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Another day, another domination for Taylor Swift: She was the red-hot winner Sunday at the Billboard Music Awards.
Mumford & Sons wrapped up a completely unpredictable Grammy Awards with perhaps the most surprising win of the night, taking home album of the year.
Unlike last year, when the Grammys became the Adele show, each of the leading nominees in a diverse and eclectic field got a chance to bask in the spotlight of music's biggest night.
The Grammys spread the love. Fun., whose anthemic and semi-dark jam "We Are Young" dominated the charts in 2012, won song of the year. Gotye's massive and oddball pop hit, "Somebody I Used to Know," picked up record of the year. And folk-rockers Mumford & Sons won album of the year for their platinum-selling "Babel."
Winners in selected major categories at the 55th annual Grammy Awards announced Sunday during ceremonies at the Nokia Theatre and Staples Center:
A guy riding a tricycle with a flame-thrower attached and a company of mime clowns helped Taylor Swift open the Grammy Awards on Sunday night.
You can cross one major trophy off the list for fun. at the Grammy Awards.
Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys is not such a lonely boy after all.
List of awards presented during Sunday's telecast of the 55th annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center:
Talk about having fun at the Grammy Awards.
Mumford & Sons wrapped up a completely unpredictable Grammy Awards with perhaps the most surprising win of the night, taking home album of the year for "Babel."
Adele dominated last year's Grammy Awards, but this year there isn't a clear winner in sight.
Turns out in addition to 2011, Adele ruled 2012, too — and set a record while she was at it.
Turns out Adele ruled 2012, too _ and set a record while she was at it.
Fun. helped break up the sound of dance and electronic music on Top 40 radio with its edgy pop-rock grooves. Frank Ocean made a bold statement in R&B — with an announcement about his sexuality and with his critically revered, multigenre album, "channel ORANGE." And Mumford & Sons continued to bring its folk-rock swag and style to the Billboard charts with its sophomore album. They all were rewarded Wednesday when the Recording Academy announced the nominees for the 2013 Grammy Awards.
"A little bit lost for words, to receive an award from the man standing behind us with the cane," Gotye said. "Many years listening to this man's music growing up and a big reason I was inspired to make music. Thank you."