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February 11, 2013
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GRAMMY AWARD RECAP!

The Grammy awards took place last night in Los Angeles. The star studded show was toned down from previous years but did not disappoint.   The show made headlines as the shows producers made attempts to keep the show G rated with a strict clampdown on outfits that may be too revealing.   Toronto native, Drake finally broke his Grammy losing streak, winning Best Rap album for his sophomore album Take Care. This is Drake’s first win after 12 nominations.   Grammy newcomer Frank Ocean made a splash after winning two awards, taking home the very first Best Urban Contemporary Album for Channel Orange and also winning alongside Jay-Z, Kanye West & The-Dream for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for “No Church in the Wild”.   To show how much power Jay-Z has in the music industry, during his acceptance speech for “No Church in The Wild”, Frank Ocean, The-Dream and Jay-Z all went up to the stage. Frank spoke first, and then The-Dream rushed to the mic. The walk off music started playing, then Jay-Z took the mic and the music was cut off. Jay then made a joke about The-Dream’s hat, saying he wanted to "thank the swap meet” for the hat.   As for performances, Justin Timberlake took the stage after a long break away from music. Timberlake performed his new single “Suit & Tie”; he was also joined on-stage by Jay-Z. Timberlake then smoothly went into another new song “Pusher Love Girl”.   Bruno Mars’ performance paid tribute to Reggae legend Bob Marley. Rihanna, Sting and Marley’s sons Damian and Ziggy joined Mars on-stage as the group all performed “Could You Be Loved.”   R&B crooner Miguel also performed as he wowed fans with his Grammy winning song “Adorn”.   A full list of awards can be found below:     Album of the year: Babel, Mumford & Sons   Record of the year: Gotye, Somebody That I Used to Know   Best new artist:.fun   Song of the year: We Are Young, fun.   Best country album: Uncaged, Zac Brown Band   Best pop solo performance: Set Fire to the Rain, Adele.   Best pop vocal album: Stronger, Kelly Clarkson   Best rap/sung collaboration: No Church in the Wild, Jay Z and Kanye West with Frank Ocean   Best urban contemporary album: Channel Orange, Frank Ocean   Best rock performance: Lonely Boy, The Black Keys   Best pop duo: Somebody that I Used to Know, Gotye with Kimbra   Best pop instrumental album: Impressions, Chris Botti   Best pop recording: Bangarang, Skrillex featuring Sirah   Best dance electronica album: Bangarang, Skrillex   Best traditional pop vocal album: Kisses on the Bottom, Paul McCartney   Best hard rock/metal performance: Love Bites/So do I, Halestorm   Best rock song: Lonely Boy, The Black Keys   Best rock album: El Camino, The Black Keys   Best alternative album: Making Mirrors, Gotye   Best R&B performance: Climax, Usher   Best traditional R&B performance: Love on Top, Beyoncé   Best R&B song: Adorn, Miguel   Best R&B album: Black Radio, Robert Glasper Experiment   Best country duo: Pontoon, Little Big Town.   Best country song: Blown Away,Josh Kear & Chris Tompkins, songwriters (Carrie Underwood)   Best new age album: Echoes of Love, Omar Akram   Best rap song: N****s In Paris, Shawn Carter, Jay-Z and Kanye West   Best rap album: Take Care, Drake.   Best rap performance: N****s In Paris, Jay-Z and Kanye West   Best Americana album: Slipstream, Bonnie Raitt   Best children's album: Can You Canoe?, The Okee Dokee Brothers   Best spoken word album: Society's Child: My Autobiography, Janis Ian   Best comedy album: Blow Your Pants Off, Jimmy Fallon   Best musical theatre album: Once: A New musical   Best compilation for visual media: Midnight In Paris,   Best score soundtrack: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross   Best song for visual media: Safe & Sound from The Hunger Games, Taylor Swift, T Bone Burnett, The Civil Wars   Best instrumental arrangement: How About You, Gil Evans.   Best instrumental composition: Mozart Goes Dancing, Chick Corea.   Best instrumental arrangement for vocals: City of Roses, Esperanza Spalding with Thara Memory   Best improvized jazz performance: Hot House, Chick Corea   Best jazz instrumental: Unity Band, Pat Metheny Unity Band   Best large jazz ensemble album: Dear Diz (Every Day I Think Of You), Arturo Sandoval   Best Latin jazz: Ritmo, The Clare Fischer Latin Jazz Big Band   Best Latin rock: Imaginaries, Quetzal   Best Mexican music album: Pecados Y Milagros, Lila Downs   Best tropical Latin album: Retro, Marlow Rosado Y La Riqueña   Best gospel performance: Matt Redman, 10,000 Reasons.   Best contemporary Christian music: Matt Redman, 10,000 Reasons, Israel & New Breed,Your Presence Is Heaven   Best gospel songwriting: Go Get It, Tina Campbell & Warryn Campbell of Mary Mary.   Best gospel album: Gravity, Lecrae   Best contemporary Christian music album: Eye on It, TobyMac   Best Latin pop album: MTV Unplugged Deluxe Edition, Juanes.   Best surround sound music: Modern Cool.   Best remixed recording: Promises (Skrillex & Nero Remix).   Best orchestral performance: Adams: Harmonielehre & Short Ride In A Fast Machine, San Francisco Symphony.   Best opera recording: Wagner: Der Ring Des Nibelungen, Metropolitan Opera.   Best choral performance: Life & Breath - Choral Works By René Clausen.   Best reggae recording: Rebirth, Jimmy Cliff.   Best world music album: The Living Room Sessions Part 1, Ravi Shankar   Best bluegrass album: Nobody Knows You, Steep Canyon Rangers   Best blues album: Locked Down, Dr. John   Best folk album: The Goat Rodeo Sessions, Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer & Chris Thile   Best regional roots album: The Band Courtbouillon, Wayne Toups, Steve Riley & Wilson Savoy   Best recording package: Biophilia, Bjork   Best boxed special package: Woody At 100: The Woody Guthrie Centennial Collection   Best album notes: Singular Genius: The Complete ABC Singles, Billy Vera   Best historical album: The Smile Sessions (Deluxe Box Set)   Best engineered, non-classical: The Goat Rodeo Sessions   Producer of the year, classical: Blanton Alspaugh   Best chamber music: Meanwhile, 8th Blackbird   Best classical instrumental solo: Kurtág & Ligeti: Music For Viola, Kim Kashkashian   Best classical vocal solo: Poèmes, Renée Fleming   Best classical compendium: Penderecki: Fonogrammi; Horn Concerto; Partita; The Awakening Of Jacob; Anaklasis   Best contemporary classical: Hartke, Stephen: Meanwhile - Incidental Music To Imaginary Puppet Plays   Best short form music video: We Found Love, Rihanna   Best long form music video: Big Easy Express, Mumford & Sons

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