This year’s edition of the Grammy Awards was full of surprises as many of the honored artists belonged to the young generation of musicians. The singers, who received the greatest number of awards were Fun., Gotye, Black Eyes, R&B singers Frank Ocean and Akron, according to Los Angeles Times.
Well-established artists have taken a step behind during the 55th edition of the Grammy Awards in order to give young, indie singers the possibility to make their voices heard. The ‘Best Album’ category was won by the British band Mumford and Sons for their collection of songs entitled “Babel”. Upon receiving the prize, the group confessed that they never expected them to receive the award for this category because the competition was very strong.
Unlike the previous Grammy Awards editions, this year the majority of the honors were given to groups that become popular using online streaming websites, such as, You Tube and other Internet outlets. The moment marks an important change in the music history as so far only songs that have been promoted on radio and TV could take part at the awards.
Gotye’s one hit wonder “Somebody That I Used To Know” continues to be successful even though the single was released almost one year ago. In 2012, it was named the best song of the year, whereas many more awards are expected for Gotye and Kimbra this year. The song was one of the most popular videos on You Tube registering 400 million views by the end of the year, so the jury at the Grammy Awards named Gotye the winner of the best record category.
The best new artist of the year 2013 is the New York indie group Fun., according to the event. Nate Ruess, the frontman of the band was very pleased that he and his group managed to surpass the success of other singers nominated for this category, including Frank Ocean and the Lumineers.
The most awarded band of the evening was Black Keys. Dan Auerbach, the front runner got five statuettes, one for himself and four others for his band. He was named the best producer of the year and received honors for the best rock performance, rock song and rock album “El Camino”.