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The Numbers Are In. BMI Writers Take More Than 53% of the 2013 GRAMMYS!

Posted in News on February 13, 2013
BMI songwriter Gotye celebrates his three Grammy wins in the press room during the Grammy Awards at the Staples Center.
BMI songwriter Gotye celebrates his three Grammy wins in the press room during the Grammy Awards at the Staples Center. Photo: Jason Kempin/WireImage

Year after year, we are proud that BMI songwriters have taken home a majority of The GRAMMYS, and 2013 is no exception. This time around, BMI writers claimed an impressive 53+% of the awards.

Some of the evening's most memorable highlights include: BMI songwriters Jack Antonoff and Jeff Bhasker winning Song of the Year for “We Are Young;” fun. being crowned Best New Artist; Gotye's infectious track "Somebody That I Used to Know" taking home Record of the Year; and Adele's live performance of "Set Fire to the Rain" igniting her to win Best Pop Solo Performance.

Here’s a listing of all the BMI GRAMMY winners:

Record of the Year
"Somebody That I Used To Know"
Gotye (APRA)

Song of the Year
"We Are Young"

Best New Artist

Best Pop Solo Performance
"Set Fire To The Rain" [Live] Adele (PRS)

Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal
"Somebody That I Used To Know" Gotye (APRA)

Best Rock Performance
"Lonely Boy"
The Black Keys

Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance
"Love Bites" (So Do I)

Best Rock Song
"Lonely Boy"
The Black Keys

Best Rock Album
"El Camino"
The Black Keys

Best Alternative Music Album
"Making Mirrors"

Best Urban Contemporary Album
"Channel Orange"
Frank Ocean

Best Rap Performance
"N****s In Paris"
Kanye West

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
"No Church In The Wild"
Kanye West
Frank Ocean

Best Rap Song
"N****s In Paris"
Mike Dean
Chauncey Hollis
Kanye West

Best Rap Album
"Take Care"

Best Country Solo Performance
"Blown Away"
Carrie Underwood

Best Country Performance by a Duo/Group With Vocals
Little Big Town

Best Country Album
Zac Brown Band

Best Improvised Jazz Solo
"Hot House"
Gary Burton
Chick Corea

Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group
"Unity Band"
Pat Metheny Unity Band

Best Latin Jazz Album
The Clare Fischer Latin Jazz Big Band

Best Contemporary Christian Music Song
"10,000 Reasons" (Bless The Lord)
Jonas Myrin

Best Gospel Album

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album
"Eye On It"

Best Latin Pop Album
"MTV Unplugged Deluxe Edition"

Best Latin Rock, Alternative Or Urban Album

Best Regional Mexican or Tejano Album
"Pecados Y Milagros"
Lila Downs

Best Tropical Latin Album
Marlow Rosado Y La Riqueña

Best Blues Album
"Locked Down"
Dr. John

Best Folk Album
"The Goat Rodeo Sessions"
Stuart Duncan
Edgar Meyer

Best Regional Roots Music Album
"The Band Courtbouillon"
Wayne Toups
Wilson Savoy

Best Reggae Album
Jimmy Cliff

Best Compilation Soundtrack Album For Visual Media
"Midnight In Paris"
(Various Artists)

Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media
"The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo"
Atticus Ross

Best Song Written For Visual Media
"Safe & Sound" (From The Hunger Games)
T Bone Burnett
Taylor Swift
John Paul White

Best Instrumental Composition
"Mozart Goes Dancing"
Chick Corea

Best Instrumental Arrangement
"How About You"
Gil Evans

Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocals
"City Of Roses"
Thara Memory

Best Historical Album
"The Smile Sessions" (Deluxe Box Set)
Brian Wilson

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical
Dan Auerbach

Best Contemporary Classical Composition
"Hartke, Stephen: Meanwhile - Incidental Music To Imaginary Puppet Plays"
Stephen Hartke

Best Short Form Music Video
"We Found Love"

Best Long Form Music Video
"Big Easy Express"
Old Crow Medicine Show

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