Kimbra in Grammy heaven

Singer Adele holds her six Grammy Awards
Singer Adele holds her six Grammy Awards
Jennifer Hudson performs I Will Always Love You in a tribute to Whitney Houston at the 54th annual Grammy Awards.
Jennifer Hudson performs I Will Always Love You in a tribute to Whitney Houston at the 54th annual Grammy Awards.
Paul McCartney performs at the 54th annual Grammy Awards.
Paul McCartney performs at the 54th annual Grammy Awards.
Singer Diana Ross poses backstage at the 54th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. She received a lifetime achievement Grammy a day earlier.
Singer Diana Ross poses backstage at the 54th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. She received a lifetime achievement Grammy a day earlier.
Adele performs at the 54th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.
Adele performs at the 54th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.
Katy Perry performs at the 54th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.
Katy Perry performs at the 54th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.
Taylor Swift performs at the 54th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.
Taylor Swift performs at the 54th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.
Coldplay perform at the 54th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.
Coldplay perform at the 54th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.
Rihanna performs at the 54th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.
Rihanna performs at the 54th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.
Chris Brown performs at the 54th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.
Chris Brown performs at the 54th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.
The Foo Fighters performs at the 54th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.
The Foo Fighters performs at the 54th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.
Rihanna arrives at the 54th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.
Rihanna arrives at the 54th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.
Singer Alicia Keys arrives at the 54th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.
Singer Alicia Keys arrives at the 54th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.
Singer Katy Perry greets fans
Singer Katy Perry greets fans
Jessie J arrives at the 54th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.
Jessie J arrives at the 54th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.
Taylor Swift arrives at the 54th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.
Taylor Swift arrives at the 54th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.
Hip hop artist Nicki Minaj arrives at the 54th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.
Hip hop artist Nicki Minaj arrives at the 54th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.
Maroon 5 band members arrive at the 54th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.
Maroon 5 band members arrive at the 54th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.
Hip hop artist Nicki Minaj arrives wit a 'bishop' at the 54th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.
Hip hop artist Nicki Minaj arrives wit a 'bishop' at the 54th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.

Kiwi songstress Kimbra has taken home a second Grammy Award for her part in Gotye's Somebody That I Used To Know.

After winning already Best Alternative Music Album and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance in the pre-televised ceremony today, Australia-based artist Wally 'Gotye' de Backer, also scored in the Best Record Of The Year category.

Another Kiwi up for a Grammy had to go home empty handed. Bret McKenzie's Oscar winning song Man or Muppet, from The Muppets movie, was nominated for best song written for visual media, but was pipped by T-Bone Burnett and Taylor Swift's Safe and Sound, written for The Hunger Games.

Kimbra poses with her Grammy award for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance with Goyte.
Kimbra poses with her Grammy award for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance with Goyte.
Wouter "Wally" De Backer, also known by his stage name Gotye, and Kimbra accept their award for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for their song Somebody That I Used to Know at the 55th annual Grammy Awards.
Wouter "Wally" De Backer, also known by his stage name Gotye, and Kimbra accept their award for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for their song Somebody That I Used to Know at the 55th annual Grammy Awards.
Gotye and Kimbra accept the Grammy award for record of the year for Somebody That I Used To Know at the 55th annual Grammy Awards.
Gotye and Kimbra accept the Grammy award for record of the year for Somebody That I Used To Know at the 55th annual Grammy Awards.
WINNER: Kiwi songstress Kimbra arrives at the Grammys.
WINNER: Kiwi songstress Kimbra arrives at the Grammys.
GOLDEN GIRL: Hamilton singer Kimbra on the red carpet at the 2013 Grammys.
GOLDEN GIRL: Hamilton singer Kimbra on the red carpet at the 2013 Grammys.

In accepting the Record of the Year prize from Prince, Gotye admitted being lost for words as The Purple One had inspired him to make music in the first place. Ever humble, Gotye said he felt ''undeserving'' and paid tribute to ''everyone who makes music and people who listen to music'' all over the world.

Gotye earlier revealed that Kimbra wasn't his first, or even his second, choice for the song. The artist had already gone through two female singers for the track and was waiting on another vocalist when ''she called out.''

''I built so much expectation with that vocalist that I was feeling a little crushed,'' he said backstage after collecting the Grammy.

Jack White performs at the 55th annual Grammy Awards.
Jack White performs at the 55th annual Grammy Awards.
The Lumineers perform at the 55th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.
The Lumineers perform at the 55th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.
Gotye and Kimbra accept the Grammy award for record of the year for Somebody That I Used To Know at the 55th annual Grammy Awards.
Gotye and Kimbra accept the Grammy award for record of the year for Somebody That I Used To Know at the 55th annual Grammy Awards.
Rihanna performs with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band at the 55th annual Grammy Awards.
Rihanna performs with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band at the 55th annual Grammy Awards.
Singer Alicia Keys performs at the 55th annual Grammy Awards.
Singer Alicia Keys performs at the 55th annual Grammy Awards.
Ziggy Marley and Rihanna perform a tribute to Bob Marley at the 55th annual Grammy Awards.
Ziggy Marley and Rihanna perform a tribute to Bob Marley at the 55th annual Grammy Awards.
Mikky Ekko performs with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band at the 55th annual Grammy Awards.
Mikky Ekko performs with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band at the 55th annual Grammy Awards.
Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys performs with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band at the 55th annual Grammy Awards.
Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys performs with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band at the 55th annual Grammy Awards.
Taylor Swift performs at the 55th annual Grammy Awards
Taylor Swift performs at the 55th annual Grammy Awards
Taylor Swift performs at the 55th annual Grammy Awards
Taylor Swift performs at the 55th annual Grammy Awards
Marcus Mumford of Mumford and Sons performs at the 55th annual Grammy Awards.
Marcus Mumford of Mumford and Sons performs at the 55th annual Grammy Awards.
Carrie Underwood accepts the Grammy for best country solo performance for Blown Away from presenters Miguel (C) and Wiz Khalifa (R).
Carrie Underwood accepts the Grammy for best country solo performance for Blown Away from presenters Miguel (C) and Wiz Khalifa (R).
Nate Ruess (C) and Fun accept the Grammy award for song of the year for We Are Young.
Nate Ruess (C) and Fun accept the Grammy award for song of the year for We Are Young.
Justin Timberlake performs at the 55th annual Grammy Awards
Justin Timberlake performs at the 55th annual Grammy Awards

It came down to Kimbra to sing on the song that was recorded in her apartment. It was last year's biggest hit. As for the unnamed singer, Gotye said she makes wonderful music on her own and ''shouldn't be mad.''

In the Best Pop Duo/Group Performance category Gotye and Kimbra were also nominated for their global hit Somebody That I Used to Know. The other nominees in the category were Florence + the Machine  (Shake it Out), fun. (We Are Young), LMFAO (Sexy and I Know It) and Maroon 5 featuring Wiz Khalifa (Payphone).

Somebody That I Used to Know has topped the singles chart in 18 countries, selling more than 12 million copies worldwide since its Australian release in July 2011.

The Rule-Breaker - Jennifer Lopez laughs in the face of the Grammy organisers 'don't show too much skin' edict in this swimsuit-like Anthony Vaccarello gown with her fave top knot hair and pointy gold nails. Check her out doing Jolie leg!
The Rule-Breaker - Jennifer Lopez laughs in the face of the Grammy organisers 'don't show too much skin' edict in this swimsuit-like Anthony Vaccarello gown with her fave top knot hair and pointy gold nails. Check her out doing Jolie leg!
The Bad - Katy Perry channels Morticia Addams and Poison Ivy in one overcooked Gucci look. We're also pretty sure she's breaking the not-too-much-cleavage rule.
The Bad - Katy Perry channels Morticia Addams and Poison Ivy in one overcooked Gucci look. We're also pretty sure she's breaking the not-too-much-cleavage rule.
The Best - Rihanna hits a six with this custom Azzedine Alaia dress. It fits perfectly and her make-up showcases just how beautiful she is. This is the best we've ever seen her look. Fact.
The Best - Rihanna hits a six with this custom Azzedine Alaia dress. It fits perfectly and her make-up showcases just how beautiful she is. This is the best we've ever seen her look. Fact.
The Bad - Alicia Keys is amazing - husband Swizz Beatz (do you think she actually calls him that?) certainly thinks so. But, alas, we don't love this Azzedine Alaia dress on her. The shape of the skirt is a tad contrived, the leather up-top a touch tack and her hair is a lot too stiff.
The Bad - Alicia Keys is amazing - husband Swizz Beatz (do you think she actually calls him that?) certainly thinks so. But, alas, we don't love this Azzedine Alaia dress on her. The shape of the skirt is a tad contrived, the leather up-top a touch tack and her hair is a lot too stiff.
The Neutral - Country superstar Carrie Underwood wore Roberto Cavalli to the awards. It's better than Carly Rae's Cavalli, but... oh sorry, we dropped off there for a second. Next!
The Neutral - Country superstar Carrie Underwood wore Roberto Cavalli to the awards. It's better than Carly Rae's Cavalli, but... oh sorry, we dropped off there for a second. Next!
The Good - Only Ms. Beyonce could pull off this Osman crepe jumpsuit on the red carpet. It accentuates her waist, her hair and make-up is fresh, and we imagine she won't be banning any of the pics from this event.
The Good - Only Ms. Beyonce could pull off this Osman crepe jumpsuit on the red carpet. It accentuates her waist, her hair and make-up is fresh, and we imagine she won't be banning any of the pics from this event.
The Misplaced - Alexa Chung's polished make-up is an A+, and this flirty Valentino Red gown is cute, but perhaps not entirely event-appropriate.
The Misplaced - Alexa Chung's polished make-up is an A+, and this flirty Valentino Red gown is cute, but perhaps not entirely event-appropriate.
The Good - We're all over Solange's shoes - our most coveted footwear of the night. And her green dress beats her big sis Beyonce's look. That said, her make-up's a little draining - she looks like she's falling asleep. We'd have liked a pop of coral lippie or something.
The Good - We're all over Solange's shoes - our most coveted footwear of the night. And her green dress beats her big sis Beyonce's look. That said, her make-up's a little draining - she looks like she's falling asleep. We'd have liked a pop of coral lippie or something.
The Good - Bey's D Child sister Kelly Rowland also tiptoed around the not-too-much skin rule with this Georges Chakra gown which reveals hints of side- and under-cleavage. That said, with the subtle make-up and flattering fit, we think this is a hit.
The Good - Bey's D Child sister Kelly Rowland also tiptoed around the not-too-much skin rule with this Georges Chakra gown which reveals hints of side- and under-cleavage. That said, with the subtle make-up and flattering fit, we think this is a hit.
The Neutral - Nicole Kidman's Vera Wang gown certainly isn't a miss, but the cut does little to move us (this might be one of those that were better in real life). But she's obviously taken some hair tips from Keith.
The Neutral - Nicole Kidman's Vera Wang gown certainly isn't a miss, but the cut does little to move us (this might be one of those that were better in real life). But she's obviously taken some hair tips from Keith.
The Good - Taylor Swift's J Mendel gown is gorgeous. It's not going to keep us up at night with excitement, but bottom line is the 23-year-old looks lovely.
The Good - Taylor Swift's J Mendel gown is gorgeous. It's not going to keep us up at night with excitement, but bottom line is the 23-year-old looks lovely.
The Good - '2 Broke Girls' star Kat Dennings wore a structured Vivienne Westwood cocktail number. And while we're not that keen on the tie-dye style pattern, Kat's hair and make-up may just be the best of the night.
The Good - '2 Broke Girls' star Kat Dennings wore a structured Vivienne Westwood cocktail number. And while we're not that keen on the tie-dye style pattern, Kat's hair and make-up may just be the best of the night.
The Good - Kiwi-Brit singer-songwriter Natasha Bedingfield looks amazing in this Emerson gown paired with punchy and modern gold accessories. It's fresh and edgy without being too try-hard.
The Good - Kiwi-Brit singer-songwriter Natasha Bedingfield looks amazing in this Emerson gown paired with punchy and modern gold accessories. It's fresh and edgy without being too try-hard.
The Crazy - Florence Welch works dino-chic in this emerald Givenchy gown. The colour's amazing, and while we'd personally pass the stegosaurus spikes, she's an avant-garde musician, so can kind of work it.
The Crazy - Florence Welch works dino-chic in this emerald Givenchy gown. The colour's amazing, and while we'd personally pass the stegosaurus spikes, she's an avant-garde musician, so can kind of work it.
The Biggest Change - She's wearing colour! Massive fan of monochrome, Adele, stepped out in a bright red floral Valentino gown tonight. It's bordering on upholstery-chic, but it suits her retro aesthetic.
The Biggest Change - She's wearing colour! Massive fan of monochrome, Adele, stepped out in a bright red floral Valentino gown tonight. It's bordering on upholstery-chic, but it suits her retro aesthetic.
The Brave - Our home-girl Kimbra went full-blown figure-skater-meets-Disney-princess in this gown made of 2kg of pearls by Aussie designer Jaime Lee, and call it patriotism, but we think she just pulls it off thanks to unbelievable 60s-glam make-up. It's the Grammys, you're meant to go a little off-centre on this red carpet.
The Brave - Our home-girl Kimbra went full-blown figure-skater-meets-Disney-princess in this gown made of 2kg of pearls by Aussie designer Jaime Lee, and call it patriotism, but we think she just pulls it off thanks to unbelievable 60s-glam make-up. It's the Grammys, you're meant to go a little off-centre on this red carpet.
The 'Meh' - Call Me Maybe singer Carly Rae Jepsen pulls a Sofia Vergara in a Roberto Cavalli gown. She looks nice, but this look is too old for a 27-year-old.
The 'Meh' - Call Me Maybe singer Carly Rae Jepsen pulls a Sofia Vergara in a Roberto Cavalli gown. She looks nice, but this look is too old for a 27-year-old.
The Bad - A fashion critic herself, Kelly Osbourne wore a Paule Ka dress with H Stern jewels. The dress is fine, we like the yellow gold bling and have been advocates of Kelly's hair in the past, but she's in need of a good ol' roots touch up, pronto.
The Bad - A fashion critic herself, Kelly Osbourne wore a Paule Ka dress with H Stern jewels. The dress is fine, we like the yellow gold bling and have been advocates of Kelly's hair in the past, but she's in need of a good ol' roots touch up, pronto.
The Neutral - Karlie Kloss, 20, wore a blue Michael Kors cut-out gown. It's nice, but she's a supermodel, this is her day job. Let's move on.
The Neutral - Karlie Kloss, 20, wore a blue Michael Kors cut-out gown. It's nice, but she's a supermodel, this is her day job. Let's move on.
The Most Improved - Giuliana Rancic looks softer and less severe than she has in ages in this Carlos Miele gown. We love her new hair and the volume on this dress works well on her.
The Most Improved - Giuliana Rancic looks softer and less severe than she has in ages in this Carlos Miele gown. We love her new hair and the volume on this dress works well on her.

Past winners of Record of the Year Award include Frank Sinatra,  Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, U2, Coldplay and Olivia  Newton-John. De Backer and Kimbra were up against Fun, The Black Keys, Kelly Clarkson, Taylor Swift and Frank Ocean for Record of the Year.

WINNER: Kiwi songstress Kimbra arrives at the Grammys
WINNER: Kiwi songstress Kimbra arrives at the Grammys
WINNER: Kiwi songstress Kimbra and Aussie Gotye present their Grammys.
WINNER: Kiwi songstress Kimbra and Aussie Gotye present their Grammys.