Alberto E. Rodriguez, Getty One of rock's royal families has just gotten a…
- Posted on Feb 15th 2011 6:15PM by Emily Kendrick
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The group took the International Album prize for 'The Suburbs' -- wresting it from the likes of Eminem and Kings of Leon -- before being called to the victory podium for a second time to be awarded International Group.
The awards came before the band played a spirited rendition of 'Ready To Start' off 'The Suburbs' at the O2 Arena.
The group picked up their award in person, thanking British bands for influencing them and "every band that made us want to play music." Frontman Win Butler name-checked David Bowie, Depeche Mode and the Clash, amongst others, and also told the audience to "check us out on Google", suggesting the band weren't expecting to beat their rivals.
Called to accept the International Group prize, the band also took time to thank Partners in Health, the charity helping to rebuild Haiti, which was hit by a massive earthquake a little over a year ago. The band's Richard Reed Parry also thanked the band's families before Butler gave praise to the city of Montreal; a city that has every reason to welcome these sons and daughters back with open arms.