Flume wins first Grammy for best dance album

Australian electronic producer says he’s ‘really proud to be representing Australia and Australian music’ as he wins award for best dance/electronic album for Skin

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Australian electronic producer Flume won his first Grammy award on Sunday, taking out the best dance/electronic album category for his second studio album, Skin.

The 25-year-old from Sydney beat out Jean-Michel Jarre, Tycho and Underworld to claim the award, but missed out in the best dance recording category for his song Never Be Like You.

“I’m really proud to be here representing Australia and Australian music at the Grammys on this stage right now,” Flume told the audience at the 59th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.

What is life ??!?? Thank you all 🙏 #GRAMMYs pic.twitter.com/mBUWFS38RW

— Flume (@flumemusic) February 13, 2017

Flume, whose real name is Harley Streten, was one of a number of Australians in contention for a Grammy, including Sia, Keith Urban and sound engineer Simon Cohen.

Flume’s Grammy win comes off the back of his runaway success at the Arias in November, in which he swept up a total of eight accolades. He recently announced the release of a companion EP to Skin, which will be out on 17 February.

@flumemusic congratulations brother ! Incredible 👏🏼👏🏼

— Disclosure (@disclosure) February 13, 2017

Singer-songwriter Sia missed out on best pop vocal album for This is Acting, as Adele took out the category with her album, 25. Sia was also in the running for the award for best pop duo/group performance for her song Cheap Thrills featuring Sean Paul, which was taken out by Twenty One Pilots.

Sia also missed out on best song written for visual media, which was awarded to Justin Timberlake for Can’t Stop the Feeling! from the Trolls movie.

Keith Urban missed out on best country album and best country song.

Adele opened the awards ceremony with a performance of her song, Hello, and later performed a tribute to George Michael that encountered some hiccups. But it was Beyoncé’s performance of songs from her album Lemonade that had audiences and social media talking.

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The heavily pregnant star – who was nominated for nine awards, including album of the year, record of the year and song of the year – announced in early February that she was expecting twins. She began her Grammys performance with spoken-word poetry meditating on motherhood, before segueing into Love Drought and Sandcastles.


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