For anyone wondering where Chris Brown and Rihanna were - the pop soul stars were nominees and slated to perform separately- they both scratched their appearances earlier in the day due to a police investigation into an allegation of felony domestic battery against Brown.
It turns out that the Al Green/Justin Timberlake/Keith Urban/BoyzIIMen performance was a last minute fill-in, so judged in that regard it was pretty impressive how quickly they pulled it together.
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