Grammy Preview: fun., Mumford Eye Grammy History
fun. and Mumford & Sons both have a chance to land in the Grammy record book on Sunday. Both groups received six nominations this year. If either group wins them all, it will become just the second group or duo in Grammy history to win six or more awards in one night. Santana swept eight awards in 2000.
fun. is nominated for Best New Artist; Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album for Some Nights; and Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for “We Are Young,” its smash collabo with Janelle Monae.
Mumford & Sons is nominated for Album of the Year and Best Americana Album for Babel; Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song for “I Will Wait”; Best Song Written for Visual Media for “Learn Me Right” (which they co-wrote for the movie Brave); and Best Long Form Music Video for Big Easy Express.
In addition, The Black Keys have a chance to become one of just 10 groups or duos to win five awards in one night. The duo is nominated for Album of the Year and Best Rock Album for El Camino; and Record of the Year, Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song for “Lonely Boy.” (Dan Auerbach is also nominated for Producer of the Year, Non Classical, but that’s an individual nomination.)
Here’s a complete list of the nine groups and duos that have won five or more Grammys in one night.
Simon & Garfunkel, 5. Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel won five awards for their work on Bridge Over Troubled Water and its classic title track. These reflected their roles as performers, producers and arrangers. Simon won two additional awards for writing the title song.