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02/10/2013 08:00 pm ET

Drake, Best Rap Album: Grammy Winner Triumphs Over Lupe Fiasco, Nas, The Roots, Rick Ross

Drake's "Take Care" took home the Grammy for Best Rap Album at the 2013 awards, beating out Lupe Fiasco's "Food & Liquor II," Nas' "Life Is Good," The Roots' "Undun," Rick Ross' "God Forgives, I Don't" and 2 Chainz' "Based on a T.R.U. Story."

The Toronto native recently released a new single, "Started From the Bottom." The track was originally slated for a Grammy night debut, but it seems Drake was wise not cause any distractions on the important night.

Despite being nominated 10 times at previous Grammy Awards, he had yet to win a trophy until Sunday's telecast. This year, he was also nominated for Best Rap Performance ("HYFR") and Best Rap Song ("The Motto").

Nas was probably the slight favorite in pre-awards speculation, if only for his reputation as a classic rapper. Last year, Kanye West's "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" took home the award.

Winning a Grammy continues to be a big deal: According to the Recording Academy, the 2012 award telecast counted 39.9 million viewers -- the largest TV audience for the event since 1984. An average of 160,341 tweets per minute were fired off during last year's broadcast.

Kanye West led the 2012 Grammy winners with 10 each.

For more on the Grammys, click here. Find more Grammy award 2013 winners in the liveblog below.

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2013 Grammy Nominees

02/10/2013 11:44 PM EST

Good Night, Everyone!

The 55th annual Grammy Awards have come to a close. Dan Auerbach from The Black Keys was a big winner, but Frank Ocean, fun., Mumford & Sons, Kelly Clarkson and Kanye West & Jay-Z were all honored with Grammys.

From all of us here at HuffPost Entertainment, we hope you enjoyed the show. See you again on Feb. 24 for the 85th annual Academy Awards.

Here's Lena Dunham and Taylor Swift again, just because:

lena dunham and taylor swift

02/10/2013 11:36 PM EST

Grammys Winners 2013: Full List Of Honorees

Your complete list of Grammy winners, from fun. to The Black Keys to Mumford & Sons.

02/10/2013 11:34 PM EST

Good Notes

@ johannacox :

Not enough Beyonce and nowhere near enough Solange. #grammys

02/10/2013 11:33 PM EST

You've Got To Fight For Your Right To Delta

@ TVWithoutPity :

Wow, the closing #Grammys jam was bumrushed by sponsor shout-outs. Thought it was MCA forever, not commerce forever.

02/10/2013 11:30 PM EST

The Broadcast Is Over

LL Cool J gets cut off saying good night on the Grammys. Hashtag that, LL.

02/10/2013 11:28 PM EST

"MCA Forever!"

This amalgam of rockers and hip-hop stars perform "No Sleep Till Brooklyn" to honor the late MCA. CBS, however, cuts them off with an rundown of the night's sponsors. Classy.

02/10/2013 11:26 PM EST

Ladies Love Cool James

@ HuffPostMedia :

OMG IT'S HASHTAG LL COOL J

02/10/2013 11:25 PM EST

LL Cool J, Chuck D, Tom Morello, Travis Barker & More

Closing the Grammys in style.

02/10/2013 11:24 PM EST

Tonight, They Are Young

More on fun. Fun!

02/10/2013 11:22 PM EST

"Still To Come, I Take The Stage"

LL Cool J now making Grammys threats.

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