Live From L.A......

So the 51st Grammys started with a crazy pre-show with Ryan Seacrest and ended with the shocking news of Chris's Brown's alleged assault of Rihanna. By the way, I swear Ryan Seacrest hit the sauce a little too hard before that show, but I digress. Anyway, I'm not really a big fan of the Grammys just because of how the nominees are chosen. Check it out:

Recording Academy members and record companies enter recordings and music videos released during the eligibility year which they consider worthy of recognition in the GRAMMY Awards process.

First-round ballots with lists of eligible recordings in all fields, except those voted on by special nominating committees, are sent to voting members who return their ballots to the independent accounting firm of Deloitte for tabulation. To help ensure the quality of the voting, members are directed to vote only in their fields of expertise; they may nominate in the four general categories (Record Of The Year, Album Of The Year, Song Of The Year and Best New Artist) and in no more than nine out of 31 fields on their ballots."

Call me paranoid, but anytime record companies and so-called industry "experts" (ex. Paula Abdul) are left to judge the work of those they pimp, I get leary.

So why do I keep watching them? It's simple: the performances. Despite the fact that a lot of artists don't respect the Grammy's, they sure do manage to show up and put on some pretty good performances. So with that said, we figured we'd put up a couple of our favorites from this year's show.

Lil Wayne ft. Robin Thicke- Tie My Hands

Radiohead w/ The USC Marching Band- 15 Steps

T.I. ft. M.I.A., Kanye West, Jay-Z & Lil Wayne- Swagger Like Us

Chris Martin ft. Jay-Z-"Lost" & Cold Play-"Viva La Vida"

Adele- Chasing Pavements

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