The Black Keys and Mumford & Sons were amongst the big winners at last night's Grammy awards ceremony.
Ah, the Grammy awards. So often the subject of ridicule, it remains one of the most spectacular awards ceremonies on the planet, capable of drawing together a glittering array of performers.
Returning to the Staples Center last night (February 10th), the ceremony provided the usual array of thrills, spills and controversy. The big winners on the night were The Black Keys - the duo won four awards, while singer Dan Auerbach won two gongs in production categories.
Alongside this, Mumford & Sons scooped the prestigious 'Album of the Year' award, commenting: "We figured we weren't going to win anything, because the Black Keys have been sweeping up all day, and deservedly so," Marcus Mumford told the crowd.
Paul McCartney won 'Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album' for 'Kisses On The Bottom' while Skrillex won both 'Best Dance / Electronica Album' and 'Best Dance Recording'. Frank Ocean picked up the award for 'Best R&B Album' - prompting an emotional acceptance speech.
Performances on the night included a tribute to The Band's Levon Helm - led by Elton John, the impromptu group also featured members of The Alabama Shakes.
Partial list of winners:
Best Album: Mumford & Sons, 'Babel'
Record of the Year: Gotye featuring Kimbra, 'Somebody That I Used To Know'
Best New Artist: Fun. Song of the year: Fun featuring Janelle Monae, 'We Are Young'
Best pop solo performance: Adele, 'Set Fire To The Rain (Live)'
Best pop duo/group performance: Gotye featuring Kimbra, 'Somebody That I Used To Know'
Best pop vocal album: Kelly Clarkson 'Stronger'
Best dance recording: Skrillex featuring Sirah, 'Bangarang'
Best dance/electronica album: Skrillex, 'Bangarang'
Best traditional pop vocal album: Paul McCartney, 'Kisses On The Bottom'
Best rock performance: The Black Keys, 'Lonely Boy'
Best rock song: The Black Keys, 'Lonely Boy'
Best rock album: The Black Keys, 'El Camino'
Best R&B performance: Usher, 'Climax'
Best urban contemporary album: Frank Ocean, 'Channel Orange'
Best R&B album: Robert Glasper Experiment, 'Black Radio'
Best rap performance: Jay-Z & Kanye West, 'N****s In Paris'
Best rap album: Drake, 'Take Care'
Best country album: Zac Brown Band, 'Uncaged'