Queen Latifah officiated a mass wedding for 24 couples at the 56th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California on Jan. 26, 2014. Pop music artists Macklemore and Ryan Lewis performed "Same Love" during the ceremony. Singer/songwriter Madonna sang "Open Your Heart" as Queen Latifah pronounced the couples as married.
Commercially broadcast by CBS, this mass wedding holds cultural significance because both homosexual and heterosexual couples were wed in the state of California, which famously upheld a same-sex marriage ban until June 2013. Dana Elaine "Queen Latifah" Owens is an American rapper whose music career began in the late 1980s.