Beyonce & Taylor Swift set new Grammy records

Lady Gaga, Elton John dazzle with duet

Beyonce set a new record at tonight’s (January 31) Grammy Awards, becoming the most decorated female artist in Grammy history with six wins under her belt.

Although Beyonce won six of the 10 categories for which she was nominated, it was country singer Taylor Swift who took home the coveted Album Of The Year prize, becoming the youngest artist ever to receive the award at the age of 20.

Earlier in the evening, Lady Gaga and Elton John kicked off the show with a spectacular duet that featured both singers performing ‘Speechless’/’Your Song’ while seated at facing pianos and wearing glittering rhinestone outfits. “I love you, Sir Elton John,” she sang. “How wonderful life is with Gaga in the world,” he crooned in response.

Several collaborations took place throughout the evening, including Slash joining Jamie Foxx and T-Pain on their hit ‘Blame It’, and Stevie Nicks teaming up with Swift for the Fleetwood Mac tune ‘Rhiannon’.

The Recording Academy paid tribute to Michael Jackson, honouring the late singer with a Lifetime Achievement Award. During a special 3-D tribute to the pop star, Celine Dion, Jennifer Hudson, Smokey Robinson, Carrie Underwood and Usher sang his tune ‘Earth Song’ before Jackson‘s children accepted the award on his behalf.

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