Grammy Night Highlights

ESSENCE.COM Aug, 28, 2008

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Grammy veteran Kanye West performs his award-winning song “Stronger,” with glow-in-the-dark glasses.

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Alicia Keys opens the 50th Annual Grammy Awards with a duet with Frank Sinatra.

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Music legend Prince presents the night’s first award.

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Morris Day and Rihanna get the crowd to their feet.

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Kanye West accepts his Grammy for best rap album from Solange, Akon and Chris Brown and dedicates the award to the memory of his mother, Dr. Donda West, with ‘Mama’ etched in his haircut.

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Beyonce’ and Tina Turner work the stage in a legendary performance at the Grammys.

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The queen of soul Aretha Franklin rocks the Grammy stage.

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Usher and Quincy Jones present the coveted Album of the Year award to Herbie Hancock.

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Little Richard reminds the crowd why he’s a musical icon.

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Stevie Wonder showcases a snippet of his musical genius at the music industry’s biggest night of the year.

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Janet and Kelis party at Jermaine Dupri’s Grammy bash.

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Benny Medina and Mary J. Blige embrace at The Chairman’s Luncheon honoring Berry Gordy Jr. and Jimmy Jam Harris in Beverly Hills, during Grammy weekend.

“If the record business has a heart, it’s Mary J.,” Medina says.

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Music producers and writers Jermaine Dupri (from left to right), DJ Toomp, Tricky Stewart, Sean Garrett, Rodney Jerkins, Lil Ronnie, Warryn Campbell, Johnta Austin and Bryan Michael Cox brought their talents together at The Chairmen’s Luncheon.

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