Sometimes, the panel behind the Grammy Awards likes to throw a massive wrench into the system and complete surprise all of us. Personally, I assumed that one moment had already arrived at last night’s show when Esperanza Spalding took home “Best New Artist” over hit-machines like Drake and Justin Bieber. But the panel wasn’t done there, even after Eminem somehow and frustratingly took home another “Best Rap Album” award over the Roots.
The biggest shocker for the night came at the end when it was announced that Arcade Fire’s The Suburbs was the winner of “Album of the Year.” This is the first award for the band that I’m guessing will be taking home plenty more with future releases. It was a well deserved win, guys, especially considering you beat out Eminem, Lady Gaga, Lady Antebellum, and Katy fucking Perry.