Sunday, February 10th the 55th annual Grammy Awards were presented by two-time host and Grammy award winner LL Cool J.
Some highlights of the night included Gotye and Kimbra winning Record of the Year for “Somebody That I Used to Know”, becoming the second Australian and first New Zealand act to win the award. Dan Auerbatch won the most number of awards with four (including three as part of The Black Keys). Other multiple winners include Fun: who won Song of the Year as well as Best New Artist—which angered many loyal fans because of the bands extensive 12-year career.
Kelly Clarkson won The Best Pop Vocal Album for Stronger, becoming the first and only artist to win the award twice. Mumford and sons took home Album of the Year for “Babel”.
The recording Academy introduced three new categories to the 78 awards already in place, including Best Classical Compendium, Best Latin Jazz Album, and Best Urban Contemporary Album, bringing it to a total of 81 awards
Another feature at the Grammy Awards was the tribute to Reggae legend Bob Marley, which included Bruno Mars, Rihanna, and Ziggy Marley.
One of the most anticipated events of the night was Justin Timberlake’s return to music. He opened with his recently released song “Suit & Tie” before delivering two brand-new soul tunes for him upcoming album. His single “Mirrors” is available on iTunes now. His full album “The 20/20 Experience” is expected to be released March 19.