Grammy winners announced; watch performances here

The winners of the 55th Grammy Awards were announced last night in Los Angeles.

Mumford & Sons’ Babel took away the Best Album prize, and New Yorkers fun. won the Song Of The Year (for ‘We Are Young’) and Best New Artist gongs. The Black Keys, meanwhile, bagged four of the six prizes available to them, including Best Rock Album. Frank Ocean’s feted channel ORANGE picked up the Urban Contemporary Album award, and Miguel’s ‘Adorn’ won Best R&B song.

Elsewhere, Drake’s Take Care won the Rap Album prize, whilst Jay-Z and Kanye’s ‘Niggas In Paris’ took  the Best Rap Song gong. Skrillex’s Bangarang and the accompanying single of the same name won best Dance Album and Recording respectively – commiserations, Mr. Walser. The Beach Boys also won their first ever Grammy for The Smile Sessions, which was named Best Historical Album. Check a comprehensive list of laureates, via Examiner, below.

Performers on the night included Justin Timberlake (with Jay-Z), Frank Ocean and Jack White. Collaborations aplenty, too: Rihanna teamed up with Mikky Ekko, The Black Keys jammed with blues legend Dr. John, and Miguel performed with Wiz Khalifa. Other highlights included a surprise appearance from Prince to present Record Of The Year, and some nifty presenting work from LL Cool J. Videos of Timberlake storming the stage (and biting Janelle Monae in the process) with ‘Suit And Tie’/’Push Your Love Girl’ and Frank Ocean performing ‘Forrest Gump’ are below, courtesy of Mr. World Premiere.

Album of the Year: “Babel” – Mumford & Sons
Record of the Year: “Someone That I Used To Know” – Gotye, feat. Kimbra
Best New Artist: fun.
Country Album: “Uncaged” – Zac Brown Band
Rap/Sung Collaboration: “No Church in the Wild” – Jay-Z & Kanye West, feat. Frank Ocean & The-Dream
Pop Vocal Album: “Stronger” – Kelly Clarkson
Rock Performance: “Lonely Boy” – The Black Keys
Urban Contemporary Album: “Channel Orange” – Frank Ocean
Song of the Year: “We Are Young” – fun.
Country Solo Performance: “Blown Away” – Carrie Underwood
Pop Solo Performance: “Set Fire to the Rain (Live)” – Adele
Producer of the Year, Non-Classical: Dan Auerbach
Pop Instrumental Album: Impressions” – Chris Botti
Alternative Music Album: “Making Mirrors” – Gotye
Pop Duo/Group Performance: “Somebody That I Used to Know,” Gotye, featuring Kimbra
Rock Album: “El Camino” – The Black Keys
Rock Song: “Lonely Boy” – Dan Auerbach, Brian Burton & Patrick Carney (The Black Keys)
Hard Rock/Metal Performance: “Love Bites (So Do I)” – Halestorm
Traditional Pop Vocal Album: “Kisses on the Bottom” – Paul McCartney
Country Song: “Blown Away” – Josh Kear & Chris Tompkins (Carrie Underwood)
Country Duo or Group Performance: “Pontoon” – Little Big Town
World Music Album: “The Living Room Sessions, Part 1” – Ravi Shankar
Dance/Electronica Album: “Bangarang” – Skrillex
Dance Recording: “Bangarang” – Skrillex, feat. Sirah
R&B Album: “Black Radio” – Robert Glasper Experiment
R&B Song: “Adorn” – Miguel Pimentel, songwriter (Miguel)
Traditional R&B Performance: “Love on Top” – Beyonce
R&B Performance: “Climax” – Usher
Rap Album: “Take Care” – Drake
Rap Song: “N****s In Paris” – Shawn Carter, Mike Dean, Chauncey Hollis & Kanye West (Jay-Z & Kanye West)
Rap Performance: “N****s In Paris” – Jay-Z & Kanye West
Historical Album: “The Smile Sessions” – The Beach Boys




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