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Music February, 11 2013

55th Annual Grammy Awards Recap

Last night Los Angeles was abuzz with the going ons of the 55th annual Grammy Awards. Like past years, the event was full of superstar performances and musicians that took home an armful of awards. On the other hand, there weren’t many surprises or come-from-behind victories like in 2011 when Arcade Fire took home album of the year to the chagrin of anybody who hadn’t heard their music. Take a look below for a quick recap of this year’s big winners.

Best new artist: Fun.
Record of the year: “Somebody That I Used to Know,” Gotye and Kimbra.
Album of the year: Babel, Mumford & Sons.
Song of the Year: “We Are Young,” Fun.
Pop Solo Performance: “Set Fire to the Rain (Live),” Adele
Country Solo Performance: “Blown Away,” Carrie Underwood
Country Song: “Blown Away,” Carrie Underwood
Urban Contemporary Album: Channel OrangeFrank Ocean.
Pop/duo group performance: “Somebody That I Used to Know,” Gotye featuring Kimbra.
Producer of the year, non-classical: Dan Auerbach.
Short-form music video: “We Found Love,” Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris.
Long-form music video: “Big Easy Express,” Mumford & Sons.
Traditional pop vocal album: Kisses on the Bottom, Paul McCartney.
Rap performance: “Niggas in Paris,” Jay-Z, Kanye West.
Best rap/sung collaboration: “No Church in the Wild,” Jay-Z, Kanye West, Frank Ocean, The-Dream.
Rap song: “Niggas in Paris,” Shawn Carter, Mike Dean, Chauncey Hollis, Kanye West.
Rap album: Take Care, Drake.
R&B performance: “Climax,” Usher.
Traditional R&B performance: “Love on Top,” Beyonce.
R&B song: “Adorn,” Miguel Pimentel.
R&B album: Black Radio, Robert Glasper Experiment.
Rock song: “Lonely Boy,” The Black Keys.
Rock album: El Camino, The Black Keys.
Hard rock/metal performance: “Love Bites (So Do I),” Halestorm.
Alternative music album: Making Mirrors, Gotye.
Dance recording: “Bangarang,” Skrillex featuring Sirah.
Dance/electronica album: Bangarang, Skrillex.
Best remixed recording, non-classical: “Promises,” Skrillex.
Best recording package: Biophilia, Bjork.
Latin pop album: MTV Unplugged Deluxe Edition, Juanes.
Folk album: The Goat Rodeo Sessions, Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer, Chris Thile.
Americana album: Slipstream, Bonnie Raitt.
Reggae album: Rebirth, Jimmy Cliff.
World music album: The Living Room Sessions Part 1, Ravi Shankar.
Comedy album: Blow Your Pants Off, Jimmy Fallon.
Jazz vocal album: Radio Music Society, Esperanza Spalding.
Jazz instrumental album: Unity Band, Pat Metheny Unity Band.
Large jazz ensemble album: Dear Diz (Every Day I Think of You), Arturo Sandoval.
Compilation soundtrack album: Midnight in Paris, various artists.
Score soundtrack album: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross.
Song written for visual media: “Safe & Sound” (From “The Hunger Games”), Taylor Swift, John Paul White, Joy Williams.
Producer of the year, non-classical: Dan Auerbach.
Instrumental composition: “Mozart Goes Dancing,” Chick Corea.
Historical album: The Smile Sessions (Deluxe Box Set), Alan Boyd, Mark Linett, Brian Wilson, Dennis Wolfe.

For the full list head over to the official Grammy website.

What do you think of this year’s winners? Who would you have liked to see win?

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