Kimbra has won two Grammy Awards for her part in the hit single Somebody That I Used to Know.
The Kiwi songstress and Melbourne-based Gotye won the awards for Record of the Year and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for their 2011 hit at the 55th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.
After the ceremony Kimbra tweeted: "What just happened?! Jzkcksljckxjckvjx" (sic)
Kiwi musician Anika Moa offered her congratulations on Twitter: "Wow so proud and over excited about gotye and kimbra winning Grammys! What a dream come true for all musos. GO AOTEAROA!!!" (sic)
Prime Minister John Key also tweeted his congratulations.
"Congratulations #Kimbra - winning two Grammys is an incredible achievement. New Zealand is very proud," he said.
Fellow Kiwi Flight of the Conchords star Bret McKenzie missed out on a Grammy Award.
McKenzie was nominated for The Muppet Movie hit comedy song Man Or Muppet but lost to Taylor Swift.
Gotye took home three Grammys, also winning the Best Alternative Album award for Making Mirrors.
FUN, Mumford and Sons take top honours
FUN and Mumford & Sons took home the other top honours of the night.
British folk band Mumford & Sons picked up two Grammys, including the coveted Album of the Year for Babel.
Indie-pop trio FUN. was named Best New Artist and won Song of the Year honors for its hit We Are Young, featuring Janelle Monae.
Ohio rockers The Black Keys, formed by Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney, also went home with three Grammys including Best Rock Album for El Camino.
Auerbach also won the prestigious Producer of the Year in the non-classical category, giving him a total of four.
Jay-Z and Kanye West walked off with three trophies, two for their collaboration N****s in Paris and one for their song Mercy, which also featured R&B star Frank Ocean.
The night's other winners included DJ Skrillex, Adele, Zac Brown Band, Miguel and Kelly Clarkson.
One of the night's most anticipated performers, Justin Timberlake, made his long-awaited return to the spotlight with his first televised performance since he released Suit & Tie in January, his first new song in five years.
Timberlake sang and danced with performers dressed in suits and ties in a throwback black and white speakeasy-style set, joined by rapper Jay-Z.
Timberlake also debuted a smooth R&B song called Pusher Love Girl, from his upcoming album The 20/20 Experience.
The Grammys encompass all spectrums of the music and sound industry, including spoken word albums.
Complete list of winners
Song of the Year: We Are Young, FUN and Janelle Monae
Record of the Year: Somebody That I Used to Know, Gotye & Kimbra
Best New Artist: FUN
Best Pop Vocal Album: Stronger, Kelly Clarkson
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: No Church in the Wild, Jay-Z and Kanye West featuring Frank Ocean and The Dream
Best Pop Solo Performance: Set Fire to the Rain Adele
Best Country Solo Performance: Blown Away, Carrie Underwood
Best Urban Contemporary Album: Channel Orange, Frank Ocean
Best Rock Performance: Lonely Boy, The Black Keys
Producer of the Year, Non-Classical: Dan Auerbach
Best Country Album: Uncaged, Zac Brown Band
Best Alternative Music Album: Making Mirrors, Gotye
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: Somebody That I Used To Know, Gotye featuring Kimbra
Best Rock Album: El Camino, The Black Keys
Best Rock Song: Lonely Boy, Dan Auerbach, Brian Burton and Patrick Carney
Best Long Form Music Video: Big Easy Express Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros & Old Crow Medicine Show
Best Short Form Music Video: We Found Love Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris
Best World Music Album: The Living Room Sessions, Part 1, Ravi Shankar
Best Country Song: Blown Away, Josh Kear, Chris Tompkins and Carrie Underwood
Best Country Duo/Group Performance: Pontoon, Little Big Town
Best Rap Song: N****s In Paris, Shawn Carter, Mike Dean, Chauncey Hollis and Kanye West
Best Rap Performance: N****s In Paris, Shawn Carter and Kanye West
Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross
Best R&B Album: Black Radio, Robert Glasper
Best Dance/Electronica Album: Bangarang, Skrillex
Best Dance Recording: Bangarang, Skrillex featuring Sirah
Best Regional Roots Album: The Band Courtbouillon, Wayne Toups, Steve Riley & Wilson Savoy
Best Folk Album: The Goat Rodeo Sessions, Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer & Chris Thile
Best Blues Album: Locked Down, Dr. John
Best Americana Album: Slipstream, Bonnie Raitt
Best Compilation Soundtrack Album: Midnight In Paris
Best Latin Jazz Album: ¡Ritmo!, The Clare Fischer Latin Jazz Big Band
Best Jazz Vocal Album: Radio Music Society, Esperanza Spaulding
Best Improvised Jazz Solo: Hot House, Gary Buron & Chick Corea
Best New Age Album: Echoes of Love, Oakram
Best Comedy Album: Blow Your Pants Off, Jimmy Fallon
Best Spoken Word Album: Society's Child: My Autobiography, Janis Ian
Best Children's Album: Can You Canoe?, The Okee Dokee Brothers
Best Reggae Album: Rebirth, Jimmy Cliff
Best Contemporary Classical Composition: Hartke, Stephen: Meanwhile - Incidental Music To Imaginary Puppet Plays, Stephen Hartke
Best Classical Compendium: Penderecki: Fonogrammi; Horn Concerto; Partita; The Awakening Of Jacob; Anaklasis, Antoni Wit
Best Classical Vocal Performance: Poemes, Renee Fleming
Best Producer of the Year, Classical: Blanton Alspaugh
Best Orchestral Performance: Adams Harmonielehre and Short Ride In A Fast Machine, Michael Tilson Thomas
Best Opera Recording: Wagner: Der Ring Des Nibelungen, James Levine and Fabio Luisi
Best Engineered Album, Classical: Life & Breath, Tom Caufield and John Newton
Best Tropical Latin Album: Retro, Marlow Rosado Y La Riqueña
Best Regional Mexican or Tejano Album: Pecados Y Milagros, Lila Downs
Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album: Imaginaries, Quetzal
Best Latin Pop Album, Rock or Urban Album: MTV Unplugged Deluxe Edition, Juanes
Best Contemporary Christian Music Album: Eye on It, TobyMac
Best Gospel Album: Gravity, Lecrae
Best Contemporary Christian Music Song: 10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord), Matt Redman (Writers: Jonas Myrin and Matt Redman) & Your Presence is Heaven, Israel and New Breed (Writers: Israel Houghton and Micah Massey)
Best Gospel Song: Go Get It, Mary Mary (Writer: Erica Campbell, Tina Campbell and Warryn Campbell)
Best Gospel Contemporary Christian Musical Performance: 10,000 Reason (Bless the Lord) Matt Redman
Best Surround Sound Album: Modern Cool, Jim Anderson, surround mix engineer; Darcy Proper, surround mastering engineer; Michael Friedman, surround producer (Patricia Barber)
Best Remixed Recording, Non Classical: Promises (Skrillex & Nero Remix) Skrillex, remixer (Nero)
Best Engineered Album, Non Classical: The Goat Rodeo Sessions, Richard King, engineer, Richard King, mastering engineer (Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer & Chris Thile)
Best Historical Album: The Smile Sessions (Deluxe Box Set), Alan Boyd, Mark Linett, Brian Wilson & Dennis Wolfe, compilation producers; Mark Linett, mastering engineer (The Beach Boys)
Best Album Notes: Singular Genius: The Complete ABC Singles, Billy Vera, album notes writer (Ray Charles)
Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package: Woody At 100: The Woody Guthrie Centennial Collection, Fritz Klaetke, art director (Woody Guthrie)
Best Recording Package: Biophilia Michael Amzalag & Mathias Augustyniak, art directors (Björk)
Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist: City of Roses Thara Memory & Esperanza Spalding, arrangers (Esperanza Spalding)
Best Instrumental Arrangement: How About You Gil Evans, arranger (Gil Evans Project)
Best Instrumental Composition: Mozart Goes Dancing Chick Corea, composer