Mumford & Son's "Babel" took home the trophy for Album of the Year at Sunday's 55th Annual Grammy Awards, besting Frank Ocean's "channel ORANGE," the Black Keys' "El Camino", fun.'s "Some Nights," and Jack White's "Blunderbuss."
In pre-awards buzz, "Babel" was somewhat of a favorite, in part because the album strikes the right balance of commercial success and critical appeal. The album sold 600,000 copies in its first week, the year's best until Taylor Swift's "Red" debuted with a million-unit week.
It's worth noting that none of this year's Album of the Year nominees were female, a seeming omission that has not gone unnoticed. The Recording Academy votes on nominees and winners. Dubbed Music's Biggest Night, the awards broadcast is intended to be the gold standard for the industry. While the Academy has often been chided for its peculiar way of including and excluding certain artists and genres, "Grammy-winner" remains music's biggest plaudit.
According to the Academy, 39.9 million viewers watched last year's show -- the largest TV audience for the event since 1984. An average of 160,341 tweets per minute were posted during the broadcast.
Last year's Grammy winners included Kanye West and Adele, who combined for ten awards.
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.