Published Feb 10, 2013Tonight (February 10), many of the music industry's biggest names gathered at the Staples Center in Los Angeles for the 55th annual instalment of the Grammy Awards. As always, the night featured a host of performances and prizes recognizing some of the year's most acclaimed music.
Kanye West and Jay-Z won big for their collaborative album, Watch the Throne. "Niggas in Paris" won Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance, while "No Church in the Wild" won Best Rap/Sung Collaboration. Jay-Z accepted the Rap/Sung prize alongside The-Dream and Frank Ocean.
Speaking of Frank Ocean, he scored an award for Best Urban Contemporary Album with Channel Orange. On the Canadian front, Drake won Best Rap Album for Take Care.
The Black Keys were also big winners, taking home Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song ("Lonely Boy"), plus Best Rock Album (El Camino). Also, Dan Auerbach won Producer of the Year.
Other notable victors included Skrillex (Best Dance/Electronica Album for Bangarang, Best Dance Recording for "Bangarang"), Adele (Best Solo Pop Performance for "Set Fire to the Rain [Live]"), fun. (Song of the Year for "We Are Young," Best New Artist), Beyoncé (Best Traditional R&B Performance for "Love on Top"), and Jimmy Cliff (Best Reggae Album for Rebirth).
Plus, Björk's Biophilia picked up Best Recording Package, while Gotye won Best Alternative Music Album (beating M83, Fiona Apple, Björk and Tom Waits in the process) and Record of the Year. Meanwhile, Mumford and Sons won Album of the Year.
Nine Inch Nails fans will be pleased to note that Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross won another award for their soundtrack work, taking home Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.