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.

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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

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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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