The 55th Annual Grammy Awards were held on February 10, 2013, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The Recording Academy introduced three new categories to the 78 awards previously presented at the 54th ceremony—Best Classical Compendium, Best Latin Jazz Album, and Best Urban Contemporary Album, bringing it to a total of 81 awards. The 2013 Grammy Awards raised a new list of winners that will no doubt be scrutinized and praised.
Stage performances were reasonable this year with Taylor Swift opening the show with “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” (Ya, she was good). There was also Miguel’s brief performance of “Adorn,” which he began in the aisle, playing keyboard, before moving up to the stage. Kelly Clarkson blazed through a medley of “Tennessee Waltz” and “(You Make Me Feel Like a) Natural Woman,” in honor of the Lifetime Achievement award winners Patti Page and Carole King. Justin Timberlake performed a flashy retro number. The screen literally went into black and white nostalgic mode for his single “Suit and Tie.” There was a tribute to Bob Marley by Bruno Mars who played his new single, “Locked Out of Heaven,” and Rihanna, (possibly the night’s best performer) , did a fast version of Marley’s “Could You Be Loved.” The tribute sounded awesome !
Now moving onto what you guys might have been possible waiting for.
The list of 2013 Grammy Awards Winners :
Record of the Year: “Somebody That I Used to Know,” Gotye feat. Kimbra
Album of the Year: Babel, Mumford & Sons
Song of the Year: “We Are Young,” (Jack Antonoff, Jeff Bhasker, Andrew Dost and Nate Reuss, songwriters (Fun. feat. Janelle Monae)
Best New Artist: Fun.
Best Pop Solo Performance: “Set Fire to the Rain” (Live), Adele
Best Pop Vocal Album: Stronger, Kelly Clarkson
Best Dance/Electronica Album: Bangarang, Skrillex
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: Kisses on the Bottom, Paul McCartney
Best Rock Performance: “Lonely Boy,” Black Keys
Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance: “Love Bites (So Do I),” Halestorm
Best Rock Song: “Lonely Boy,” Dan Auerbach, Brian Burton and Patrick Carney (Black Keys)
Best Rock Album: El Camino, Black Keys
Best Alternative Music Album: Making Mirrors, Gotye
Best R&B Performance: “Climax,” Usher
Best Traditional R&B Performance: “Love on Top,” Beyoncé
Best Urban Contemporary Album: Channel Orange, Frank Ocean
Best R&B Album: Black Radio, Robert Glasper Experiment
Best Rap Performance: “N****s in Paris,” Jay-Z and Kanye West
Best Rap Song: “N****s in Paris,” Jay-Z and Kanye West
Best Rap Album: Take Care, Drake
Best Country Solo Performance: “Blown Away,” Carrie Underwood
Best Country Album: Uncaged, Zac Brown Band
Best Blues Album: Locked Down, Dr. John
Best Reggae Album: Rebirth, Jimmy Cliff
Best Comedy Album: Blow Your Pants Off, Jimmy Fallon
Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
Best Historical Album: The Smile Sessions (Deluxe Boxed Set), Beach Boys
Producer of the Year, Non-Classical: Dan Auerbach
Read more: www.grammy.com/nominees