The Black Keys, Mumford & Sons And fun. Top The 55th Grammy Award Winners
February 11, 2013 at 4:27 AM (PT)
It was a big night for THE BLACK KEYS at THE 55th ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS last night in LOS ANGELES, as the band and singer DAN AUERBACH led the field with four trophies, while MUMFORD & SONS won the big prize of the night and FUN. was honored as music's top newcomer.
AUERBACH won for producer of the year, non-classical, in a pre-telecast ceremony, and THE BLACK KEYS won three awards: best rock album for "El Camino" and Best Rock Song and Best Rock Performance for "Lonely Boy."
MUMFORD & SONS were the winners of the coveted Album Of The Year award for "Babel," plus best long form video for "Big Easy Express" with EDWARD SHARPE, THE MAGNETIC ZEROS and OLD CROW.
FUN., nominated for six GRAMMY AWARDS along with THE BLACK KEYS and FRANK OCEAN, won for best new artist as well as song of the year with their hit "We Are Young."
"I don't know what I was thinking writing the chorus for this song. This is in HD, everybody can see our faces and we are not very young," said singer NATE RUESS. "I guess you felt we were your best-kept secret."
GOTYE's "Somebody That I Used Know," won for Record Of The Year and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, and GOTYE also won Best Alternative Music Album for "Making Mirrors." After being presented the award by PRINCE, GOTYE said, "Many years listening to this man's music growing up inspired me to make music. I just want to thank everybody who puts great energy into the world making music."
FRANK OCEAN won for Best Urban Contemporary Album for "Channel Orange." "So I hear the way to disarm audiences is to imagine them naked. I don't want to do that. I want to imagine you in tuxes and looking fancy and all that," he said. OCEAN also won for rap/sung collaboration for "No Church In The Wild" with JAY-Z, KANYE WEST and THE DREAM.
JAY-Z and WEST also won their first two GRAMMYS of the night when "N****s In Paris" won for Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song.
The show opened with Country/Pop darling TAYLOR SWIFT performing "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" in an Alice In Wonderland-inspired set .
Host LL COOL J said in his intro, "When you get down to it, a GRAMMY isn't a trinket, it's a dream to hold on to."
The ZAC BROWN BAND won Best Country Album for "Uncaged," with BROWN thanking "all my guys who backed me up and backed my playing up."
Best Pop Vocal Album went to KELLY CLARKSON for "Stronger," who noted, "I did not think I was going to win this."
CARRIE UNDERWOOD brought home the Best Country Song and Best Country Performance for "Blown Away." "Country music has always been so good to me and I thank the good Lord to be part of such an amazing family," UNDERWOOD said.
Once again, ADELE was a big winner -- after six trophies last year -- picking up best Pop Solo Performance at this year's ceremony for "Set Fire To The Rain."
Other winners included SKRILLEX featuring SIRAH's "Bangarang" for Best Dance Recording and Best Dance/Electronica Album and PAUL MCCARTNEY for "Kisses On The Bottom," which won for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album.
Check out the full list of winners here.