(USA Today)-- This year, theGrammysred carpet was a little boring. No nip slips, no questionable hair or outrageous outfits, but the show more than made up for it. USA TODAY's Korina Lopez had the daunting task of picking the five most notable moments. She failed. Here are six.
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-Everyone lovesBeyonce:Last week, rumors were rampant that Beyonce would perform during the awards show. Then there was the juicier rumor that hubby Jay Z would join her. That they opened the show with a sexy, tawdry rendition of Beyonce'sDrunk in Lovepopped the proverbial cork on the Champagne bottle. Beyonce, bound in lace and leather, performed impressive feats on a chair before Jay Z stormed the stage. Generally, the couple keep the PDA to a minimum, so watching them slow dance for a moment seemed a sweet peek into their romance. Later, there was the adorable moment during Jay Z's acceptance speech for best rap/song collaboration forHoly Grail, when he told daughter Blue Ivy that he had a "gold sippy cup" for her.
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-Swift flips out:Taylor Swiftput the guitar aside forAll Too Well, a piano ballad. Sitting down didn't make her performance any less dramatic, though. A few angry hair flips ended up on Vine, and that video has since gone viral.
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-Yesterdaybecomes today:The Beatles started a revolution half a century ago, long before many of the Grammy nominees were born. But time stood still whenPaul McCartneyand his "surprise guest"Ringo Starr, who also sang his solo hitPhotograph, reunited onstage to perform McCartney's latest single,Queenie Eye.Yoko Ono, who recently patched things up with McCartney, danced in her seat.
-Bon temps: For their second Grammy performance,Daft Punkbrought the house down, the inside of the venue looking more like a nightclub than a seated event. Daft Punk's performance got more than a clapping, swaying reaction from the crowd. Beyonce andKaty Perrywere dancing. The first minute or so ofGet Luckywas a little scary, though.Pharrell Williams,Nile RodgersandStevie Wonderwere onstage. But where was Daft Punk? Did the notoriously camera-shy duo skip out? Then, there they were, in angelic white suits and helmets.
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And although they nabbed the biggest win of the night -- album of the year -- the French duo remained silent, their helmets firmly locked in place. (Paul Williams did the acceptance honors.)
-Opposites attract:We loved the odd collabs. Rapper Kendrick Lamar joiningImagine Dragonsto perform the rock band's hit songRadioactivewas Grammy magic. The jet-fueled performance included booming drums, splashing paint and laser lights. It echoed the boom year Imagine Dragons had in music.
-The ultimate wedding singers:Macklemore and Ryan Lewisproved they talk the talk as their hit single,Same Love, became the anthem for gay rights. At the Grammys, they walked the walk, leading 33 gay and straight couples to newlywed bliss. Not only didQueen Latifahofficiate, but a white-suit-clad Madonna (with cane) sang a couple of verses from one of her classics,Open Your Heart. Sixty-six newlyweds can actually say "Madonna sang at my wedding." The ceremony left a few attendees dabbing tears -- most notably,Keith Urban.
-Keith Urban tears up during Grammys wedding
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