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Last Updated: Thursday, 9 February 2006, 07:01 GMT
In pictures: Grammy Awards 2006

U2 and Mary J Blige at the Grammy Awards

U2 were the biggest winners at the Grammy Awards and teamed up with Mary J Blige to perform their anthem One.

Sly Stone at the Grammy Awards

One of the highlights of the Los Angeles ceremony was a rare performance from funk hero Sly Stone.

Jamie Foxx (left) and Kanye West at the Grammy Awards

Kanye West (right) won three awards - and put on a show with actor-turned-singer Jamie Foxx.

Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey won three awards from her eight nominations, including best R&B song.

Kelly Clarkson at the Grammy Awards

American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson made an emotional acceptance speech when she beat Carey.

Coldplay at the Grammy Awards

Coldplay were nominated for three awards - but lost out in all categories.

Green Day at the Grammy Awards

Rock band Green Day won one of the major awards, record of the year, for Boulevard of Broken Dreams.

Sir Paul McCartney at the Grammy Awards

Sir Paul McCartney gave his debut Grammy performance - but missed out on all three awards he was nominated for.

Missy Elliott at the Grammy Awards

Rap star Missy Elliott picked up a gong for best short form music video

U2's The Edge, Bruce Springsteen and Elvis Costello at the Grammy Awards

U2's The Edge, Bruce Springsteen and Elvis Costello performed a tribute to New Orleans at the Grammys ceremony.

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