Our next award is for Best New Artist. I'm holding my breath for that one.
Before I go blue, though, I have to hear the Marley tribute. Who doesn't love Bob Marley? He'll be honored next.
Oh, the wattage coming up onstage: Rihanna returns, and she's to be joined by Bruno Mars, Sting, and a pair of Marley relations, Ziggy and Damian. Buckle your seat belts.
Did Kelly Clarkson and Rihanna share a stylist tonight? Both had loose, wavy hair, bold lips ...
"Locked Out of Heaven" is Bruno Mars' big hit. Where is his pompadour this year? Under a hat!
Tons of pogo energy on display.
Did you know? Bruno Mars, Rihanna and Sting, like Bob Marley, are from the islands. (Bruno: Hawaii; Rihanna: Barbados; and Sting: the British Isles). OK, we're stretching it a bit on Sting, but the music of the Police was deeply infused with reggae.
GRAMMY Fact: The Marley family have a combined 17 GRAMMY wins.
Bruno is rocking out to "Locked Out" here with Sting. Smashing! Hard to say who's the bigger superstar.
The funky reggae vibe works well in this Marley tribute. And it's totally uptempo, super-energetic, with Mars' sweet vocals lending a smooth, polished surface.
Do you hear a little Police influence in this gleaming hit? I do,and not just because Sting's onstage. The reggae pokes through the pop-rock verses.
We could walk forever for sure to this tune. Sting has always been a genius bass player. The voice hasn't diminished either. And: looking good!
Staples Center is engulfed in the warming sounds of this performance. Backstage everybody is tapping, swaying along. #GRAMMYs
Here comes Jamaica, by way of Barbados: Rihanna has joined the Marleys for the timeless "Could You Be Loved."
Marley family tidbit: Damian, the youngest of Bob Marley's sons, is a three-time GRAMMY winner. Junior Gong is his nickname (remember Bob Marley was "Tuff Gong?").
We've entered rasta heaven -- Rihanna bridges the distance between Barbados and Jamaica beautifully. It's pretty evident she feels this song. But then, who doesn't? The audience is loving this.
More on the Marley clan: Ziggy Marley is the oldest of Bob Marley's offspring. He was the leader of the Melody Makers, which featured three other Marley siblings -- Cedella, Stephen and Sharon.
"Could You Be Loved" was released by Bob Marley and his band the Wailers on their last-ever album, 1980's "Uprising."
GRAMMY Fact: Bob Marley was posthumously honored with a Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001
Bruno's band is still bouncing.