Top Grammy moments: Matador Madonna, Dancing Sir Paul and Kanye

Mon Feb 9, 2015 4:33pm EST
 
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By Eric Kelsey

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Step aside winners. The Grammy Awards have long belonged to performers and unexpected moments - and Sunday's show was no different with Kanye West rushing the stage, Pharrell Williams' orchestral bash and a poignant plea to end domestic violence.

- Kanye, Again

West, in perhaps a tongue-in-cheek gag on his infamous outburst rushing the stage in protest at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, approached album of the year winner Beck on stage before flashing a quick grin, waving his hand and retreating.

"That's what's great about live television," said Neil Portnow, the president of the Recording Academy.

"Whatever happens is part of the culture of the people in the room," he added.

- Fifty Shades of Madonna   Continued...

 
Madonna performs "Living for Love" at the 57th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California February 8, 2015.   REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson