It's been nearly a year since folk-rock band The Lumineers dropped their self-titled album. And since then we've seen the Colorado-based group perform on "Saturday Night Live," heard their single "Ho Hey" in the "Silver Linings Playbook" trailer and watched them snag the #2 spot on the Billboard Hot 200. But even after witnessing so much success, drummer Jeremia Fraites is still having a hard time believing they're up for Best New Artist and Best Americana Album at this Sunday night's 2013 Grammy Awards.
"I don't know how that happened, but that's what they told us," he told MTV News during their "SNL" rehearsals in January. "It's a huge honor to get a spotlight shown on an album that came out only about 10 months ago, so we're thrilled about it."
While most of the band doubted taking home the award — "No shot at Best New Artist," Fraites said — others were a little more optimistic.
"How many people are in that?" singer and guitarist Wesley Schultz asked about the five-act category. "We have a 20 percent chance."
Regardless of whether they win or lose, The Lumineers won't leave the show empty handed. The band will join Justin Timberlake, Rihanna and Taylor Swift during the night's lineup of performers. Plus, they'll get to see some of their favorite musicians take the stage live.
"I love Frank Ocean, I love Frank Ocean. He's the man," said Stelth Ulvang, who plays piano, mandolin and accordion in the band.