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.