The Most Memorable Recent Grammy Performances (VIDEO)

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Watching your favorite musician walk away with a Grammy and read off a laundry list of family, friends and record execs is nice, but most fans tune in to the show to see which artists shine on the main stage and which ones fall flat during live performances.

The lineup of musicians slated to appear at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards this year is as eclectic as the nominees themselves and promises to be exciting. The roster includes: Drake, Rihanna, Cee-Lo with Gwyneth Paltrow, Arcade Fire, Eminem, Lady Antebellum, Lady Gaga, Miranda Lambert, Muse, Justin Bieber, Usher, Bruno Mars, Janelle Monáe and Katy Perry.

With music’s biggest night less than one week away, Celebuzz has compiled a list of the most memorable Grammy performances in recent years. Check them out after the jump, and  come back to Celebuzz on Sunday for our extensive coverage!

Pink flies high during her performance at the 2010 Grammys:

Lady Gaga teamed up with Sir Elton John for her performance at the 2010 Grammys:

Kanye West glows in the dark during his 2008 Grammy performance:

Nick Jonas flies solo with his band The Administration at the 2009 Grammys:

Beyonce’ commands an army for her 2010 Grammy performance:

Gal pals Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus teamed up for this 2009 Grammy performance:

The Black Eyed Peas took the audience on an intergalactic journey at the 2010 Grammys:

Which performances are you most excited to see this year? Let us know in the comments.

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