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Grammys set 2010 date, a little earlier

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The Grammys will be held a bit earlier in 2010.

The 52nd annual awards will air live on CBS from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Jan. 31.

Neil Portnow, president and CEO of The Recording Academy, says the academy is "delighted to host the world's premiere music event in our hometown again."

Watch Radiohead's performance at the Grammys

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Radiohead at the Grammys, performing "15 Step" with the USC marching band.

Eat your heart out, Fleetwood Mac ....


Grammys after-parties low-key

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Singer Keyshia Cole poses on the press line at the Island Def Jam Grammy party last night in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Dan Steinberg/AP)


The decorations were modest and hors d'oeuvres resembled comfort food, but award winners still boozed it up in style at Island Def Jam Music Group chairman Antonio "L.A." Reid's Grammy after-party, despite big no-shows Rihanna, Beyonce and Jay-Z.

Other parties around town following Sunday night's 51st annual Grammy Awards also held to recession-conscious standards, from a conspicuous lack of blingy decor to pared down eats and attire. Forget the days of Sony BMG's annual lavish Beverly Hills Hotel soiree, canceled this time around because of the economy.

At Reid's bash at Wolfgang's Steakhouse in Beverly Hills, first-time Grammy winner Duffy sat atop a simple beige sofa and sipped red wine and beamed while LCD screens around the room showed footage from the awards ceremony of her singing with Al Green.

"I feel fantastic," said Duffy, grinning about her win for best pop vocal album. "I wish I could bring the trophy with me. ... And I want to change out of this dress. I'm starving."

Grammys red carpet and beyond

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Taylor Swift arrives Sunday at the 51st annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. (Chris Pizzello/AP)


Who needs reporters? Sheryl Crow and Taylor Swift interviewed each other on the rep carpet.

"So you're performing? With Miley [Cyrus]?" Crow asked Swift after the two exchanged hugs.

"Yeah, with Miley," Swift said." It's a song off my album called 'Fifteen' that hasn't even been released yet, so I'm really excited."

Next topic: Dresses and diamonds.

"We own our own diamonds here. These are ours," Crow joked as she showed off a massive gilded bracelet she said "could put my child through college."

"Really? I was going to say mine are completely not mine," Swift said.

Actually, both women discovered they were wearing borrowed bling from Lorraine Schwartz.

"We're going to steal them," Crow said. "She's awesome."


More scenes from Grammy weekend ...

Complete list of Grammy winners

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Here's the complete list of winners at tonight's 51st annual Grammy Awards;

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A stunning-looking and strong-sounding Whitney Houston made a triumphant return to the stage at a pre-Grammy party honoring her mentor, music mogul Clive Davis.

"I've got it, I've got it!" Houston, looking glamorous in a skintight leopard dress, sang early Sunday morning as she belted a line from one of her classic hits, "I'm Every Woman." But more than a lyric, it summarized to the crowd of A-list superstars and top industry execs that the superstar -- whose drug use and erratic behavior had caused a shocking fall from grace just a few years ago -- was back in top form.

"We all crossed our fingers that her beautiful story would end [happily]," said Jamie Foxx, who stood at the front of the stage and took video of Houston like he was just another fan in the crowd. "This is a new beginning."

Houston's mini-concert put an exclamation point on a night that included a rousing performance by Kelly Clarkson, an unlikely but magical duet between Jennifer Hudson and Barry Manilow and a rambling monologue by Kanye West.

The burning questions of tonight's Grammys

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The main question tonight seems to be which of the top Grammys will go to Coldplay and which of them to Robert Plant and Alison Krauss. But some burning questions do sizzle through -- like will Lil Wayne pull it off? Or Radiohead? Or, off topic, is M.I.A. gonna have that baby on stage?

Will M.I.A. go into labor at the Grammys?

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M.I.A.'s planned performance at the Grammys might be more labor intensive than most.

The pregnant rapper is nominated for two Grammys, including record of the year for her hit "Paper Planes." She could give birth to her first child at any moment. Yet she has agreed to perform during the Grammy telecast, to be aired live on CBS on Sunday.