14 February 2011
Last updated at 07:01
Canadian teen pop superstar Justin Bieber teamed up with his mentor, R&B singer Usher, for their performance at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Their performance began with the audition video Bieber made for Usher in 2007.
Lady Gaga once again attempted to steal the show by being taken down the red carpet in a translucent cocoon carried on a cross by four attendants. She went on to break out of the capsule on stage to perform her new single Born This Way.
But Lady Gaga was upstaged by a more flamboyant performance for once. Actress Gwyneth Paltrow joined forces with soul singer Cee Lo Green (left) on his song Forget You - accompanied by Jim Henson's puppets.
Canadian indie troupe Arcade Fire were jumping for joy after beating Eminem, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and Lady Antebellum to the coveted album of the year prize.
Eminem joined forces with his producer and mentor Dr Dre for a performance at the Staples Center. Eminem led the field with 10 nominations, but came away with just two awards.
Katy Perry, who was nominated for four awards, turned up with two special guests - her grandmother and her husband, British comedian Russell Brand.
Rolling Stones singer Sir Mick Jagger took to the Grammys stage for the first time in his career to perform Everybody Needs Somebody To Love in tribute to its writer Solomon Burke.
The show was kicked off by five divas joining forces to celebrate soul legend Aretha Franklin, who sent a video message to the ceremony. Left to right: Yolanda Adams, Martina McBride, Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Hudson and Florence Welch.
Trinidad-born hip-hop starlet Nicki Minaj wore a short leopard-print dress by Givenchy with the back of her hair dyed in a matching leopard pattern, and a black streak at the front. Her debut album recently reached number one in the US.
French dance DJ David Guetta celebrated his victory in the best remix category with his wife Cathy. He won for his remix of Madonna's song Revolver.
Energetic R&B singer Janelle Monae indulged in some crowd-surfing during her performance of her single Cold War at the ceremony. She overshadowed Bruno Mars and BoB, with whom she shared the stage, the Los Angeles Times wrote.
The White Stripes may have split up but their longtime designer Rob Jones enjoyed his victory for best packaging for his work with the rock duo. Jones is behind their distinctive record sleeves, posters, website and stage design.