2013 Grammy Awards

The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences handed out their 55th annual Grammy Awards last night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, in a ceremony hosted by rapper LL Cool J that was broadcast live on CBS. Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys was the big winner, taking home four awards, including two for the song “Lonely Boy,” while Jay-Z and Kanye West, Skrillex, and Gotye each received three.

The Tony-winning musical Once added to its overflowing trophy case, taking home the Grammy as Best Musical Theater Album for its original Broadway cast recording, besting competition that included the revival cast recording of Stephen Sondheim’s 1971 musical Follies, the revival cast recording of the Gershwins’ 1935 musical Porgy and Bess, the original cast recording of Newsies from Alan Menken and Jack Feldman (who won the Tony for Best Score), the original cast recording of the Gershwin retro musical Nice Work If You Can Get It.

Among the nominees for Best Song Written for Visual Media was the Emmy-nominated “Let Me Be Your Star” (from Smash), by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, who lost to “Safe and Sound” (from The Hunger Games), by T Bone Burnett, Taylor Swift, John Paul White and Joy Williams.

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