When it came to the awards, The Recording Academy voters spread around the Grammy glory.
Mumford & Sons received album of the year for “Babel,” Gotye and Kimbra earned record of the year for “Somebody That I Used to Know,” and fun. garnered new artist of the year and song of the year for “We Are Young.”
Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys was the night's top winner with four trophies, including nonclassical producer of the year and three rock category victories with bandmate Patrick Carney.
With the CBS broadcast jammed with performances, many of the actual awards were handed out during the pre-telecast ceremony.
Art director Fritz Klaetke won Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package for “Woody At 100: The Woody Guthrie Centennial Collection” and paid tribute to the late Okemah native's powerful songwriting.
Bearden singer/songwriter/musician John Fullbright brought fire and brimstone to the pre-telecast with his performance of “Gawd Above,” from his album “From the Ground Up.” His debut studio effort was nominated in the competitive best Americana album category, but veteran recording artist Bonnie Raitt won for her “Slipstream.”
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