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Local acts in the Grammy spotlight

10th December 2012


Two local names appear in the finalist announcement for the 2013 Grammy Awards. 

Bret McKenzie’s Oscar winning song Man or Muppet, composed for 'The Muppets' film, is up for Best Song Written For Visual Media, while Gotye’s US #1 hit Somebody That I Used To Know featuring our very own Kimbra is in contention for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance and Record Of The Year.  

The 55th Annual Grammy Awards will be held on February 10, 2013 in Los Angeles.


Record of the Year

"Lonely Boy" – The Black Keys
"Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" – Kelly Clarkson
"We Are Young" – Fun featuring Janelle Monae
"Somebody That I Used to Know" – Gotye featuring Kimbra
"Thinkin Bout You" – Frank Ocean
"We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" – Taylor Swift


Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

"Shake It Out" – Florence and the Machine
"We Are Young" – Fun featuring Janelle Monae
"Somebody That I Used To Know" – Gotye featuring Kimbra
"Sexy And I Know It" – LMFAO
"Payphone" – Maroon 5 featuring Wiz Khalifa


Best Song Written For Visual Media

Abraham's Daughter - From The Hunger Games
Learn Me Right - From Brave (Mumford & Sons)
Let Me Be Your Star - From Smash Man Or Muppet - From The Muppets (Bret McKenzie)
Safe & Sound From The Hunger Games (Taylor Swift Featuring The Civil Wars)

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