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During almost the entire performance of "Swagga Like Us" (Kanye West, Jay-Z, Lil'Wayne, T.I. and M.I.A.), the screen was in black and white.
This was the first Grammys in history where an animated band performed, it was the Gorillaz.
Starting from this year, there is no longer a host of the ceremony.
This year the record for most wins for "Best Male Rock Vocal Performance" was broken by Lenny Kravitz who won his fourth consecutive one, he also broke the record for most wins in any one category.
As of this year, Conducter Georg Solti holds the record with the most Grammy wins ever with 31.
This year the Grammy award received a 30 percent size increase.
The is the first time a Grammy was given to a Rap Performance, it went to The Fresh Prince (Will Smith) and DJ Jazzy Jeff.
Michael Jackson's 8 Grammy wins this year is the most ever won by an artist in one year.
In this year's ceremony there were 26 live performances, the most of any Grammys telecast.
This is the only year where an artist took home "The Big Four" which is the Grammy for Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best New Artist. It went to Christopher Cross.
This is the only time in Grammy history where an artist tied with himself; Itzhak Perlman received two Grammy Awards for "Best Classical Performance - Instrumental Soloist Or Soloists (With Orchestra)".
This is one of the only ceremonies to be held in somewhere other than New York City or Los Angeles.
This was the first year where a rock group received the award for "Best New Artist", it was The Beatles.