Associated Press Release
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Grammys spread the love.
Fun., whose anthemic and semi-dark jam dominated the charts in 2012, was named song of the year; Gotye's massive and oddball pop hit, "Somebody I Used to Know," picked up record of the year, and folk-rockers Mumford & Sons won album of the year for their platinum-selling "Babel."
Fun. also won best new artist, besting Frank Ocean in an upset.
The recording academy had a clear message at its 55th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday night: There are a lot of top acts today with both mainstream appeal and an edge to their music, and the academy was happy to reward them all.
"One after the other, it was like, `And the Black Keys...,' so I think we just sort of resigned ourselves to like, last year was Adele's year and this year would be the Black Keys," said lead singer Marcus Mumford, who thought his band would lose album of the year to the Black Keys.
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