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The WINs and FAILs of Grammy 2013

Unlike 2012's Grammy Awards, in which Adele swept the show with six gramophones, this year's awards had no unanimous victor. Yet the ceremony itself had a fair share of peak moments and epic fails. Check out this year's report card.

WINS

  • Taylor Swift disses ex-boyfriend Harry Styles of One Direction via faux Brit accent
  • J. Lo's right leg
  • Rihanna’s boosted pipes and stripped down performance of “Stay”
  • Katy Perry celebrates “twos day” on a Sunday (giggity!)
  • Prince’s pimp cane and strut
  • Justin Timberlake’s grand Grammy return (in sepia)
  • Jay-Z clowns The-Dream’s headwear, shouts out the swap meet
  • Nas’ cuban link chain on his suit pocket
  • Amber Rose’s 38-monthweek preggo shots
  • The Robert Glasper Experiment gets its just due with Best R&B Album win
  • Miguel adorns Grammys with brilliant performance
  • Kelly Clarkson’s acceptance speech (“Miguel, I don't know who the hell you are, but we need to sing together. I mean, good god, that was the sexiest damn thing I've ever seen. What?”)
  • Hip-Hop closes out the show...
  • FAILS

  • Closing act is LL Cool J...who is cut short
  • Sean Paul uncooperative mohawk
  • Fun. thanking everyone except collaborator Janelle Monae, who didn't take the stage for their “We Are Young” win
  • 2 Chainz dresses like Zorro
  • Chris Brown's sore loser steez after Frank Ocean wins Best Urban Contemporary Album
  • Nas goes home empty handed yet again
  • deadmau5 self censoring his hat with tape (“Your shit bums me out.")
  • Bruno Mars performing his own song during a Bob Marley tribute
  • Miguel and Wiz Khalifa’s matching threads
  • whoisfrankocean.tumblr.com
  • Singer Kerli’s weirdo look substitutes for Lady Gaga
  • LL Cool J’s history-class anecdotes

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