Fun. took home the award for Best New Artist at this year's Grammys, beating out Frank Ocean, the Alabama Shakes, Hunter Hayes, and the Lumineers.
The group's Jeff Bhasker-produced album "Some Nights" has been wildly hailed as a smart take on the pop rock genre. Frontman Nate Ruess (formerly of the Format) hides somber meditations on loneliness and disillusionment within danceable, sing-along tracks such as "We Are Young" and "Some Nights."
In an earlier interview, Ruess told The Huffington Post that he was nothing but excited about the band's nominations. "I'm pretty much just over the moon," he said. "It feels good to be recognized by other musicians or people that are part of the Grammy voting committee. I'm a voter too, so it's cool. It's like peer recognition, so I can't really argue with that. I think we're honored."
Fun. (stylized as fun.) was nominated for a total of six awards at the Grammys, tying Frank Ocean, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Mumford & Sons and Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys for the year's most nods.
In pre-awards buzz, Ocean and fun. were those most expected to take the prize, with Carly Rae Jepsen among those snubbed. Last year, Justin Vernon of Bon Iver took home this award.
The 55th Annual Grammy awards were hosted by rapper and actor LL Cool J and took place in Los Angeles.
The Recording Academy votes on nominees and winners and is comprised of industry members. The Grammys official tagline is "Music's Biggest Night." While the bold claim has been challenged given the Academy's somewhat quirky taste, winning a Grammy remains mainstream music's biggest achievement.
Last year's telecast brought in 39.9 million viewers -- the largest TV audience for the event since 1984. An astounding 160,341 tweets per minute were also sent out during the broadcast.
2012 Grammy winners included Kanye West and Adele, who were richly lauded and combined for ten trophies.
For more on the Grammys, click here. Find more Grammy award 2013 winners in the liveblog below.
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:
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
@ 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
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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