Beyonce Wins Five Grammys
Beyonce Knowles has emerged as the star of this year's Grammy Awards, performing with Prince and winning five awards.
The Destiny's Child star turned sultry solo dynamo picked up Best R&B Song and Best Rap Collaboration for 'Crazy In Love' as well as Best Female R&B Performance and Best Contemporary R&B Album for 'Dangerously In Love'.
Beyonce completed her Grammy quintet with Best R&B Performance By Duo Or Group for 'The Closer I Get To You', a duet with soul legend Luther Vandross.
Before her multiple victories, Beyonce opened the 46th annual Grammy Awards with Prince. The pair performed Prince's classic 'Purple Rain' to mark the 20 year anniversary of its release.
Also among the big winners were Outkast, Christina Aguilera, Eminem, Luther Vandross, Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake - who took the opportunity to again apologise for the boob incident - and Coldplay who flew the UK flag with a victory in the coveted Record Of The Year category for 'Clocks'.
Foo Fighters and The White Stripes also added to their gong collections, and Kylie Minogue won her first ever Grammy for 'Come Into My World'.
One person that was not too pleased with proceedings, however, was 50 Cent who " in Craig David/ Brits 2001 style - was nominated for many but came away with none.
The rap star, who was nominated for five Grammys, was particularly upset at losing out in the Best New Act category to Evanescence. As the goth rock outfit took to the stage to accept the award, 50 is said to have made a visual and defiant exit.