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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