Skrillex has taken home three awards at the 2012 Grammys.
The US dubstep superstar / brostep pin-up / the FACT comment section’s most hated man won three awards at the show’s pre-program, for Best Remixed Recording (Non-Classical) for his remix of Benny Benassi’s ‘Cinema’, Best Dance Recording for ‘Scary Monsters & Nice Sprites’, and Best Dance/Electronica Album for the album of the same name, beating Deadmau5 and David Guetta in the process.
Upon receiving the third award, Skrillex described the occasion as “the most surreal day of his life”, and at one point apparently shouted out Croydon (!), which as occasional FACT writer Dan Hancox points out, is like dubstep coming weirdly full circle. His night presumably got weirder when Best Album rival Deadmau5 turned up wearing a t-shirt that supposedly bears Skrillex’s phone number. It’s fine though, he’s changing it.
Update: You can now watch Skrillex’s acceptance speeches below. Personally we think it’s really sweet how he reads off his phone.