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55th Annual Grammy Awards Winners List

5 years ago by Nadya Vlassoff
The 55th Annual Grammy Awards were held at the Staples Centrer in Los Angeles - Photo: Grammy.com

The 55th Annual Grammy Awards were held at the Staples Centrer in Los Angeles – Photo: Grammy.com

The 55th Annual Grammy Awards were held on Sunday in Los Angeles where Fun., Jay-Z and Kanye West, Gotye, and Mumford and Sons emerged as the big winners.

It was another year of the best in music as the Staples Center played host to the Grammy Awards on Sunday.

As for the big winners, Fun. walked away with the Grammy for Song of the Year along with Best New Artist. Australia’s Gotye, who had one of the biggest songs of 2012 with “Somebody That I Used to Know”, took home three awards, including Record of the Year, Best Pop Duo/Group Performance (with Kimbra), and Best Alternative Music Album.

2012 musical heavyweights Mumford and Sons won the Grammy for Album of the Year for their latest effort Babel, which marked the fifth year in a row that an indie label won the award. Babel sold over 600,000 copies in its first week of release in September 2012.

In the rap categories, Jay-Z continued his dominance at the Grammys with the help of Kanye West on their song, “N****s in Paris. The Black Keys also took home three awards, including Best Rock Album for El Camino, one of the best-selling records of 2012.

Although all eyes were on the red carpet after the Recording Academy enforced a strict dress code, the Grammy’s were packed with performances by Rihanna, Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z, Taylor Swift, The Black Keys, and Mumford and Sons.

Late legendary drummer Levon Helm of The Band was honored with a musical tribute from singers Zac Brown, Brittany Howard, Elton John, Mumford & Sons, and Mavis Staples. Dave Brubeck, who passed away in early December, was honored by Stanley Clarke, Chick Corea, and Kenny Garrett.

The Grammys ended the night with an amazing tribute to Bob Marley that included Bruno Mars, Sting, Tihannam and two of Marley’s sons, Ziggy and Damian.

Here’s the full list of Grammy Winners:

Album of the Year
Mumford & Sons, Babel

Record of the Year
Gotye featuring Kimbra, “Somebody That I Used to Know”

Song Of The Year [awarded to songwriter]
“We Are Young,” Jack Antonoff, Jeff Bhasker, Andrew Dost & Nate Ruess, songwriters (Fun. featuring Janelle Monae)

Best New Artist
Fun.

Best Pop Vocal Album
Kelly Clarkson, Stronger

Best Pop Solo Performance
“Set Fire To The Rain (Live),” Adele

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
“Somebody That I Used To Know,” Gotye featuring Kimbra

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Kisses On The Bottom, Paul McCartney

Best Rock Performance
“Lonely Boy,” The Black Keys

Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance
“Love Bites (So Do I),” Halestorm

Best Rock Song
“Lonely Boy,” The Black Keys

Best Rock Album
El Camino, The 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 & Kanye West

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
“No Church In The Wild,” Jay-Z & Kanye West featuring Frank Ocean & The-Dream

Best Rap Song
“N****s in Paris,” Jay-Z & Kanye West

Best Rap Album
Take Care, Drake

Best Country Solo Performance
Carrie Underwood, “Blown Away”

Best Country Duo/Group Performance
“Pontoon,” Little Big Town

Best Country Song
“Blown Away,” Carrie Underwood

Best Country Album
Uncaged, Zac Brown Band

Song Written For Visual Media
“Safe & Sound” (From The Hunger Games), Taylor Swift, John Paul White, Joy Williams

Short-Form Music Video
“We Found Love,” Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris

Long-Form Music Video
“Big Easy Express,” Mumford & Sons

Best Spoken Word
Society’s Child: My Autobiography, Janis Ian

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Nadya Vlassoff

Nadya Vlassoff joined The Deadbolt in 2009 and currently serves as associate content director and contributing editor. A former writer for the boutique apparel and accessories blog MelroseStreet.com, Nadya has interviewed and worked with a variety of top names in pop culture, fashion, entertainment and sports.