2014 Grammys: The Pre-Parties, The Fashion, The Performances and More...

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All the Staples Center festivities over the weekend culminated with "Music's Biggest Night" - the 56th Annual Grammy Awards on CBS hosted by LL Cool J. The Grammy Awards is an exciting night for music but just as exciting for the fashion world.
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The weekend began on Friday with MusiCares soiree, ticketed at $1,500 honoring Carole King. Saturday kicked off with MAC's Viva Glam annual "Roc nation pre-Grammy Brunch" held at a Beverly Hills private estate, during which they hosted a Twitter event. Then party of all parties - the Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Gala  held at the Beverly Hilton.

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Jennifer Hudson performed at Clive Davis and The Recording Academy's pre-Grammy Gala with TI (left) and John Fogerty (right).

The Fashion Skin was definitely in at the pre-Grammy parties with stars like Rihanna, Paris Hilton and Carmen Electra trending the side-vag. Yep, they went commando!  The Grammy red carpet fashion was however on the less risque side, but never the less glamorous.

Side-vag trended at pre-Grammy parties
 
My red carpet honors went to Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.

The Performances

The big night kicked off with power couple Beyonce (Bey) and Jay Z's "Drunk in love" performance. The night's lineup also included the last two Beatles (Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr), Pink, and seven-time Grammy Award winner Madonna.
Blue Ivy's parent's 'Drunk in love" Grammy performance.

The Awards Macklemore & Ryan Lewis was the years most nominated going home with Best New Artist, Best Rap Song, and Best Rap Performance.  Pharrell won Producer of the Year, Jay Z won Best Rap Collab for 'Holy Grail,' Justin Timberlake got the Best R&B Song, Rihanna took home Best Urban Contemporary Album while Alicia Keys garnered Best R&B Album. Lorde took Song of the Year, with Daft Punk aka 'The Robots' won Record of the Year and Album of the Year. The Swags Grammy luxury swag bags included Bluetooth gramophone, Solstice sunglasses, Max Martin shoes, pricey Boyz II men tickets and resort stays among other things.  Don't you wish you were a celebrity?

Which performance did you like the most?