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Mass wedding during Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' performance steals limelight at the Grammys

Published on Jan 27, 2014 4:44 PM
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis (right) perform the song "Same Love" at the 56th Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, Jan 26, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP 

They might not have taken home the big awards, but Seattle hip-hop duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis clearly stole the limelight at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.

Although they won in four categories - for best new artist, rap album, rap song and rap performance - it was their live performance of marriage-equality anthem, Same Love, that caught everyone's attention during the three-hour-plus ceremony, televised live here yesterday morning(Jan 27).

As they performed, more than 30 couples, straight and gay, exchanged rings and were married off in the audience. Lewis' sister and her boyfriend were among those who took part in the nuptials.

Pop queen Madonna, dressed in cowboy whites and walking with a cane, joined in the song together with R&B/soul singer Queen Latifah, who officiated the mass wedding ceremony, and singer-songwriter Mary Lambert, who sang the song's chorus.

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