updated 02/14/2011 AT 7:00 AM ET
•originally published 02/14/2011 AT 8:45 AM ET
But whose performance was truly Grammy-worthy?
The night kicked off with a star-studded tribute to Aretha Franklin, with Jennifer Hudson, Florence Welch (of Florence + the Machine), Yolanda Adams, Martina McBride and Christina Aguilera honoring the soul legend with a medley of her hints.
Eminem, winner of Best Rap Album, and Rihanna, who was honored for Best Dance Recording, brought the dramatics with a duet to their nominated anthem “Love the Way You Lie.”
Rihanna pulled double-duty, heating up the stage again with Drake for a super-sexy performance of her “What’s My Name?”