British stars Muse, La Roux and Jeff Beck have scooped awards at the Grammys - where Lady Gaga hatched from a giant egg.
Muse won the rock album gong for The Resistance, while London duo La Roux took home best electronic/dance album for their self-titled debut.
English guitarist Jeff Beck won two awards - best pop instrumental performance and rock instrumental performance.
Lady Gaga stole the show in typically eccentric fashion by being carried down the red carpet and on to the stage in an egg. Her trophies included best female pop vocal performance for Bad Romance and pop vocal album for The Fame Monster.
In another colourful performance, Gwyneth Paltrow performed Forget You with Cee Lo Green and The Muppets.
Katy Perry put paid to rumours of trouble in her marriage by performing in front of footage from her wedding ceremony in India. Her husband, Russell Brand, watched her rendition of Not Like The Movies as the US singer was lifted into the air on a special love seat.
British star Florence Welch helped open the ceremony with Christina Aguilera and Jennifer Hudson in a tribute to Aretha Franklin. She lost out on the prize of best New Artist to US jazz artist Esperanza Spalding.
Album Of The Year went to Canadian band Arcade Fire for The Suburbs, while Record of the Year was won by country music trio Lady Antebellum for Need You Now. Rapper Eminem was nominated for 10 awards but took home just two - both in the rap categories, for best album for Recovery and solo performance for Not Afraid.
Other British winners included Sir Paul McCartney - who scooped a trophy for Solo Rock Vocal Performance for Helter Skelter. The Beatles won best Historical Album for The Beatles (the original studio recordings), while Julie Andrews took home the prize for Spoken Word Album For Children for her collection of poems, songs and lullabies.
Sade won an R&B performance gong for Soldier Of Love. Iron Maiden won Best Metal Performance for El Dorado.