-meets-Tim Burton goth.
Someone's been watching Sleepy Hollow again, since Katy Perry went gloomy and goth for her performance of "Dark Horse." But don't worry, she still had light-up boobs. Some things never change...

6. Pink's Cirque Du Soleil-inspired moves.
Pink's choreography during "Just Give Me A Reason" may have notes of "Try," but not complaining. Nothing makes you feel like an underachiever sitting on the couch watching Pink do aerobics, belt her heart out, and show off her bad-assery. She's still the coolest. 

7. Kate Moss' (kind of) cameo.
Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney reunited for "Queenie Eye," with images of the Beatles' music videos showcased in the background. Among them: Kate Moss and Johnny Depp.

8. Amazing, unexpected collabs of the night.
Imagine Dragons and Kendrick Lamar teamed up and killed it (just ask T.Swift!), as did Carole King and Sara Bareilles for "Brave." But for us, the smartest collab has to be Pharrell, Daft Punk, and Stevie Wonder performing "Get Lucky." I mean, the entire audience was getting down. 

9. Macklemore, Madonna, and Queen Latifah officiate a live wedding.
33 couples declared their love during the "Same Love" performance, and it was seriously awesome. Watch it below--but maybe grab the tissues first. 

10. Not a peep from Daft Punk.
They scooped up a handful of awards, including the coveted Album of the Year...but didn't talk. Instead they let people like Pharrell talk for them.

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