Brits win big at the Grammy Awards

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Mumford Sons Brits win big at the Grammy Awards

Paul McCartney, Adele and Mumford & Sons were among the Brits to storm the Grammy Awards last night (February 10).

McCartney took home Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album for the covers album, ‘Kisses on the Bottom‘, while Adele scooped Best Solo Performance for the ‘21‘ centrepiece, ‘Set Fire to the Rain‘.

The biggest surprise of the evening came when Mumford & Sons were awarded the coveted Album of the Year accolade for their sophomore record, ‘Babel‘.

Frontman, Marcus Mumford, who was accompanied to the Staples Center in Los Angeles by his wife, Carey Mulligan, said:

“We figured we weren’t going to win anything because The Black Keys have been sweeping up all day, and deservedly so.”

Ed Sheeran’s ‘The A Team‘ lost out to fun.’s ‘We Are Young‘ in the Song of the Year category, though the Brit shrugged off the defeat to perform the acoustic track with the legendary Elton John later that evening.

fun. were also named Best New Artist, but it was Ohio rock band, The Black Keys, who scooped the most gongs of the night.

The duo’s stomping single, ‘Lonely Boy‘, won Best Rock Song and Best Rock Performance, while their seventh studio album, ‘El Camino‘, was named Best Rock Album.

Band member, Dan Auerbach, also beat Diplo to the esteemed Producer of the Year award.

Other winners on the night included Gotye, Skrillex, Jay-Z and Kanye West.

Performances came from Rihanna, Justin Timberlake and Taylor Swift, who kicked off proceedings with a colourful rendition of ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together‘, complete with a dig at her ex-boyfriend, Harry Styles.

Swift adopted a British accent when she sang the line, “He calls me up and he’s like, ‘I still love you’“, openly mocking the One Direction hunk:

For the full list of Grammy winners, head here.

Jess is a UK-based writer. Her articles were initially published by local newspapers and zines; she now writes reviews and features for a wide range of international, award winning art publications.

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