There is little else dominating post-Grammys chat than Gotye’s impressive three-for-three victory on Monday. Taking out every award that he was nominated for, including the coveted Record of the Year, making Wally de Backer the first Australian to take home multiple awards for the one release.

The 32-year-old multi-instrumentalist strolled to Staples Centre podium with ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’ duetting partner Kimbra for wins in the Pop Duo/Group Performance category for his world-beating hit, as well as its parent album Making Mirrors earning a nod in the Best Alternative Album category.

Later, once the Grammys went live to air, Gotye made his wins three for three, winning the Record of the Year award, with the Purple One himself, Prince presenting the award to the Melbourne-based musician and proclaiming “I love this song.”

Amidst the buzz of hometown glory however, one mustn’t forget the other big winners on the music industry’s night of nights. Though they lost to Gotye on one count, Ohio rockers The Black Keys went home with three golden gramophones too, including Best Rock Song, Rock Performance, and Best Rock Album for “Lonely Boy” and El Camino respectively.

Arguably the biggest award, Album of the Year went to Mumford & Sons for Babel. Hearing frontman Marcus Mumford speak rendered shock from many American viewers, as NME reported that their British nationality wasn’t common knowledge to American viewers.
Hearing frontman Marcus Mumford speak rendered shock from many American viewers.

Convinced that they were a bluegrass outfit from the deep south, confused Americans took to Twitter on the night, expressing that the idea of foreigners who can play the banjo is “mind blowing.” This sort of reaction isn’t unheard of in Grammys past, with “Bonnie Bear” (Bon Iver) causing confusion and ire with his Best New Artist win in 2012, and Arcade Fire eliciting a similar response the year before.

Not letting an awards ceremony controversy pass him by, Chris Brown stayed true to dickhead form in not standing up during the standing ovation for Frank Ocean, who (deservedly) beat him in the award for Best Urban Contemporary Album.

As The Herald Sun reports, British songstress Adele was seen visibly scowling and shaking her head at Brown’s despondence, and was later spotted exchanging ‘stern words’ with the 24-year-old singer giving Brown a piece of her mind.

Adele is one of many who Brown is on bad terms with, after the domestic violence perpetrator threatened to shoot Ocean in January. Brown’s seated protest could also be a childish reaction to the full auditorium remaining silent when his name was announced as a nominee, as the Hollywood Reporter stated.

As Nick Drewe and Tom Knox did for Triple J’s Hottest 100 with their Warmest 100, Spotify made their own predictions about the night’s proceedings based on data analysis of their users’ streaming habits, looking at the the highest number of song and album streams in each major category.

Many of their predictions paid off, including their tips for Album of the Year and all of Gotye’s gongs. There were some misses too, as Fun., not The Lumineers, were named Best New Artist, and Best Pop Solo Performance went to last year’s big winner, Adele, and (thankfully) not Carly Rae Jepsen.

Gotye’s three Grammys will sit in what is by now a very full trophy cabinet, after “Somebody That I Used To Know” took the world by storm. As well as being 2012’s highest selling single in the USA, he went home with four ARIAs in November, three APRA Music Awards, and the MTV Europe Music award for Best Australia and New Zealand act.

The long list of Grammy Award winners is below (via The LA Times):

The 55th Grammy Award Winners 2013

Record of the Year

Somebody That I Used to Know,” Gotye and Kimbra

Album of the Year

“Babel,” Mumford & Sons

Song of the Year

Jack Antonoff, Jeff Bhasker, Andrew Dost and Nate Ruess (“We Are Young,” Fun. and Janelle Monáe)

New Artist


Pop Solo Performance

“Set Fire to the Rain (live),” Adele

Pop Performance, Duo or Group

“Somebody That I Used to Know,” Gotye and Kimbra

Pop Instrumental Album

“Impressions,” Chris Botti

Pop Vocal Album

“Stronger,” Kelly Clarkson

Dance Recording

“Bangarang,” Skrillex and Sirah

Dance/Electronica Album

“Bangarang,” Skrillex

Dance Recording

“Bangarang,” Skrillex and Sirah

Traditional Pop Vocal Album

“Kisses on the Bottom,” Paul McCartney

Rock Performance

“Lonely Boy,” the Black Keys

Hard Rock/Metal Performance

“Love Bites (So Do I),” Halestorm

Rock Song

Dan Auerbach, Brian Burton and Patrick Carney (“Lonely Boy,” the Black Keys)

Rock Album

“El Camino,” the Black Keys

Alternative Music Album

“Making Mirrors,” Gotye

R&B Performance

“Climax,” Usher

Traditional R&B Performance

“Love on Top,” Beyoncé

R&B Song

Miguel Pimentel (“Adorn,” Miguel)

R&B Album

“Black Radio,” Robert Glasper Experiment

Rap Performance

“Niggas in Paris,” Jay-Z and Kanye West

Rap/Sung Collaboration

“No Church in the Wild,” Jay-Z, Kanye West, Frank Ocean and The-Dream

Rap Song

Shawn Carter, Mike Dean, Chauncey Hollis, Kanye West and W. A. Donaldson (“Niggas in Paris,” Jay-Z and Kanye West)

Rap Album

“Take Care,” Drake

Urban Contemporary Album

“Channel Orange,” Frank Ocean

Country Solo Performance

“Blown Away,” Carrie Underwood

Country Performance, Duo or Group

“Pontoon,” Little Big Town

Country Song

Josh Kear and Chris Tompkins (“Blown Away,” Carrie Underwood)

Country Album

“Uncaged,” Zac Brown Band

New Age Album

“Echoes of Love,” Omar Akram

Improvised Jazz Solo

“Hot House,” Gary Burton and Chick Corea

Jazz Vocal Album

“Radio Music Society,” Esperanza Spalding

Jazz Instrumental Album

“Unity Band,” Pat Metheny Unity Band

Large Jazz Ensemble Album

“Dear Diz (Every Day I Think of You),” Arturo Sandoval

Latin Jazz Album

“¡Ritmo!,” The Clare Fischer Latin Jazz Big Band

Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance

“10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord),” Matt Redman

Gospel Song

Erica Campbell, Tina Campbell and Warryn Campbell (“Go Get It,” Mary Mary)

Contemporary Christian Music Song

Jonas Myrin and Matt Redman (“10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord),” Matt Redman)

Gospel Album

“Gravity,” Lecrae

Contemporary Christian Music Album

“Eye on It,” TobyMac

Latin Pop Album

“MTV Unplugged Deluxe Edition,” Juanes

Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album

“Imaginaries,” Quetzal

Regional Mexican or Tejano Album

“Pecados y Milagros,” Lila Downs

Tropical Latin Album

“Retro,” Marlow Rosada y La Riqueña”

Americana Album

“Slipstream,” Bonnie Raitt

Bluegrass Album

“Nobody Knows You,” Steep Canyon Rangers

Blues Album

“Locked Down,” Dr. John

Folk Album

“The Goat Rodeo Sessions,” Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer and Chris Thile

Regional Roots Music Album

“The Band Courtbouillon,” Wayne Toups, Steve Riley and Wilson Savoy

Reggae Album

“Rebirth,” Jimmy Cliff

World Music Album

“The Living Room Sessions Part 1,” Ravi Shankar

Children’s Album

“Can You Canoe?,” The Okee Dokee Brothers

Spoken Word Album

“Society’s Child: My Autobiography,” Janis Ian

Comedy Album

“Blow Your Pants Off,” Jimmy Fallon

Musical Theater Album

“Once: A New Musical,” Steve Kazee and Cristin Milioti, artists; Steven Epstein and Martin Lowe, producers; Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova, composers/lyricists

Instrumental Composition

“Mozart Goes Dancing,” Chick Corea (Chick Corea and Gary Burton)

Instrumental Arrangement

“How About You,” Gil Evans (Gil Evans Project)

Producer of the Year, Nonclassical

Dan Auerbach

Producer of the Year, Classical

Blanton Alspaugh

Remixed Recording, Nonclassical

“Promises (Skrillex and Nero Remix),” Skrillex, remixer

Opera Recording

“Wagner: Der Ring Des Nibelungen,” James Levine and Fabio Luisi, conductors; Hans-Peter König, Jay Hunter Morris, Bryn Terfel and Deborah Voigt; Jay David Saks, producer (The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; The Metropolitan Opera Chorus)

Classical Instrumental Solo

“Kurtág & Ligeti: Music for Viola,” Kim Kashkashian

Classical Vocal Solo

“Poèmes,” Renée Fleming (Alan Gilbert and Seiji Ozawa; Orchestre National de France and Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France)

Contemporary Classical Composition

“Hartke, Stephen: Meanwhile — Incidental Music to Imaginary Puppet Plays,” Stephen Hartke (Eighth Blackbird)

Short Form Music Video

“We Found Love,” Rihanna and Calvin Harris

Long Form Music Video

“Big Easy Express,” Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and Old Crow Medicine Show

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