11 February 2013
Last updated at 06:32
The 55th Grammy Awards have taken place in Los Angeles. Taylor Swift initiated the festivities with a performance of her fiendishly catchy hit We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together. The circus-themed performance saw the pop star (left) sport a top hat and briefly adopt a British accent.
British singer Adele (left) jokingly referred to Jennifer Lopez (right) as her "good luck charm" after the US star presented her with a Grammy, the first of the night, for best pop solo performance. The pair had previously crossed paths at last month's Golden Globe awards, when Lopez handed Adele a best song prize.
The evening saw pop star-turned-actor Justin Timberlake perform two new tracks, Suit & Tie and Pusher Love, in a sequence that was broadcast on US television in retro-style black and white. Rapper Jay-Z (right) joined him on stage for the first number.
It was a good night all told for the Jay-Z household, with the rapper winning three awards for tracks from his 2011 Kanye West collaboration Watch the Throne, and his wife Beyonce (right) taking home an additional prize for best traditional R&B performance.
Belgian-Australian artist Gotye (left) claimed to be "a little bit lost for words" at receiving his record of the year award from the eccentric pop legend Prince (right). Gotye shared his two awards for the haunting Somebody That I Used To Know with New Zealander Kimbra (centre), guest vocalist on the international chart-topper.
An all-star Bob Marley tribute saw (l to r) Sting, Ziggy Marley, Bruno Mars and Rihanna perform the reggae legend's classic track Could You Be Loved. Marley's sons Stephen and Damian also took part in the exuberant homage.
Another of the evening's collaborations - a regular feature of this high-profile event - saw British pop veteran Elton John (left) join forces with Ed Sheeran, one of the newer talents on the UK music scene.