Grammys: He said, she said

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Overheard last night during the 49th annual Grammy Awards ...


‘‘Ladies and gentlemen, we are the Police and we are back!’’ — Sting, who reunited with his former bandmates to perform ‘‘Roxanne’’ in the night’s opening performance.
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‘‘This song means a lot to me. There was a time in my life when I couldn’t love myself enough to love someone else. And now I am in love.’’ — Mary J. Blige, before performing her Grammy Award-winning song ‘‘Be Without You.’’
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‘‘I’m ready to make nice!’’ — Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks, accepting album of the year for ‘‘Taking the Long Way.’’
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‘‘There are so many people to thank. I’m going to start at the top. Thank you God. Thank you mom and dad. Thank you Simon Fuller who created the show ‘American Idol’ that got me here.’’ — Carrie Underwood, accepting the award for best new artist.
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‘‘Get out there and start a rock band! We need more rock bands!’’ — Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, accepting best rock album for ‘‘Stadium Arcadium.’’
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‘‘I just got done playing, and I’m nervous. ... Mind is blanking. It’s amazing. This is quite an honor.’’ — John Mayer, accepting best pop vocal album for ‘‘Continuum.’’
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‘‘You did so good, girl,’’ — Justin Timberlake to ‘‘My Grammy Moment’’ winner Robyn Troup, after their performance.
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‘‘Today is pretty much the best day of my life.’’ — Ludacris, backstage after winning best rap album for ‘‘Release Therapy.’’

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