updated 02/13/2012 AT 7:00 AM ET
•originally published 02/13/2012 AT 8:00 AM ET
It was the ultimate concert.
Grammy-watchers enjoyed a front row-seat view as the music industry’s biggest voices celebrated music’s biggest night Sunday on the stage of Los Angeles’s Staples Center.
And while Adele, the night’s top honoree, wowed with a perfect-pitch performance of her award-winning anthem “Rolling in the Deep,” and Katy Perry brought the fire with her new tune – not to mention Jennifer Hudson’s heartfelt tribute to the late Whitney Houston – several other show-stopping moments took place throughout the 54th Annual Grammy Awards.
For those who might have missed them, PEOPLE.com breaks down the night’s most memorable performances.