2013 GRAMMY AWARDS: RECAP & WINNERS

55th Grammy Awards Last night marked the 55th Annual Grammy Awards live from the Staples Centre in Los Angeles. The hosting duties went to rapper turned actor; LL Cool J. LL was a great host. He didn’t ramble on, wasn’t pretending or trying extra hard to be funny and was genuine. The duties of a host is to set up and introduce talent and provide information to the viewers, and he did just that, in an entertaining way.

Now, it would be too hard for us to pin point the “Moment of the Night” but the thing we love about the Grammys over any other awards show out there, is that the Grammy Awards celebrate music by having the majority of the awards show focused on live performances. As fans of a particular band/artist we are watching to see them perform live. Ya know, without a pre-recording or lip syncing act, and we got just that. Artists like Kelly Clarkson and Alicia Keys left of us almost speechless with their soul-shaking , bone chilling performances. The Grammys also marked the return of Justin Timberlake as he performed tracks from his new upcoming record 20/20, which also saw a special appearance/performance by Jay-Z.

Without a doubt the highlights of the night for us was seeing indy sensation band The Lumineers perform their catchy hit “Ho Hey” with nothing but a kick drum, vocals, and guitars on a little stage in the audience. You could feel the passion seeping from their pores.  Another highlight was watching Mumford & Sons walk away with Album of The Year award for their record Babel.

As much as the night is about music, it’s also about fashion and viewers weren’t let down as to us, the sexiest dressed artist was Katy Perry. It looked like she was going to come undone, but we’re not complaining.

For full results of the 55th annual Grammy Awards, check out the official Grammy website for performance and back stage photos, videos and more!

 

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2013 Grammy Awards Winners List 

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

Album of the Year: Babel, Mumford & Sons

Song of the Year: “We Are Young,” (Jack Antonoff, Jeff Bhasker, Andrew Dost and Nate Reuss, songwriters (Fun. feat. Janelle Monae)

Best New Artist: Fun.

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

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: “Somebody That I Used to Know,” Gotye feat. Kimbra

Best Pop Vocal Album: Stronger, Kelly Clarkson

Best Dance/Electronica Album: Bangarang, Skrillex

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: Kisses on the Bottom, Paul McCartney

Best Rock Performance: “Lonely Boy,” Black Keys

Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance: “Love Bites (So Do I),” Halestorm

Best Rock Song: “Lonely Boy,” Dan Auerbach, Brian Burton and Patrick Carney (Black Keys)

Best Rock Album: El Camino, Black Keys

Best Alternative Music Album: Making Mirrors, Gotye

Best R&B Performance: “Climax,” Usher

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

Best R&B Song: “Adorn,” Miguel

Best Urban Contemporary Album: Channel Orange, Frank Ocean

Best R&B Album: Black Radio, Robert Glasper Experiment

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

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

Best Rap Album: Take Care, Drake

Best Country Solo Performance: “Blown Away,” Carrie Underwood

Best Country Album: Uncaged, Zac Brown Band

Best Blues Album: Locked Down, Dr. John

Best Reggae Album: Rebirth, Jimmy Cliff

Best Comedy Album: Blow Your Pants Off, Jimmy Fallon

Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross

Best Historical Album: The Smile Sessions (Deluxe Boxed Set), Beach Boys

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical: Dan Auerbach

 

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