those same awards in his first appearance at the Grammys.
"You know what, I thought I'd get used to it, but I tripped over every word when I was up there,'' Skrillex said of his acceptance speeches. "I felt like I just wanted a pool of ice water and just couldn't even breathe or think. It was crazy. I think it was even crazier than last year.''
Celebrities rolled down the red carpet in the early afternoon under heavy police guard during a continued manhunt for an alleged cop killer. Many stars showed a fair amount of skin despite CBS's mandate that stars dress appropriately with butts, breasts and other sensitive areas covered adequately.
Nevertheless, Jennifer Lopez showed up on stage in a dress slit all the way to her hip.
"As you can see, I read the memo,'' Lopez joked.
Other early winners included Canadian rapper Drake won his first Grammy, the best rap album award for "Take Care.''
Paul McCartney won best traditional pop vocal album for "Kisses On The Bottom,'' while The Beach Boys earned best historical album for "The Smile Sessions.''
Colombian pop superstar Juanes took home the award for best Latin pop album for his "MTV Unplugged'' album.
Quetzal, a bilingual Los Angeles rock band, for best Latin rock, urban or alternative album for "Imaginaries.''
Cuban-born trumpeter Arturo Sandoval's "Dear Diz (Every Day I Think Of You)'' won for best large jazz ensemble, his fourth Grammy.
The Latin jazz award, which was restored this year after its elimination was met with widespread protests, went to The Clare Fischer Latin Jazz Big Band for "°Ritmo!'' Bandleader and keyboardist Clare Fischer passed away in 2012.
Jamaica's Jimmy Cliff won the reggae award for "Rebirth.''
Adele, who dominated the 2012 Grammys, won for best pop solo performance for her live version of "Set Fire to the Rain.''