The Black Keys, Fun. And Mumford & Sons Are Big Winners At 2013 Grammy Awards

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February 10, 2013 | 11:41pm EST

The Black Keys, fun. and Mumford & Sons dominated the 55th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, sweeping up eight of the top honors between them.
The Gold on the Ceiling rockers were already double winners as they headed into the Staples Center in Los Angeles after El Camino was named Best Rock Album andLonely Boy Best Rock Song in the early announcements prior to the main ceremony, where they added Best Rock Performance for Lonely Boy, while frontman Dan Auerbach picked up a Producer of the Year trophy.
Pop stars fun. were crowned Best New Artist and took home Song of the Year for We Are Young, but Mumford & Sons trumped both bands to claim Album of the Year for Babel at the end of the glitzy ceremony.
Record of the Year went to Gotye and Kimbra for their infectious Somebody That I Used to Know, which also earned the pair the Best Pop Duo/Group Performance trophy.
The awards show was full of hot performances and collaborations – Taylor Swift kicked off proceedings as the sexy ringmaster of a circus-themed set while belting out her Record of the Year nominee We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.
Her new tour mate, British singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran, teamed up with Sir Elton John for a special duet on The A Team, while the Rocket Man also led the Zac Brown Band, Mumford & Sons, Alabama Shakes and T. Bone Burnett in a tribute to late The Band star Levon Helm.
The Black Keys rocked out with blues icon Dr. John and New Orleans’ beloved Preservation Hall Jazz Band in memory of late jazz musician Dave Brubeck, and Bruno Mars, Sting, Rihanna, and Ziggy and Damian Marley came together for a show-stopping tribute to reggae legend Bob Marley.
Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z joined forces for the first TV performance of their new single Suit & Tie and the SexyBack hitmaker also debuted another track, Pusher Love Girl, on music’s big night, while event host LL Cool J closed the show by returning to his rap roots and teaming up with Chuck D, drummer Travis Barker and Tom Morello for an explosive finale.
The full list of winners is:
Record Of The Year – Somebody That I Used To Know by Gotye featuring Kimbra
Album Of The Year – Babel by Mumford & Sons
Song Of The Year – We Are Young by Fun. featuring Janelle Monae
Best New Artist – Fun.
Best Pop Solo Performance – Set Fire To The Rain (Live) by Adele
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance – Somebody That I Used To Know by Gotye featuring Kimbra
Best Pop Instrumental Album – Impressions by Chris Botti
Best Pop Vocal Album – Stronger by Kelly Clarkson
Best Dance Recording – Bangarang by Skrillex featuring Sirah
Best Dance/Electronica Album – Bangarang by Skrillex
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album – Kisses On The Bottom by Paul McCartney
Best Rock Performance – Lonely Boy by The Black Keys
Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance – Love Bites (So Do I) by Halestorm
Best Rock Song – Lonely Boy by The Black Keys
Best Rock Album – El Camino by The Black Keys
Best Alternative Music Album – Making Mirrors by Gotye
Best R&B Performance – Climax by Usher
Best Traditional R&B Performance – Love On Top by Beyonce
Best R&B Song – Adorn by Miguel
Best Urban Contemporary Album – Channel Orange by Frank Ocean
Best R&B Album – Black Radio by Robert Glasper Experiment
Best Rap Performance – N****s In Paris by Jay-Z & Kanye West
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration – No Church In The Wild by Jay-Z & Kanye West featuring Frank Ocean & The-Dream
Best Rap Song – N****s In Paris by Jay-Z & Kanye West
Best Rap Album – Take Care by Drake
Best Country Solo Performance – Blown Away by Carrie Underwood
Best Country Duo/Group Performance – Pontoon by Little Big Town
Best Country Song – Blown Away by Carrie Underwood
Best Country Album – Uncaged by Zac Brown Band
Best New Age Album – Echoes Of Love by Omar Akram
Best Improvised Jazz Solo – Hot House by Gary Burton & Chick Corea
Best Jazz Vocal Album – Radio Music Society by Esperanza Spalding
Best Jazz Instrumental Album – Unity Band by Pat Metheny Unity Band
Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album – Dear Diz (Every Day I Think Of You) by Arturo Sandoval
Best Latin Jazz Album – Ritmo! by The Clare Fischer Latin Jazz Big Band
Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance – 10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord) by Matt Redman
Best Gospel Song – Go Get It by Mary Mary
Best Contemporary Christian Music Song – 10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord) by Matt Redman & Your Presence Is Heaven by Israel & New Breed
Best Gospel Album – Gravity by Lecrae
Best Contemporary Christian Music Album – Eye On It by TobyMac
Best Latin Pop Album – MTV Unplugged Deluxe Edition by Juanes
Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album – Imaginaries by Quetzal
Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano) – Pecados Y Milagros by Lila Downs
Best Tropical Latin Album – Retro by Marlow Rosado Y La Riquena
Best Americana Album – Slipstream by Bonnie Raitt
Best Bluegrass Album – Nobody Knows You by Steep Canyon Rangers
Best Blues Album – Locked Down by Dr. John
Best Folk Album – The Goat Rodeo Sessions by Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer & Chris Thile
Best Regional Roots Music Album – The Band Courtbouillon by Wayne Toups, Steve Riley & Wilson Savoy
Best Reggae Album – Rebirth by Jimmy Cliff
Best World Music Album – The Living Room Sessions Part 1 by Ravi Shankar
Best Children’s Album – Can You Canoe? by The Okee Dokee Brothers
Best Spoken Word Album – Society’s Child: My Autobiography by Janis Ian
Best Comedy Album – Blow Your Pants Off by Jimmy Fallon
Best Musical Theater Album – Once: A New Musical
Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media – Midnight In Paris by Various Artists
Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media – The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross
Best Song Written For Visual Media – Safe & Sound (From The Hunger Games) by T Bone Burnett, Taylor Swift, John Paul White & Joy Williams (Taylor Swift Featuring The Civil Wars)
Best Instrumental Composition – Mozart Goes Dancing by Chick Corea & Gary Burton
Best Instrumental Arrangement – How About You by Gil Evans Project
Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s) – City Of Roses by Esperanza Spalding
Best Recording Package – Biophilia by Michael Amzalag & Mathias Augustyniak, art directors (Bjork)
Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package – Woody At 100: The Woody Guthrie Centennial Collection
Best Album Notes – Singular Genius: The Complete ABC Singles
Billy Vera, album notes writer (Ray Charles)
Best Historical Album – The Smile Sessions (Deluxe Box Set)
Alan Boyd, Mark Linett, Brian Wilson & Dennis Wolfe, compilation producers; Mark Linett, mastering engineer (The Beach Boys)
Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical – The Goat Rodeo Sessions by Richard King (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) by Skrillex, Joseph Ray & Daniel Stephens
Best Surround Sound Album – Modern Cool by Jim Anderson, Darcy Proper & Michael Friedman (Patricia Barber)
Best Engineered Album, Classical – Life & Breath: Choral Works by Rene Clausen (engineers Tom Caulfield & John Newton)
Producer Of The Year, Classical – Blanton Alspaugh
Best Orchestral Performance – Adams: Harmonielehre & Short Ride In A Fast Machine (conductor Michael Tilson Thomas)
Best Opera Recording – Wagner: Der Ring Des Nibelungen (conductors James Levine & Fabio Luisi)
Best Choral Performance – Life & Breath – Choral Works by Rene Clausen (conductor Charles Bruffy)
Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance – Eighth Blackbird
Best Classical Instrumental Solo – Kurtag & Ligeti: Music For Viola by Kim Kashkashian
Best Classical Vocal Solo – Poemes by Renee Fleming
Best Classical Compendium – Penderecki: Fonogrammi; Horn Concerto; Partita; The Awakening Of Jacob; Anaklasis (conductor Antoni Wit)
Best Contemporary Classical Composition – Hartke, Stephen: Meanwhile – Incidental Music To Imaginary Puppet Plays (conductor Stephen Hartke)
Best Short Form Music Video – We Found Love by Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris (director Melina Matsoukas)
Best Long Form Music Video – Big Easy Express (Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros & Old Crow Medicine Show) directed by Emmett Malloy
Lifetime Achievement Honourees – Glenn Gould, Carole King, Charlie Haden, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Patti Page, Ravi Shankar, The Temptations