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Ciara's pregnancy glow simply couldn't be denied on the red carpet. Her Emilo Pucci gown hit all the right notes.
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The Carter's opened the 2014 Grammys with a performance of "Drunk in Love" that won't soon be forgotten. Wet hair, sexy moves, fishnets and tons of mystery, it was everything we hoped it would be and more.
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From what we could see, Robin Thicke brought the Staples Center to its feet with his collaboration with legendary rock group, Chicago. He left his heart on the stage. #ESSENCEApproved
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Say what you want about Pharrell's fashion choices—and folks on Twitter surely did, likening him to everyone from a Canadian mountain ranger to the Arby's logo. Doesn't matter, he walked away with four Grammys.
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John Legend delivered a moving rendition of "All of Me" that featured shots of his new wife Chrissy Teigen. Legend truly gave us all of himself.
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After Jamie Foxx went off script and jokingly hit on Beyoncé, Jay Z threw him a few fake punches while accepting his award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for "Holy Grail," adding that he would turn the award into a "sippy" cup for Blue Ivy.
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Explosive! That's the only way to describe Kendrick Lamar and Imagine Dragon's high-energy performance. Though it was an unexpected match, it was nothing short of immersive.
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Daft Punk, Pharrell and Nile Rogers included Stevie Wonder in an old fashion jam session. The group performed "Get Lucky" proving what can happen when music geniuses collide on one epic stage before the world.
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In the biggest moment of the night, Ryan Lewis and Macklemore invited 33 couples—both gay and straight—to exchange vows and make their love official. Officiated by Queen Latifah and serenaded by Madonna, it was a teary moment for supporters and lovers alike.
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