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Though most attendees only barely adhered to CBS's plea for modesty, the Grammy Awards managed to go off with nary an asscrack in sight. That, and the rest of the highlights from music's biggest night after the jump.—Jihan Forbes
Jay-Z was everyone's drunk uncle for the night
Jay-Z has been to so many of these awards shows at this point he's just in the building for a few good LOLs. The rapper spent much of the evening swilling glasses of D'Ussé Cognac at his seat, so of course hilarity ensued. When newcomer band Fun. ironically thanked Jay in their acceptance speech after winning for Song of the Year, the rapper (still swirling that Dussé), shouted back, "You're welcome!" Later, when Jay took the stage with The-Dream and Frank Ocean to collect the award for "No Church in the Wild," the rapper thanked "the swap meet" for the admittedly... interesting chapeau The-Dream chose to sport.
There was a lot of Roberto Cavalli on the red carpet
Did that Grammys dress code memo include a list of approved designers? Because it seemed Roberto Cavalli was quite a popular choice amongst last night's attendees. Carrie Underwood, Carly Rae Jepsen, and Miranda Lambert all chose gowns by the designer.
Katy Perry's boobs would not quit
Did you think some 'ol dress code was going to keep Katy Perry's boobs down? Hell naw! The singer unleashed the twins on a grateful nation in an embellished mint green Gucci gown complete with conveniently placed keyhole detailing.
Jennifer Lopez gave Angie's right leg a run for its money
Like Angelina Jolie before her, Jennifer Lopez did sexy the classy(er) way by showing everyone her whole damn right leg in this Anthony Vaccarello gown. Somewhere, someone is making a gif right now.
Taylor Swift had a really good time
Taylor Swift had a blast last night. How do we know this? Because the camera man insisted on cutting to the young songstress during.every.single.performance. We saw more footage of Ms. Swift mouthing lyrics and jumping up and down to some of the year's biggest pop records than we probably needed to.
Carrie Underwood was transformed into a Giant teepee projection screen
Carrie Underwood gave a solid performance of her hits "Blown Away" and "Two Black Cadillacs" last night, but all we could pay attention to was the iTunes equalizer show being projected onto her dress. The singer rocked a volumious silver gown that became the screen upon which images of butterflies, roses, and an assortment of swirling patterns curiously emerged.
Fun. made it rain.
Literally. At the beginning of their performance, we noted the crappy console piano in place of the shiny black Yamaha you normally see on stage for Grammys performances. It made more sense when a rain storm erupted in the middle of their number, soaking the band, the piano, and everything else on stage. We hope Nate Ruess' fancy-looking shoes fared better than his instruments did.