Published Monday, February 11, 2013

Mumford & Sons' win album of the year for 'Babel'

BY MESFIN FEKADU

AP MUSIC WRITER

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Mumford & Sons' "Babel" has won the Grammy for album of the year.

The British rockers said they didn't expect to win "since the Black Keys have been sweeping all day."

It was the foursome's second win Sunday night. They also won best long form music video.

"Babel" is platinum-selling success that is still rocking on the charts.

The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach is the night's top winner with four awards.

Gotye, Skrillex, Black Keys, Jay-Z and Kanye West won three Grammys each. Ocean, Chick Corea, Esperanza Spalding and Matt Redman were double winners.

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Selected winners at the 55th annual Grammy Awards

Winners in selected major categories at the 55th annual Grammy Awards announced Sunday during ceremonies at the Nokia Theatre and Staples Center:

- Record of the year: "Somebody That I Used to Know," Gotye featuring Kimbra.

- Album of the year: "Babel," Mumford & Sons.

- Song of the year: "We Are Young," fun.

- New artist: fun.

- Pop solo performance: "Set Fire to the Rain (Live)," Adele.

- Pop vocal album: "Stronger," Kelly Clarkson.

- Pop/duo group performance: "Somebody That I Used to Know," Gotye featuring Kimbra.

- Traditional pop vocal album: "Kisses on the Bottom," Paul McCartney.

- Rap performance: "N(asterisk)(asterisk)(asterisk)(asterisk)s in Paris," Jay-Z, Kanye West.

- Rap song: "N(asterisk)(asterisk)(asterisk)(asterisk)s in Paris," Shawn Carter, Mike Dean, Chauncey Hollis, Kanye West.

- Rap/sung collaboration: "No Church in the Wild," Jay-Z, Kanye West featuring Frank Ocean, The-Dream.

- Rap album: "Take Care," Drake.

- R&B performance: "Climax," Usher.

- Traditional R&B performance: "Love on Top," Beyonce.

- R&B song: "Adorn," Miguel Pimentel.

- R&B album: "Black Radio," Robert Glasper Experiment.

- Urban contemporary album: "Channel Orange," Frank Ocean.

- Rock performance: "Lonely Boy," The Black Keys.

- Rock song: "Lonely Boy," The Black Keys.

- Rock album: "El Camino," The Black Keys.

- Hard rock/metal performance: "Love Bites (So Do I)," Halestorm.

- Alternative music album: "Making Mirrors," Gotye.

- Dance recording: "Bangarang," Skrillex featuring Sirah.

- Dance/electronica album: "Bangarang," Skrillex.

- Latin pop album: "MTV Unplugged Deluxe Edition," Juanes.

- Latin rock, urban or alternative album: "Imaginares," Quetzal.

- Latin jazz album: "Ritmo!," The Clare Fisher Latin Jazz Big Band.

- Tropical Latin album: "Retro," Marlow Rosado Y La Riquena.

- Country solo performance: "Blown Away," Carrie Underwood

- Country duo/group performance: "Pontoon," Little Big Town.

- Country song: "Blown Away," Josh Kear, Chris Tompkins.

- Country album: "Uncaged," Zac Brown Band.

- Gospel song: "Go Get It," Mary Mary.

- Gospel album: "Gravity," Leerae.

- Blues album: "Locked Down," Dr. John.

- Folk album: "The Goat Rodeo Sessions," Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer, Chris Thile.

- Americana album: "Slipstream," Bonnie Raitt.

- Bluegrass album: "Nobody Knows You," Steep Canyon Rangers.

- 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.

- New age album: "Echoes of Love," Omar Akram.

- 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.

- Pop instrumental album: "Impressions," Chris Botti.

- Compilation soundtrack album: "Midnight in Paris," various artists.

- Score soundtrack album: "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo," Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross.

- Song written for visual media: "Safe & Sound" (From "The Hunger Games"), Taylor Swift, John Paul White, Joy Williams.

- Musical theater album: "Once: A New Musical," Steve Kazee, Cristin Milioti.

- Producer of the year, classical: Blanton Alspaugh.

- Producer of the year, non-classical: Dan Auerbach.

- Instrumental composition: "Mozart Goes Dancing," Chick Corea.

- Orchestral performance: "Adams: Harmonielehre & Short Ride in a Fast Machine," Michael Tilson Thomas (San Francisco Symphony).

- Opera recording: "Wagner, Der Ring des Nibelungen," James Levine and Fabio Luisi.

- Choral performance: "Life & Breath: Choral Works by Rene Clausen," Charles Bruffy.

- Short-form music video: "We Found Love," Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris.

- Long-form music video: "Big Easy Express," Mumford & Sons.

- Historical album: "The Smile Sessions" (Deluxe Box Set), Alan Boyd, Mark Linett, Brian Wilson, Dennis Wolfe.

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