Live Blogging the 51st Annual Grammy Awards

This year's Grammy Awards have come and gone and so has another live blog. We did it a little different this time around and "tweeted" the night's festivities on Twitter with the live feed appearing in this spot during the pre-show and telecast.
If you missed it, then don't despair--the entire transcript is available after the bounce! And if loved, hated or didn't give a damn about the awards show, then leave your two cents in the comments section with the rest of the cool kids.

51st Annual Grammy Awards pre-show & red carpet coverage:

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  • Paula Adbul, please take your meds.KTHXBI!
  • Flo Rida is making it train with Monopoly money on the red carpet. o_O It's all downhill from here, folks.
  • Ne-Yo's dates keep getting beiger and beiger.
  • Seacrest needs to stop the madness that is his singing.
  • Lil Wayne wins the Grammy for Best Rap Solo. "Swagga Like Us" wins for Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group. YAWN
  • Congrats to Estelle & Ye for winning Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for "American Boy"!! We can get with that.
  • "Lollipop" won for Best Rap Song. Insert eye roll here. R.I.P. Static Major, though.
  • Alicia Keys won Best Female R&B Vocal Performance. I guess.
  • Jazmine was ROBBED!!
  • Ne-Yo won Best Male R&B Vocal Performance. Yeah, yeah, yeah.
  • Eric Benet was ROBBED!
  • Congrats to Al
    Green for back-to-back awards for Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or
    Group With Vocals & Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance
  • Congrats to Chrisette Michele for winning the Best Urban/Alternative Performance even though she was in the wrong category. o_O
  • Another win for Ne-Yo & nem for Best R&B Song.
  • Go head, Mary J! Growing Pains FTW for Best Contemporary R&B Album!!
  • There are only 2 Rap awards and 1 R&B award left to give out during the televised show. This is some bull.
  • Fantasia looks surprisingly non-ghetto.
  • ERIC BENET sighting!!! Looking so dapper with his date Manuela Testolini & his baby girl India.
  • Why is Giuliana Rancic's hairline at an angle? Is she the alien or the predator?
  • Adele is geeked about seeing Justin Timberlake. She's so young. LOL
  • Happy that they dressed Adele in plus-size appropriate clothing. Although she did look a little matronly.
  • Chris Brown under investigation for battery? WHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAATTTTTTTT??????
  • WORD? R/T @TheGRAMMYs SInger/songwriter Raphael Saadiq arrived hand-in-hand with date Nia Long.
  • The Rock. That's all.
  • Oh, Maiysha Love you, don't love the outfit.
  • Wayna looked quite stunning on the red carpet.
  • Oh snap! Rihanna cancels her Grammy appearance tonight!!!
  • This Chris Brown story done snowballed into a big fat mess.
  • Leprechaun 2009 starring Raheem DeVaughn
  • Jennifer Hudson looks fantastic. Love. Her.
  • And there's Punk. Ryan Seacrest called him "baby." I can't.
  • T.I. cleans up well.
  • I got 5 on M.I.A. going into labor on live TV.

51st Annual Grammy Awards:

  • U2 is kicking this year's Grammy Awards off. This better be good!
  • WHITNEY!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Whitney looks damn good. Her wig is on straight and everything.
  • First televised award is gonna be Best R&B Album. Geesh, they're getting this outta the way early.
  • Uh oh, Whit is going off script to big up Clive Davis. Be afraid.
  • Jennifer Hudson FTW! Stevie Wonder coulda seen that one coming.
  • Jenny's speech made me choke up a little sunthin. Nova, pass me a tissue.
  • Did they tell The Rock to stretch for time?
  • Justin Timberlake on now. Please get to Al Green already. All this extra is unnecessary.
  • Boyz II Men & Al Green bout to show y'all how it's done.
  • *Thinks back to Maxwell's Al Green tribute at the BET Awards...
  • Why in da hell was Boyz II men singing backup to Justin? No justice, no peace.
  • Jigga rocked the mic with Chris Martin on piano. Not bad.
  • Was Chris Martin sipping from Paula Abdul's cup backstage or is he always this animated?
  • What does Carrie Underwood have on? She's lucky I like this song.
  • *Sings along: AND I DON'T EVEN KNOW HIS LAST NAME* Don't act like I'm the only one.
  • Why do LeAnn Rhimes and Sheryl Crow look about the same age. That aint right. If you're LeAnn.
  • I'm so over Duffy. Anyone else?
  • Coldplay wins Song of the Year for "Viva La Vida" right after performing it. The Grammys are up to their old tricks I see.
  • Hold up, did the announcer just say that Kid Rock was a double nominee tonight? o_O
  • That sista singing backup for Kid Rock waaaay in the back is getting it in.
  • I wonder if Wrigley's is gonna "Michael Phelps" Chris Brown and kill his endorsement?
  • Taylor Swift + Hannah Montana. And now it's time for the teeny bopper portion of the evening. Is Desperate Housewives on yet?
  • I thought Robert Plant was on Sober House? *shrug*
  • Was that Yolanda Adams sitting next to Big Boi? Intrastin.
  • Uh oh...Maybe JHud should pre-taped this performance a la the Super Bowl? Come on, Jenny, get it together.
  • And like clockwork there's the gospel choir.
  • I wondered when they were gonna appear. Every awards show must have a gospel choir during 1 performance. It's in the by-laws.
  • Jennifer Hudson got me bout to break down over here.
  • So Diddy is gonna be on CSI: Miami tomorrow night. Talk about Must Not See TV.
  • Stevie Wonder performing with The Jonas Fetuses? No ma'am.< /span>
  • Stevie Wonder getting his T-Pain on? Wow. Just wow.
  • Actually, Stevie Wonder is getting his Roger Troutman on. Now that I can get with.
  • Why couldn't they just let Stevie sing his damn song in peace?
  • All y'all Jonas Brother please sit down. IMMEDIATELY.
  • My side eye has left the building.
  • If I never hear "I Kissed A Girl" again in life.
  • Has Kanye made up with his barber yet?
  • Nope.
  • Kanye & Estelle have on coordinating shiny outfits. How cute!
  • Kanye had to slip that dig at the Grammys in. He's nothing if not consistent.
  • Adele FTBNAW....for the Best New Artist win!
  • Why was Adele walking to the stage like she was pregnant? She was waddling more than M.I.A
  • Better luck next year, Jazmine Sullivan. *sigh*
  • Morgan Freeman has what to do with music?
  • Oh, he was introducing his friend Kenny Chesney. Never pictured them as homies, but whatev.
  • Country nap! Wake me when this performance is done.
  • Herbie Hancock, Natalie Cole & Diddy? Mmkay. At least they're presenting and not performing together.
  • What DOES Natalie Cole have on? No ma'am.
  • It never fails that a song that I've never heard racks up a ton of awards. o_O
  • Queen Latifah looks good. Woulda done more with her hair, though. *shrug*
  • M.I.A. is all types of wrong for that outfit.
  • What's up with the black and white action, CBS?
  • Did Kanye, Jay-Z, TI and Lil Wayne not tell M.I.A. about the dress code? They're all tuxed up and she looka mess.
  • Lil Wayne doesn't look as repulsive in black and white. Maybe CBS was on to something?
  • Please don't fall down those stairs, M.I.A. PLEASE!
  • And Kate Beckingsale is on here because?
  • Paul McCartney time.
  • Kid Rock got his drank in his cup.
  • Adele
    and...Sugarland? This won't be as exciting as when they teamed up with
    Beyonce to do "Irreplaceable" on one of these awards.
  • So where's Adele?
  • Adele got her ghetto girl nails poppin.
  • They couldn't put Adele in a different frock for her performance? o_O At least she sounds great.
  • Is Gwyneth Paltrow's stylist in cahoots with Estelle and Kanye?
  • Requisite
    performance with a marching band? Check. The Grammys are definitely
    following the music awards show playbook to a T tonight.
  • Just saw Raphael Saadiq rocking his mustard yellow Civil Rights cut suit in the audience. Didn't see Nia Long, though.
  • Samuel L. Jackson introducing TI and Justin Timberlake. Him again?
  • Can't wait for the day until Justin Timberlake is out of style.
  • At least JT sounds better now than he did earlier.
  • OK, this TI performance has officially gone on for too long.
  • Requisite boring Grammy stuff. Blah, blah, blah.
  • I wonder if the music industry is gonna ask for a bailout?
  • Old Green Eyes, Smokey Robinson. Still pretty after all these years.
  • RIP Levi Stubbs.
  • Ne-Yo, Jamie Foxx, Smokey & the last Top. This was a good idea on paper.
  • This Four Tops tribute is NOT working. Such a pity.
  • What was that "Viagra Like Us"?
  • Neil Diamond time.
  • Now for the sad part of the show. Remembering those who left us. Relax in paradise, y'all.
  • Bo Diddley tribute. Y'all better play. I see you, BB King.
  • Another Lil Wayne performance? Give me a break.
  • At least he used Robin Thicke and didn't recycle Justin Timberlake again.
  • Lil Wayne looks like Roscoe from Martin.
  • The Dirty Dozen Brass Band FTW.
  • This was a surprisingly good Lil Wayne performance. Big up Allen Toussaint & Terrence Blanchard.
  • Does T-Pain have on 3D glasses?
  • does not look happy to be presenting with that clown.
  • I see you, Nas! Looking all good.
  • Lil Wayne wins Best Rap Album. Yeah, OK.
  • And the purpose of everyone and his grandma joining him on stage was what? This aint the BET Awards, man! SAHDOWN!
  • At least Wayne's acceptance speech was short, sweet and coherent. He must not have had his medicine tonight.
  • Hmm...Alison
    Krauss & Robert Plant performing now. I think we know who the next
    award will be going to. o_O Y'all aint slick, Grammys!!
  • Album of the Year...does not go to Lil Wayne!
  • So I guess this
    is it, huh? Another anti-climactic Grammy Awards comes to an end. Damn
    you, M.I.A. for not giving birth during "Swagga"!!
  • Oh, but wait...Stevie Wonder is closing the show!!
  • Glad that Stevie kicked the Jonas Brothers to the curb.
  • How dare they show commercials during Stevie's performance?
  • And that's all,
    folks. This year's Grammy Awards has been real. Real what, I'm still
    trying to figure that one out. Ciao for now!

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