This year’s Grammy Award Ceremony turned out to be a coming out party for a number of new comers, while allowing some established veterans to perpetuate their shine. First there were great performances like the show opener by Taylor Swift and the uniting of powerhouses like Bruno Mars and Rihanna. This was not a Grammy’s Award Ceremony where, like in times past, one person or group dominated to the moment, but it was a night where many were honored for their great accomplishments in their particular genres.
Album of the Year: Mumford & Sons – Babel – The Other Nominees were The Black Keys – (El Camino), fun – (Some Nights), Frank Ocean (Channel Orange), Jack White (Blunderbuss)
Record of the Year: Gotye featuring Kimbra – Somebody That I Used to Know – The other nominees were The Black Keys (Lonely Boy), Kelly Clarkson (Stronger), fun. Featuring janeel Monae (We Are Young), Frank Ocean (Thinkin Bout You), Taylor Swift (We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together).
Best New Artist: fun
Best Pop Vocal Album: Kelly Clarkson (Stronger)
Song of the Year: fun. (We Are Young)
Best Pop Solo Performance: (Set Fire to the Rain) – Live!
Producer of the Year, Non Classical: Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys)
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: Gotye featuring Kimbra (Somebody That I Used to Know)
Best Short Form Music Video: Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris (We Found Love)
Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media: Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross (The Girl With The Dragon)
Best Dance Recording: Skrillex featuring Sirah (Bangarang)
Best Dance/Electronic Album: Skrillex (Bangarang)
Best Rock Performance: The Black Keys (Lonely Boys)
Best Rap Performance: Jay-Z 7 Kanye West (N***as in Paris)
Best Rap Song: Jay-Z & Kanye West (N***as In Paris)
Best Rap Album: Drake (Take Care)
Best Current Song: Carrie Underwood (Blown Away)