And The GRAMMY Went To ... La Roux
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Album: La Roux (iTunes>)
Artists: La Roux
Won for: Best Electronic/Dance Album
Previous wins: None
Did you know?: It was their self-titled debut that earned London-based synth pop duo La Roux (French for red-haired one) their first GRAMMY at the 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards. Comprising the duo is singer/songwriter Elly Jackson and keyboardist/producer Ben Langmaid. Jackson is the daughter of actress Trudie Goodwin and is also responsible for the group's namesake — a moniker she reportedly found in a book of baby names. After collaborating in 2006, the duo formed a project titled Automan, writing mostly acoustic music before transitioning into the David Bowie- and Prince-inspired sounds of La Roux. They released their debut single "Quiksand" in 2008 and toured in support of GRAMMY-nominated artist Lily Allen the following year. "In For The Kill," the duo's first single off their 2009 self-titled debut, also earned the duo a Best Dance Recording nomination. Their second single "Bulletproof" topped the UK singles chart in 2009 and peaked at No. 8 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2010.
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