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For the fourth year in a row, LL Cool J is the host of this year’s Grammy Awards. As ever, the ceremony delivered early on its promise of A-list red carpet appearances and over-the-top performances.

Kanye West took over the ceremony early in the night, first with a big Rihanna related announcement and then with a darkly lit and intimate performance of his Paul McCartney collaboration “Only One.” Ye appeared onstage alone in a red jumpsuit and a pair of his adidas Yeezy 750 Boost sneakers with a single spotlight emanating upwards from the stage as his prop.  

Watch the performance below:

Pharell Williams also showed out with a big production performance of “Happy.”

Stevie Wonder made a surprise appearance alongside Usher for a performance of his Songs in the Key of Life classic “If It’s Magic.”

Ariana Grande performed her “Just A Little Bit Of Your Heart” ballad early in the night after being introduced by actress Anna Kendrick who commended her “powerful voice.”


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