Triple treat for Gotye makes Grammys history

AUSTRALIAN singer Gotye has bagged three Grammy awards in Los Angeles, including the prestigious gong for Record of the Year for the worldwide smash, Somebody That I Used To Know.

The 32-year-old became the first Australian to win multiple Grammys for the same release and only the second to win best record after Olivia Newton-John with I Honestly Love You in 1975.

Gotye also won Grammys for best pop duo performance and best alternative album for Making Mirrors.

Somebody That I Used To Know, which he recorded with Kiwi songstress Kimbra, was the highest selling single of 2012.

A staggering 13 million copies of the single were sold around the world and it was the number one iTunes song in more than 50 countries.

He picked up six ARIA awards in 2011 for the album and single.

>>See list of winners

Gotye admitted to being a little bit star struck after receiving his best record Grammy from music legend Prince.

"I'm a little bit lost for words to receive the award from the man standing behind is here with the cane ... a big reason I was inspired to make music," the Victorian said of Prince.

"'I want to thank everybody who puts great energy into the world by making music.

"I'm grateful to everyone at home for their constant support. It's been amazing and I don't take it for granted."

Earlier, Gotye - real name is Wouter de Backer - thanked his parents who provided a place for him to record much of Making Mirrors.

"I recorded it mostly in a barn on my dad's block of land south-east of Melbourne, Australia, so I have to thank dad and my mum for setting up a lot of weird equipment in a barn near their house," Gotye said.

Prime Minister Julia Gillard issued a statement congratulating Gotye on his remarkable success.

"Gotye is an outstanding example of the quality of the artistic talent in Australia today and highlights the need for continued investment in young artists and musicians," the statement read.

The singer will land in Canberra on Friday to join Arts Minister Simon Crean to officially open the Fractured Heart interactive sculpture at the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia.

Meanwhile, One of the other big awards of the night, album of the year, was taken out by British folk group Mumford and Sons for Babel.

Grammy Awards 2013 Winners List:

  • Song of the Year: 'We Are Young,' Fun and Janelle Monae
  • Record of the Year: 'Somebody That I Used to Know,' Gotye & Kimbra
  • Best New Artist: Fun
  • Best Pop Vocal Album: 'Stronger', Kelly Clarkson
  • Best Rap/Sung Collaboration:'No Church in the Wild,' Jay-Z and Kanye West featuring Frank Ocean and The Dream
  • Best Pop Solo Performance: 'Set Fire to the Rain' Adele
  • Best Country Solo Performance: 'Blown Away,' Carrie Underwood
  • Best Urban Contemporary Album: 'Channel Orange', Frank Ocean
  • Best Rock Performance: 'Lonely Boy,' The Black Keys
  • Producer of the Year, Non-Classical: Dan Auerbach
  • Best Country Album: 'Uncaged', Zac Brown Band
  • Best Alternative Music Album: 'Making Mirrors', Gotye
  • Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: 'Somebody That I Used To Know,' Gotye featuring Kimbra
  • Best Rock Album: 'El Camino', The Black Keys
  • Best Rock Song: 'Lonely Boy,' Dan Auerbach, Brian Burton and Patrick Carney
  • Best Long Form Music Video: 'Big Easy Express' Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros & Old Crow Medicine Show
  • Best Short Form Music Video: 'We Found Love' Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris
  • Best World Music Album: 'The Living Room Sessions', Part 1, Ravi Shankar
  • Best Country Song: 'Blown Away,' Josh Kear, Chris Tompkins and Carrie Underwood
  • Best Country Duo/Group Performance: 'Pontoon,' Little Big Town
  • Best Rap Song: 'N****s In Paris,' Shawn Carter, Mike Dean, Chauncey Hollis and Kanye West
  • Best Rap Performance: 'N****s In Paris,' Shawn Carter and Kanye West
  • Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media: 'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo', Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross
  • Best R&B Album: 'Black Radio', Robert Glasper
  • Best Dance/Electronica Album: 'Bangarang', Skrillex
  • Best Dance Recording: 'BangaranG', Skrillex featuring Sirah
  • Best Regional Roots Album: 'The Band Courtbouillon', Wayne Toups, Steve Riley & Wilson Savoy
  • Best Folk Album: 'The Goat Rodeo Sessions', Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer & Chris Thile
  • Best Blues Album: 'Locked Down', Dr. John
  • Best Americana Album: 'Slipstream', Bonnie Raitt
  • Best Compilation Soundtrack Album: 'Midnight In Paris'
  • Best Latin Jazz Album: '¡Ritmo!', The Clare Fischer Latin Jazz Big Band
  • Best Jazz Vocal Album: 'Radio Music Society', Esperanza Spaulding
  • Best Improvised Jazz Solo: 'Hot House,' Gary Buron & Chick Corea
  • Best New Age Album: 'Echoes of Love', Oakram
  • Best Comedy Album: 'Blow Your Pants Off', Jimmy Fallon
  • Best Spoken Word Album: 'Society's Child: My Autobiography', Janis Ian
  • Best Children's Album: 'Can You Canoe?', The Okee Dokee Brothers
  • Best Reggae Album: 'Rebirth', Jimmy Cliff
  • Best Contemporary Classical Composition: 'Hartke, Stephen: Meanwhile - Incidental Music To Imaginary Puppet Plays,' Stephen Hartke
  • Best Classical Compendium: 'Penderecki: Fonogrammi; Horn Concerto; Partita; The Awakening Of Jacob; Anaklasis,' Antoni Wit
  • Best Classical Vocal Performance: 'Poemes,' Renee Fleming
  • Best Producer of the Year, Classical: Blanton Alspaugh
  • Best Orchestral Performance: 'Adams Harmonielehre and Short Ride In A Fast Machine,' Michael Tilson Thomas
  • Best Opera Recording: 'Wagner: Der Ring Des Nibelungen,' James Levine and Fabio Luisi
  • Best Engineered Album, Classical: 'Life & Breath', Tom Caufield and John Newton
  • Best Tropical Latin Album: 'Retro', Marlow Rosado Y La Riqueña
  • Best Regional Mexican or Tejano Album: Pecados Y Milagros, Lila Downs
  • Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album: 'Imaginaries', Quetzal
  • Best Latin Pop Album, Rock or Urban Album: 'MTV Unplugged Deluxe Edition', Juanes
  • Best Contemporary Christian Music Album: 'Eye on It', TobyMac
  • Best Gospel Album: 'Gravity', Lecrae
  • Best Contemporary Christian Music Song: '10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord),' Matt Redman (Writers: Jonas Myrin and Matt Redman) & 'Your Presence is Heaven,' Israel and New Breed (Writers: Israel Houghton and Micah Massey)
  • Best Gospel Song: 'Go Get It,' Mary Mary (Writer: Erica Campbell, Tina Campbell and Warryn Campbell)
  • Best Gospel Contemporary Christian Musical Performance: '10,000 Reason (Bless the Lord)' Matt Redman
  • Best Surround Sound Album: 'Modern Cool,' Jim Anderson, surround mix engineer; Darcy Proper, surround mastering engineer; Michael Friedman, surround producer (Patricia Barber)
  • Best Remixed Recording, Non Classical: 'Promises' (Skrillex & Nero Remix) Skrillex, remixer (Nero)
  • Best Engineered Album, Non Classical: 'The Goat Rodeo Sessions,' Richard King, engineer, Richard King, mastering engineer (Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer & Chris Thile)
  • Best Historical Album: 'The Smile Sessions' (Deluxe Box Set), Alan Boyd, Mark Linett, Brian Wilson & Dennis Wolfe, compilation producers; Mark Linett, mastering engineer (The Beach Boys)
  • Best Album Notes: 'Singular Genius: The Complete ABC Singles', Billy Vera, album notes writer (Ray Charles)
  • Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package: 'Woody At 100: The Woody Guthrie Centennial Collection', Fritz Klaetke, art director (Woody Guthrie)
  • Best Recording Package: 'Biophilia' Michael Amzalag & Mathias Augustyniak, art directors (Björk)
  • Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist: 'City of Roses' Thara Memory & Esperanza Spalding, arrangers (Esperanza Spalding)
  • Best Instrumental Arrangement: 'How About You' Gil Evans, arranger (Gil Evans Project)
  • Best Instrumental Composition: 'Mozart Goes Dancing' Chick Corea, composer (Chick Corea & Gary Burton)

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