Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake steal the show at Grammys

Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake steal the show at Grammys

Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake steal the show at Grammys

Taylor Swift turned up as a circus ringmaster onstage and Justin Timberlake continued with his comeback to music after four years, stealing the show at the 55th Grammy awards with their performances.

Swift was surrounded by a circus/carnival type ambience as she sang her hit 'We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together'.

"I'm sorry. I'm busy opening up the Grammys, and we are never getting back together," Swift said, changing her lyrics to fit the evening.

The country star even broke into a faux British accent, sending One Direction fans into a flurry who took to Twitter expressing their disdain at Swift's apparent dig at her ex-flame Harry Styles.

Beyonce and Ellen Degeneres introduced Timberlake, who performed his new single 'Suit and Tie', a duet with rap mogul Jay-Z.

The singer-actor was dressed in a tux with a bow-tie and was with similarly suited backup singers billed as 'JT and the Tennessee Kids'. Timberlake also performed 'Pusher Love Girl', during a set which briefly turned the whole telecast black and white.
Rihanna paid tribute to Bob Marley alongwith Bruno Mars and Sting. The act included songs like 'Locked Out of Heaven', 'Walking on the Moon' and Marley's 'Could You Be Loved'.

Earlier in the evening Rihanna, who was seen seated in the audience with rekindled flame Chris Brown, performed her new ballad 'Stay'.

Miguel sang 'Adorn' accompanied by rapper Wiz Khalifa, and also took home the best R&B song trophy for the number.

Maroon 5 and Alicia Keys performed a medley of their songs 'Daylight' and 'Girl on Fire', respectively. Keys also played a pair of drums.

Frank Ocean, whose album 'Channel Orange' won the Grammy for Best Urban Contemporary Album, performed his song 'Forrest Gump'.

'American Idol' winner Kelly Clarkson performed '(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman', while country singer Carrie Underwood performed her Grammy-winning 'Blown Away' and 'Two Black Cadillacs'.