#MusicMonday: FUN. Takes Top Honors at 55th Annual Grammy Awards
The 2013 Grammys proved to be a big night for FUN., who walked away with two awards, including the prestigious Best New Artist award.
Beating out the Lumineers, Hunter Hayes, Alabama Shakes and Frank Ocean for the coveted Best New Artist award, FUN. also bested Miguel’s “Adorn,” Ed Sheeran’s “The A Team,” Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” and Kelly Clarkson’s “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” for Song of the Year.
Roughly 1/4 of the way through the show, the group also performed their smash-hit, “Carry On” to an energized crowd, eager for more.
All of the group’s awards spoke volumes for their success and accomplishments this year, while acknowledging the good-time music the group has brought to listeners and viewers since last summer. Specifically, the now award-winning “We Are Young,” has racked up nearly 200 million YouTube views and continues to act as the catalyst, helping expand the group’s reach to new listeners and music fans.
It was lead singer Nate Ruess’ acceptance remarks that highlighted just how much last night’s Grammys meant to the trio: “Everyone can see our faces, and we are not very young — we’ve been doing this for 12 years,” With two of the most sough-after and appreciated Grammy’s now under their arms, it’s safe to say that FUN. isn’t going anywhere, anytime soon.
Even their award-winning song title could have served as a theme for the evening, which was dominated by other relatively young acts in the most prestigious Grammy categories.
Below is a list of the top award winners honored at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards:
- Album of the Year: Mumford & Sons — Babel
- Best New Artist: fun.
- Record of the Year: Gotye — “Somebody That I Used to Know”
- Song of the Year: fun. — “We Are Young”
- Best Pop Vocal Album: Kelly Clarkson — Stronger
- Best Pop Solo Performance: Adele — “Set Fire to the Rain”
- Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: Gotye — “Somebody That I Used to Know” feat. Kimbra
- Best Alternative Music Album: Gotye — Making Mirrors
- Best Rap Album: Drake — Take Care
- Best Rap Song: Jay-Z and Kanye West — “N-s in Paris”
- Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: Jay-Z and Kanye West feat. Frank Ocean and The-Dream — “No Church in the Wild”
- Best Rap Performance: Jay-Z and Kanye West — “N-s in Paris”
- Best Urban Contemporary Album: Frank Ocean — Channel ORANGE
- Best Traditional R&B Performance: Beyoncé — “Love on Top”
- Best R&B Song: Miguel — “Adorn”
- Best R&B Album: Robert Glasper Experiment — Black Radio
- Best Rock Album: The Black Keys — El Camino
- Best Rock Performance: The Black Keys — “Lonely Boy”
- Best Dance Recording: Skrillex — “Bangarang” feat. Sirah
- Best Dance/Electronica Album: Skrillex — Bangarang
- Best Country Solo Performance: Carrie Underwood — “Blown Away”
- Best Country Album: Zac Brown Band — Uncaged
- Best Spoken Word Album: Janis Ian — Society’s Child: My Autobiography
- Best Comedy Album: Jimmy Fallon — Blow Your Pants Off