Music Bite: Black Keys, Fun., Mumford & Sons Win Big At 2013 Grammys
February 11, 2013 § 1 Comment
Last night’s 55th annual Grammys was filled with tons of surprises and solid performances! The biggest winners of the night included the usual faces like the Black Keys (with four Grammys including “Best Rock Album” and Mumford & Sons (winning the major “Album of the Year”). The two underdogs of the night were fun. for “Best New Artist” and Frank Ocean – who now has two brand new Grammys under his belt for “Best Urban Contemporary Album” for Channel Orange and “Best Rap/Sung Collaboration” for The Throne’s “No Church in the Wild”.
But the night truly belonged to Justin Timberlake and his spectacular comeback performance of a retrofied “Suit & Tie” with Jay-Z, along with his new track “Pusher Lover Girl”.
Another strong performance came from Rihanna and her stripped-down duet with Mikky Ekko for “Stay”. The songstress later joined Bruno Mars, Sting, Damian Marley and Ziggy Marley for a short-lived tribute to the reggae legend Bob Marley. Mars began the anticipated tribute with his own song “Locked Out of Heaven”, following Sting’s rendition of his class “Walking on the Moon”. The tribute ended with all five performers taking turns singing Marley’s “Could You Be Loved”.
View some of the highlight performances below:
Check out the full list of winners after the jump!
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,” (Jack Antonoff, Jeff Bhasker, Andrew Dost and Nate Reuss, songwriters (Fun. feat. Janelle Monae)
Best New Artist: Fun.
Best Pop Solo Performance: “Set Fire to the Rain” (Live), Adele
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: “Somebody That I Used to Know,” Gotye feat. Kimbra
Best Pop Vocal Album: Stronger, Kelly Clarkson
Best Dance/Electronica Album: Bangarang, Skrillex
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: Kisses on the Bottom, Paul McCartney
Best Rock Performance: “Lonely Boy,” Black Keys
Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance: “Love Bites (So Do I),” Halestorm
Best Rock Song: “Lonely Boy,” Dan Auerbach, Brian Burton and Patrick Carney (Black Keys)
Best Rock Album: El Camino, Black Keys
Best Alternative Music Album: Making Mirrors, Gotye
Best R&B Performance: “Climax,” Usher
Best Traditional R&B Performance: “Love on Top,” Beyoncé
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 and Kanye West
Best Rap Song: “N****s in Paris,” Jay-Z and Kanye West
Best Rap Album: Take Care, Drake
Best Country Solo Performance: “Blown Away,” Carrie Underwood
Best Country Album: Uncaged, Zac Brown Band
Best Blues Album: Locked Down, Dr. John
Best Reggae Album: Rebirth, Jimmy Cliff
Best Comedy Album: Blow Your Pants Off, Jimmy Fallon
Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
Best Historical Album: The Smile Sessions (Deluxe Boxed Set), Beach Boys
Producer of the Year, Non-Classical: Dan Auerbach
All Photos Courtesy of: Rolling Stone
[Source: Rolling Stone,