Grammys stars hit red carpet for music's biggest night
LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Music's top stars hit the red carpet on Sunday for the Grammys, with veteran rapper Jay-Z up against younger hopefuls, including French electro duo Daft Punk and New Zealand songstress Lorde.
Older acts were also up for honors at music's version of the Oscars, among them Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones, Black Sabbath and the Beatles, whose surviving members were due to perform.
LA rapper Kendrick Lamar, pop diva Taylor Swift, chart-topper Justin Timberlake and Seattle hip hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are also among those vying for prizes at the 56th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.
The show was set to feature some eye-popping collaborations, including rockers Metallica with acclaimed Chinese pianist Lang Lang and Lamar with the Imagine Dragons rockers.