‘Babel’ by Mumford & Sons wins best album Grammy

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From left, Marcus Mumford, Ben Lovett, Country Winston and Ted Dwane, of musical group Mumford & Sons, arrive at the 55th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, in Los Angeles. Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP

LOS ANGELES – “Babel” by British folk rockers Mumford & Sons won the coveted Album of the Year award at the 55th Grammy Awards on Sunday.

They beat “El Camino” by The Black Keys, “Some Nights” by fun., “Channel Orange” by R&B singer Frank Ocean and “Blunderbuss” by Jack White, at the climax of the music industry’s biggest awards show.

The top prize largely came as a surprise after Mumford & Sons lost out in other key categories, although they took the Best Long Form Music Video for “Big Easy Express.”

Mumford & Sons had been nominated for Grammys the previous two years, including for Record of the Year in 2012, but had not taken home a prize until Sunday.

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  • http://profile.yahoo.com/WGP6VAH6XSMPCHNETR4OOJ2U6I Marisol

    Mumford & Sons are a personal favorite of mine, so I was so happy that they finally took home a couple of Grammys! I had a feeling that this was going to be their big night, so I made sure to charge my iPad before leaving for my office at DISH Sunday night. Since I have a DISH Hopper, I can turn my iPad and Smartphone into my own portable TVs and watch my DVR recordings or live TV wherever I go. I may have been stuck in my office for half the night, but I was still able to watch these guys get the recognition that they deserve!

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