If the night felt a bit like last year, the sense of déjà vu set in with the very first award, for Best Pop Solo Performance, which went to Adele. Even Justin Timberlake’s triumphal return, perhaps the night’s most anticipated event, was broadcast in sepia tones to viewers at home. And though it was 2013, host LL Cool J apparently felt required to explain what it meant to use a Twitter hashtag. It seemed oddly in keeping with the evening when, after winning Best New Artist for hits like “We Are Young,” fun.’s Nate Ruess exclaimed “We’re so old!”

The critical favorite, 25-year-old Frank Ocean, came up empty in the major categories. However, he did manage to beat rival Chris Brown for Best Urban Contemporary Album, to just about everyone’s delight but Brown’s. The remainder of the R&B awards were split between Usher, Beyoncé, Robert Glasper, and newcomer Miguel, while Drake and the Throne (Jay-Z and Kanye West) took home the major prizes for hip-hop. In the dance categories, Skrillex unsurprisingly swept the field for the second year in a row.

Here are the winners in the top categories:

Album of the Year
The Black Keys - El Camino
Fun. - Some Nights
*Mumford & Sons - Babel
Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
Jack White – Blunderbuss

Record of the Year
The Black Keys - “Lonely Boy”
Kelly Clarkson - “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)”
Fun. featuring Janelle Monae - “We Are Young”
*Gotye featuring Kimbra - “Somebody That I Used to Know”
Frank Ocean - “Thinkin Bout You”
Taylor Swift - “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”

Song of the Year
Ed Sheeran - “The A Team”
Miguel - “Adorn”
Carly Rae Jepsen - “Call Me Maybe”
Kelly Clarkson - “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)”
*Fun. - “We Are Young”

Best New Artist
Alabama Shakes
*fun.
Hunter Hayes
The Lumineers
Frank Ocean

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
*Gotye featuring Kimbra – “Somebody That I Used to Know”
Florence & the Machine – “Shake It Out”
Fun. Featuring Janelle Monáe – “We Are Young”
LMFAO – “Sexy and I Know It”
Maroon 5 & Wiz Khalifa – “Payphone”

Best Rap Album
*Drake - Take Care
Lupe Fiasco - Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album, Pt. 1
Nas - Life Is Good
The Roots - Undun
Rick Ross - God Forgives, I Don’t
2 Chainz - Based on a T.R.U. Story

Best Country Album
*Zac Brown Band - Uncaged
Hunter Hayes - Hunter Hayes
Jamey Johnson - Living For a Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran
Miranda Lambert - Four the Record
The Time Jumpers - The Time Jumpers

Best Rock Performance
Alabama Shakes – “Hold On”
*The Black Keys – “Lonely Boy”
Coldplay – “Charlie Brown”
Mumford & Sons – “I Will Wait”
Bruce Springsteen – “We Take Care of Our Own”

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
*Jay-Z and Kanye West featuring Frank Ocean and The-Dream – “No Church in the Wild”
Flo Rida featuring Sia – “Wild Ones”
John Legend featuring Ludacris – “Tonight (Best You Ever Had)”
Nas featuring Amy Winehouse – “Cherry Wine”
Rihanna featuring Jay-Z – “Talk That Talk”

Best Urban Contemporary Album
*Frank Ocean – Channel Orange
Chris Brown – Fortune
Miguel – Kaleidoscope Dream

Best Rock Album
*The Black Keys - El Camino
Coldplay - Mylo Xyloto
Muse - The 2nd Law
Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball
Jack White – Blunderbuss

Best Rock Song
*The Black Keys – “Lonely Boy”
Jack White – “Freedom at 21”
Mumford & Sons – “I Will Wait”
Muse – “Madness”
Bruce Springsteen – “We Take Care of Our Own”

Best Pop Vocal Album
*Kelly Clarkson - Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)
Florence & the Machine - Ceremonials
fun. -  Some Nights
Maroon - 5 Overexposed
Pink  - The Truth About Love

Best Pop Solo Performance
*Adele - “Set Fire to the Rain” (Live)
Kelly Clarkson - “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)”
Carly Rae Jepsen - “Call Me Maybe”
Katy Perry - “Wide Awake”
Rihanna - “Where Have You Been”

Best Dance Recording
Avicii - “Levels”
Calvin Harris featuring Ne-Yo - “Let’s Go”
*Skrillex featuring Sirah - “Bangarang”
Swedish House Mafia featuring John Martin - “Don’t You Worry Child”
Al Walser - “I Can’t Live Without You”

Best Dance/Electronica Album
*Skrillex - Bangarang
Steve Aoki – Wonderland
The Chemical Brothers – Don’t Think
Deadmau5 - >album title goes here<
Kaskade – Fire & Ice

Best Alternative Music Album
*Gotye – Making Mirrors
Fiona Apple – The Idler Wheel…
Björk – Biophilia
M83 – Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming
Tom Waits – Bad As Me

Best R&B Performance
*Usher – “Climax”
Estelle – “Thank You”
Robert Glasper Experiment featuring Ledisi – “Gonna Be Alright (F.T.B.)”
Luke James – “I Want You”
Miguel – “Adorn”

Best R&B Song
*Miguel – “Adorn”
Tamia – “Beautiful Surprise”
Trey Songz – “Heart Attack”
Anthony Hamilton – “Pray for Me”
Elle Varner – “Refill”

Best R&B Album
*Robert Glasper Experiment – Black Radio
Anthony Hamilton – Back to Love
R. Kelly – Write Me Back
Tamia – Beautiful Surprise
Tyrese – Open Invitation

Best Rap Song
*Jay-Z & Kanye West – “N****s in Paris”
Nas – “Daughters”
Wale featuring Miguel – “Lotus Flower Bomb”
Kanye West featuring Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz – “Mercy”
Drake featuring Lil Wayne – “The Motto”
Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa featuring Bruno Mars – “Young, Wild & Free”

Best Country Song
*Carrie Underwood – “Blown Away”
Ronnie Dunn – “Cost of Livin’”
Eli Young Band – “Even If It Breaks Your Heart”
Alan Jackson – “So You Don’t Have to Love Me Anymore”
Eric Church – “Springsteen”

Best Country Solo Performance
*Carrie Underwood - "Blown Away"
Dierks Bentley - "Home"
Ronnie Dunn - "Cost of Livin'"
Hunter Haytes - "Wanted"
Blake Shelton - "Over"

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