Mumford & Sons were the major winners at the 55th annual music awards.
Mumford & Sons won the “Album of the Year” award for Babel but paid tribute to the Black Keys, who also won three Grammies. “We figured we weren’t going to win anything, because the Black Keys have been sweeping up all day, and deservedly so”, said Marcus Mumford, lead singer of the band.
Gotye walked away with Record of the Year for his massive hit featuring Kimbra “Somebody That I Used To Know” along with Best Pop Group Duo performance.
Gotye praised Prince, who gave him the award, for the influence he had on his music: “Many years listening to this man’s music growing up and a big reason I was inspired to make music. Thank you.”
Other main awards
In the other main categories, we were not too far off with our predictions, with Adele winning Best Pop Record of the Year for “Set Fire To The Rain” and Fun won Best Song of the Year with their catchy tune “We Are Young” – a real end of the night clubbing hit.
Lead singer Natt Ruess joked: “I don’t know what I was thinking when I wrote the chorus of that song. If this is in HD, you can see our faces and you can see we are not very young!”
Beyoncé won Best Traditional R&B performance for her hit “Love On Top”, which she opened with at this year’s SuperBowl.
Talking points on the night include Adele dissing Chris Brown after he refused to stand up and clap Frank Ocean for his award. The pair allegedly had a bust up in a club a few weeks back.
Country girl Taylor Swift appeared to mock ex-boyfriend and One Direction star Harry Styles in her performance of Never Getting Back Together. She used a British accent and said “And I’m like ‘I’m sorry, I’m busy opening up the Grammys…and we are never getting back together!”
LL Cool J hosted the awards and closed them with Chuck D, Travis Barker, Z-Trip and Tom Morello on a memorable night for music.