Many of the ladies on the red carpet had the chance to change outfits since they performed and presented as well. In fact, during some parts of the show the beautiful boys like John Mayer and John Legend were simply background fodder to Alicia Keys and Fergie's fabulous voices. We were especially excited to see Alicia getting down in an age appropriate outfit that made her shine. Kanye's touching performance to his mother also included a shockingly obvious hint to the orchestra to stop the send off music so he could thank his mom when he won for Best Rap Album.
Tina and Beyonce shook things up in their tight hot silver numbers (Tina, you still got it but the Posh wanna-be outfit was a bit much). Carrie Underwood changed into a hot little black number with sexy boots while Rihanna kept it playful with her fun feathery dress. The most anticipated performance of the night definitely belonged to Amy Winehouse who also won big. Her mom even stood by her side while she accepted Record of the Year. Overall, the performances were great and even though this was a special Grammy year - turning 50 and all - we hope next year they can keep the show to under 3 hours. That was certainly a long one folks.
We have performances of Tina and Beyonce and Kanye's tribute and speech so check those out after the jump. You can enjoy all the pics in slideshow format or for a huge gallery of pictures including Kid Rock, Jason Bateman, Foo Fighters and Prince just read more
Tina Turner and Beyonce Get Down!
Kanye's Acceptance Speech for Best Rap Album
Kanye's Moving Performance for Mama
Images include: Carrie Underwood, Prince, Beyonce Knowles, Tina Turner, Alicia Keys, Kanye West, Rihanna, Cher, Tom Hanks, Miley Cyrus, Cyndi Lauper, Josh Duhamel, Fergie, Jay-Z, Chris Brown, John Legend, Akon, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono, Usher, Tamika Foster, Solange Knowles, Kid Rock, Jason Bateman, Dave Grohl, Rita Wilson