The main program at the Staples Center in Los Angeles began at 9am Manila time, hosted by LL Cool J. The 3-and-a-half-hour spectacle was peppered with star-studded performances, making it another music extravaganza, a "concert" that should not be missed.
Here is the list of winners announced in the main program (in no particular order):
Best Pop Solo Performance: Set Fire To The Rain [Live], Adele
Best Country Solo Performance: Blown Away, Carrie Underwood
Song of the Year: We Are Young, fun.
Best Urban Contemporary Album: Channel Orange, Frank Ocean
Best Rock Performance: Lonely Boy, The Black Keys
Best Pop Vocal Album: Stronger, Kelly Clarkson
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: No Church In The Wild, Jay-Z & Kanye West Featuring Frank Ocean & The-Dream
Best Country Album: Uncaged, Zac Brown Band
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: Somebody That I Used To Know, Gotye Featuring Kimbra
Best Dance/Electronica Album: Bangarang, Skrillex
Best New Artist: fun.
Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance: Love Bites (So Do I), Halestorm
Best Rock Album: El Camino, The Black Keys
Best Alternative Music Album: Making Mirrors, Gotye
Best R&B Performance: Climax, Usher
Best R&B Album: Black Radio, Robert Glasper Experiment
Best Rap Performance: N****s In Paris, Jay-Z & Kanye West
Best Rap Album: Take Care, Drake
Best Americana Album: Slipstream, Bonnie Raitt
Best Blues Album: Locked Down, Dr. John
Best Spoken Word Album: Society's Child: My Autobiography, Janis Ian
Best Comedy Album: Blow Your Pants Off, Jimmy Fallon
Record of the Year: Somebody That I Used To Know, Gotye Featuring Kimbra
Big winners were Gotye with 3 awards, band .fun (sic) with two awards, Frank Ocean with two awards, and rapper-producer Jay-Z with two awards.
Band Mumford & Sons won the coveted Album of the Year for "Babel." - Rappler.com
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