The 2014 Grammy Awards brought show-stopping performances from Beyonce and Jay Z, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Madonna and more — but there were plenty of highlights from the red carpet and acceptance speeches, too. Relive some of the biggest, headline-making moments from the 2014 Grammys below.
Starting things off with the biggest bang ever! Beyonce and Jay Z kicked off the Grammys 2014 inside L.A.'s Staples Center Sunday, Jan. 26 with a performance that'll be difficult to top. Although rapper Jay Z, 44, is the one up for multiple statues this year for his Holy Grail album, Blue Ivy's mom and dad selected a duet-track from Beyonce's late-December surprise album, "Drunk in Love" for their set. (Us Weekly was first to reveal that the super-couple would be performing together.)
A legendary collaboration took place at the 2014 Grammy Awards, which aired live from the Staples Center. Pop icon Madonna took the stage with rapper Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and featured vocalist Mary Lambert to sing the marriage-equality anthem "Same Love" as Queen Latifah officiated 33 weddings live.
Best performance of the night? Taylor Swift sure seemed to think so! Kendrick Lamar performed a mash-up of his "M.A.A.A.d City" with Imagine Dragons' "Radioactive" at the 2014 Grammy Awards. The 26-year-old hip hop artist and Las Vegas band rocked out on stage together — but not quite as hard as Swift did in the audience.
Witch hunt! Katy Perry went all out for her performance of "Dark Horse." The 29-year-old singer took the stage dressed like a witch for the dark and mysterious performance.
Rapper Jay Z got incredibly sincere while accepting the award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for his song "Holy Grail," which features Justin Timberlake.
Holy headbang! Taylor Swift left her heart on the floor while performing at the 2014 Grammy Awards in L.A. Sunday night. The songstress sang a stripped-down piano performance of "All Too Well," believed to be about ex Jake Gyllenhaal.
Bootyliciousness defined! After her jaw-dropping show-opening performance with husband Jay Z, Beyonce changed into an equally stunning (and sheer) gown for the rest of the Grammy Awards, where she and her man sat in the front row inside L.A.’s Staples Center.
8. Stevie Wonder Joins Pharrell Williams, Nile Rodgers and Daft Punk in "Get Lucky" Performance
The ultimate collaboration? Pharrell Williams, Nile Rodgers and Daft Punk were joined by a very special guest at the 2014 Grammys: Stevie Wonder. The 63-year-old musician graced the group with his presence to give an unforgettable performance of their hit "Get Lucky."
9. Beatles Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr Reunite to Perform "Queenie Eye"
Reunited! Former Beatles members Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr teamed up to perform on stage at the 2014 Grammys. After Starr performed a solo act of "Photographer" earlier in the night, he joined McCartney to play drums during his song "Queenie Eye."
Big winners! From Lorde's Song of the Year victory to Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' Best New Artist score, take a look at the complete list of 2014 Grammy Awards winners.
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