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Mumford & Sons, Gotye, Kimbra, Fun. are Grammy Winners

Posted at: 02/11/2013 10:52 AM
Updated at: 02/11/2013 11:01 AM
By: MESFIN FEKADU, AP Music Writer

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Mumford & Sons Win Album of the Year for 'Babel'

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.

Gotye, Kimbra win record of the year Grammy

Last year's biggest hit is also the Grammy winner for record of the year: Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know" earned one of the night's top trophies.

It was Gotye's third award Sunday night. It sold more than 7 million single tracks.

Prince presented the Australian singer with the award. Gotye said the pop icon was a big inspiration.

Gotye and Kimbra also won best pop duo/group performance for "Somebody That I Used to Know." Gotye's "Making Mirrors" picked up best alternative music album.

Gotye's three wins match The Black Keys, Kanye West and Jay-Z. The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach is the leader with four wins.

Fun. wins best new artist. song of year

Fun is a double Grammy winner. The pop-rock trio was named best new artist.

The group bested Frank Ocean, who was buzzed to win the award. The band's lead singer Nate Ruess says he didn't expect his group to win best new artist. They were also up against Alabama Shakes, Hunter Hayes and The Lumineers.

Fun.'s "We Are Young" picked up song of the year early Sunday night. They also performed their new single "Carry On."

The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach so far is the leading winner with four awards.

Fun's sophomore album, "Some Nights," is up for album of the year against Ocean, The Black Keys, Jack White and Mumford & Sons.

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