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Grammys 2017: Backstage at Music’s Biggest Night

Adele, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, James Corden share their big night. Taken on Pixel, Phone by Google by Christopher Polk for Rolling Stone

Grammys Gallery taken with Pixel Google Phone Backstage red carpet

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This year's Grammy Awards ceremony was hosted by 'Carpool Karaoke' king James Corden and included stunning performances by Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Metallica, John Legend, Bruno Mars, Adele and more. The Recording Academy also honored late singers Prince and George Michael, who passed away last year. And we were there on the red carpet and backstage to provide visual access to music's biggest night.

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Blink 182's Travis Barker

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Travis Barker

Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker attended music's biggest night with his kids, Alabama Luella and son Landon Asher (not pictured).

Nick Jonas

Nick Jonas

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Nick Jonas

Pop star and actor Nick Jonas showed up in a heavily studded ensemble and ended up in a comic bit with host James Corden's mom.

Katy Perry

Katy Perry

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Katy Perry

The live debut of Katy Perry's new single "Chained to the Rhythm" was enjoyed at the Grammys on Sunday. Before she took the stage, she wore a shimmering gold dress with feathers to wow her fans.

The Weeknd and Daft Punk backstage at Grammys.

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The Weeknd With Daft Punk

The Weeknd and Daft Punk performed a mashed-up performance of "Starboy" and "I Feel It Coming." And they were cooly chilling backstage together as well.

Grammys host James Corden backstage in the control room.

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James Corden backstage in control room

Grammys host James Corden backstage in the control room.

Kelsea Ballerini and Lukas Forchhammer of Lukas Graham performing live at Grammys.

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Kelsea Ballerini and Lukas Forchhammer

Kelsea Ballerini and Lukas Forchhammer of Danish pop-soulster Lukas Graham performing live at Grammys. Ballerini's "Peter Pan" and Lukas Graham's "7 Years" were performed as a mashup during the Grammy awards.

Rihanna and Carrie Underwood

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Rihanna and Carrie Underwood

R&B and country stars Rihanna and Carrie Underwood hanging out in their glittery duds. RiRi received a lot of fan attention for her bejeweled flask in hand.

James Corden's Carpool Karaoke with Neil Diamond's "Sweet Caroline"

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Cardboard Karaoke

Host James Corden's Carpool Karaoke with Neil Diamond's "Sweet Caroline" had much of the room spontaneously singing along. 

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill backstage at the Grammys

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Tim McGraw and Faith Hill

Country superstars Tim McGraw and Faith Hill backstage at the Grammys.

Adele waiting for Album of the Year Grammy announcement backstage.

Adele waiting for Album of the Year Grammy announcement backstage.

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Adele Waiting for Album of the Year Announcement

Adele, who won Grammy Awards in all the major categories, couldn't believe it. "I thought it was her year," she said of Beyoncé, whose acclaimed album Lemonade dominated critical discussion in 2016 yet was shut out last night. "What the fuck does she have to do to win album of the year?" 

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Adele With Her Grammys

Adele won all of her five nominated categories at the Grammys and is the first person to sweep Album, Song and Record of the Year twice.

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