Grammy Awards: Most Awesome Moments

By Colin Bertram
|  Monday, Jan 27, 2014  |  Updated 1:10 PM PDT
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    Even though the 56th Annual Grammy Awards' red carpet didn't offer up any major fashion faux pas, the ceremony was packed with plenty of water cooler moments. Or should we say Twitter-worthy moments? We're talking to you and that hat, Pharrell Williams!

    Madonna and Son Go For Matchy-Matchy

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    Ahead of her performance with Grammy winners Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Madonna hit the red carpet accompanied by her 8-year-old son, David Banda. "He dressed me tonight," Madonna told E!'s Ryan Seacrest of her and Banda's matching ensembles. The pair rocked black and white variations on a tuxedo by Ralph Lauren. Madonna accessorized her outfit with a glittering grill and wide-brimmed hat.

    Pharrell's Hat Debuts on Twitter

    Talking of large hats, Grammy winner Pharrell Williams went ultra-casual on the red carpet, sporting jeans, an Adidas sweat jacket and a big brown hat reminiscent of Smokey the Bear. So incongruous was the head gear that it inspired one quick-witted Twitter user to create the account titled "Pharrell Hat." It quickly drew more than 12,000 followers.

    Beyonce Has a "Cabaret" Moment

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    Channeling a 21st century Sally Bowles, Beyonce opened the show with a performance of "Drunk in Love." Dazzling in a sheer bodysuit, Beyonce's stripped back act featured a chair and a lot of Liza Minnelli "Cabaret" overtones before she was joined on stage by hubby Jay Z (sporting a slick tux) to round out the act. Kudos to Jay Z for the surfboard move!

    Beatles Come Together

    In a rare performance, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr — the only living members of the Fab Four — performed together on stage. Feb. 9 marks 50 years since the Beatles made their groundbreaking appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show." Sadly, the two didn't revisit any of their classic hits. Instead they performed the track "Queenie Eye" from McCartney's latest album. Regardless, the pairing was enough to have Yoko Ono dancing in the aisles.

    Grammy Gets Wedding Fever

    Macklemore & Ryan Lewis took their tear-jerker hit "Same Love" to new heights Sunday night when they were joined on stage for a performance of the song featuring Mary Lambert, Queen Latifah and Madonna. If that powerhouse line-up weren't enough, 33 gay, straight and lesbian couples in the audience were simultaneously married under Latifah's command. Katy Perry caught a bouquet as the newlyweds received a standing ovation, and Keith Urban wiped a tear from his eye.

    Daft Punk Rocks With Stevie Wonder, Pharrell and Nile Rodgers

    French electronic DJ duo Daft Punk emerged in all their helmet-clad glory for their first live appearance since the release of "Random Access Memories," and reportedly their second ever live television performance (the first was for the 2008 Grammys). Stevie Wonder, Chic's Nile Rodgers and Pharrell kicked off "Get Lucky" before Daft Punk revealed themselves behind the controls in the makeshift studio. The robots then led a dance party mash-up of Chic's "Le Freak," Stevie Wonder's "Another Star" and their own "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger." Daft Punk, who earlier took home a record of the year Grammy with Pharrell and Rodgers for "Get Lucky," went on to steal the night's top prize, album of the year.

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