Melbourne Boy Gotye Wins Big At The Grammys

Kimbra & Gotye 'elated' in E!'s 'GlamCam 360 before the ceremony even started,

Kimbra & Gotye ‘elated’ in E!’s ‘GlamCam 360 before the ceremony even started,

Congratulations to Melbourne boy Gotye, and the most famous ex-Parade College boy  (he was 1998 College Captain, and better known to those at his old school as “Wally”), who walked away with 3 Grammys at last night’s ceremony!

Gotye won the prestigious Record of the Year for his world wide smash hit, Somebody That I Used to Know. He also won best alternative album for Making Mirrors, and together with Kimbra won Best Pop Duo Performance for Somebody That I Used To Know.

It’s been a long time since an Australian walked away with Record of the Year at the Grammys. The last person to do so was Olivia Newton John, in 1975, with I Honestly Love You.

In accepting his Grammy for Record of the Year, from Prince (!), Gotye said, “I’m a little bit lost for words, to receive an award from the man standing behind us here with the cane! Many years listening to this man’s music and the reason why I was inspired to write music. I just have to say there are so many incredible songs in this category, not only in the Grammys more generally, but also so many artists and pieces of music that aren’t recognised by the Grammys this year, so I just want to say thank you for everybody who puts great energy into the world of making music. I feel unworthy to be up here receiving this, but thank you to all musicians and people who listen to music.”

Here’s this year’s Record of the Year

Other Grammy winners on the night included:
Song of the Year: ‘We Are Young,’ Fun and Janelle Monae
Best New Artist: Fun
Best Pop Vocal Album: ‘Stronger’, Kelly Clarkson
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration:’No Church in the Wild,’ Jay-Z and Kanye West featuring Frank Ocean and The Dream
Best Pop Solo Performance: ‘Set Fire to the Rain’ Adele
Best Country Solo Performance: ‘Blown Away,’ Carrie Underwood
Best Urban Contemporary Album: ‘Channel Orange’, Frank Ocean
Best Rock Performance: ‘Lonely Boy,’ The Black Keys
Producer of the Year, Non-Classical: Dan Auerbach
Best Country Album: ‘Uncaged’, Zac Brown Band
Best Rock Album: ‘El Camino’, The Black Keys
Best Rock Song: ‘Lonely Boy,’ Dan Auerbach, Brian Burton and Patrick Carney
Best Long Form Music Video: ‘Big Easy Express’ Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros & Old Crow Medicine Show
Best Short Form Music Video: ‘We Found Love’ Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris
Best World Music Album: ‘The Living Room Sessions’, Part 1, Ravi Shankar
Best Country Song: ‘Blown Away,’ Josh Kear, Chris Tompkins and Carrie Underwood
Best Country Duo/Group Performance: ‘Pontoon,’ Little Big Town
Best Rap Song: ‘N****s In Paris,’ Shawn Carter, Mike Dean, Chauncey Hollis and Kanye West
Best Rap Performance: ‘N****s In Paris,’ Shawn Carter and Kanye West
Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media: ‘The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’, Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross
Best R&B Album: ‘Black Radio’, Robert Glasper
Best Dance/Electronica Album: ‘Bangarang’, Skrillex
Best Dance Recording: ‘BangaranG’, Skrillex featuring Sirah
Best Regional Roots Album: ‘The Band Courtbouillon’, Wayne Toups, Steve Riley & Wilson Savoy
Best Folk Album: ‘The Goat Rodeo Sessions’, Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer & Chris Thile
Best Blues Album: ‘Locked Down’, Dr. John
Best Americana Album: ‘Slipstream’, Bonnie Raitt
Best Compilation Soundtrack Album: ‘Midnight In Paris’
Best Latin Jazz Album: ‘¡Ritmo!’, The Clare Fischer Latin Jazz Big Band
Best Jazz Vocal Album: ‘Radio Music Society’, Esperanza Spaulding
Best Improvised Jazz Solo: ‘Hot House,’ Gary Buron & Chick Corea
Best New Age Album: ‘Echoes of Love’, Oakram
Best Comedy Album: ‘Blow Your Pants Off’, Jimmy Fallon
Best Spoken Word Album: ‘Society’s Child: My Autobiography’, Janis Ian
Best Children’s Album: ‘Can You Canoe?’, The Okee Dokee Brothers
Best Reggae Album: ‘Rebirth’, Jimmy Cliff
Best Contemporary Classical Composition: ‘Hartke, Stephen: Meanwhile – Incidental Music To Imaginary Puppet Plays,’ Stephen Hartke
Best Classical Compendium: ‘Penderecki: Fonogrammi; Horn Concerto; Partita; The Awakening Of Jacob; Anaklasis,’ Antoni Wit
Best Classical Vocal Performance: ‘Poemes,’ Renee Fleming
Best Producer of the Year, Classical: Blanton Alspaugh
Best Orchestral Performance: ‘Adams Harmonielehre and Short Ride In A Fast Machine,’ Michael Tilson Thomas
Best Opera Recording: ‘Wagner: Der Ring Des Nibelungen,’ James Levine and Fabio Luisi
Best Engineered Album, Classical: ‘Life & Breath’, Tom Caufield and John Newton
Best Tropical Latin Album: ‘Retro’, Marlow Rosado Y La Riqueña
Best Regional Mexican or Tejano Album: Pecados Y Milagros, Lila Downs
Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album: ‘Imaginaries’, Quetzal
Best Latin Pop Album, Rock or Urban Album: ‘MTV Unplugged Deluxe Edition’, Juanes
Best Contemporary Christian Music Album: ‘Eye on It’, TobyMac
Best Gospel Album: ‘Gravity’, Lecrae
Best Contemporary Christian Music Song: ‘10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord),’ Matt Redman (Writers: Jonas Myrin and Matt Redman) & ‘Your Presence is Heaven,’ Israel and New Breed (Writers: Israel Houghton and Micah Massey)
Best Gospel Song: ‘Go Get It,’ Mary Mary (Writer: Erica Campbell, Tina Campbell and Warryn Campbell)
Best Gospel Contemporary Christian Musical Performance: ‘10,000 Reason (Bless the Lord)’ Matt Redman
Best Surround Sound Album: ‘Modern Cool,’ Jim Anderson, surround mix engineer; Darcy Proper, surround mastering engineer; Michael Friedman, surround producer (Patricia Barber)
Best Remixed Recording, Non Classical: ‘Promises’ (Skrillex & Nero Remix) Skrillex, remixer (Nero)
Best Engineered Album, Non Classical: ‘The Goat Rodeo Sessions,’ Richard King, engineer, Richard King, mastering engineer (Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer & Chris Thile)
Best Historical Album: ‘The Smile Sessions’ (Deluxe Box Set), Alan Boyd, Mark Linett, Brian Wilson & Dennis Wolfe, compilation producers; Mark Linett, mastering engineer (The Beach Boys)
Best Album Notes: ‘Singular Genius: The Complete ABC Singles’, Billy Vera, album notes writer (Ray Charles)
Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package: ‘Woody At 100: The Woody Guthrie Centennial Collection’, Fritz Klaetke, art director (Woody Guthrie)
Best Recording Package: ‘Biophilia’ Michael Amzalag & Mathias Augustyniak, art directors (Björk)
Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist: ‘City of Roses’ Thara Memory & Esperanza Spalding, arrangers (Esperanza Spalding)
Best Instrumental Arrangement: ‘How About You’ Gil Evans, arranger (Gil Evans Project)
Best Instrumental Composition: ‘Mozart Goes Dancing’ Chick Corea, composer (Chick Corea & Gary Burton) 

That’s Entertainment!
Sarina 🙂

About The Bellissimo Files

Hi, I’m Sarina Bellissimo and this is the place I come to indulge in my love of all things entertainment. I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t fascinated by all things Hollywood/showbiz. I blame my parents! As a child my mum used to force me to watch old Elvis Presley films with her, and both my mum & dad would take my brothers and I to the Drive-In to watch the latest films (this is where my love for ROCKY began!). When not watching movies, I was trying to figure out ways to pull the back off the TV so I could somehow get into it and be a part of all the action on the screen! This blog isn’t a place that revels in gossip and negativity. It’s a place where entertainment is celebrated. That said, this is a place you can turn to for honesty. Honesty and criticism don’t always mean attacks. I choose to criticise the piece of work but not the person and I acknowledge that just because I don’t like something, it doesn’t mean someone else won’t. Here you’ll find interviews with some of the biggest names in the world of Entertainment, reviews, breaking news and my very own musings. Away from The Bellissimo Files, you can find me on Spin 1038 on Saturdays, between 1pm and 3pm,presenting Plan B. There’s celebrity interviews, entertainment news, the low down on the must see movies and music releases of the week, the ultimate guide to what’s on where in the city, as well as masterclasses with experts on standby to answer listeners’ questions. I also appear on TV3’s “Elaine” panel, talk movies on “Ireland AM” and you can sometimes hear me filling in on Moncrieff’s “Movies and Booze “(Newstalk) The Bellissimo Files is constantly evolving. Files (topics) will be added or deleted as time goes on. Feel free to read, watch, comment, share, and make suggestions for what you would like to see on the site. Sarina
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