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HindustanTimes Sat,19 Apr 2014

GRAMMYs 2013: Gotye, Fun. win big at the awards

Agencies  Los Angeles, February 11, 2013
First Published: 09:41 IST(11/2/2013) | Last Updated: 11:14 IST(11/2/2013)

Somebody That I Used to Know by Australian artist Gotye won Record of the Year at the Grammy Awards on Sunday night, one of the four top awards at music's biggest night.

The melodic heartbreak song, which featured New Zealand singer Kimbra, was one of 2012's biggest hits.

Gotye accepted the award from Prince, who said "I love this song," just before he announced the winner.

"Thank you for everybody who puts out great energy into the world with music," Gotye said in his acceptance speech.

Indie pop band Fun. won the best new artist prize at the 55th Grammy Awards on Sunday, their second win in the top four categories.
   
The New York band had already taken the Best Song Grammy for "We Are Young" and are also shortlisted in Album of the Year category, although they fell short of a landmark clean sweep when Record of the Year went to Gotye.




For the best new artist award, fun. beat out high-selling R&B singer Frank Ocean, Americana rockers Alabama Shakes, folk band The Lumineers and country singer Hunter Hayes.
   
The members of fun. was joined at the Grammy ceremony by Lena Dunham, creator of the critically acclaimed dark comedy "Girls," who is said to be dating the band's guitarist Jack Antonoff.

LIST OF WINNERS

Pop/duo group performance: Somebody That I Used to Know, Gotye featuring Kimbra.
Traditional pop vocal album: Kisses on the Bottom, Paul McCartney.
Rap performance: N(asterisk)(asterisk)(asterisk)(asterisk)s in Paris, Jay-Z, Kanye West.
Rap song: N(asterisk)(asterisk)(asterisk)(asterisk)s in Paris, Shawn Carter, Mike Dean, Chauncey Hollis, Kanye West.
Rap album: Take Care, Drake.
R&B performance: Climax, Usher.
Traditional R&B performance: Love on Top, Beyonce.
R&B song: Adorn, Miguel Pimentel.
R&B album: Black Radio, Robert Glasper Experiment.
Rock song: Lonely Boy, The Black Keys.
Rock album: El Camino, The Black Keys.
Hard rock/metal performance: Love Bites (So Do I), Halestorm.
Alternative music album: Making Mirrors, Gotye.
Dance recording: Bangarang, Skrillex featuring Sirah.
Dance/electronica album: Bangarang, Skrillex.
Latin pop album: MTV Unplugged Deluxe Edition, Juanes.
Latin rock, urban or alternative album: Imaginares, Quetzal.
Latin jazz album: Ritmo!, The Clare Fisher Latin Jazz Big Band.
Tropical Latin album: Retro, Marlow Rosado Y La Riquena.
Country duo/group performance: Pontoon, Little Big Town.
Country song: Blown Away, Josh Kear, Chris Tompkins.
Gospel song: Go Get It, Mary Mary.
Gospel album: Gravity, Leerae.
Blues album: Locked Down, Dr. John.
Folk album: The Goat Rodeo Sessions, Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer, Chris Thile.
Americana album: Slipstream, Bonnie Raitt.
Bluegrass album: Nobody Knows You, Steep Canyon Rangers.
Reggae album: Rebirth, Jimmy Cliff.
World music album: The Living Room Sessions Part 1, Ravi Shankar.
Children's album: Can You Canoe?, The Okee Dokee Brothers.
Spoken word album: Society's Child: My Autobiography, Janis Ian.
Comedy album: Blow Your Pants Off, Jimmy Fallon.
New age album: Echoes of Love, Omar Akram.
Jazz vocal album: Radio Music Society, Esperanza Spalding.
Jazz instrumental album: Unity Band, Pat Metheny Unity Band.
Large jazz ensemble album: Dear Diz (Every Day I Think of You), Arturo Sandoval.
Pop instrumental album: Impressions, Chris Botti.
Compilation soundtrack album: Midnight in Paris, various artists.
Score soundtrack album: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross.
Song written for visual media: Safe & Sound (From "The Hunger Games"), Taylor Swift, John Paul White, Joy Williams.
Musical theater album: Once: A New Musical, Steve Kazee, Cristin Milioti.
Producer of the year, classical: Blanton Alspaugh.
Producer of the year, non-classical: Dan Auerbach.
Instrumental composition: Mozart Goes Dancing, Chick Corea.
Orchestral performance: Adams: Harmonielehre & Short Ride in a Fast Machine, Michael Tilson Thomas (San Francisco Symphony).
Opera recording: Wagner, Der Ring des Nibelungen, James Levine and Fabio Luisi.
Choral performance: Life & Breath: Choral Works by Rene Clausen, Charles Bruffy.
Short-form music video: We Found Love, Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris.
Long-form music video: Big Easy Express, Mumford & Sons.
Historical album: The Smile Sessions (Deluxe Box Set), Alan Boyd, Mark Linett, Brian Wilson, Dennis Wolfe.

(With inputs from Reuters, AP, AFP)

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