With wide smiles plastered across their faces, ET's Kevin Frazier congratulated the Grammy winners after the singers hit all the right notes while accepting their awards on stage.
Beyoncé was undoubtedly the night's big winner, raking in a record-breaking six awards out of her 10 nominations. Holding back tears, the emotional "Single Lady" said, "I'm trying to hold it in because I can see right now, looking around, that this is something that I'll never, ever forget. This night is very surreal for me."
The other half of the multi-platinum couple, Jay-Z, is not even going to attempt to compete with his wife because "she's got 700 [Grammys]." Grateful for his win for the "Run This Town" collaboration with Rihanna and Kanye West, he said, "It was the collaboration between familyIt was like the Jackson Three." As for the real Jackson lineage, he called it a "special moment" when Michael's eldest two children, Prince and Paris, accepted an award on their late father's behalf.
Carrie Underwood lent her angelic voice to the special 3D tribute to Michael Jackson's "Earth Song." Just after stepping off the stage, she said, "This is written by somebody who just had this amazing passion for the world and for the planet and for what we're doing to it. The song alone, Michael Jackson aside, is just absolutely incredible and then when you add that in to it, it was just very, very emotional."
The country music superstar did not walk away empty handed. Picking up her fifth Grammy, she told ET, "It seems like just yesterday I was on 'Idol' and now I can go home and look at that many [awards] in my trophy case."
Lady Gaga may go over the top in adorning herself with sequins and sparkles, but she plans to leave her cherished Grammy in its original form: "Grammys stay nice and neatly polished on the mantle or my tour bus, rather."
Plus, Lady Gaga recollected on her "magical" performance with Elton John. Also, P!nk dished on how her gymnastics background inspired her breathtaking performance suspended above the heads of the A-list crowd seated in the Staples Center.