BlackTree TV covers the 55th GRAMMY Awards Red Carpet.
No one dominated this year: fun. took the first two of the big four awards, but then nothing, and a quartet of acts wound up the night with three apiece. If you have to pick a winner, The Black Keys get it with an asterisk due to Dan Auerbach’s producer Grammy.
Once again, the emphasis was on performances over awards: just 10 awards presented in 210 minutes, and the final award didn’t end the night, as the show went to commercial, then came back to a performance by host LL Cool J with Chuck D, Tom Morello, and Travis Barker.
Top winners of the night:
3 — The Black Keys — Best Rock Song, “Lonely Boy” ~ Best Rock Performance, “Lonely Boy” ~ Best Rock Album, “El Camino” (plus Producer of the Year, Non-Classical for Dan Auerbach)
3 — Jay-Z and Kanye West — Best Rap/Sung Collaboration, “No Church in the Wild” ~ Best Rap Performance, “N*****s in Paris” ~ Best Rap Song, “N*****s in Paris”
3 — Gotye — Record of the Year, “Somebody That I Used To Know” featuring Kimbra ~ Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, “Somebody That I Used To Know” featuring Kimbra ~ Best Alternative Music Album, “Making Mirrors”
3 — Skrillex — Best Dance Recording, “Bangarang” ~ Best Dance/Electronica Album, “Bangarang” ~ Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical, “Promises (Skrillex and Nero Remix)”
2 — fun. — Best New Artist ~ Song of the Year, “We Are Young”
2 — Mumford & Sons — Album of the Year, “Babel” ~ Best Long Form Music Video, “Big Easy Express”
2 — Frank Ocean — Best Rap/Sung Collaboration, “No Church in the Wild” ~ Best Urban Contemporary Album, “Channel Orange”
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