And The GRAMMY Went To ... Mumford & Sons
(In the coming weeks GRAMMY.com will feature information and video highlights on winners from the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards, held Feb. 10 in Los Angeles. Each installment will offer the winning or related video, and some pertinent, and not so pertinent, information about the track and the artists.)
Album: Babel [iTunes]
Artist: Mumford & Sons
Won for: Album Of The Year
Previous wins: Mumford & Sons' two GRAMMY wins marks the first of their career
Did you know?: Mumford & Sons is comprised of multi-instrumentalists Marcus Mumford, Winston Marshall, Ben Lovett, and Ted Dwane. In total, the band was nominated in six categories, including Best Americana Album, which ultimately went to Bonnie Raitt's Slipstream. Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros and Old Crow Medicine Show are featured in the Best Long Form Music Video-winning documentary, Big Easy Express, which follows the three bands as they travel by train to perform in six cities throughout the United States. Mumford & Sons performed Babel's Best Rock Song and Best Rock Performance GRAMMY-nominated track "I Will Wait" on the 55th GRAMMY telecast. The band's Album Of The Year win helped Babel jump back to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with sales of 185,000 units for the week ending Feb. 17.