Kimbra in Grammy heaven

19:42, Feb 11 2013
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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.

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GOLDEN GIRL: Hamilton singer Kimbra on the red carpet at the 2013 Grammys.
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WINNER: Kiwi songstress Kimbra arrives at the Grammys.
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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.
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Kimbra poses with her Grammy award for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance with Goyte.
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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.

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.

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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.

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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.

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.

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