I could barely sleep Saturday night anticipating the 52nd annual Grammy Show on Sunday and I wasn’t disappointed! I enjoyed the live show so much I forgot I was watching an awards show!

Not only did my favorites perform their best songs better than I’ve ever seen. All of the performers, which included Beyonce, Taylor Swift, The Black Eyed Peas, Green Day, Maxwell, Roberta Flack, and Lady Antebellum seemed to be inspired by the imaginative sets, lighting, staging, special effects, and superb sound.

No wonder the usually serious Lady GaGa managed to smile at the end of her brilliant duet with Elton John. It was especially good to see Leon Russell singing and playing with the Zak Brown Band, after an operation that nearly cost him his life less than two weeks ago.

I was also proud when my old boss, the late Florence Greenberg, who owned Scepter Records, won the trustees award and I was happy for my old pal Doug Morris, the head of the Universal Music group, who was honored in a salute to Icons.

The emotional musical highlights of the evening came with an incredible version of “Bridge Over Troubled Waters” by Mary J. Blige and Andrea Bocelli, which was dedicated to Haiti, along a never before seen 3 –D tribute to the late “King of Pop”, Michael Jackson.

Beyonce might’ve taken home an historic 6 awards, and Taylor Swift 4, but the clear winners were over a billion people who were watching the Greatest Grammy Show EVER!

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Now here is a complete list of all the Grammy nominees and winners from The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences http://www.grammy.com/nominees


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