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The 54th Annual Grammy Awards telecast has yet to begin, but breakout star Skrillex is already a three-time winner.
The dubstep king, who was nominated for five awards, has already taken home Grammys 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 stadium house kings Deadmau5, David Guetta, pop darling Robyn and Aussie dance-rockers 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."
The 24-year-old newcomer, born Sonny Moore, 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.
Check out Spinner/RPM's exclusive interview with Skrillex here.
The 2012 Grammy Awards telecast begins at 8PM ET on CBS.
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