The Grammys are being held as we speak, honouring the biggest musical achievements of 2016.
A big hooray is in order for the Australian music industry, and an even bigger congratulations to Flume, who has won best dance/electronic album for Skin.
At one of the biggest awards shows in the world, Flume has put Australian EDM on the musical map, winning his first Grammy award ever.
It’s now more apparent than ever that Flume is not just a household name in Australia. Last night the DJ from the northern beaches won his first ever Grammy award, beating ‘father of EDM’ Jean-Michel Jarre, Tycho, Underworld and Louie Vega.
David Bowie also won all the categories he was nominated in: best rock song, best alternative music album, best rock performance.
Beyoncé has never won album of the year, although been nominated three times for I Am… Sasha Fierce (2010), Beyonce (2015) and Lemonade (2016).
The Grammys continues to be broadcast live across the internet. So far, other notable winners include Chance the Rapper for best rap album and best new artist, Beyoncé for best urban contemporary album and best music video, Star Wars: The Force Awakens for best score soundtrack for visual media, Cage the Elephant for best rock album, and Adele for best pop vocal album and best pop solo performance.
Still to be announced are album of the year, song of the year and record of the year, with Adele and Beyoncé in all three categories.
Watch Flume’s acceptance speech below.