February 11, 2013

fun. Earn Song of the Year, Jay-Z and Skrillex Win Three Grammys

Jay-Z, Skrillex and fun.

Grammy winners Jay-Z, Skrillex and fun.

The 55th Grammy Awards celebrated a monumental year in music with ASCAP members Jay-Z and Skrillex each winning three awards.  fun. took home two of the four top categories with Song of the Year (“We Are Young”) and Best New Artist.  A wide range of ASCAP members were awarded two Grammys each: jazz vocalist/bassist Esperanza Spalding; Kimbra (APRA), including Record of the Year for “Somebody That I Used To Know;” and Christian artist Matt Redman (PRS). ASCAP members also dominated the other Song awards given to songwriters: Best Rock Song to Brian Burton (Danger Mouse) for “Lonely Boy,” Best R&B Song to Miguel for “Adorn,” Best Rap Song to Jay-Z for “N*****s In Paris,” Best Country Song to Josh Kear and Chris Tompkins for “Blown Away,” Best Gospel Song to Erica Campbell, Tina Campbell and Warryn Campbell for “Go Get It,” and, in a rare tie, Best Contemporary Christian Music Song to Matt Redman (PRS) for "10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)" and Micah Massey for "Your Presence Is Heaven."

The Grammy festivities had a number of performance highlights, such as the return to the stage of Justin Timberlake. The show closed with powerful tributes to Bob Marley by Bruno Mars and Ziggy Marley, and the Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch by Grammy host LL Cool J.

The Recording Academy's 2013 Special Merit Awards recipients for Lifetime Achievement Awards were Glenn Gould (SOCAN), Patti Page, Ravi Shankar and the Temptations. The Trustees Awards, which recognize contributions in areas other than performance, will go to ASCAP Board Member and former President Marilyn Bergman and her husband Alan Bergman as well as Alan Livingston.

View ASCAP's Grammy nominees here.

Congratulations to all of ASCAP's 55th Annual Grammy Awards winners:





Esperanza Spalding

Esperanza Spalding



Kimbra (APRA)

Kimbra (APRA)

Matt Redman (PRS)

Matt Redman (PRS)

Record Of The Year

"Somebody That I Used To Know'
Featuring Kimbra (APRA), artist
Francois Tetaz (APRA), engineer/mixer

Album Of The Year

Ruadhri Cushnan (PRS), engineer/mixer

Song Of The Year

"We Are Young"
Andrew Dost & Nate Ruess, songwriters

Best New Artist


Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

"Somebody That I Used To Know"
Featuring Kimbra (APRA)

Best Pop Instrumental Album

Chris Botti

Best Pop Vocal Album

Kelly Clarkson

Best Dance Recording

Skrillex Featuring Sirah, artists
Skrillex, producer
Skrillex, mixer

Best Dance/Electronica Album


Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

Kisses On The Bottom
Paul McCartney (PRS)

Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance

"Love Bites (So Do I)"

Best Rock Song

"Lonely Boy"
Brian Burton, songwriter

Best R&B Performance


Best Traditional R&B Performance

"Love On Top"

Best R&B Song

Miguel Pimentel, songwriter

Best Rap Performance

"N****s In Paris"

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

"No Church In The Wild"
Jay-Z & The-Dream

Best Rap Song

"N****s In Paris"
Shawn Carter, songwriter

Best Rap Album

Take Care

Best Country Song

"Blown Away"
Josh Kear & Chris Tompkins, songwriters

Best Country Album

Zac Brown Band

Best New Age Album

Echoes Of Love
Omar Akram

Best Jazz Vocal Album

Radio Music Society
Esperanza Spalding

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

Dear Diz (Every Day I Think Of You)
Arturo Sandoval

Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance

"10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)"
Matt Redman (PRS)

Best Gospel Song

"Go Get It"
Erica Campbell, Tina Campbell & Warryn Campbell, songwriters

Best Contemporary Christian Music Song

"10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)"
Matt Redman (PRS), songwriter

"Your Presence Is Heaven"
Micah Massey, songwriter

Best Americana Album

Bonnie Raitt

Best Bluegrass Album

Nobody Knows You
Steep Canyon Rangers

Best Folk Album

The Goat Rodeo Sessions
Yo-Yo Ma & Chris Thile

Best World Music Album

The Living Room Sessions Part 1
Ravi Shankar

Best Children's Album

Can You Canoe?
The Okee Dokee Brothers

Best Comedy Album

Blow Your Pants Off
Jimmy Fallon

Best Musical Theater Album

Once: The Musical
Glen Hansard (IMRO) & Marketa Irglova (IMRO), composers/lyricists

Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media

Midnight In Paris
(Various Artists)

Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Trent Reznor, composer

Best Song Written For Visual Media

"Safe & Sound" (From The Hunger Games)
Joy Williams, songwriter

Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)

"City Of Roses"
Esperanza Spalding, arranger

Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical

"Promises" (Skrillex & Nero Remix)
Skrillex, remixer

Best Orchestral Performance

"Adams: Harmonielehre & Short Ride In A Fast Machine"
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor

Best Short Form Music Video

"We Found Love"
Featuring Calvin Harris (PRS), artist

Best Long Form Music Video

Big Easy Express
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, artist