Mumford and Sons, Bristol's favorite British band, won the 2013 Grammy Award for Album of the Year last night for their album "Babel." TechnologyTell reports Monday, Feb. 11, that Mumford and Sons thanked the American audience for supporting the “current influx” of British artists. They received their award from last year’s winner, Adele. She joked that the winners of album of the year have great success or “get knocked up like last year’s winner.”
You can view a slideshow of Mumford and Sons at the Grammy Awards attached to this article.
Mumford and Sons are well-loved in the Bristol area after they chose Downtown Bristol, The Birthplace of Country Music, as a stop on their Gentleman of the Road Tour during the summer of 2012. Ticket sales alone accounted for 17,500 people who came out to hear the British folk band; the town decorated with the Union Jack to celebrate their arrival. You can read more about the group’s visit to Bristol here from the Bristol Herald Courier’s website.
The Los Angeles Times reported that the telecast of the 55th ceremony on CBS had an audience of 28.4 million total viewers, according to Nielsen. Surpassed only by last year’s audience at the event, held the day following the death of Whitney Houston, this year’s audience was the second-largest in the last 20 years.