Can't resist: Alicia Keys is most assuredly on fire, letting it rip.
And she's a study in poise and elegance in this peek-a-boo black sheath, her hair upswept.
In the bet-you-didn't know department, onetime rock hero Billy Squier gets a writing credit for "Girl on Fire." That's because Keys uses a sample of the drum track from Squier's 1980 song "The Big Beat."
"Girl on Fire": HUGE beat.
Keys is commanding these go-girl lyrics with gusto, burning it down, as the song goes.
GRAMMY Fact: Kelly Clarkson is the only nominee who has previously won in this category. She took home the award in 2005 for Breakaway. Pink was nominated in 2002 for Missundaztood and again in 2009 for Funhouse. Maroon 5 were nominated in 2007 for It Won't Be Soon Before Long.
Here we are at award No. 6 already! A lot of ladies in this important category.
Best Pop Vocal Album goes to Kelly Clarkson, who's hugging her way up to the stage.
This is a refreshingly off-the-cuff acceptance. "Miguel, I don't know who the hell you are," she says. But she likes what she hears!
What's your favorite song off of "Stronger"? And please! Share what you thought of Alicia Keys and Maroon 5. We're here. And we're listening!
Rihanna's coming up. Rihanna and Taylor Swift are such different artists, but they both leave me wondering what they're going to wear. Whatever it is, she's likely to pull it off. Brilliantly. What can't she pull off?
Malik Yusef is here backstage. He was nominated for his work on "Mercy" by Kanye West feat. Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz.
How about Kelly Clarkson's bright dangly earrings with her black dress? Nice.