So this year’s Grammy Awards were bit of a coup as gay rapper Frank Ocean took out Best Urban Contemporary Album ahead of a clearly unimpressed Chris Brown.
Ocean was greeted with a widespread standing ovation when he took the gong for his debut studio album Channel ORANGE – well everyone except for Brown who sat in the front row.
Just weeks ago, media outlets reported Brown punched Ocean in a parking lot while one of Brown’s entourage called the Grammy winner a “faggot”.
Ocean didn’t press charges.
While Brown left with no wins, Ocean notched up a second win for the Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for his part in No Church In The Wild by Jay-z & Kanye West featuring himself and The Dream.
It should be noted that the other contender, Miguel, didn’t stand either.
Watch footage of Brown’s snub here:
Beyonce walked away with Best Traditional R&B Performance award for her 2011 song, Love On Top from her fourth studio album 4.
She edged out Anita Baker, Melanie Fiona, Gregory Porter and Swv with her uptempo R&B track which has been dubbed a throwback to the 1980s.
Watch Love On Top here:
The Best Pop Solo Performance award boasted a very camp line-up of contenders this year but it was Adele who claimed the Grammy for her moving anthem Set Fire To The Rain [Live].
Adele was up against Rihanna’s Where Have You Been, Katy Perry’s Wide Awake, Carly Rae Jepson’s Call Me Maybe and Kelly Clarkson’s Stronger.
Watch Set Fire To The Rain [Live at The Royal Albert Hall] here:
But Kelly Clarkson did take out the Best Pop Vocal Album with Stronger, knocking off Pink’s The Truth About Love and Florence & the Machine’s Ceremonials.
Gotye’s Somebody I Used to Know took out Record of the Year – Mumford & Sons Babel won Album of the Year – Best New Artist went to US band Fun. who also took out the Song of the Year with We Are Young.
Watch Frank Ocean’s Pyramids from Channel ORANGE [explicit] here: