2013 Grammy Winners & Highlights: Mumford, Black Keys Win Big

Find out who won it all, who made a fool of themselves and more!

Johnny Firecloudby Johnny Firecloud

The 2013 Grammy Awards have concluded, and there was very little question to who the big winner was of the evening. While Mumford & Sons took the crown for Album of The Year, blues rockers The Black Keys took Best Rock Album for their latest album El Camino, and their smash single “Lonely Boy” won both Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song, while frontman Dan Auerbach won Producer of the Year – a tremendous feat for the duo from Akron, Ohio.

While Drake’s R&B-soaked album Take Care laughably won Best Rap Album (way to go, old white guys calling the shots), Kanye West and Jay-Z’s collaboration track “Niggas in Paris” from their Watch the Throne album won both Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance, while bomb-ass opening track “No Church in the Wild” won Best Rap/Sung Collaboration. Meanwhile, Frank Ocean’s Channel Orange album won Best Urban Contemporary Album.

Gotye rose up to claim Best Alternative Album for Making Mirrors, as well as Record of the Year for the infectious smash hit “Somebody That I Used to Know”.  Fun., meanwhile, picked up two awards including Best New Artist (despite being a band for four-plus years) and Song of The Year for “We Are Young”.

Skrillex took command of the Dance/Electronica category, taking Best Dance/Electronica Album and Best Dance Recording. It doesn't appear that Deadmau5 gave everyone his phone number this time. 

While the world was live-tweeting and Facebooking the event, all of that trophy hullabaloo was secondary, however, to the Twitter buzz caused by Chris Brown refusing to stand during Frank Ocean's standing ovation (still butthurt over the parking lot scuffle, apparently):

2013 Grammy Winners & Highlights: Mumford, Black Keys Win Big

This resulted in a rather immediate and humbling verbal beat down from Adele, who took issue with the woman beating thug singer's disrespectful behavior.

Then there was Taylor Swift's way-too-awkward Barbie dance during Album of The Year winners Mumford and Sons' performance:

2013 Grammy Winners & Highlights: Mumford, Black Keys Win Big

Check out the full list of 2013 Grammy Awards winners on Page Two.


The full list of 2013 Grammy Awards winners, as compiled by Consequence of Sound:


Album of the Year
Mumfords and Sons – Babel
The Black Keys – El Camino
fun. – Some Nights
Frank Ocean – channel ORANGE
Jack White – Blunderbuss

Record of the Year
Gotye feat. Kimbra – “Somebody That I Used to Know”
The Black Keys – “Lonely Boy”
Kelly Clarkson – “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)”
fun. feat Janelle Monáe – “We Are Young
Frank Ocean – “Thinkin Bout You”
Taylor Swift – “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”

Song of the Year
fun. feat Janelle Monáe – “We Are Young”
Ed Sheeran – “The A Team”
Miguel – “Adorn
Carly Rae Jepsen – “Call Me Maybe”
Kelly Clarkson – “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)”

Best New Artist
Alabama Shakes
Frank Ocean
Hunter Hayes
The Lumineers

Best Pop Solo Performance
Adele – “Set Fire to the Rain (Live)”
Kelly Clarkson – “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)”
Carly Rae Jepsen – “Call Me Maybe”
Katy Perry – “Wide Awake”
Rihanna – “Where Have You Been”

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
Gotye feat. Kimbra – “Somebody That I Used to Know”
Florence and the Machine – “Shake It Out”
fun. feat Janelle Monáe – “We Are Young
LMFAO – “Sexy and I Know It”
Maroon 5 and Wiz Khalifa – “Payphone”

Best Pop Vocal Album
Kelly Clarkson – Stronger
Florence and the Machine – Ceremonials
fun. – Some Nights
Maroon 5 – Overexposed
Pink – The Truth About Love

Best Dance Recording
Skrillex feat. Sirah – “Bangarang”
Avicii – “Levels”
Calvin Harris feat. Ne-Yo – “Let’s Go”
Swedish House Mafia feat. John Martin – “Don’t You Worry Child”
Al Waiser – “I Can’t Live Without You”

Best Dance/Electronica Album
Skrillex – Bangarang
Steve Aoki – Wonderland
The Chemical Brothers – Don’t Think
deamau5 – >Album Title Goes Here<
Kaskade – Fire and Ice

Best Rock Performance
The Black Keys – “Lonely Boy”
Alabama Shakes – “Hold On”
Coldplay – “Charlie Brown”
Mumford and Sons – “I Will Wait”
Bruce Springsteen – “We Take Care of Our Own”

Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance
Halestorm – “Love Bites (So Do I)”
Anthrax – “I’m Alive”
Iron Maiden – “Blood Brothers”
Lamb of God – “Ghost Walking”
Marilyn Manson – “No Reflection”
Megadeth – “Whose Life (Is It Anyways)?”

Best Rock Song
The Black Keys – “Lonely Boy”
Jack White – “Freedom at 21
Mumford and Sons – “I Will Wait”
Muse – “Madness”
Bruce Springsteen – “We Take Care of Our Own”

Best Rock Album
The Black Keys – El Camino
Coldplay – Mylo Xyloto
Muse – The Second Law
Bruce Springsteen – Wrecking Ball
Jack White – Blunderbuss

Best Alternative Music Album
Gotye – Making Mirrors
Fiona Apple – The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do
Björk – Biofilia
M83 – Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming
Tom Waits – Bad As Me

Best R&B Performance
Usher – “Climax”
Estelle – “Thank You”
Robert Glasper Experiment feat. Ledisi – “Gonna Be Alright (F.T.B)”
Luke James – “I Wan You”
Miguel – “Adorn”

Best Urban Contemporary Album
Frank Ocean – channel ORANGE
Chris Brown – Fortune
Miguel – Kaleidoscope Dream

Best R&B Song
Miguel – “Adorn”
Tamia – “Beautiful Surprise”
Trey Songz – “Heart Attack”
Anthony Hamilton – “Pray For Me”
Elle Varner – “Refill”

Best R&B Album
Robert Glasper Experiment – Black Radio
Anthony Hamilton – Back to Love
R. Kelly – Write Me Back
Tamia – Beautiful Surprise
Tyrese – Open Invitation

Best Traditional R&B Performance
Beyoncé – “Love on Top”
Anita Baker – “Lately”
Melanie Fiona – “Wrong Side of a Love Song”
Gregory Porter – “Real Good Hands”
SWV – “If Only You Knew”

Best Rap Performance
Kanye West and Jay-Z – “Niggas in Paris”
Drake feat. Lil Wayne – “HYFR (Hell Yeah F–king Right)”
Nas – “Daughters”
Kanye West feat. Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz – “Mercy”
Young Jeezy featuring Jay-Z and André 3000 – “I Do”

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
Kanye West and Jay-Z feat. Frank Ocean and The-Dream – “No Church in the Wild”
Flo Rida feat. Sia – “Wild Ones”
John Legend feat. Ludacris – “Tonight (Best You Ever Had)”
Nas feat. Amy Winehouse – “Cherry Wine”
Rihanna feat. Jay-Z – “Talk That Talk”

Best Rap Song
Kanye West and Jay-Z – “Niggas in Paris”
Nas – “Daughters”
Wale feat. Miguel – “Lotus Flower Bomb”
Kanye West feat. Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz – “Mercy”
Wiz Khalifa and Snoop Dogg feat. Bruno Mars – Young, Wild and Free”

Best Rap Album
Drake – Take Care
Lupe Fiasco – Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album, Pt. 1
Nas – Life Is Good
The Roots – Undone
Rick Ross – God Forgives, I Don’t
2 Chainz – Based on a T.R.U. Story

Best Americana Album
Bonnie Raitt – Slipstream
The Avett Brothers – The Carpenter
John Fullbright – From the Ground Up
The Lumineers – The Lumineers
Mumford and Sons – Babel

Best Blues Album
Dr. John – Locked Down
Shemekia Copeland – 33 1/3
Ruthie Foster – Let It Burn
Heritage Blues Orchestra – And Still I Rise
Joan Osborne – Bring It On Home

Best Reggae Album
Jimmy Cliff – Rebirth
The Original Wailers – Miracle
Sean Paul – Tomahawk Technique
Sly & Robbie & The Jam Masters – New Legend – Jamaica 50th Edition
Toots and the Maytals – Reggae Got Soul: Unplugged on Strawberry Hill

Best Comedy Album
Jimmy Fallon – Blow Your Pants Off
Margaret Cho – Cho Dependent (Live in Concert)
Lewis Black – In God We Rust
Kathy Griffin – Kathy Griffin: Seaman 1st Class
Jim Gaffigan – Mr. Universe
Tenacious D – Rize of the Fenix

Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross – The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Josh Williams – The Adventures of Tin Tin: The Secret of the Unicorn
Ludovic Bource – The Artist
Hans Zimmer – The Dark Knight Rises
Howard Shore – Hugo
Austin Wintory – Journey

Best Song Written for Visual Media
Taylor Swift and The Civil Wars – “Safe and Sound” from The Hunger Games
Arcade Fire – “Abraham’s Daughter” from The Hunger Games
Mumford and Sons – “Learn Me Right” from Brave
Katharine McPhee and Megan Hilty – “Let Me Be Your Star” from Smash
Jason Segel and Walter – “Man or Muppet” from The Muppets
Zac Brown – “Where the River Goes” from Footloose

Best Recording Package
Björk – Biophilia
Alabama Shakes – Boys and Girls
Aimee Mann – Charmer
David Byrne and St. Vincent – Love This Giant
Dirty Projectors – Swing Lo Magellan

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical
Dan Auerbach
Jeff Bhasker
Markus Dravs
Salaam Remi

Best Short Form Music Vido
Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris – “We Found Love”
Foster the People – “Houndini”
Kanye West and Jay-Z feat. Frank Ocean and The-Dream – “No Church In the Wild”
M.I.A. – “Bad Girls”
Woodkid – “Run Boy Run”