Just hours ago, the music industry honored its most outstanding artists of the past year with the Grammy Awards, which took place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and aired live on CBS.
The ceremony was a fun one, albeit a bit subdued, at least as regards risqué fashion choices, after the network decided to send out a wardrobe advisory ahead of the big event.
There were countless performances, most of them pretty impressive, but also a few surprises on the winners’ list.
The big winners of the night included Gotye, Adele, Fun. And Kelly Clarkson, but Mumford & Sons, Carrie Underwood, Jay-Z, Beyonce and Frank Ocean also got to go home clutching a much coveted statuette.
As we also noted a while back, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj were two of the biggest snubs of the year, landing no nomination despite having new albums out.
Justin Bieber for one is considered the biggest snub of the night but he claims he’s not that upset about it because there’s still plenty more time to get nominations and, of course, win awards. He’s just getting started.
Back to the winners, Gotye and Kimbra won Record of the Year for “Somebody That I Used to Know,” aka the song that’s been on heavy rotation everywhere in 2012.
Album of the Year went to Mumford & Sons for “Babel,” while Fun. snatched Song of the Year for “We Are Young.”
Fun. also won Best New Artist.
Below is the list of winners in all the major categories. Check it out to see if your favorite went home happy, with a Grammy.
Album of the Year: “Babel” — Mumford & Sons
Record of the Year: “Somebody That I Used To Know” — Gotye Featuring Kimbra
Best New Artist: Fun.
Song of the Year: “We Are Young” — Jack Antonoff, Jeff Bhasker, Andrew Dost & Nate Ruess, songwriters (Fun. Featuring Janelle Monáe)
Best Pop Vocal Album: “Stronger” — Kelly Clarkson
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 Dance/Electronica Album: “Bangarang” — Skrillex
Best Rock Performance: “Lonely Boy” — The Black Keys
Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance: “Love Bites (So Do I)” — Halestorm
Best Rock Album: “El Camino” — The Black Keys
Best Alternative Music Album: “Making Mirrors” — Gotye
Best R&B Performance: “Climax” — Usher
Best Urban Contemporary Album: “Channel Orange” — Frank Ocean
Best R&B Album: “Black Radio” — Robert Glasper Experiment
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: “No Church in the Wild” — Jay-Z & Kanye West Featuring Frank Ocean & The-Dream
Best Rap Performance: “… in Paris” — Jay-Z & Kanye West
Best Rap Album: “Take Care” — Drake
Best Country Solo Performance: “Blown Away” — Carrie Underwood
Best Country Album: “Uncaged” — Zac Brown Band