Rock ruled the Grammy Awards this year with Mumford & Sons, Gotye, and fun claiming the show's top prizes. The big winner of Sunday night though was The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach, who took home four awards while the band itself won three trophies.
The Black Keys did not manage to win any of big four categories that they were nominated for, but they mostly cleaned up the rock genre with wins for “Lonely Boy” (Best Song, Best Performance) and the “El Camino” record (Best Album). Band member Dan Auerbach won himself a fourth Grammy for Producer of the Year (non-classical).
The rock genre would continue to dominate when fun. captured the Best New Artist and Song of the Year (for “We Are Young”) awards. Australian Gotye's inescapable alternative hit, “Somebody that I Used to Know,” with Kimbra won Record of the Year while folk band Mumford & Sons claimed the very prestigious Album of the Year trophy for last year's “Babel.”
Even though R&B singer Frank Ocean didn't win Best New Artist, he still did not go home empty handed. He won Best Urban Contemporary Album for the critically acclaimed “Channel Orange” and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for his work on Jay-Z and Kanye West's “No Church in the Wild” with The-Dream. The latter award would be the third for both Jay-Z and West, after winning two rap trophies for the experimental “N****** in Paris.”
Skrillex had a big haul as well when he swept the three electronic categories during the pre-telecast ceremony. Adele added one more Grammy to her big collection with a live rendition of “Set Fire to the Rain” claiming Best Pop Vocal Performance, besting Rihanna, Katy Perry, Carly Rae Jepsen, Pink. Two “American Idol” alum won a Grammy last night as well: Carrie Underwood's “Blown Away” for Best Country Solo Performance and Kelly Clarkson's “Stronger” for Best Pop Vocal Album.
Grammy Awards 2013 winners
Best Pop Solo Performance – Adele “Set Fire to the Rain” (Live)
Best Country Solo Performance – Carrie Underwood “Blown Away”
Song of the Year – fun. “We Are Young”
Best Urban Contemporary Album – Frank Ocean “Channel Orange”
Best Rock Performance – The Black Keys “Lonely Boy”
Best Pop Vocal Album – Kelly Clarkson “Stronger”
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration – Jay-Z and Kanye West featuring Frank Ocean and The-Dream “No Church in the Wild”
Best Country Album – Zac Brown Band “Uncaged”
Best New Artist – fun.
Record of the Year – Gotye featuring Kimbra “Somebody That I Used to Know”
Album of the Year – Mumford & Sons “Babel”
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