British folk band Mumford & Sons, Gotye and FUN. were the big winners at the 55th annual Grammy Awards held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

"We figured we weren't going to win because the Black Keys have been sweeping up all day - and deservedly so," Mumford & Sons front man Marcus Mumford said after receiving the gong. They picked up two Grammys, including the coveted album of the year for Babel.

Australian singer Gotye won three awards, including Record of the Year for his hit Somebody That I Used to Know featuring New Zealand singer Kimbra. Rapper Jay-Z and Kanye West won three gongs, two for their collaboration N****s in Paris and one for their song Mercy, which also featured R&B singer Frank Ocean.

The star studded event saw performances by Elton John, Ed Sheeran, Alicia Keys, Maroon 5, Bruno Mars and Rihanna.

The Grammy Awards 2013: Top Winners

Song of the year: We Are Young, Fun.

Pop solo performance: Set Fire to the Rain (Live), Adele.

Pop vocal album: Stronger, Kelly Clarkson.

Traditional pop vocal album: Kisses on the Bottom, Paul McCartney.

Rap album: Take Care, Drake.

R&B performance: Climax, Usher.

Traditional R&B performance: Love on Top, Beyonce.

Urban contemporary album: Channel Orange, Frank Ocean.

Country solo performance: Blown Away, Carrie Underwood

World music album: The Living Room Sessions Part 1, Ravi Shankar.

Song written for visual media: Safe & Sound (From The Hunger Games), Taylor Swift, John Paul White, Joy Williams.

Short-form music video: We Found Love, Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris.

The complete list is on the Grammy's official website.