Betcha didn’t know the Grammys had SEVENTY EIGHT categories, huh?
While the televised award coverage of the big awards doesn’t start until later today, the annual American music awards have kicked off at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles. They’ve already given away a bunch of smaller and genre awards so far, with a few stars picking up gongs before the main ceremony even starts.
Skrillex has picked up three awards – ‘Best Dance Recording’ for ‘Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites,’ ‘Best Dance/Electronica Album’ for ‘Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites’ (which, by the by, isn’t actually an album) and ‘Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical’ for ‘Cinema (Skrillex Remix).’ He’s also still in the running for ‘Best New Artist.’
Kanye West has scored a few gongs too, with ‘Best Rap Song’ for ‘All Of The Lights’ and ‘Best Rap Album’ for ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy'; Arcade Fire have won ‘Best Recording Package’ for ‘Scenes From The Suburbs'; and Foo Fighters have picked up ‘Best Long Form Music Video’ for ‘Back and Forth’ (which is actually a documentary, not a music video).
In a nice touch, Amy Winehouse has scored a Grammy for ‘Best Pop Duo/Group Performance,’ for her ‘Body and Soul’ duet with Tony Bennett.
And in case you’re wondering, Betty White, Louis C.K and Adele have also picked up some of the early awards.