Behind the Scenes at the Grammy Awards Broadcast

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Music’s biggest artists will take the stage for the 55th Grammy Awards on Sunday night at 8 p.m. ET on CBS. Held in the Staples Center in Los Angeles, the event is one of music industry’s largest, featuring live performances from 21 different artists.

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While the broadcast may only last a few hours, it’s the product of days and weeks of work from everyone from set designers to audio engineers -- not to mention the artists themselves.

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We went behind the scenes for one of the show's last days of rehearsals to get a glimpse at what goes into the epic live broadcast.

Not rehearsed in order, artists were each given between an hour and an hour and a half of rehearsal time between Thursday and Saturday to try their act out on stage. During the rehearsals, they set audio levels and determine blocking -- that is, where they will be located on the stage as they perform. The first time the show will be run though in order will be from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. PT on Sunday, just a few hours before the show goes live across the globe.

Check out the gallery above for our exclusive look at some of the people and equipment that go into the extravagant television production.

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