Filed Under:

Get To Know The Song Of The Year Nominees: Mumford And Sons' 'The Cave'

Play associated audio

This Sunday the annual Grammy Award winners will be announced. One of the biggest categories is Song of the Year, which goes to a songwriter. Every day this week, we'll give you a little intel on one of the nominees. Today, Mumford and Sons' "The Cave."

If you watched the Grammys last year, you might remember Mumford and Sons playing "The Cave" during the telecast. The British band wasn't known all across America before last year's performance, but right afterward, sales of its album Sigh No More went way up, more so than those of any of the other acts that also played last year. Mumford and Sons didn't even win anything that night.

The band's Grammy performance almost certainly gave the song enough of a bump that it had a second life. The Grammys cultivate their own stars, and Mumford's trajectory exemplifies that.

Copyright 2012 National Public Radio. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

NPR

On Television, More Transgender Characters Come Into Focus

Now that it's more common to see gay characters on TV, is the medium turning to transgender people for fresh stories? NPR's Neda Ulaby looks at TV's crop of transgender and "gender fluid" characters.
NPR

Obama Gets A Taste Of Jiro's 'Dream' Sushi In Name Of Diplomacy

President Barack Obama stopped by the iconic sushi restaurant featured in a 2012 documentary. Director David Gelb says eating there is both an amazing and nerve-wracking experience.
NPR

Pennsylvania Congresswoman Goes All In For Obamacare

Does Rep. Allyson Schwartz's pro-Affordable Care Act television ad signal a new thinking among Democrats running in statewide races?
NPR

Reports: FCC Poised For About-Face On Net Neutrality

According to reports, the FCC is set to approve a system in which Internet service providers offer a faster pipe to American homes to content companies willing to pay for it.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.