Frank Ocean loses Best New Artist to Fun and loses Album of the Year to Mumford & Sons (2013)

The 55th Annual Grammy Awards

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It’s safe to say, as it inches towards its decade anniversary, Channel Orange is a classic. There’s already a young generation celebrating how monumental the album is.

Yet in 2013, Frank Ocean lost Best New Artist to Fun – a band who had one hit, two at best. Meanwhile, a typical folk rock band Mumford & Sons took home Album of the Year over a timeless record by a man who boldly wore a yellow tux to the Grammys.

Even if you weren’t into the pastel get-up, the music of an epic storyteller speaks for itself.

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