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Grammys 2014: Vampire Weekend wins for alternative music album

The New York quartet Vampire Weekend won alternative music album for its LP "Modern Vampires of the City" at the 56th Grammy Awards on Sunday.

The band, fronted by singer-guitarist Ezra Koenig, first rose to prominence on indie-rock blogs in 2008 with its self-titled debut album for XL Records. This is the band's first Grammy victory.

"Modern Vampires of the City" was a critical and commercial success. It was the band's second album to debut atop the Billboard 200 and featured expanded production work from pop producer Ariel Rechtshaid.

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Vampire Weekend beat fellow nominees including the alt-country singer Neko Case, brooding rockers the National, electro-rockers Nine Inch Nails and Australia's Tame Impala for the honor.

The Grammys are determined by about 13,000 voting members. The eligibility period for nominated recordings was Oct. 1, 2012, to Sept. 30, 2013. The 56th awards are being held at Staples Center and telecast on CBS. They are broadcast live except for viewers on the West Coast. The latest headlines and any breaking news will be posted here on Pop & Hiss.

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