In typical Grammy’s fashion, this year Skrillex won before the party even started. The 55th annual Grammy awards kicked off its pre-telecast early Sunday afternoon, getting some of The Academy’s who cares awards out of the way before the televised extravaganza began.
Among the pre-show awards given out were Best Classical Compendium, Best Historical Album, and Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical. It was that last category that Sonny swooped the Grammy for, winning alongside Nero’s Joseph Ray and Daniel Stephens for their remix of “Promises.”
After chugging through more categories (Best Gospel Song, Best Comedy Album), we thought we may actually have to wait for the live broadcast for more EDM awards when it was announced that Skrillex had won again. And then again. Taking home the Grammy for Best Dance Recording (and beating out “Levels”) was “Bangarang” the single, and defeating Steve Aoki, Kaskade, Deadmau5 and The Chemical Brothers for Best Dance/Electronica Album was Bangarang the album.
Skrillex had once again swept the Grammy’s EDM awards. (Well, Calvin Harris also scored for Best Short Form Music Video with “We Found Love,” but eh, Rihanna). With a full hour to go before the ceremony officially started, only Producer of the Year, Non-Classical was left, with Diplo facing off against Dan Auerbach, Jeff Bhasker, Markus Dravs, and Salaam Remi.
UPDATE: Dan Auerbach has beaten out Diplo for Producer of the Year
BEST REMIXED RECORDING, NON-CLASSICAL:
In my Mind (Axwell Remix) – Ivan Gough & Feenixpawl
Lie Down In Darkness (Photek Remix) – Moby
Midnight City (Eric Prydz Private Remix) – M83
Promises (Skrillex & Nero Remix) – Nero
The Veldt (Tommy Trash Remix) – Deadmau5
BEST DANCE RECORDING:
Levels – Avicii
Let’s Go – Calvin Harris featuring Ne-Yo
Bangarang – Skrillex featuring Sirah
Don’t You Worry Child – Swedish House Mafia featuring John Martin
I Can’t Live Without You – Al Walser
BEST DANCE/ELECTRONICA ALBUM:
Wonderland – Steve Aoki
Don’t Think – The Chemical Brothers
> Album Title Goes Here < – Deadmau5
Fire & Ice – Kaskade
Bangarang – Skrillex