Rockin' Grammy Weekend

The Grammys may be the music world's biggest event of the year, but the real fun happens at VIP soirees before and after the awards are doled out. Take a peek behind the scenes at pre- and post-Grammy parties and celebrate with the stars – like Missy Elliott and Madonna (at Warner Entertainment's afterparty in Los Angeles).

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NEXT GENERATION

NEXT GENERATION
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Sean Lennon (right) makes sure Jack Osbourne is dressed to impress at Clive Davis's pre-Grammy party, where the rock 'n' roll progeny hobnobbed with music's A-listers.

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LUCKY LADY

LUCKY LADY
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Naomi Campbell laughed it up with Jay-Z and P. Diddy at record exec Clive Davis's pre-Grammy party. Jay-Z's duet with girlfriend Beyonce, "Crazy in Love," earned two Grammys, including best RampB song.

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RAISE YOUR HANDS

RAISE YOUR HANDS
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Grammy winner Pharrell Williams (left, for producer of the year) and Good Charlotte frontman Joel Madden help rev things up at Davis's party. "Beautiful," Williams's collaboration with Snoop Dogg, was nominated for best rap song, while his production duo, The Neptunes, helped Justin Timberlake get his album of the year nod for Justified.

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AIN'T THEY SWEET

AIN'T THEY SWEET
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Dave Matthews gets cozy with Alicia Keys at Davis's pre-Grammy party. Matthews won best male rock vocal performance (for "Gravedigger," from his solo album, Some Devil), and Keys gave a soulful solo performance at the show.

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MAN OF THE HOUR

MAN OF THE HOUR
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Sting (with wife Trudie Styler) revels in being named the MusiCares 2004 Person of the Year, for his humanitarian efforts, at a dinner thrown in his honor in L.A. The veteran rocker also won a Grammy for best pop collaboration with vocals for "Whenever I Say Your Name" (with Mary J. Blige).

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QUEEN BEE

QUEEN BEE
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No one works it for the camera quite like Lil' Kim, vamping it up at Davis's party. The diminutive diva had a lot to celebrate, including Grammy nods for best female rap solo performance (for "Came Back for You") and best pop collaboration with vocals (for "Can't Hold Us Down," her duet with Christina Aguilera).

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PARTY GIRL

PARTY GIRL
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Paris Hilton got down on the dance floor with boyfriend Nick Carter at the EMI post-Grammy party in L.A. (left) and later took a break with pal Courtney Love, whose new album, America's Sweetheart, hits stores Feb. 10.

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BLING-BLING

BLING-BLING
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Though best new artist nominee 50 Cent (right) lost to rockers Evanescence, he didn't let it get him down. The rapper hung tough at the Universal Music Group post-Grammy party in L.A. with P. Diddy, who scored a win for best rap performance by a duo or group for "Shake Ya Tailfeather" (with Nelly and Murphy Lee).

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SMOOCH CENTRAL

SMOOCH CENTRAL
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Grammy presenters Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne shared a romantic moment at the EMI post-Grammy party in Los Angeles. Despite wearing a neck brace, Ozzy was clearly on the mend after a December bike accident at his English country estate left him with fractured neck vertebra and ribs.

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G-SQUARED

G-SQUARED
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Gwen Stefani treasured more than her Grammy for best pop performance by a duo or group with vocal (for No Doubt's "Underneath It All"). She was equally attached to her husband, Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale, the inspiration for her award-winning song. The glam pair partied at a post-Grammy soiree at the hip L.A. bar White Lotus.

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FEELING FIERCE

FEELING FIERCE
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Music powerhouses Mary J. Blige and Alicia Keys brought on the glam at music exec Clive Davis's pre-Grammy party in Beverly Hills. RampB diva Blige scored a best pop collaboration with vocals Grammy for her soulful duet with Sting, "Whenever I Say Your Name."

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GOLDEN GIRL

GOLDEN GIRL
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A radiant Beyoncé Knowles, arriving at the Sony Music Entertainment post-Grammy party in Beverly Hills, was the It girl of the night. The singer won five awards (tying the record set by Alicia Keys, Norah Jones and Lauryn Hill for most Grammys won by a female artist), including best contemporary RampB album for her solo debut, Dangerously in Love.

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NO OUTKASTS

NO OUTKASTS
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OutKast's Andre 3000 (left) and Big Boi had every reason to celebrate at a post-Grammy party in their honor in Hollywood. The rap-funk duo picked up three Grammys, including album of the year for Speakerboxx/The Love Below.

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RAVEN VIXEN

RAVEN VIXEN
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Christina Aguilera, in her umpteenth new outfit of the evening, arrived at the BMG Grammy afterparty in Hollywood. The dressed-to-thrill singer was also a winner – for best female pop vocal performance for "Beautiful."

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SAY CHEESE

SAY CHEESE
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No, it's not the prom ... it's hot couple du jour Nick Carter and Paris Hilton (left) and MTV darlings Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey at Davis's pre-Grammy party at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

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