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SHOTLIST(including transcript):-Pool-Recording AcademyLos Angeles, 10 February 20131. Mumford and Sons pose with Grammy trophiesAP EntertainmentLos Angeles, 10 February 20132. SOUNDBITE (English) Marcus Mumford/Recording artist, on reaction to winning album of the year"I had a bit of disbelief. I couldn't really believe it. I wanted to like, verify that Adele had said our name. And I looked to my right to make sure that, like, I hadn't imagined it. Honestly, I, honestly that was what h8appened in my head."3. Medium Kimbra and Gotye pose backstage4. SOUNDBITE (English) Kimbra/Recording artist, on receiving award from Prince: "I could only muster this." Gotye/Recording artist: "A wry smile from Prince is enough for me on stage."Kimbra: "Yeah. It means a lot that he even, you know, gave the award and actually made the effort to say, 'I love this song' when he opened it. Wow." 5. SOUNDBITE (English) Carrie Underwood/Recording artist, on Grammys: "The Grammys is always just a mish-mash of people. There's so many people, so many artists. There's tons of people you haven't seen in a while, so it's always fun to get together and catch up and say hey. But it is crazy, so you don't get to talk to them very much. But performing is still, I mean I, this is the sixth year I performed. Six out of seven years I performed, that's crazy."Pool-Recording AcademyLos Angeles, 10 February 20136. SOUNDBITE (English) Nate Ruess/Recording artist (fun.), on winning Grammy: "It's crazy but I think we stand up here with -- I don't know -- our shoulders feel a lot looser and we kind of get to laugh about the whole situation. And the truth of it is seriously we're sad and pathetic and we're going to end up in each other's rooms at the end of the night pinching each other like, 'Can you fricking believe what just happened?'"7. Jay-Z poses for photographer, pouring cognac into Grammy trophy, drinksAP EntertainmentLos Angeles, 10 February 20138. SOUNDBITE (English) The-Dream/Recording artist, on Jay-Z insulting his hat: "This guy's crazy. No, it was really cool, like, nobody, a lot of people don't know Jay's so funny. We joke back and forth, and the camera for some of us is like home. We're just doing what we would actually be doing if we were sitting in a restaurant, like. We didn't know it was going to be a big thing, but I'm pretty happy about it." (Reporter: "Do you have to get him back now?")The-Dream: "No, not yet. I got a whole thing I'm building. I'm building a whole bunch of -- I got dirt on him already. I'm good."Pool-Recording AcademyLos Angeles, 10 February 20139. Jay-Z drinking Cognac from his Grammy trophy