Taylor Swift started out the display with her music "We Are Never Ever Getting Returning Together" and then Elton David and Ed Sheeran dueted on Sheeran's "The A Group."
Adele's prize was the only one passed out during the first 40 moments of the public part of the wedding. The second prize, for best nation single performance, went to June Underwood for "Blown Away," and wasn't given out until 8:43 Southern time.
Underwood, who thanked her family and "perfect husband" Mike Fisher, was wearing a $31 million diamond necklace when she accepted her award.
The song of the year award went to "We Are Young," composed by Jack Antonoff, Jeff Bhasker, Andrew Dost and Nate Ruess of fun. "If this is in HD, everyone can see our faces, and we are not very young," the band joked.
Kelly Clarkson took home the Grammy for best pop vocal album for "Stronger," and gave an enthusiastic acceptance speech, first explaining why her trip to the stage took so long.
"I got stuck to Miranda Lambert," she announced. "There's a story -- and a song -- for later. After alcohol. Just kidding, children!"
Clarkson went on to thank her fellow nominees, and said to one, "Miguel, I don't know who the hell you are, but we need to sing together."