Four 'Grammy moments' you won't want to miss

Distinguished by dazzling pairings and unexpected ensembles, performances at the Grammy Awards traditionally overshadow the trophy counts. Sunday night's telecast (CBS, 8 p.m. ET/tape delay PT) promises a cavalcade of pop, country, rap and R&B superstars, flying solo or in creative combos that have become the show's brand. USA TODAY's Edna Gundersen looks at four "Grammy moments" likely to stand out.

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Beyoncé and Jay Z

The power couple could pull off the night's power play with the live debut of latest collaboration Drunk in Love from Beyoncé's current self-titled album or their nominated rap/sung collaboration, Part II (On The Run), or such earlier duets as Crazy in Love, Hollywood, 03 Bonnie & Clyde or Déjà Vu. Jay Z enters the Grammy race with nine nods.

Executive producer Ken Ehrlich, who invited Justin Timberlake to launch his new album on the show last year, likes putting a forward spin on the show. "Our focus is to put on the best performances," he says.


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