The 54th Annual Grammy Awards has just kicked off and already the new king of EDM Skrillex is already a three-time winner. After a blistering 2011 its looks like 2012 will be even bigger for 24-year-old Sonny Moore. Skrillex was nominated for five awards and has already taken home awards for Best Dance Recording ('Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites') and Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical (Benny Benassi's 'Cinema (Skrillex Remix)'). He also beat out Deadmau5, David Guetta, and Cut Copy in electronic music's biggest category, Best Dance/Electronica Album.
"This is really crazy for me, man," Skrillex said, accepting the award for Best Remixed Recording. "I made this song in my bedroom when I was living illegally in a warehouse in downtown L.A. I made that song with a blown speaker."
But the modest winner continued to pay his respects to the dance artists who paved the way for the current crop of EDM stars, including Justice and Daft Punk. "Everyone in the [electronic dance music] community, this means a lot to us," he said. "There's a lot of people who have been here before us."
Skrillex is up for two more awards, including Best New Artist, for which he will compete against Nicki Minaj, Bon Iver, The Band Perry and J. Cole.