Grammy Awards: Fun. and Gotye Big Winners

By February 11, 2013
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The 55th annual Grammy Awards were held last night and the big wins were spread amongst a diverse group of artists.  Mumford & Sons won for their album “Babel”, while  indie trio Fun. took home Song of the Year for ‘We Are Young’ and Best New Artist. Australian electronic pop artist Gotye won Record of the Year. Other big winners were rapper-R&B singer Frank Ocean and the Black Keys.

Stand out moments included a tripped out Wonderland-influenced opening performance by Taylor Swift. Tongues were wagging regarding her not-so-subtle dig at ex, Harry Styles, during the number. They were wagging, I say! It takes a brave man to date this girl, because you know you’re gonna be taken down the moment you break up.

But she dropped the bitter ex Taylor and spent the rest of the show being adorable fangirl Taylor, busting out GIF-ready dance moves all night long.

Fun. had fun (HAHA see what I did there?) during their performance, which included rain and a lead singer wearing incredibly odd skinny capri pants .

Prince was in the house. He presented the ‘Record of the Year’ award to Gotye. He also won best parody videos of the year, a tight 3-way raise between him, Psy and Carly Rae Jepsen. JK.

Justin Timberlake had a little comeback, giving a memorable retro-infused performance. Unfortunately, other members of N’Sync did not have a comeback.

My girl Kelly Clarkson did an amazing tribute to lifetime achievement award winners Carole King and Patti Page. She also gave the most charming acceptance speech of the night, the kind of speech that really makes you think you could be BFF with her. DM me on Twitter Kelly!

And Katy Perry took the Grammy dress code to heart, making sure she didn’t expose a smidge of sideboob.

Best moment: Frank Ocean beating Chris Brown (double entendre intended) for ‘Best Urban Contemporary Album’.  Chris stays classy of course.

Worst moment:

List of Winners:

Album of the Year
Mumford and Sons, Babel

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

Best New Artist
Fun.

Best Country Album
Zac Brown Band, Uncaged

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
Jay-Z and Kanye West feat. Frank Ocean, “No Church in the Wild”

Best Pop Vocal Album
Kelly Clarkson, Stronger

Best Rock Performance
The Black Keys, “Lonely Boy”

Best Urban Contemporary Album
Frank Ocean, Channel Orange

Song of the Year
Fun. feat Janelle Monae, “We Are Young”

Best Country Solo Performance
Carrie Underwood, “Blown Away”

Best Pop Solo Performance
Adele, “Set Fire to the Rain (Live)”

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

Best Dance Recording
Skrillex, featuring Sirah, “Bangarang”

Best Dance/Electronica Album
Skrillex, Bangarang

Best Rock Song
The Black Keys, “Lonely Boy”

Best Rock Album
The Black Keys, El Camino

Best Alternative Music Album
Gotye, Making Mirrors

Best R&B Performance
Usher, Climax

Best Traditional R&B Performance
Beyoncé, “Love on Top”

Best R&B Song
Miguel, “Adorn”

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

Best Rap Album
Drake, Take Care

Best country song
Carrie Underwood, “Blown Away”

Click HERE for the complete list of nominees and winners.

Did you watch the show? What was your favorite moment?

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Desi Jedeikin

Desi Jedeikin

Desi Jedeikin is a Los Angeles based writer and performer. She has appeared in numerous sketch comedy/improv shows at venues in L.A., including the Groundlings Theater, Comedy Central Stage, and the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, where she played Squeaky Fromme in the infamous alternative comedy show Comedy Death Ray. Unfinished projects include a memoir and a musical based on the life and death of JonBenet Ramsey. She has lots of other brilliant ideas she might complete. She really just needs more encouragement. You can follow Desi on Twitter: @Desijedeikin Here: truecrimejunkie.com And here too: xoJane.com She likes being followed.