We have another award before our next big performance, and it's for Best Rock Performance, with a mention for Producer of the Year as a teaser. Are you commenting? Keep it coming!
Fierce competition in the Best Rock Perforrmance category. Here we go.
Producer of the year belongs to Dan Auerbach, the great Black Keys front man.
Black Keys win Best Rock Performance. That's two awards in a single presentation for the talented Auerbach.
Another short-but-sweet acceptance.
Maroon 5 and Alicia Keys: talk about a powerful combo.
Fun Fact: Other GRAMMY-winning bands with a color as part of their name:
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes
They've launched into "Daylight," a soft-rock Maroon 5 fave off last year's "Overexposed" album.
Adam Levine, don't leave when the sun comes up! Stick around. Forever? Levine and his bandmates know how to work a GRAMMY moment.
As relationship songs go, this one has "wistful" written all over it. Beautifully done.
Adam Levine himself looked a little weak in the knees there for a moment ...
They've moved into Keys' ferocious hit "Girl On Fire," with Alicia Keys pounding drums.
Can't resist: Alicia Keys is most assuredly on fire, letting it rip.
And she's a study in poise and elegance in this peek-a-boo black sheath, her hair upswept.
In the bet-you-didn't know department, onetime rock hero Billy Squier gets a writing credit for "Girl on Fire." That's because Keys uses a sample of the drum track from Squier's 1980 song "The Big Beat."
"Girl on Fire": HUGE beat.
Keys is commanding these go-girl lyrics with gusto, burning it down, as the song goes.
GRAMMY Fact: Kelly Clarkson is the only nominee who has previously won in this category. She took home the award in 2005 for Breakaway. Pink was nominated in 2002 for Missundaztood and again in 2009 for Funhouse. Maroon 5 were nominated in 2007 for It Won't Be Soon Before Long.
Here we are at award No. 6 already! A lot of ladies in this important category.
Best Pop Vocal Album goes to Kelly Clarkson, who's hugging her way up to the stage.
This is a refreshingly off-the-cuff acceptance. "Miguel, I don't know who the hell you are," she says. But she likes what she hears!