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Grammys 2013: Check out the backstage quotes from winners

At the Grammys 2013 ceremony, Adele discussed her new album, Gotye reveals the decisions behind his hit single 'Somebody That I Used To Know,' and more.

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"I built so much expectation with that vocalist that I was feeling a little crushed," he said backstage after collecting the Grammy.

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It came down to Kimbra to sing on the song that was recorded in her apartment. It was last year's biggest hit.

As for the unnamed singer, Gotye said she makes wonderful music on her own and "shouldn't be mad."

Gotye also won the Grammy for best alternative music album for "Making Mirrors."

— Mesfin Fekadu — Twitter http://twitter.com/MusicMesfin

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DRESSING ROOM MATES

Kelly Clarkson is in good company backstage at the Grammys.

The original "American Idol" champion, who's performing at Sunday's ceremony, posted a photo to Instagram of her dressing room door, which featured the names of her roommates: Alicia Keys and Miranda Lambert.

"Our dressing room rules!" wrote the "Stronger" singer.

Clarkson later uploaded photos of her glam squad curling her hair, as well as a close-up of her glittery custom nail polish.

"Should we call it 'Stronger'?" she asked.

— Derrik J. Lang — Twitter: http://twitter.com/derrikjlang

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QUICKQUOTE: FRANK OCEAN

"It would mean my name changes in the press forever." — Frank Ocean, speaking on the red carpet about what winning a Grammy would mean to him.

— Nekesa Mumbi Moody — http://www.twitter.com

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QUICKQUOTE: JOHN PAUL WHITE

"I think it's appropriate that Taylor thanks us. We've been carrying her for a while and it's getting a little tiring," John Paul White of the Civil Wars, who won a Grammy for the song "Safe & Sound" from "The Hunger Games," which he co-wrote with Taylor Swift.

— Sandy Cohen — Twitter http://www twitter.com/apsandy

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ESPERANZA SPALDING LEARNED LESSON WELL

Last year's best new artist, Esperanza Spalding, is back winning Grammys again this year — with a little help from the music teacher who began training her when she was 8.

The jazz star and her teacher, Thara Memory, claimed the award for best instrumental arrangements accompanying vocalist(s) for "City of Roses" at Sunday's Grammy pre-telecast.

Spalding escorted Memory to the stage to accept the award and was moved when speaking about their student-teacher relationship. She also noted the "City of Roses" composition features some of Memory's 16-year-old students.

Spalding also won a Grammy Sunday for best jazz vocal album for "Radio Music Society."

— Mesfin Fekadu — Twitter http://twitter.com/MusicMesfin

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