LOS ANGELES - Talk about having fun at the Grammy Awards. Fun. won two major awards last night, winning song of the year for the transcendent anthem We Are Young, featuring Janelle Monae, and best new artist in something of an upset over Frank Ocean.

LOS ANGELES — Talk about having fun at the Grammy Awards.

Fun. won two major awards last night, winning song of the year for the transcendent anthem We Are Young, featuring Janelle Monae, and best new artist in something of an upset over Frank Ocean.

“I don’t know what I was thinking when I wrote the chorus to this song,” lead singer Nate Ruess, 30, joked. “This is in HD, everyone can see our faces, and we are not very young.”

Mumford & Sons wrapped up an unpredictable night by winning album of the year for Babel.

Fun.’s run — and a surprising victory by Gotye for record of the year — took some of the luster off Ocean’s evening, but there’s no question all eyes were on him as he won two awards and blew up Twitter.

Only Chris Brown, with whom Ocean scuffled last month, remained seated as the 25-year-old R&B winner walked to the stage during a standing ovation. Ocean beat Brown, who attended with girlfriend Rihanna, for the urban contemporary album award for which both were nominated.

The Black Keys totaled four wins, including producer of the year for Dan Auerbach.

Gotye, Skrillex, Jay-Z and Kanye West each had three wins, and a slew of nominees gained two honors apiece, including former best-new-artist winner Esperanza Spalding.

We Are Young helped Fun. earn a starring role at these Grammys with nominations in all four major categories after the release of their first album, matched only by Christopher Cross in 1981. The band turned in a powerful early performance of Carry On as a downpour on stage began midsong.

But Gotye’s Somebody That I Used To Know, featuring Kimbra, was 2012’s top-selling song and just as omnipresent. He also won best alternative album for Making Mirrors and best pop duo or group performance for Somebody. Prince presented him with the record of the year trophy.

The Black Keys, from Akron, took best rock performance and best rock song for Lonely Boy. The band’s El Camino won best rock album.

Ocean won best urban contemporary album for Channel Orange and best rap/sung collaboration for No Church in the Wild with fellow top nominees Jay-Z and West, and The-Dream.

Taylor Swift opened the show as the Mad Hatter. Swift dressed in white top hat, tails, shorts and tall boots during the surreal version of her hummable hit We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together that included a troop of mime clowns and a guy on a tricycle with a flame-thrower attached.

The singer pretended to talk to the offending boyfriend on the phone: “I’m busy opening the Grammys and we’re never getting back together.”

Adele won the first award of the night, taking home best pop solo performance for Set Fire to the Rain (Live).

“I just wanted to be part of the night, because I loved it last year, obviously,” she said of winning a record-tying six awards in 2012.

Carrie Underwood won best country solo performance for Blown Away; Zac Brown Band won best country album for Uncaged.

Winners in major categories at yesterday’s 55th annual Grammy Awards:


Record: Somebody That I Used To Know, Gotye featuring Kimbra

Album: Babel, Mumford & Sons

Song: We Are Young, Jack Antonoff, Jeff Bhasker, Andrew Dost and Nate Ruess (Fun. featuring Janelle Monae)

New artist: Fun.

Solo performance : Set Fire to the Rain (Live), Adele

Performance by a duo or group : Somebody That I Used To Know, Gotye featuring Kimbra

Vocal album : Stronger, Kelly Clarkson

Instrumental album : Impressions, Chris Botti

Dance recording : Bangarang, Skrillex featuring Sirah

Dance/electronica album : Bangarang, Skrillex

Traditional vocal album : Kisses On the Bottom, Paul McCartney


Performance : Lonely Boy, the Black Keys

Song : Lonely Boy, Dan Auerbach, Brian Burton and Patrick Carney (the Black Keys)

Album : El Camino, the Black Keys

Hard rock/metal performance : Love Bites (So Do I), Halestorm

Alternative album : Making Mirrors, Gotye


Album : Black Radio, Robert Glasper Experiment

Song : Adorn, Miguel Pimentel (Miguel)

Performance : Climax, Usher

Traditional performance : Love on Top, Beyonce

Urban contemporary album: Channel Orange, Frank Ocean


Performance : N****s in Paris, Jay-Z and Kanye West

Album : Take Care, Drake

Song : N****s in Paris, Shawn Carter, Mike Dean, Chauncey Hollis and Kanye West (Jay-Z and Kanye West)

Rap/sung collaboration : No Church in the Wild, Jay-Z and Kanye West featuring Frank Ocean and The-Dream


Album : Uncaged, Zac Brown Band

Song : Blown Away, Josh Kear and Chris Tompkins (Carrie Underwood)

Solo performance : Blown Away, Carrie Underwood

Performance by a duo or group : Pontoon, Little Big Town

Bluegrass album : Nobody Knows You, Steep Canyon Rangers


Pop: MTV Unplugged Deluxe Edition, Juanes

Rock, urban or alternative: Imaginaries, Quetzal

Tropical album: Retro, Marlow Rosado y La Riquena

Jazz: Ritmo!, the Clare Fischer Latin Jazz Big Band

Regional Mexican or tejano album : Pecados y Milagros, Lila Downs


Vocal album : Radio Music Society, Esperanza Spalding

Instrumental album : Unity Band, Pat Metheny Unity Band

Improvised solo : Hot House, Gary Burton and Chick Corea

Large ensemble album : Dear Diz (Every Day I Think of You), Arturo Sandoval


Album : Gravity, Lecrae

Song : Go Get It, Erica Campbell, Tina Campbell and Warryn Campbell (Mary Mary)

Contemporary Christian performance : 10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord), Matt Redman

Contemporary Christian album : Eye On It, TobyMac

Contemporary Christian song : 10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord), Jonas Myrin and Matt Redman; Your Presence Is Heaven, Israel Houghton and Micah Massey


Orchestral performance : Adams: Harmonielehre & Short Ride in a Fast Machine, Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor (San Francisco Symphony)

Contemporary composition : Meanwhile — Incidental Music to Imaginary Puppet Plays, Stephen Hartke

Opera recording: Wagner: Der Ring Des Nibelungen, James Levine and Fabio Luisi, conductors (Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus)

Choral performance : Life & Breath — Choral Works by Rene Clausen, Charles Bruffy, conductor (Kansas City Chorale)

Vocal solo : Poemes, Renee Fleming

Instrumental solo : Kurtag & Ligeti: Music for Viola, Kim Kashkashian


Blues album : Locked Down,

Dr. John

Folk album : The Goat Rodeo Sessions, Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer and Chris Thile

Americana album : Slipstream, Bonnie Raitt

Regional roots album : The Band Courtbouillon, Wayne Toups, Steve Riley and Wilson Savoy

Reggae album : Rebirth, Jimmy Cliff

New-age album : Echoes of Love, Omar Akram

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

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

Long-form video : Big Easy Express, Mumford & Sons

Spoken-word album : Society’s Child: My Autobiography, Janis Ian

Comedy album : Blow Your Pants Off, Jimmy Fallon

Children’s album : Can You Canoe?, the Okee Dokee Brothers

Musical theater album : Once: A New Musical, Steve Kazee and Cristin Milioti

Compilation soundtrack for visual media : Midnight in Paris, various artists

Score soundtrack for visual media: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross

Song written for visual media : Safe & Sound, Taylor Swift (The Hunger Games)

Instrumental composition : Mozart Goes Dancing, Chick Corea