By Chris Cooke | Published on Monday 11 February 2013
So, it was Grammy weekend, and once again the US music industry gathered to slap more backs than it’s probably safe to slap in one sitting.
The big winners were probably Mumfords who took Album Of The Year for ‘Babel’; fun. who were named Best New Artist and won Song Of The Year for ‘We Are Young’; and The Black Keys, who took Best Rock Album for ‘El Comino’ and Best Rock Song for ‘Lonely Boy’. Record Of The Year went to Gotye and Kimbra for ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’.
Performances-wise Taylor Swift kicked things off, Elton John dueted with Ed Sheeran amongst others, The Black Keys played with Dr John, Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z performed the former’s new single ‘Suit & Tie’, and Bruno Mars, Sting, Rihanna, and Ziggy and Damian Marley all took part in a tribute to the late great Bob Marley.
If you’ve got time, you can browse the winners and nominees of all 81 categories on the Grammy website here.