Drake wins first Grammy

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The Jewish Canadian singer Drake won a Grammy Award, his first, for rap album of the year.

Also, the indie pop band Fun. won song of the year with “We Are Young” and best new artist at the 55th annual Grammy Awards on Feb. 10 in Los Angeles. Lead singer Jack Antonoff is Jewish.

“We’ve been touring for 12 years, and we haven’t made money for a very long time,” he told the crowd, extending a shout-out to his girlfriend, actress Lena Dunham.

For Drake, his album “Take Care” brought him the Grammy before the televised portion of the show began. Drake had been nominated 10 times before breaking through this year. He also was nominated for best rap performance for his song “HYFR” and best rap song for “The Motto.”

Other notable Grammy winners were the English folk band Mumford & Sons, who won album of the year for “Babel”; Gotye, whose hit “Somebody That I Used to Know” won record of the year; and Adele, who won her seventh Grammy for her live performance of “Set Fire to the Rain.” — jta