Jay-Z's Joke Was Twitter's Top Moment During Grammys

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"I would like to thank the swap meet for his hat," Jay-Z jokingly said to singer The-Dream at the end of their acceptance speech for Best Rap Collaboration at the 55th Grammy Awards.

Jay-Z's remark about The-Dream's hat was the highest tweets-per-minute moment of Sunday night's ceremony for east coast viewers from 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. ET -- with the show attracting 13.2 million total tweets during that time span, Twitter told Mashable.

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A swap meet is like a flea market -- a place where people sell merchandise at low prices.

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Top Tweets-Per-Minute Moments

  • Jay-Z, Kanye West, Frank Ocean and The-Dream win Best Rap Collaboration: 116,400
  • Prince announce’s Gotye winning Record of the Year: 109,400
  • Fun. wins best new artist: 100,600

Most-Mentioned Artists

  • 1. Rihanna, who performed "Stay" with Mikky Ekko and then was part of a Bob Marley tribute with Bruno Mars and Sting
  • 2. Frank Ocean, who performed and won Best Urban Contemporary Album and Best Rap Collaboration
  • 3. Taylor Swift, who opened the show with "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together"
  • 4. Beyonce, who along with Ellen Degeneres introduced Justin Timberlake's performance
  • 5. Justin Timberlake, who performed at the Grammys for the first time in four years
  • 6. Ed Sheeran, who teamed up with Elton John for a performance

Notable Tweets from Celebrities

Miguel responded via Twitter after Kelly Clarkson mentioned his performance during her acceptance speech for Best Pop Vocal Album: "Miguel, I don't know who the hell you are, but we need to sing together. I mean, good God. That was the sexiest dancing I've ever seen."

Zac Brown Band thanked fans by tweeting a photo of the inside of the winner's envelope after the band won Best Country Album:

First lady Michelle Obama gave a shout-out to Janis Ian:

And the winners are ...

For a full list of winners, click here.

Click here to view the gallery: Behind The Scenes 55th Grammy Awards

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