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Grammys shared among many on music's big night

Published on Feb 11, 2013 12:40 PM

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Indie pop band fun. won two big prizes at the Grammys as the music industry's top honors were shared out Sunday, on a night which united veteran artists with the latest generation of hitmakers.

The New York group won Song of the Year for We Are Young as well as best new artist at the 55th Grammy Awards held at the Staples Center amid tight security as Los Angeles police hunt a former cop wanted for multiple murders.

British rockers Mumford & Sons took Album of the Year with Babel, while Australian-Belgian singer Gotye won Record of the Year for Somebody That I Used to Know, featuring Kimbra.

The night saw several pairings of younger and older generations: Sting singing with reggae legend Bob Marley's children; Elton John with Ed Sheeran; and Prince handing a prize to Gotye.

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