Meet the GRAMMY livebloggers:
Arjan Writes will be liveblogging from inside the Media Center in Staples Center.
LL is a grandma's boy! But the coolest one ever ...
Meet the GRAMMY Livebloggers:
Tammy La Gorce will be providing up to the minute color commentary of the show
Kimbra looks absolutely stunning backstage!
Here it is, his first introduction of the night. A performance: Sir Elton John and the swoon-inducing Ed Sheeran are teaming up. Great British pairing!
GRAMMY Fact: The last time Elton John graced the GRAMMY stage was with Lady Gaga in 2010. This is the first time Elton John and Ed Sheeran are performing together. Sheeran is signed to John's management company, Rocket Music.
"The A Team": a sad, gorgeous song. It's enlivened here by the incomparable vocals and piano of Elton John.
It's been a big year for Sheeran, onstage here with Elton. Not only is "The A Team" up for Song of the Year, he's touring with Taylor Swift as her opening act.
Remember when Elton John used to wear a top hat?
Elton John sort of discovered the wunderkind Sheeran -- he and Jamie Foxx helped get him signed to his label, Asylum Records.
Gotye tells me he has not worked on any new music. "I've been touring too much," he smiles. #GRAMMYs
If you're going to follow in someone's footsteps, you could do a lot worse that Elton's. Great blue shades.
Sheeran, though young, is clearly in command of his own soulful, folky style. He has a knack for making girls "crumble like pastries."
What did you think? I think I understand why 14-year-old girls swoon.
First commercial -- use it to tell us who you expect to take home the GRAMMY for Best Pop Solo Performance, OK? A lot of strong contenders this year.
All women in the first award category!
Did you see Adele in the audience? Great dramatic hair and eyes as always.
Lots of activity on stage while the crew sets up for the next performance. We're looking forward to all if them!