Mumford and Sons take home top award at the Grammys with album of the year

Grammy success for British folk band Mumford and Sons Photo: Reuters

British folk band Mumford and Sons took the top prize at this year's Grammy awards, winning album of the year, for 'Babel'.

Fello Brit Adele also received an award for best pop solo performance for the live version of her song 'Set Fire to the Rain'.

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From one Brit to another, lead singer Marcus from Mumford and Sons collects his Grammy from Adele Credit: Reuters

Belgian-Australian artist Gotye picked up three awards, including record of the year for 'Somebody That I Used to Know'.

Belgian-Australian artist Gotye holds two of his three Grammy awards Credit: Reuters

Taylor Swift opened the show, dressed as the Mad Hatter, she sang 'We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together'.

Speculation as to whether it was a dig at ex love interest One Direction's Harry Styles, were fuelled when the person Swift talked to on the phone, during the opening act, responded with a British accent.

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After singing at the Superbowl last week, Alicia Keys joined forces with Maroon 5 in a memorable performance of 'Girl on Fire'.

Following on from Superbowl success, Alicia Keys performs with Maroon 5 Credit: Reuters

And Justin Timberlake returned to the Grammys stage for the first time in four years, performing his new single 'Suit and Tie'.

Justin Timberlake makes a Grammys comeback after four years, performing 'Suit and Tie' Credit: Reuters

Bruno Mars, Sting and Rihanna performed a tribute to the late Bob Marley alongside his son Ziggy.

The reggae superstar would have been 68-years-old this year.

The stars gather on stage for a Bob Marley tribute Credit: Reuters

Other winners from the night included The Black Keys, the Ohio rockers went home with three Grammys, including best rock album for El Camino.

Kelly Clarkson was overwhelmed to hear that she had been awarded best pop vocal album, tweeting her excitement after the event.

Three trophies were awarded to Jay-Z and Kanye West for their collaboration N****s in Paris and one for their song Mercy.

Ed Sheeran performs on stage at the Grammys with Elton John Credit: Reuters

But after performing alongside Elton John, Ed Sheeran failed to win song of the year, losing out to American indie band Fun. who won for their single 'We Are Young'.

It was the first of two wins for the band, who were also named best new artist.

Fun. accept the Grammy award for song of the year for 'We Are Young' Credit: Reuters

For the full list of winners visit the Grammys website.