Canadian band dedicate award to David Bowie, The Smiths and New Order
After accepting the prize from former tennis player Boris Becker, frontman Win Butler referenced their surprise win by asking to speak directly to the TV cameras and telling viewers to “check it [the album] out on Google”.
Later on in the ceremony the band collected the prize for International Group from Duran Duran‘s Simon Le Bon and John Taylor, before performing ‘Ready To Start’.
The other International Album nominees were:
Cee Lo Green – ‘The Lady Killer’
Eminem – ‘Recovery’
Katy Perry – ‘Teenage Dream’
Kings Of Leon – ‘Come Around Sundown’
The other International Group nominees were:
The Black Eyed Peas
Kings Of Leon
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