1. Best photo of the night: Lady Gaga and Paul McCartney get friendly.


2. Taylor Swift showed off her country side with her new single, “Mean.”


3. JLo who? Marc Anthony showed off his new girlfriend Shannon de Lima.


4. Hate him or hate him, Chris Brown posed with his award for Best R&B Album backstage.


5. You know who these happy guys are? They’re Super Bowl winners Victor Cruz and Mario Manningham of the New York Giants, posing in the press room. This so should’ve been Gronk and Brady!

6. Besties Rihanna and Katy Perry kept each other company during the awards show.

7. Bruce Springsteen opened up the show with the E Street Band performing his new single, the patriotic anthem “We Take Care of Our Own.”