Wow. It came as quickly as it went, the 55th Annual Grammy Awards. With tens of thousands of people watching the star-studded gala event live from all over the world and top class performances by some of your (and our) favourite artistes, there’s no reason not to believe that this is truly the most highly anticipated music awards show of the year!
Much more so when the list of nominees was released in December 2012 and when we heard that Justin Timberlake was going to give a comeback performance featuring songs off his upcoming album. What we didn’t expect was for Taylor Swift to open for the Grammys looking all “Alice in Wonderland”-ish like this:
“So he calls me up and he’s like, ‘I still love you,’ and I’m like, ‘I’m sorry, I’m busy opening up the Grammys!”
Gold. Let’s not forget the real swag that is JT all up in our faces just hours ago. Introducing, “Suit & Tie” and “Pusher Love Girl” :
What did we tell you? Real swag, right?
On a more serious note, fun. and Gotye wins big when they took home honourable mentions for “Song of the Year” and “Record of the Year” respectively. Whereas Skrillex went on the prove that electronic dance music (EDM) truly is king when he single-handedly swept not one, not two, but three Grammys for “Best Dance Recording”, “Best Dance/Electronica” Album”, and “Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical”. Jay-Z and Kanye West aren’t forgotten too – the duo took home awards for their, uh, “N (asterisk) (asterisk)(asterisk) (asterisk)s in Paris” song.
And without further ado, here’s the list of the 55th Annual Grammy Awards winners:
Album of the Year – “Babel”, Mumford & Sons
Record of the Year – “Somebody That I Used to Know”, Gotye featuring Kimbra
Song of the Year – “We Are Young”, fun.
Best New Artiste – fun.
Pop Vocal Album – “Stronger”, Kelly Clarkson
Dance/electronica Album – “Bangarang”, Skrillex
Rock Album – “El Camino”, The Black Keys
Alternative Album – “Making Mirrors”, Gotye
R&B Album – “Black Radio”, Robert Glasper Experiment
Rap Album – “Take Care”, Drake
Country Album – “Uncaged”, Zac Brown Band
Americana Album – “Slipstream”, Bonnie Raitt
Pop Solo Performance – “Set Fire to the Rain (Live)”, Adele
Pop Duo/Group Performance – “Somebody That I Used to Know”, Gotye featuring Kimbra
Dance Recording – “Bangarang”, Skrillex featuring Sirah
Traditional Pop Vocal Album – “Kisses on the Bottom”, Paul McCartney
Rock performance – “Lonely Boy”, The Black Keys
Hard Rock/Metal Performance – “Love Bites (So Do I)”, Halestorm
Rock Song – “Lonely Boy”, The Black Keys
R&B Song – “Adorn” ,Miguel
Traditional R&B Performance – “Love on Top”, Beyoncé
R&B Performance – “Climax”, Usher
Urban Contemporary Album – “Channel Orange”, Frank Ocean
Rap Performance – “N****s In Paris”, Jay-Z and Kanye West
Rap/Sung Collaboration – “No Church in the Wild”, Jay-Z & Kanye West featuring Frank Ocean and The-Dream
Rap Song – “N****s In Paris”, Jay-Z and Kanye West
Country Solo Performance – “Blown Away”, Carrie Underwood
Country Duo/Group Performance – “Pontoon”, Little Big Town
Country Song – “Blown Away”, Carrie Underwood
World Music Album – “The Living Room Sessions Part 1”, Ravi Shankar
Producer of the Year (Non-classical) – Dan Auerbach
Producer of the Year (Classical) – Blanton Alspaugh
Short-form Music Video – “We Found Love”, Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris.
Long-form Music Video – “Big Easy Express”, Mumford & Sons.
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