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Published: 2013/02/11

Mumford & Sons, The Black Keys and fun. Take Home Grammys

Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage.com via Grammys.com

The 55th annual Grammy Awards were held last night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, celebrating the music of the past year. Dan Auerbach and The Black Keys were the biggest winners of the night, taking home four awards: Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song for “Lonely Boy,” Best Rock Album for “El Camino” and a Producer of the Year trophy for Auerbach. The band also performed a rousing rendition of their Grammy-winning track during the ceremony with Dr. John—who was dressed in full Night Tripper regalia—and Preservation Hall Jazz Band. Auerbach first performed with Dr. John and Preservation Hall Jazz Band during the Bonnaroo SuperJam in 2011.

The coveted Album of the Year award went to Mumford & Sons for Babel , beating out The Black Keys, Jack White, fun., and Frank Ocean for the night’s top honor. Mumford & Sons’ lead singer, Marcus Mumford, mentioned The Black Keys in his acceptance speech, admitting that he didn’t think his band was going to win because the Akron duo had “been sweeping up all day, and deservingly so.” The band also won a Grammy for Best Long Form Music Video for their movie, “Big Easy Express,” which also featured Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros and Old Crow Medicine Show (The String Cheese Incident manager Mike Luba and Jack Johnson manager Emmett Malloy also took home trophies for their work on the film). Later, Mumford & Sons performed “I Will Wait” at the event and took the stage a second time for a tribute to Levon Helm, singing The Band classic, “The Weight,” with Elton John, T Bone Burnett, Mavis Staples, Zac Brown and Alabama Shakes’ Brittany Howard.

The Best New Artist trophy went to fun., who also won Song of the Year for “We Are Young.” The band performed their song “Carry On” during the broadcast as well. fun. guitarist Jack Antonoff, who was first profiled in the Relix On the Verge section in 2005 with his band Steel Train, attended the ceremony with his girlfriend, Girls star Lena Dunham. Antonoff thanked his family during his acceptance speech—including his sister fashion designer Rachel Antonoff—and those who have supported him during his 12 years of touring. The members of fun. also invited “We Are Young” producer—and former Lettuce keyboardist—Jeff Bhasker to the stage during their acceptance speech. He thanked two of the night’s performers, Jay-Z and fusion keyboardist Chick Corea.

The ceremony also included a Bob Marley tribute, which began with Bruno Mars and Sting singing two of their own songs (“Locked Out of Heaven” and “Walking on the Moon”) before being joined on stage by Rihanna and two of the reggae legend’s sons, Ziggy and Damian Marley, for a performance of Marley’s “Could You Be Loved.” The awards also featured a performance by The Lumineers playing their hit song, “Ho Hey,” which was immediately followed by Jack White performing two songs from his solo album, Blunderbuss : the quieter “Love Interruption” and an explosive “Freedom At 21” that ended with a standing ovation from the crowd. A full list of this year’s Grammy Awards recipients can be found below.

Click here for video highlights from last night’s award ceremony.

2013 Grammy Awards Winners

Record of the Year: “Somebody That I Used to Know,” Gotye feat. Kimbra
Album of the Year: Babel, Mumford & Sons
Song of the Year: “We Are Young,” fun. feat. Janelle Monae
Best New Artist: fun.
Best Pop Solo Performance: “Set Fire to the Rain (Live),” Adele
Best Pop Duo Performance: “Somebody That I Used to Know,” Gotye feat. Kimbra
Best Pop Instrumental Album: Impressions, Chris Botti
Best Pop Vocal Album: Stronger, Kelly Clarkson
Best Dance Recording: “Bangarang,” Skrillex feat. Sirah
Best Dance/Electronica Album: Bangarang, Skrillex
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: Kisses on the Bottom, Paul McCartney
Best Rock Performance: “Lonely Boy,” The Black Keys
Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance: “Love Bites (So Do I),” Halestorm
Best Rock Song: “Lonely Boy,” The Black Keys
Best Rock Album: El Camino, The Black Keys
Best Alternative Music Album: Making Mirrors, Gotye
Best R&B Performance: “Climax,” Usher
Best Traditional R&B Performance: “Love On Top,” Beyonce
Best R&B Song: “Adorn,” Miguel
Best Urban Contemporary Album: Channel Orange, Frank Ocean
Best R&B Album: Black Radio, Robert Glasper Experiment
Best Rap Performance: “N****s In Paris,” Jay-Z & Kanye West
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: “No Church in the Wild,” Jay-Z & Kanye West feat. Frank Ocean & The-Dream
Best Rap Song: “N****s In Paris,” Jay-Z & Kanye West
Best Rap Album: Take Care, Drake
Best Country Solo Performance: “Blown Away,” Carrie Underwood
Best Country Duo/Group Performance: “Pontoon,” Little Big Town
Best Country Song: “Blown Away,” Carrie Underwood
Best Country Album: Uncaged, Zac Brown Band
Best New Age Album: Echoes Of Love, Omar Akram
Best Improvised Jazz Solo: “Hot House,” Gary Burton & Chick Corea
Best Jazz Vocal Album: Radio Music Society, Esperanza Spalding
Best Jazz Instrumental Album: Unity Band, Pat Metheny Unity Band
Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album: Dear Diz (Every Day I Think of You), Arturo Sandoval
Best Latin Jazz Album: ¡Ritmo!, The Clare Fischer Latin Jazz Big Band
Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance: “10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord),” Matt Redman
Best Gospel Song: “Go Get It,” Mary Mary
Best Contemporary Christian Music Song: “10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord),” Matt Redman AND “Your Presence Is Heaven,” Israel & New Breed (TIE)
Best Gospel Album: Gravity, Lecrae
Best Contemporary Christian Music Album: Eye On It, TobyMac
Best Latin Pop Album: MTV Unplugged Deluxe Edition, Juanes
Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album: Imaginaries, Quetzal
Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano): Pecados Y Milagros, Lila Downs
Best Tropical Latin Album: Retro, Marlow Rosado Y La Riquena
Best Americana Album: Slipstream, Bonnie Raitt
Best Bluegrass Album: Nobody Knows You, Steep Canyon Rangers
Best Blues Album: Locked Down, Dr. John
Best Folk Album: The Goat Rodeo Sessions, Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer & Chris Thile
Best Regional Roots Music Album: The Band Courtbouillon, Wayne Toups, Steve Riley & Wilson Savoy
Best Reggae Album: Rebirth, Jimmy Cliff
Best World Music Album: The Living Room Sessions Part 1, Ravi Shankar
Best Children’s Album: Can You Canoe?, The Okee Dokee Brothers
Best Spoken Word Album: Society’s Child: My Autobiography, Janis Ian
Best Comedy Album: Blow Your Pants Off, Jimmy Fallon
Best Musical Theater Album: Once: A New Musical, Original Broadway Cast With Steve Kazee, Cristin Milioti & Others
Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media: Midnight In Paris, Various Artists
Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross
Best Song Written for Visual Media: “Safe & Sound (From The Hunger Games),” Taylor Swift feat. The Civil Wars
Best Instrumental Composition: “Mozart Goes Dancing,” Chick Corea & Gary Burton
Best Instrumental Arrangement: “How About You,” Gil Evans Project
Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s): “City Of Roses,” Esperanza Spalding
Best Recording Package: Biophilia, Bjork
Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package: Woody At 100: The Woody Guthrie Centennial Collection, Woody Guthrie
Best Album Notes: Singular Genius: The Complete ABC Singles, Ray Charles
Best Historical Album: The Smile Sessions (Deluxe Box Set), The Beach Boys
Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical: The Goat Rodeo Sessions, Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer & Chris Thile
Producer of the Year, Non-Classical: Dan Auerbach
Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical: “Promises (Skrillex & Nero Remix), Skrillex & Nero
Best Surround Sound Album: Modern Cool, Patricia Barber
Best Engineered Album, Classical: Life & Breath – Choral Works By Rene Clausen, Charles Bruffy & Kansas City Chorale
Producer of the Year, Classical: Blanton Alspaugh
Best Orchestral Performance: “Adams: Harmonielehre & Short Ride in a Fast Machine,” San Francisco Symphony
Best Opera Recording: Wagner: Der Ring Des Nibelungen, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra & Chorus
Best Choral Performance: Life & Breath – Choral Works By Rene Clausen, Kansas City Chorale
Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance: “Meanwhile,” Eighth Blackbird
Best Classical Instrumental Solo: “Kurag & Ligeti: Music For Viola,” Kim Kashkashian
Best Classical Vocal Solo: “Poemes,” Orchestre National De France & Orchestre Philharmonique De Radio France
Best Classical Compendum: Penderecki: Fonogrammi; Horn Concerto; Partita; The Awakening Of Jacob; Anaklasis, Antoni Wit, Aleksandra Nagórko & Andrzej Sasin
Best Contemporary Classical Composition: “Hartke, Stephen: Meanwhile – Incidental Music To Imaginary Puppet Plays,” Stephen Hartke
Best Short Form Music Video: “We Found Love,” Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris
Best Long Form Music Video: Big Easy Express, Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros & Old Crow Medicine Show

Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage.com via Grammys.com

Comments

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Chris February 11, 2013, 13:26:37

Could this “awards show” be any more of a joke? Gotye record of the year? Ok. So many great records last year made by actual musicians and it goes to Gotye? This is part of the reason the music industry continues to devolve while shoving pre-packaged, garbage pop music down the throat of the masses. Unbelievable.

MarZaPhiGar February 11, 2013, 15:09:42

Why again did I quit watching TV? Oh yeah.

not a hater February 11, 2013, 16:00:13

Gotye is an actual musician. He writes his own songs. He’s like a Euro/Australian version of Beck. He’s self produced pretty much all of his albums, plays many instruments, and can probably write as good of songs if not better than these “actual musicians” you speak of. Granted, a lot of pop sucks, but it’s nice to see a sea change in that people with talent are starting to get recognized (i.e. Gotye ) as opposed to facades created by record companies (i.e. Britney Spears).

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